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Shock and Awe

Glam Rock and Its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-first Century

Shock and Awe - Reynolds, Simon - ISBN: 9780062279804
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Bindwijze: Boek, Paperback (11-10-2016)
Genre: Naslagwerken (muziek)
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Beschrijving

A definitive history of glam and glitter rock, celebrating its outlandish fashion and outrageous stars, shows how the original glam artistsÆ obsession with fame, extreme fashion and theatrical excess are still prevalent today. By the author of Retromania and Rip It Up and Start Again. Original. 75,000 first printing

Details

Titel: Shock and Awe
auteur: Reynolds, Simon
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Paperback
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 687
Uitgever: Groothandel - HPUS
Plaats van publicatie: 01
Publicatiedatum: 11-10-2016
NUR: Naslagwerken (muziek)
Afmetingen: 228 x 152 x 50
Gewicht: 829 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780062279804
Intern nummer: 33766279

Biografie (woord)

Simon Reynolds is one of the most respected music journalists working today, and his writing is both influential and polarizing. He draws on an impressive range of knowledge, and writes with a fluid, engaging style. His books Rip it Up and Start Again and Generation Ecstasy are well-regarded works about their respective genres, and RETROMANIA may be his most broadly appealing book yet. It makes an argument about art, nostalgia, and technology that has implications for all readerswhether diehard music fans or not. Its an important and provocative look at the present and future of culture and innovation."

Recensie

From the acclaimed author of Rip It Up and Start Again and Retromania the foremost popular music critic of this era (Times Literary Supplement) comes the definitive cultural history of glam and glitter rock, celebrating its outlandish fashion and outrageous stars, including David Bowie and Alice Cooper, and tracking its vibrant legacy in contemporary pop.

Spearheaded by David Bowie, Alice Cooper, T. Rex, and Roxy Music, glam rock reveled in artifice and spectacle. Reacting against the hairy, denim-clad rock bands of the late Sixties, glam was the first true teenage rampage of the new decade. In Shock and Awe, Simon Reynolds takes you on a wild cultural tour through the early Seventies, a period packed with glitzy costumes and alien make-up, thrilling music and larger-than-life personas.

Shock and Awe offers a fresh, in-depth look at the glam and glitter phenomenon, placing it the wider Seventies context of social upheaval and political disillusion. It explores how artists like Lou Reed, New York Dolls, and Queen broke with the hippie generation, celebrating illusion and artifice over truth and authenticity. Probing the genre s major themes stardom, androgyny, image, decadence, fandom, apocalypse Reynolds tracks glam s legacy as it unfolded in subsequent decades, from Eighties art-pop icons like Kate Bush through to twenty-first century idols of outrage such as Lady Gaga. Shock and Awe shows how the original glam artists obsessions with fame, extreme fashion, and theatrical excess continue to reverberate through contemporary pop culture."

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