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David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Book’ is the name given to the script of a musical, excluding the lyrics of the songs.The term ‘book’ was in occasional use in the late nineteenth century to refer to the words of a musico-dramatic work, such as an operetta. Its special...

Lyrics

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Lyrics form the text of a song, and they are accompanied by music and are sung. The importance of lyrics within a song varies greatly between genres. Where lyrics exist in dance music of many kinds, they are less important than rhythm...

Epilogue

Gavin Hopps

Gavin Hopps is the Research Council’s UK Academic Fellow in the School of Divinity at St. Mary’s College, the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Morrissey : The Pageant of His Bleeding Heart

The Continuum, 2009

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...I just wanted to be me, which is somewhere between this world and the next world.Henry James once made the following remarks about the works of Oscar Wilde: ‘Everything Oscar does is a deliberate trap for the literalist, and to see...

Approaches to the Study of Music and Meaning

Lyndon C. S. Way

Lyndon C. S. Way is Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, at Liverpool Hope University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music and Multimodal Critical Discourse Studies : Ideology, Control, and Resistance in Turkey Since 2002

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...When I was a teenager, I stood in the kitchen of my friends’ house trying to convince him that The Misfits were good because they were being politically radical. He was doing the same for the band Crispy Ambulance. It was a heated debate...

Confronting Bowie’s Mysterious Corpses

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction ‘Confront a corpse at least once’ Bowie implored, ‘. . . the absolute absence of life is the most disturbing and challenging confrontation you will ever have’ (Bowie, 2004). His words accompanied a haunting photographic...

Nabaṭī

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Nabaṭī is the popular vernacular poetry of the Arabian Peninsula that is used in a variety of music genres, many of which are simply considered ‘sung poetry.’ The diction of nabaṭī poetry conforms to the colloquial speech...

Taṣnīf

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume X : Genres: Middle East and North Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This genre of Iranian popular music is the country’s most widespread form of indigenous composed popular music, that is, music composed and performed in the Iranian modal scales of the radīf ( dastgāh) system. While...

Litoraleña (Canción Litoraleña)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Litoraleña is a type of song within Argentinian folk-derived, media-disseminated urban music, collectively known as folclore. The adjective ‘litoraleña,’ meaning ‘from or associated with the riverfront provinces of northeast Argentina’ (the...

Brainwashed

Dale C. Allison

Dale C. Allison Jr. is Errett M. Grable Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Early Christianity, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and is the author of The Intertextual Jesus and, with the late W.D. Davies, the ICC volumes on Matthew. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Love There That’s Sleeping : The Art and Spirituality of George Harrison

The Continuum, 2006

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...In 1966 the Beatles recorded John Lennon’s LSD-inspired “Rain.” The song opens by observing that some people run and hide when it rains, and that they seek shade when the sun comes out. The singer represents himself as an individual who...

Verbal, Visual and Aesthetic Traits

Marcus Moberg

Marcus Moberg is a senior researcher and formerly held the position of Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Religion at Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. His research interests include the sociology of religion, religion and consumer culture, and religion, media and culture studies. He has published widely on Christian metal and contemporary intersections of religion, media and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christian Metal : History, Ideology, Scene

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Building on the general account of metal music and culture provided in the introduction, this chapter provides a general, and largely descriptive, account of Christian metal’s main verbal (e.g. the content of song lyrics), visual...