The Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 16, 2001 - Music - 303 pages
This companion presents a kaleidoscopic view of the world of pop and rock. Expert writers follow the rise of fifteen global stars from Elvis to Public Enemy, Nirvana to the Spice Girls. They chart the changing patterns in production and consumption, and they trace the way new technologies have changed the sounds and practices of pop. Alive to areas of current debate, they also focus on issues such as race and ethnicity, politics, gender and globalization. The anthology contains profiles of major figures from the pop and rock field. But at the heart of this companion is the music itself--rock, pop, black music, dance music, world music--its impact, its power and its pleasures.
 

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Contents

Plugged in technology and popular music
3
The popular music industry
26
Consumption
53
Elvis Presley The Beatles Bob Dylan Jimi Hendrix The Rolling Stones James Brown Marvin Gaye
74
Texts genres styles
91
Pop music
93
Reconsidering rock
109
Soul into hiphop
143
Bob Marley David Bowie Abba Madonna Nirvana Public Enemy Derrick May The Spice Girls
193
Debates
211
Pop rock and interpretation
213
Popular music gender and sexuality
226
Rock pop and politics
243
From Rice to Ice the face of race in rock and pop
256
The local and global in popular music
272
References
290

Dance music
158
World music
176

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