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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...For the first time since its emergence as a distinct subgenre of modern, Western popular music in the late 1960s and 1970s, ‘progrock’ secured its own official Top 30 chart in the UK in September 2015. Though deemed by former Yes keyboard...

The “Moment of Surrender”: Medieval Mysticism in the Music of U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...U2’s music can be a powerful spiritual experience, in part because of the haunting and transcendent nature of their unique sound, in part because of lyrics that speak of aporia and longing for an intangible wholeness. In their cathedral...

“You Don’t See Me But You Will”: Jewish Thought and U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Bono’s love of the Psalms and the incorporation of scriptural references into his lyrics is well-noted by now, and though U2’s work could profitably be analyzed through the lens of literary tradition, what makes a theological inquiry...

Del Amitri’s Waking Hours (1989)

Alex Green

Alex Green’s interviews and reviews have appeared in Magnet, Trouser Press, CMJ New Music Monthly, Amplifier, Hits! and SOMA. In addition, he teaches English Composition and Greek and Roman Literature at St. Mary’s College of California. 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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...At Passover dinner in April 1990, our Seder came to the pivotal symbolic moment where we poured a cup of wine and opened the door for the Prophet Elijah. As if on cue, in walked a guy wearing ripped jeans and a black mask, holding...

The Animated Music Videos of Radiohead, Chris Hopewell, and Gastón Viñas

Lisa Perrott

Lisa Perrott is Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Having collaborated with musicians and dancers on animated films, cross platform performances, and curated exhibitions, Lisa’s current publications examine the intersections between avant-garde artistic strategies, popular music, and audiovisual media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Video Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction A pig’s head stuck on a stake, a man cradling a fizzing time bomb while his head explodes, a line-up of anthropomorphized cats clapping in unison, a wolf and pig at electioneering podiums addressing a queue of miniature...

Darwin

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 106,842 (2001) The capital of the Northern Territory, established (1869) as Palmerston on Beagle Gulf, was renamed Darwin in 1911. Australia’s northernmost city, its proximity to Asia gave it a strategic...

Rock in Macedonia

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...A consistent theme in the history of rock music in Macedonia has been the use of elements from Macedonian traditional music. The roots of this go back to the 1960s when the music created over several centuries at a crossroads...

John Cale’s Paris 1919 (1973)

Mark Polizzotti

Mark Polizzotti’s previous books include the collaborative novel S. (1991), Lautréamont Nomad (1994), Revolution of the Mind: The Life of André Breton (1995), The New Life: Poems (1998), and a study of Luis Buñuel’s Los Olvidados for the British Film Institute (2006). His articles, reviews, and poetry have appeared in The NewRepublic, ARTnews, Parnassus, Partisan Review, and elsewhere. He is also the translator of over thirty books, including works by Gustave Flaubert, Marguerite Duras, André Breton, and Jean Echenoz. He lives in Boston, where he directs the publications program at the Museum of Fine Arts. 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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...Paris 1919 was released in 1973 and went straight to obscurity. By the time I’d learned of it, only a few years later, it was already hard to find, a B-side anomaly lost (for a while, at least) between its experimental predecessor and its...

Jane’s Addiction’s Nothing’s Shocking (1988)

Rolf Potts

Rolf Potts has traveled around the world, from Fifth Ward to the Falkland Islands, reporting for the likes of Slate, the New Yorker, and SI.com. 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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...I was riding in the passenger seat of Hadley’s red Honda CRX when I heard Jane’s Addiction’s Nothing’s Shocking for the first time. It must have been a Saturday, since that’s the only day of the week we ever had off from our summer jobs...

Billy Idol’s Cyberpunk (1993)

Sean L. Maloney

Sean L. Maloney is a Boston-based, Nashville-trained music critic and arts journalist. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Nashville Scene and New York Magazine. He enjoys surfing, Sun Ra and Situationist cinema but isn’t afraid to dig a Top 40 tune if it’s got a hip beat. 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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...Plucked from the Blendo Stream Somewhere out there, buried in the all-seeing all-searching Cloud next to a spam folder full of dick pill scams and the desperate marketing emails, there is a fiery, fuck-you-for-existing take on Billy Idol...