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...The indie group Belle and Sebastian emerged from relative obscurity in Scotland to become critically acclaimed and a staple of dorm room listening parties on either side of the Atlantic. Stuart Murdoch and Stuart David formed the group...

Kode9

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...A pioneer in the dubstep scene, Scottish DJ Kode9, born Steve Goodman, combined musical production with critical philosophy to foment one of the most visible electric music genres in the 2000s. Born in Glasgow in 1973, Kode9 grew up within...
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...Formed in East Kilbride, Scotland in 1983 by brothers Jim and William Reed, the Jesus and Mary Chain released a series of albums—starting in 1985—that brought new life to post-punk music. Inspired to form a band following the 1970s British...

David Byrne

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...Best known for his work with pioneering art-rock band Talking Heads, David Byrne infused American musical culture with an intelligent discussion of the banality of modern life. Born in 1952 in Scotland, Byrne and his family moved to Canada...

Talisker’s Dreaming Of Glenisla (1975)

John Cavanagh

John Cavanagh is a former presenter of The Rock Show on BBC Radio One. He is a regular presenter on several other BBC Radio networks, and is about to release his second album under the name Phosephene. 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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...The dog on the front cover was the first attraction. Until I was 9, my family had a cairn terrier and, although Dougal, Talisker’s mascot, was a white West Highland terrier, the resemblance to our dear-departed Brownie was enough of a tug...

Private individuals and the music from elsewhere

Felipe Trotta

Felipe Trotta is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil. He is a musicologist and member of the Latin-America branch of IASPM. He is the author of the books O samba e suas fronteiras [Samba and Its Borders] (2011) and No Ceará não tem disso não: nordestinidade e macheza no forró contemporâneo [There Is No Such a Thing in Ceará: Northeastness and Manhood in Contemporary Forró] (2014), and co-editor (with Martha Ulhoa and Claudia Azevedo) of Made in Brazil: Studies in Popular Music (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Annoying Music in Everyday Life

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In the introduction of the edited volume Music, Sound, and Space, Georgina Born states that music has the capacity to ‘forge connections across the permeable membrane between self and collectivity’ (Born 2013: 44). Music has equally strong...

‘Roll Up and Shine’

The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...‘You have to put as much effort into putting somebody on to 120 people as to putting them on to 2,000 people, almost. It’s a bigger gamble, financially, but probably less work … The bigger the act, it’s probably less work’ (S. Basford...

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...

Sharing spaces and sounds in public and private

Felipe Trotta

Felipe Trotta is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil. He is a musicologist and member of the Latin-America branch of IASPM. He is the author of the books O samba e suas fronteiras [Samba and Its Borders] (2011) and No Ceará não tem disso não: nordestinidade e macheza no forró contemporâneo [There Is No Such a Thing in Ceará: Northeastness and Manhood in Contemporary Forró] (2014), and co-editor (with Martha Ulhoa and Claudia Azevedo) of Made in Brazil: Studies in Popular Music (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Annoying Music in Everyday Life

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In the previous chapter, the complaints about music and noise were directed at sounds that invade someone’s intimate space. In most cases, the home is occupied by unwanted sounds leaked from other physical spaces, and the irruption...

Bert Jansch’s L.A. Turnaround (1974)

John Perry

John Perry played guitar in the band The Only Ones. He is also the author of the acclaimed book about The Who, Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy. 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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...Bert Jansch is, to my mind, the most interesting acoustic guitarist to come out of twentieth-century Britain. Building on the legacy of Davey Graham, he devised a unique method of accompanying traditional ballads then applied it to his own...