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Boris’ Pink (2006)

Paula Mejía

Paula Mejía is the author of Psychocandy (#118). Find her at paulamejia.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...One morning in May, right around when the seasons turned, a former flame and I lay in bed on a too-early Saturday, groaning into our respective pillows. A screwdriver sung into the walls, and a bag of leaden weights, slowly dragged across...

Fugazi's In on the Kill Taker

Joe Gross

Joe Gross has written for Spin, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, the Washington City Paper, Radio On, and more. He covers culture, popular and un-, for the Austin American-Statesman, among other places, and lives with his family in Austin, TX, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

33 1/3 Books

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...By June 1993, when Washington, D.C.’s Fugazi released their third full-length album In on the Kill Taker, the quartet was reaching a thunderous peak in popularity and influence. With two EPs (combined into the classic CD 13 songs) and two...

The Blessed Glow of Labour: Independence, Style and Process in the Music of Swans

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...The experimental American band Swans, formed in 1982, have twice signed to Mute Records. In 1987, they signed with Mute imprint Product Inc. to release an album entitled Children of God. More recently, they signed to the label once...

Negativland’s Escape From Noise (1987)

Kembrew McLeod

Kembrew McLeod is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa, USA. He has published and produced several books and documentaries about music and popular culture. 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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...As a teenage hipster-doofus record-store clerk, I was drawn to the way Negativland held up funhouse mirrors to our media-saturated culture. The San Francisco Bay Area group’s collage aesthetic felt like a natural response...
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...Best known for his career-making time with the Beatles, George Harrison—known as the “quiet” Beatle—established himself after the band’s breakup as an innovative solo artist. Born in 1943 in Liverpool, Harrison was raised in a working-class...

Sigur Rós’s ( )

Ethan Hayden

Ethan Hayden is a composer and performer, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in music at the University at Buffalo, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

33 1/3 Books

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...Words like “inspiring,” “expansive,” and “moving” are regularly used to describe Sigur Rós's ( ), and yet the only words heard on the record itself are a handful of meaningless nonsense syllables. The album has no title-or rather, its title...

Sigur Rós

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...Sigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band, famous for its use of vocalizations and Birgisson’s use of a cello bow on his guitar. Throughout the band’s career, its music has been used in a variety of media, including advertising and film. Jón...

Progressive Rock in France

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Following the ‘yéyé’ years of the early 1960s in France, and the appearance of a new generation of musicians in the middle of the decade, it was not until after the riots of May 1968 that a large number of groups emerged that could...

Fugazi

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...Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Fugazi became inextricable from the DIY post-punk scene. Formed in Silver Spring, Maryland in 1986 by Ian MacKaye, Guy Picciotto, Joe Lally, and Brendan Canty, Fugazi served as a project for musicians who had...
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...Throbbing Gristle is a British industrial music band also known for their performance art shows. Throbbing Gristle coined the phrase “industrial music for industrial people” to underline the dehumanization with which their music engages...