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Punk and Hardcore

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...In an essay on the ethics and aesthetics of punk, Mark Sinker (1999: 120) invites us to ‘imagine the ensuing centuries of Judeo-Christian moral debate had Moses returned from the mountain carrying not two stone tablets inscribed with five...
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...The satirical and theatrical representation of political concepts in the music of the Dead Kennedys situated them apart from many of their 1970s and 1980s punk contemporaries. In 1978, Jello Biafra, East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride, 6025...

Jawbreaker

Artist Pages

...When childhood friends Blake Schwarzenbach and Adam Pfahler moved to New York City to attend New York University in 1986, they set in motion a chain of events that would result in the development of emo rock music through the 1990s....

Morbidity, Violence and Suicide

Christopher Partridge

Christopher Partridge is Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. Recent publications include The Occult World (2014, ed.,), The Lyre of Orpheus: Popular Music, the Sacred and the Profane (2013), Dub in Babylon (2010), and Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture (2010, ed.,). He is co-editor of Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mortality and Music : Popular Music and the Awareness of Death

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...A morbid fascination with watching acts of violence seems endemic in contemporary culture: ‘I was just a boy when I sat down/ To watch the news on TV/ I saw some ordinary slaughter/ I saw some routine atrocity’ (Nick Cave, ‘Nature Boy...

Dead Kennedys' Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Michael Stewart Foley

Michael Stewart Foley is Professor of American Political Culture and Political Theory at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He is author of Front Porch Politics: The Forgotten Heyday of American Activism in the 1970s and 1980s and Confronting the War Machine: Draft Resistance during the Vietnam War, and a founding editor of The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture. He is currently writing a book about the political culture of early San Francisco punk. 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 1978, San Francisco, a city that has seen more than its share of trauma, plunged from a summer of political tension into an autumn cascade of malevolence that so eluded human comprehension it seemed almost demonic. The battles over...

Fugazi

Artist Pages

...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...

Punk in Sweden

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Swedish punk is often hailed as one of the most influential scenes in the global development of the genre, having been one of the principal producers of punk outside the USA and the UK since the early 1980s. The starting point for punk...

Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out

Jovana Babović

Jovana Babovic is an Assistant Professor of History at Louisiana Tech University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

33 1/3 Books

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...Sleater-Kinney’s 1997 album Dig Me Out is built on Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein’s competing guitars, Janet Weiss’s muscular rhythms, and layered vocals that teeter between an urgent, banshee-like vibrato and a lower accompaniment. Dig...

Emo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Emo, also referred to as emotionally oriented rock, emocore or emotional hardcore, is a punk genre that emerged in the early 1990s as an amalgamation of American hardcore and indie rock. A predominantly white, suburban and teen-identified...

Riot Grrrl

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Riot grrrl developed in 1991, out of the ‘underground’ indie music communities of Olympia, Washington and Washington, DC. The term is used in reference to a musical style characterized broadly by a punk-inspired indie rock sound...