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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

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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...

Caetano Veloso’s A Foreign Sound

Barbara Browning

Barbara Browning is Associate Professor in the Department of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, USA. She is the author of two academic books (Samba and Resistance in Motion) as well as the ficto-critical novels The Correspondence Artist and I’m Trying to Reach You. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...What makes a song sound foreign? What makes it sound “American,” or Brazilian? Caetano Veloso’s 2004 American songbook album, A Foreign Sound, is a meditation on these questions—but in truth, they were questions...

Supercell's Supercell featuring Hatsune Miku

Keisuke Yamada

Keisuke Yamada is a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is currently working on a long-term ethnographic project involving the shamisen (Japanese three-stringed instrument) in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and North America, especially focusing on the transnational circulation of the materials from which the instrument is made. His work has appeared in Asian Music, Ethnomusicology Review, and the Journal of World Popular Music, among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The lead singer on Supercell’s eponymous first album is Hatsune Miku—a Vocaloid character created by Crypton Future Media with voice synthesizers. A virtual superstar, over 100,000 songs, uploaded mostly by fans, are attributed to her....

Fugazi's In on the Kill Taker

Joe Gross

Joe Gross has written for Spin, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, the Washington City Paper, Radio On, and more. He covers culture, popular and un-, for the Austin American-Statesman, among other places, and lives with his family in Austin, TX, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...By June 1993, when Washington, D.C.’s Fugazi released their third full-length album In on the Kill Taker, the quartet was reaching a thunderous peak in popularity and influence. With two EPs (combined into the classic CD 13 songs) and two...

The Raincoats' The Raincoats

Jenn Pelly

Jenn Pelly is an editor at Pitchfork. Her work has appeared in SPIN, Nylon, and The Village Voice. She is an alumni of WNYU 89.1 FM, where she hosted The New Afternoon Show and most recently Crucial Chaos. A native New Yorker, she now lives in Brooklyn. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In 1979, from the basement of a London squat, the Raincoats reinvented what punk could be. They had a violin player. They came from Portugal, Spain, and England. Their anarchy was poetic. Working with the iconic Rough Trade Records at its...

U2's Achtung Baby: Meditations on Love in the Shadow of the Fall

Stephen Catanzarite

Stephen Catanzarite is the managing director of the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Centre, just outside of Pittsburgh. He has created a course tracing the history and development of American popular music from Tin Pan Alley to today - which will be delivered, online, to thousands of high school students across the U.S. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

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...Stephen Catanzarite takes a close look at what many consider to be U2's most fully formed album through the prisms of religion, politics, spirituality, and culture, illuminating its previously unexplored depths, arguing that it's a concept...

Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited

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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Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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...Highway 61 Revisited resonates because of its enduring emotional appeal. Few songwriters before Dylan or since have combined so effectively the intensely personal with the spectacularly universal. In “Like a Rolling Stone,“ his gleeful...

The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs: A field guide

LD Beghtol

LD Beghtol has written extensively about pop music, books, and the visual arts in Time Out New York, The Advocate, and the Village Voice. He has released half a dozen albums under several guises, and was a performer on 69 Love Songs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

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...A fully illustrated oral history of the Magnetic Fields' 1999 triple album, 69 Love Songs - an album that was afforded "classic" status by many almost as soon as it was released. LD Beghtol's book is chatty, incestuous, funny, dark...

AC/DC’s Highway to Hell

Joe Bonomo

Joe Bonomo teaches in the English Department of Northern Illinois University. He is the author of Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band (Continuum 2007), and Installations (Penguin), a collection of prose poems. His personal essays and prose poems have appeared in numerous literary journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Released in 1979, AC/DC’s Highway To Hell was the infamous last album recorded with singer Bon Scott, who died of alcohol poisoning in London in February of 1980. Officially chalked up to “Death by Misadventure,” Scott’s demise has forever...

The Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen

Bob Gendron

Bob Gendron is the Music Editor for TONEAudio magazine and a veteran music journalist. He’s also a regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune and DownBeat, and co-author of Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History. He lives in his hometown of Chicago with his two beloved dogs, roots for the Blackhawks and White Sox, plays hockey, and loves great beer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

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...In the absence of love, there is loneliness, sorrow and desperation. And that’s where I come in.“ --Greg Dulli, introducing “When We Two Parted” onstage in San Francisco Like no record before or since, Gentlemen is fraught...