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Scratching

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Scratching’ is a term used to denote the manipulation by hand of one or more phonograph turntables to create a sound not unlike that made by ‘scratching’ a record with a needle. The technique was invented by DJs who usually worked...

Trio

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A trio is an instrumental or vocal or mixed musical ensemble containing three performers. Unlike in Western classical music, in which trio formats are determined by the demands of a written score, in popular music most trio formats have...

Angry Black White Boyz

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

Scholarly Books

...The very first Beastie Boys recording that I ever listened to was “Slow and Low.” Beastie Boys, “Slow and Low,” in Licensed to Ill, Def Jam Recordings (1986). I absolutely loved that record (and still do). Back...

Spike and Michel

Saul Austerlitz

Saul Austerlitz is a writer and cultural critic living in New York City. His work has been published in the Boston Globe (where he is a regular contributor), Slate, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Village Voice, and other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Money For Nothing : A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes

Continuum, 2007

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...Spike and Michel MTV may have created its own subculture, and its own notions of artistry, but it had fallen short of feature filmmaking in creating its own geniuses—artists who fully grasped, and embraced, the peculiar possibilities...

We Made This Together

The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Scholarly Books

...Put that shit away! – the contemporary situation This chapter explores the practice of recording arena experiences through portable devices and sharing them online via social media platforms. Furthermore it suggests that the 2006 Beastie...

Vocoder

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The vocoder is an electronic device that combines the sonic characteristics of a speaking or singing voice with another sound source (most often a synthesized sound), creating an unusual-sounding hybrid between the two. While it has never...

The Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique

Dan LeRoy

Dan LeRoy is the Director of Literary Arts at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland, PA. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Vibe, The Village Voice, National Review Online and Alternative Press. Mr. LeRoy is the co-author (with Michael Lipton) of 20 Years of Mountain Stage, a history of the National Public Radio show, and his book The Greatest Music Never Sold will be published by Backbeat in autumn 2007. He is also a contributor to But Prince Don’t Moonwalk, an anthology of music writing to be published in 2008 by Crown/Random House. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

33 1/3 Books

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...Derided as one-hit wonders, estranged from their original producer and record label, and in self-imposed exile in Los Angeles, the Beastie Boys were written off by most observers before even beginning to record their second album -...

What’s Left for the Future of Pop?

Pete Dale

Pete Dale is a Senior Lecturer in Popular Music at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music and the Politics of Novelty

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In a capitalist system, those who lack the means of production will not suddenly stop desiring social change simply because there has been a lack of novel aesthetic elements within popular music, nor within any other branch of cultural...
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...Originally designed as a punk band, the hip-hop output of the Beastie Boys through the 1990s exhibited an intentionally artistic mode of using samples in the construction of music. In 1979, Michael “Mike D.” Diamond formed the Beastie Boys...

—Capitol Records (US)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The founders of Capitol Records in Los Angeles in 1942 were notable participants in the popular music business: songwriter/performer Johnny Mercer, Paramount Pictures executive (and member of the noted songwriting team De Sylva, Brown...