...The title I have used here does indeed allude to ‘Video Killed the Radio Star:’ the 1979 hit single by The Buggles that may very well lurk in the background of other sections within this book. With regard to this chapter’s content...
Gina Arnold is Lecturer in Rhetoric and Media Studies at the University of San Francisco, USA. As a former rock critic for Rolling Stone, Spin and Entertainment Weekly, she was an early advocate of the genre now known as grunge. She is the author of Route 666: On the Road To Nirvana, (2003), Punk In the Present Tense, (1997) and Exile In Guyville, (Bloomsbury, 2014), as well as Rock Crowds And Power. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Modern Thought and Literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...The music video has been a problematic and controversial media entity, for as long as the genre, or phenomenon, of such videos to promote, accompany, or illustrate music has existed. In the 1980s, these three and a half minutes were...
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