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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Thanks for the Pepperoni

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

The Continuum, 2006

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...It’s easy to be a fan of George Harrison. He has left us with a series of beautiful songs that weather well in the memory. Some of these are known to almost everybody—“While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Here Comes The Sun,” “Something,” “What...

Time, Age, Experience and Voice

Richard Elliott

Richard Elliott is Lecturer in Popular Music at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the author of Fado and the Place of Longing (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Voice : Time, Age and Experience in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Does some story link one sound to another? Time Introducing her performance of ‘Who Knows Where the Time Goes’ on the album Black Gold (1970), Nina Simone extends the question laid out in the song’s title and refrain by adding further...

‘Sadness is Unisex’: Blueboy and ‘the Best Album’ Sarah Released

Michael White

Michael White has been writing about popular and underground music, for publications in his native Canada and internationally, for 20 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popkiss : The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Sixteen-year-old Paul Stewart took a seat in the pews of St. John’s Church alongside his older brother, and Sunday service began. While the pastor gave his sermon, Stewart’s eyes drifted to a boy sitting nearby, who was using his thumbnail...

Time Again: The David Bowie Chronotope

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...‘One day,’ David Bowie promised in 1984, in his song ‘Blue Jean’, ‘I’m gonna write a poem in a letter.’ In 1997, he effectively kept that promise, releasing ‘Battle For Britain (The Letter)’, which explicitly offers the song and its lyric...