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2nd Chorus: Blues: Jack Kerouac

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...There are writers who achieve equally at poetry and prose, like Johann von Goethe and Boris Pasternak, but it’s easier to tag a writer as a master at one of these forms and ignore their work in the other, then hide this expedience behind...

Prelude: City Scale

Sarah Hill

Dr Sarah Hill is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, Cardiff University, UK and Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. She has published work on Welsh-language popular music and cultural identity, progressive rock, and female vocality. A native of Oakland, California and a fluent Welsh speaker, Sarah is also Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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San Francisco and the Long 60s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Whether we dig Instant Theater or not doesn’t really matter. What matters is that San Francisco, with its Mime Troupe, Tape Music Center, Contemporary Dancers and far-out Happenings, is becoming...

“It’s All Connected”: Service According to Betye Saar

Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...“I view my creative process as a spiral,” wrote Betye Saar in a 2002 introduction to a gallery exhibition. “[W]hile I am working on one series, I am attracted to other materials that will develop into another series.”In Service: A Version...

The Pharcyde's Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde

Andrew Barker

Andrew Barker is a Senior Features Writer for Variety. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...As immediately believable as they were cartoonish, as much an inner city cipher as a suburban boys gang, the foursome that made up the Pharcyde were the most relatable MCs to ever pass the mic. On their debut and magnum opus Bizarre Ride II...

Boutiquing at the Raindance Campout: Relational Aesthetics as Festival Technology

Weekend Societies : Electronic Dance Music Festivals and Event-Cultures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction This chapter was previously published in Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture in May 2015. Dancecult permits the reproduction of this material by Bloomsbury in this volume. Executive Editor of Dancecult, Graham...

“Hey, I See You”: Revolution According to Boots Riley

Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...“We make everybody dance while telling them they need to get rid of the system,” announced rapper Boots Riley in August 2014 to Fox News Cleveland anchor Autumn Ziemba, in response to her rather bland question about his band, the Coup...

“I Sing about Cesar Chavez in Gold Lamé Hot Pants”: Revolution and Celebration According to El Vez

Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...El Vez is a character. Publicity photos identify him as the “Mexican Elvis,” a moniker that fairly efficiently introduces a performer who wears rhinestone-studded suits with the Virgin of Guadeloupe pictured on the back, and gyrates...

Auto-Tune In Situ: Digital Vocal Correction and Conversational Repair

Critical Approaches to the Production of Music and Sound

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction In recent decades, digital corrective tuning For the sake of brevity, the terms “pitch correction,” “intonation correction,” “pitch shifting,” “auto-tune,” and “auto-tuning” (the lowercase “a” indicating the term’s common...

Jane’s Addiction’s Nothing’s Shocking (1988)

Rolf Potts

Rolf Potts has traveled around the world, from Fifth Ward to the Falkland Islands, reporting for the likes of Slate, the New Yorker, and SI.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...I was riding in the passenger seat of Hadley’s red Honda CRX when I heard Jane’s Addiction’s Nothing’s Shocking for the first time. It must have been a Saturday, since that’s the only day of the week we ever had off from our summer jobs...

Sleep’s Dopesmoker (2003)

Erik Davis

Erik Davis has been writing about music, subcultures, and technoculture for fifteen years. His cult book Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information (1998), was translated in 5 languages and is being republished with a new introduction by Serpents Tail. He is a regular contributor to Wired, and lives in San Francisco. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...I’m, like, totally baked right now, at least in spirit, which is where you want your head to be when said head gets slapped upside with Dopesmoker, a master arcanum of frankincense-fried stoner rock released by the San Jose metal trio Sleep...