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—Polar Studios (Sweden)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Since opening in downtown Stockholm in 1978, Polar Studios have played an important part in the development of both Swedish and international music.Originally created for and owned by ABBA, Polar Studios are renowned for being the first...

Bel Canto

Robert Toft

Robert Toft holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, University of London and has taught at universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He took the lead role in developing the Popular Music Studies program at The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently Professor of Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hits and Misses : Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963–1971

Continuum, 2011

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...In transforming the basic structure of a song into effective musical discourse, recordists strive to heighten the impact of the lyrics, melody, and harmony through an emotionally persuasive performance designed to enhance the expressive...

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...

‘The Film Should Be Played Loud’: Rockumentary Films

K.J. Donnelly

K.J.Donnelly is a Reader in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film (2013), British Film Music and Film Musicals (2007), The Spectre of Sound (2005) and Pop Music in British Cinema (2001); and editor of Film Music: Critical Approaches (2001) and co-editor (with Phil Hayward) of Music in Science Fiction Television: Tuning to the Future (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Musical Tour : Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The opening screencard for The Last Waltz (1977) reads: ‘The Film Should Be Played Loud’. The development of the rock documentary was where rock music, and to a lesser degree perhaps pop music, found its own specific film form, derived from...

Rock in Georgia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...From its beginnings, rock music in Georgia has reflected and shaped aspirations to be part of Europe and the West that are common among elite groups in Georgian society and among the younger generation. During the time when Georgia was part...

Led Zeppelin

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...The source of much mid-twentieth-century rock mythology, Led Zeppelin sprang from previously successful bands to become one of the pioneers of hard rock. Formed in mid-1968 as the New Yardbirds to fulfill contractually obligated...

Rock in Ukraine

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The first Ukrainian rock bands were established in the mid-1960s, when Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union, and, like many early Soviet rock groups, played covers of music by Western bands, such as the Beatles or Led Zeppelin (Vtoroe...

Album-Oriented Rock

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...‘Album-oriented rock’ is one of the most confusing terms of the 1970s rock scene, in part because it shares an acronym, AOR, with ‘album-oriented radio,’ a term that is closely related but not synonymous.Album-oriented radio was an FM radio...

Birmingham

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 2,642,300 (1999) Situated in the West Midlands of England, Birmingham is England’s second-largest city. It emerged as a major industrial center, based on engineering, during the second half of the nineteenth century....

Religion and Spirituality

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction The relationship between popular music and religion has heightened the struggles and accommodations that exist between music and religion in general. Because both music and religion, through performance and ritual...