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Okinawa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,329,000 (2003) Okinawa Prefecture consists of numerous small islands, which are located in the far southwest corner of Ky^shô. The capital city, Naha, on the main island, Okinawa, was a trading port...

AC/DC’s Highway to Hell

Joe Bonomo

Joe Bonomo teaches in the English Department of Northern Illinois University. He is the author of Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band (Continuum 2007), and Installations (Penguin), a collection of prose poems. His personal essays and prose poems have appeared in numerous literary journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

33 1/3 Books

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...Released in 1979, AC/DC’s Highway To Hell was the infamous last album recorded with singer Bon Scott, who died of alcohol poisoning in London in February of 1980. Officially chalked up to “Death by Misadventure,” Scott’s demise has forever...
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...As poster children for the excesses of rock and roll in the 1980s and 1990s, Guns N’ Roses became symbols of their era for both critics and fans. The band formed in 1985 after Axl Rose’s outfit, Hollywood Rose, incorporated members...

Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin IV

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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Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

33 1/3 Books

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...In this wickedly entertaining and thoroughly informed homage to one of rock music’s towering pinnacles, Erik Davis investigates the magic-black or otherwise-that surrounds this album. Carefully peeling the layers from each song, Davis...

Metallica's Metallica

David Masciotra

David Masciotra is a cultural critic and political commentator. He is the author of Mellencamp: American Troubadour. He writes regularly for Salon and AlterNet. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

33 1/3 Books

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...In 1991, Metallica released their fifth studio album that would become known and beloved around the world as “The Black Album.” Since its release, it has sold 30 million copies, and become a towering monument in the pantheon of rock...

Andrew W.K.’s I Get Wet

Phillip Crandall

Phillip Crandall lives in South Florida and is a former editor for FHM Magazine. His freelance writing has appeared in ESPN The Magazine, Maxim, and whatever other publications at which his scattered friends have taken up shop. 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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...“It’s Time To Party,” the first track off of I Get Wet, opens with a rapid-fire guitar line - nothing fancy, just a couple crunchy power chords to acclimate the ears - repeated twice before a booming bass drum joins in to provide...
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...Emerging from the British psychedelic scene, Black Sabbath’s early innovations on blues rock and metaphor-laden lyrics are perhaps most directly responsible for the emergence of the popular hard rock/metal genre. In 1968, Tony Iommi...

Cold Chisel

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...In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Dylan-esque hard rock sound of Cold Chisel dominated the Australian music scene. Formed in 1973 as Orange, Ian Moss, Steve Prestwich, and Don Walker used a different name for each show until 1974, when...

Deep Purple

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...The psychedelic output of the British rock band Deep Purple paved the way for the rise of hard rock and metal through the 1970s and 1980s. In 1967, drummer Chris Curtis floated the idea of forming a supergroup to a trio of investors, who...