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The Perfect Kiss: New Order and the Music Video

Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...On 26 March 1985, the members of New Order assembled at their rehearsal space just outside Manchester, England, to film the video for what would be their next single, a song titled ‘The Perfect Kiss’. Unusually for the band, who had long...

“I’m a Bit of a Threat”: Immortality According to Roz Kaveney

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Roz Kaveney frequently introduces herself as follows: “I was reared Catholic but got over it, was born male but got over it, stopped sleeping with boys about the time I stopped being one and am much happier than I was when I was younger.”...

Being There

The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Music moves us; it makes us feel. It can set our hearts racing and make our skin tingle. It can stir up feelings hidden in our deepest recesses and bring them soaring to the surface with uncompromising intensity. Music can make us cry when...

Branding, sponsorship and the music festival

The Pop Festival : History, Music, Media, Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This chapter examines the relationship between music festivals and sponsorship/branding in Britain. This is an important area to examine because the remarkable growth of the music festival sector over the past 20 years has been paralleled...

The End

Kenneth Womack

Kenneth Womack is Professor of English and Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Monmouth University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Long and Winding Roads : The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

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...Twenty-three seconds.At the end of the Beatles’ career as recording artists, there were twenty-three seconds. There were moments of grandeur and largesse in the studio, punctuated by scenes of acrimony and bitterness staged in business...

God, God, God

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

The Continuum, 2006

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...Two songs aptly flank George Harrisons solo career. The first is “My Sweet Lord,” the infectious hit from his earliest post-Beatle album, All Things Must Pass. George’s solo career actually began when he was still...

The Raincoats' The Raincoats

Jenn Pelly

Jenn Pelly is an editor at Pitchfork. Her work has appeared in SPIN, Nylon, and The Village Voice. She is an alumni of WNYU 89.1 FM, where she hosted The New Afternoon Show and most recently Crucial Chaos. A native New Yorker, she now lives in Brooklyn. 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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...In 1979, from the basement of a London squat, the Raincoats reinvented what punk could be. They had a violin player. They came from Portugal, Spain, and England. Their anarchy was poetic. Working with the iconic Rough Trade Records at its...

‘Sarah Records Unequivocally Supports a Fully Integrated Light-Rail Rapid-Transit System for the Greater Bristol Area’: Expressions of Civic Pride

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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...Guy Debord, the French theorist and founding father of Situationism, defined psychogeography as ‘the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behaviour...

Adventures in English space and time: Sound as experience in Doctor Who (An Unearthly Child)

Dene OctoberTo Dick Mills, who I had the pleasure of chatting with at the Official 50th Anniversary Celebration in London.

Dene OctoberTo Dick Mills, who I had the pleasure of chatting with at the Official 50th Anniversary Celebration in London.

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Mad Dogs and Englishness : Popular Music and English Identities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...To Dick Mills, who I had the pleasure of chatting with at the Official 50th Anniversary Celebration in London.In An Unearthly Child, Susan Foreman, mysterious granddaughter of the Doctor and eponymous subject of the title, lets it be known,...