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The Replacements' Let It Be

The Replacements' Let It Be

  • Author: Colin Meloy
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0826416330
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 106
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The frontman for the band The Decemberists discusses his experience as a young man discovering The Replacement's album "Let it Be" for the first time.

The Replacements

The Replacements

All Over But the Shouting: An Oral History

  • Author: Jim Walsh
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • ISBN: 1616739789
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 304
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Formed in a Minneapolis basement in 1979, the Replacements were a notorious rock ’n’ roll circus, renowned for self-sabotage, cartoon shtick, stubborn contrarianism, stage-fright, Dionysian benders, heart-on-sleeve songwriting, and—ultimately—critical and popular acclaim. While rock then and now is lousy with superficial stars and glossy entertainment, the Replacements were as warts-and-all “real” as it got. In the first book to take on the jumble of facts, fictions, and contradictions behind the Replacements, veteran Minneapolis music journalist Jim Walsh distills hundreds of hours of interviews with band members, their friends, families, fellow musicians, and fans into an absorbing oral history worthy of the scruffy quartet that many have branded the most influential band to emerge from the ’80s. Former manager Peter Jesperson, Paul Stark and Dave Ayers of Twin/Tone Records, Bob Mould and Grant Hart of rivals Hüsker Dü, the legendary Curtiss A, Soul Asylum’s Dan Murphy, Lori Barbero of Babes in Toyland, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, power-pop hero Alex Chilton, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, and replacement Replacements Slim Dunlap and Steve Foley: all have something to say about the scene that spawned the band. These and dozens of others offer insights into the Replacement’s workings--and the band’s continuing influence more than fifteen years after their breakup. Illustrated with both rarely seen and classic photos, this, finally, is the rollicking story behind the turbulent and celebrated band that came on fast and furious and finally flamed out, chronicled by one eyewitness who was always at the periphery of the storm, and often at its eye. “[T]his consistently engaging and poignant work . . . . [is a] loving, appropriately ramshackle tribute to one of the most beloved rock-and-roll bands of the 1980s. . . . The band's story is an archetype of the joys and pitfalls of underground success.”--Publishers Weekly “The Replacements were superheroes: They rescued a whole planet from ’80s music. Jim Walsh’s loving, engrossing oral history is the book they deserve.”—Nick Hornby, author of High Fidelity

Grown Up All Wrong

Grown Up All Wrong

75 Great Rock and Pop Artists from Vaudeville to Techno

  • Author: Robert Christgau
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674443181
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 495
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A collection of writings exploring the trends in rock, pop, and rap music from the 1950s to the present, discussing such topics as the origins of rock and the relationship of racial politics and rap

33 1/3 Greatest Hits

33 1/3 Greatest Hits

  • Author: David Barker
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0826419038
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 272
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A collection of reviews of individual albums, c2003-2006.

Rock and Hard Places

Rock and Hard Places

Travels to Backstages, Frontlines and Assorted Sideshows

  • Author: Andrew Mueller
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press
  • ISBN: 1593763794
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 368
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Andrew Mueller is Australian by birth, a Londoner by choice, a wanderer by nature, and a journalist by profession. Unable to decide between being a rock critic, travel writer, or foreign correspondent, he hit upon the novel, if time-consuming, solution of trying to be all three at once. In Rock and Hard Places, published originally in the U.K. in 1999, now re-envisioned and updated and available for the first time in the United States, he travels to Lebanon with the Prodigy, comes to America with Radiohead, and goes all over the place with U2. He ventures to Bosnia Herzegovina with an aid convoy in the middle of the war, sees Def Leppard play in a cave in Morocco, and attempts to ask the Taliban not only what they think they’re up to, but who they fancy for the World Cup. He flings himself head first down the Cresta Run, sits in Stalin’s armchair, chases ambulances through Moscow, chases some kind of lost tribe in India, wakes up at least once in a park in Reykjavik, and strongly advises avoiding the seafood salad in Sapporo Airport. He’s funny. Occasionally he makes a point.

Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock

Smash Your Head on the Punk Rock

  • Author: Matt Bissonnette
  • Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9781550961003
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 207
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Following the lives of five Anglo-Irish youths in the 1970s, this coming-of-age story plays off the fragmented cornerstones that delineate a remarkable period of social change. The five main characters take turns telling their turbulent stories, each culminating in adrenaline jolts that are punctuated with lonely drifts of rolling prose.

How to Write About Music

How to Write About Music

Excerpts from the 33 1/3 Series, Magazines, Books and Blogs with Advice from Industry-leading Writers

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1628920467
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 432
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If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you'd do best to hone your chops and avoid clichés (like the one that begins this sentence) by learning from the prime movers. How to Write About Music offers a selection of the best writers on what is perhaps our most universally beloved art form. Selections from the critically-acclaimed 33 1/3 series appear alongside new interviews and insights from authors like Lester Bangs, Chuck Klosterman, Owen Pallet, Ann Powers and Alex Ross. How to Write About Music includes primary sources of inspiration from a variety of go-to genres such as the album review, the personal essay, the blog post and the interview along with tips, writing prompts and advice from the writers themselves. Music critics of the past and the present offer inspiration through their work on artists like Black Sabbath, Daft Punk, J Dilla, Joy Division, Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pussy Riot and countless others. How to Write About Music is an invaluable text for all those who have ever dreamed of getting their music writing published and a pleasure for everyone who loves to read about music.

White Boys, White Noise: Masculinities and 1980s Indie Guitar Rock

White Boys, White Noise: Masculinities and 1980s Indie Guitar Rock

  • Author: Dr Matthew Bannister
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409493741
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 228
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To what extent do indie masculinities challenge the historical construction of rock music as patriarchal? This key question is addressed by Matthew Bannister, involving an in-depth examination of indie guitar rock in the 1980s as the culturally and historically specific production of white men. Through textual analysis of musical and critical discourses, Bannister provides the first book-length study of masculinity and ethnicity within the context of indie guitar music within US, UK and New Zealand 'scenes'. Bannister argues that past theorisations of (rock) masculinities have tended to set up varieties of working-class deviance and physical machismo as 'straw men', oversimplifying masculinities as 'men behaving badly'. Such approaches disavow the ways that masculine power is articulated in culture not only through representation but also intellectual and theoretical discourse. By re-situating indie in a historical/cultural context of art rock, he shows how masculine power can be rearticulated through high, avant-garde, bohemian culture and aesthetic theory: canonism, negation (Adorno), passivity, voyeurism and camp (Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground), and primitivism and infantilism (Lester Bangs, Simon Reynolds). In a related vein, he also assesses the impact of Freud on cultural theory, arguing that reversing binary conceptions of gender by associating masculinities with an essentialised passive femininity perpetuates patriarchal dualism. Drawing on his own experience as an indie musician, Bannister surveys a range of indie artists, including The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and The Go-Betweens; from the US, R.E.M., The Replacements, Dinosaur Jr, Hüsker Dü, Nirvana and hardcore; and from NZ, Flying Nun acts, including The Chills, The Clean, the Verlaines, Chris Knox, Bailter Space, and The Bats, demonstrating broad continuities between these apparently disparate scenes, in terms of gender, aesthetic theory and approaches to popular musical history. The result is a book which raises some important questions about how gender is studied in popular culture and the degree to which alternative cultures can critique dominant representations of gender.

Contemporary Musicians

Contemporary Musicians

Profiles of the People in Music

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  • Category: Music
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  • Category: Music
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