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Lester Young

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Young Marble Giants' Colossal Youth

Michael Blair

Michael Blair grew up in St. Louis and lives in New York. He works at BOMB Magazine and is a founding member of the Hi Fi Snock Uptown collective. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Joe Bucciero

Joe Bucciero is a writer born in Chicago and based in New York. He helps edit the music zine AdHoc and the journal Blank Forms, and has written for the Quietus, the Brooklyn Rail, Los Angeles Review of Books, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

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...Welsh post-punk band Young Marble Giants released one LP in 1980 and then, like their vanishing portraits on the album’s cover, disappeared. Even though Colossal Youth received positive reviews and sold surprisingly well, Young Marble...
...I wanted to put my hand to an enormous pean which would unite my vision of America with words spilled out in the modern spontaneous method.I knew that they [the Beats] were there, but I didn’t know how much they were listening.An...

Both Sides Now: Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and the Innocence and Experience of the Singer-Songwriter

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

Scholarly Books

...a song so wild and blue / it scrambles time and seasons if it gets thru to youIn a 1967 lecture entitled ‘Cybernetics and Ghosts’ the writer Italo Calvino put forward the proposition of a ‘writing machine’ capable not only of reproducing...

Neil Young's Harvest

Sam Inglis

Sam Inglis is features editor at Sound on Sound magazine in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

33 1/3 Books

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...Neil Young’s Harvest is one of those strange albums that has achieved lasting success without ever winning the full approval of rock critics or hardcore fans. Even Young himself has been equivocal, describing it in one breath as his...

Yoko Kanno

Artist Pages

Payada (Décima)

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Payada is a practice of improvised solo song, traditional and to some extent current in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, typically taking place as a contest between two singers (payadores) who accompany themselves on the guitar. Décima...

Yōko Kanno's Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack

Rose Bridges

Rose Bridges is a Ph.D. student in musicology at the University of Texas-Austin, USA researching film music and sound, especially animation and popular music of the 1960s-80s. She is also a regular editorial contributor to Anime News Network, the most read English-language news site for Japanese anime and manga. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

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...Cowboy Bebop is one of the most beloved anime series of all time, and if you ask its fans why, you can expect to hear about its music. Composer Yoko Kanno created an eclectic blend of jazz, rock, lullabies, folk and funk (to list just...