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The Words and Music of David Bowie

The Words and Music of David Bowie

  • Author: James E. Perone
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275992453
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 198
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All Music Guide's Stephen Thomas Erlewine has written, "Even when he was out of fashion in the '80s and '90s, it was clear that Bowie was one of the most influential musicians in rock, for better or worse." In this comprehensive analysis of David Bowie's career, author James Perone examines the many identities and styles Bowie has developed over the years, and in so doing provides a stunning chronicle of creativity at work. This long overdue investigation lets Bowie's artistry speak for itself. After a biographical introduction, chronologically arranged chapters discuss the singer's fascinating--and iconoclastic--body of work. A discography and annotated bibliography conclude the book.

The Words and Music of Prince

The Words and Music of Prince

  • Author: James E. Perone
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 199
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An analysis of the songs, recordings, and influence of one of the most colorful and controversial American artists of the past quarter century.

The Words and Music of Sting

The Words and Music of Sting

  • Author: Christopher Gable
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0275993604
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 144
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Gable provides an analysis of the songs, recordings, and influence of one of the most important singer-songwriters in Western popular music over the past twenty years.

The Words and Music of Van Morrison

The Words and Music of Van Morrison

  • Author: Erik Hage
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313358621
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 175
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Music.

The Album

The Album

A Guide to Pop Music's Most Provocative, Influential, and Important Creations

  • Author: James E. Perone
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313379068
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 1256
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This four-volume work provides provocative critical analyses of 160 of the best popular music albums of the past 50 years, from the well-known and mainstream to the quirky and offbeat.

Do You Believe in Rock and Roll?

Do You Believe in Rock and Roll?

Essays on Don McLean's "American Pie"

  • Author: Raymond I. Schuck,Ray Schuck
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786471050
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 221
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"These essays focus on the cultural and historical significance of Don McLean's song "American Pie." Addressed are such topics as historical and literary interpretation of the lyrics and musical qualities, dissection of commentary on rock and roll history, analysis of continuing significance of the song, and ways in which the song has been used by various writers/artists"--Provided by publisher.

The Words and Music of Tom Waits

The Words and Music of Tom Waits

  • Author: Corinne Kessel
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780313349065
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 176
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Kessel investigates the music and the identity of one of America's most unique and searching artists.

David Bowie

David Bowie

Critical Perspectives

  • Author: Eoin Devereux,Aileen Dillane,Martin Power
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317754484
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 324
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David Bowie: Critical Perspectives examines in detail the many layers of one of the most intriguing and influential icons in popular culture. This interdisciplinary book brings together established and emerging scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds, including musicology, sociology, art history, literary theory, philosophy, politics, film studies and media studies. Bowie’s complexity as a singer, songwriter, producer, performer, actor and artist demands that any critical engagement with his overall work must be interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in its scope. The chapters are organised around the key themes of ‘textualities’, ‘psychologies’, ‘orientalisms’, ‘art and agency’ and ‘performing and influencing’ in Bowie’s work. This comprehensive book contributes a great deal to the study of popular music, performance, gender, religion, popular media and celebrity.

The Twisted Tale of Glam Rock

The Twisted Tale of Glam Rock

  • Author: Stuart Lenig
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313379866
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 175
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Covering four decades of music history, this engaging book explores a genre of pop music that has been overlooked, under-reported, and ineffectively characterized-but which nevertheless remains immensely popular. * 10 images of prominent performers and groups from the history of glam * A list of the top glam songs from each decade, chosen for their relationship to core glam concerns of identity, media, technology, theatricality, and gender issues

Brit Wits

Brit Wits

A History of British Rock Humor

  • Author: Iain Ellis
  • Publisher: Intellect Books
  • ISBN: 184150565X
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 207
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Essays and critical profiles draw attention to those whose music and persona exude defiance--from the Beatles and the Kinks to the Smiths the Sex Pistols--to investigate the nature of rock humor and the ways these groups used it to attack prevailing social structures. Original.