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He’s not there: Velvet Goldmine filmhauntological approachVelvet Goldmine and the Spectres of David Bowie

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Named after a relatively obscure David Bowie outtake, Velvet Goldmine is an audacious film, which divided critics and audiences alike. Inspired by David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust period, the film, on a literal level, provides...

Goldfrapp’s Genre Perversion

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory formed Goldfrapp in 1999. Both had previous experience as musicians: Alison Goldfrapp had provided vocals for artists including Add N To (X), Orbital and Tricky, and Gregory had worked with, among others...

Ziggy’s Urban Alienation: Assembling the Heroic Outsider

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Alienation is a thematic cornerstone of David Bowie’s work, an observation frequently made by critics. This quality is frequently cited as something of a fait accompli, however, with little effort being made to unpack...

New sounds for a new decade

Andy Bennett

Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University, Australia. He has written and edited numerous books including Popular Music and Youth Culture (2000), Music, Style and Aging (2013) and Music Scenes (2004), as well as the forthcoming Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Youth Culture. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sociology (the journal of The Australian Sociological Association) between 2009 and 2012, and is currently a member of the Editorial Boards for the journals Cultural Sociology, Journal of Youth Studies, Continuum, Popular Music & Society, Rock Music Studies, Sociology Compass, Perfect Beat and Canadian Journal of Popular Culture. He is a Faculty Fellow of the Yale Centre for Cultural Sociology, an International Research Fellow of the Finnish Youth Research Network, a founding member of the Consortium for Youth, Generations and Culture and a founding member of the Regional Music Research Group. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Progressive Pop 1970–1980

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Although the British progressive pop bands documented in this book were eventually to have a reach that extended in most cases beyond the UK, it can be argued that their specific presence in that country as home-grown British acts, together...

Lou Reed's Transformer

Ezra Furman

Ezra Furman is a singer, songwriter and recording artist. He has released seven albums to critical acclaim and has sold over one hundred records. He lives in Berkeley, CA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Transformer, Lou Reed’s most enduringly popular album, is described with varying labels: it’s often called a glam rock album, a proto-punk album, a commercial breakthrough for Lou Reed, and an album about being gay. And yet, it doesn’t...

New Romantics

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term ‘New Romantics’ appeared in late summer 1980 to denote the London-based club scene established by Steve Strange and Rusty Egan, who had been running club nights in a number of venues, including ‘Bowie nights’ at the club Billy...

Elton John

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...Elton John’s professional relationship with songwriter Bernie Taupin ignited one of the most prolific musical careers of the late twentieth century. John, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in 1947 in Middlesex, England, began playing piano...

Glam Rock

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Glam rock, which appeared in 1971 and remained a vital genre through 1975, was one of the first new developments in rock music to come after the hippie counterculture of the 1960s and the psychedelic rock that was its central cultural...

David Bowie

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...The interstellar oeuvre of David Bowie used literal and aural metaphor to develop a rabid fan base who read themes of alienation and identity freedom into his music. Bowie was born in 1947 in London, and his vocal talents were first...

Brian Eno

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...One of the most prolific creative minds of the late twentieth century, Brian Eno and his music introduced many to the artistry of abstract music and visual art. Born in 1948 in Suffolk, England, Eno studied art and experimental music. He...