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The Village People’s Can’t Stop The Music: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1980)

Rebecca Wallwork

Rebecca Wallwork is a writer and content director based in Miami Beach. She is a former music editor for Interview magazine and in the name of journalism, she has been inside the New York Jets locker room, backstage at the Westminster dog show, a guest at Donald Trump’s wedding–and a passenger on the inaugural New Kids on the Block cruise. She’s a Joe girl for life. 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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...Like all good things, it starts with Steve Guttenberg. Before Police Academy and 3 Men and a Baby, we see The Gutt dressed in white jeans, a green polo, and roller skates. He is begging his record-store boss for the night off. No dice. So...

Jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy

Ronen Givony

Ronen Givony is the founder/producer of New York's Wordless Music series and orchestra (wordlessmusic.org), which has presented concerts around the world with artists from the sound worlds of so-called classical and contemporary music since 2006, and was named by the Village Voice as New York's "Best Moderately Snooty Concert Series." A native of South Florida, he has worked for Nonesuch Records and Lincoln Center, and received his bachelor's and master's degrees in English literature from Yale University. His favorite Jawbreaker song is "Do You Still Hate Me?". 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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...Two and a half decades on, Jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy(1993-94) is the rare album to have lost none of its original loyalty, affection, and reverence. If anything, today, the cult of Jawbreaker—in their own words, "the little band...

A Review of Mansbach’s Rage is Back

James Braxton Peterson

James Braxton Peterson is the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hip-Hop Headphones : A Scholar’s Critical Playlist

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...By the third time that Adam Mansbach’s narrator, in his novel, Rage is Back, refers to himself as “your boy here,” Kilroy Dondi Vance will have utterly ingratiated himself to even the most uninitiated reader. Adam Mansbach, Rage...

“From My 6 x 9 Cell”: Prison and Painting According to Anthony Papa

Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Anthony Papa’s life was completely changed by one decision. In need of cash, he let himself be talked into carrying an envelope with drugs inside from one person to another. It turned out to have been a set-up: the person who pressed him...

Bob Mould's Workbook

Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is an executive editor at the University of Georgia Press, USA, as well as a freelance writer, based in Atlanta, Georgia. His work has appeared in Glide Magazine, Bookslut, RogerEbert.com, The Comics Journal, Pop Matters, and The Baseball Chronicle, among other periodicals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Daniel Couch

Daniel Couch is a professor of English literature and composition at Chemeketa Community College, USA and the editor of What, Where, How: The Practical Handbook for College Writers. His work has appeared in Tape Op Magazine, One Week // One Band, and the Quietus, among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In 1989, Bob Mould took a left turn. Already legendary before his 30th birthday for his noise-and-nuance work in Hüsker Dü, Mould had recently walked away from his old band. He re-emerged with his debut solo album: Workbook. Filled...

Theatres, Halls and Auditoria

Robert Kronenburg

Robert Kronenburg is the Roscoe Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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This Must Be The Place : An Architectural History of Popular Music Performance Venues

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...We had queued up since before dawn, crowds of long-haired, loon-panted individuals waiting patiently right around the back of the building on a cold November day, past Lime Street station and then up London Road. The tickets were all one...

Camp Lo's Uptown Saturday Night

Patrick Rivers

Patrick Rivers is an ethnomusicologist and an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of New Haven, USA. His research focuses on the impact of the recorded object, and the act of recording on the aesthetic choices, group organization, and self-identification of creators and consumers of music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Will Fulton

Will Fulton is an Associate Professor of Music at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, USA. He has contributed articles to The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies, American Music Review, and the Grove Dictionary of American Music. Will is a record producer, former A&R Director for Profile Records, and a Ph.D Candidate in Musicology at the City University of New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Geechi Suede and Sonny Cheeba are Camp Lo. These two emcees from the Bronx, NY entered the American hip hop scene with an insider slang that bewildered listeners as they radiated the look of a bygone era of black culture. In 1996...

Digable Planets’ Reachin’ (A New Refutation Of Time and Space) (1993)

Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is an executive editor at the University of Georgia Press, USA, as well as a freelance writer, based in Atlanta, Georgia. His work has appeared in Glide Magazine, Bookslut, RogerEbert.com, The Comics Journal, Pop Matters, and The Baseball Chronicle, among other periodicals. 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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...When I was 17, I thought of myself as a record. It was 1994, so I didn’t even have a turntable at the time, but a record seemed cooler, and coolness is essential at that age. Teenagers define themselves by their tastes, because they have...

Dawn Of Midi’s Dysnomia (2015)

Charles Fairchild

Charles Fairchild is Associate Professor of Popular Music at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Music, Radio and the Public Sphere (2012) and Pop Idols and Pirates (2008). He has published in such journals as Popular Music, Television and New Media, Media, Culture and Society and Popular Music and Society. 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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...Being an aging academic teaching popular music always presents a few conundrums that can often threaten to become a series of potentially dispiriting tasks. Trawling through some pop star’s Twitter feed with my students or trying...

Camp Lo

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...The hip-hop duo Camp Lo was formed in the Bronx, New York in 1995 and participated in the first major wave of hip-hop music that fused funk and jazz samples and rhythms with New York rap lyricism. The group consisted of Sonny Cheeba...