Under the Big Black Sun Book PDF

Under the Big Black Sun

  • Author : John Doe
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780306824098

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Under the Big Black Sun Book Description :

Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. John Doe of the legendary band X and co-author Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene. Through interstitial commentary, John Doe "narrates" this journey through the land of film noir sunshine, Hollywood back alleys, and suburban sprawl. Illustrated with 50 rare photos, this is the story of the art that was born under the big black sun.

Under the Big Black Sun Book PDF

Under the Big Black Sun

  • Author : Paul Schimmel
  • Publisher : Prestel Pub
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 3791351397

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Under the Big Black Sun Book Description :

Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Oct. 3, 2011-Feb. 13, 2012.

More Fun in the New World Book PDF

More Fun in the New World

  • Author : John Doe
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780306922114

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More Fun in the New World Book Description :

This sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun continues the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene—and includes fifty rare photos. Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national—and often international—stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various sub-genres, the second volume of John Doe and Tom DeSavia's west coast punk history portrays the rich cultural diversity of the movement and its characters, the legacy of the scene, how it affected other art forms, and ultimately influenced mainstream pop culture. The book also pays tribute to many of the fallen soldiers of punk rock, the pioneers who left the world much too early but whose influence hasn't faded. As with Under the Big Black Sun, the book features stories of triumph, failure, stardom, addiction, recovery, and loss as told by the people who were influential in the scene, with a cohesive narrative from authors Doe and DeSavia. Along with many returning voices, More Fun in the New World weaves in the perspectives of musicians Henry Rollins, Fishbone, Billy Zoom, Mike Ness, Jane Weidlin, Keith Morris, Dave Alvin, Louis Pérez, Charlotte Caffey, Peter Case, Chip Kinman, Maria McKee, and Jack Grisham, among others. And renowned artist/illustrator Shepard Fairey, filmmaker Allison Anders, actor Tim Robbins, and pro-skater Tony Hawk each contribute chapters on punk's indelible influence on the artistic spirit. In addition to stories of success, the book also offers a cautionary tale of an art movement that directly inspired commercially diverse acts such as Green Day, Rancid, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, and Neko Case. Readers will find themselves rooting for the purists of punk juxtaposed with the MTV-dominating rock superstars of the time who flaunted a "born to do this, it couldn't be easier" attitu

Rock Song Index Book PDF

Rock Song Index

  • Author : Bruce Pollock
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-03-18
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 9781135462963

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Rock Song Index Book Description :

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

More Fun in the New World Book PDF

More Fun in the New World

  • Author : John Doe
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-06
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0306922134

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More Fun in the New World Book Description :

Sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun, continuing the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene, with 50 rare photos Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national -- and often international -- stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various sub-genres, the second volume of John Doe and Tom DeSavia's west coast punk history portrays the rich cultural diversity of the movement and its characters, the legacy of the scene, how it affected other art forms, and ultimately influenced mainstream pop culture. The book also pays tribute to many of the fallen soldiers of punk rock, the pioneers who left the world much too early but whose influence hasn't faded. As with Under the Big Black Sun, the book features stories of triumph, failure, stardom, addiction, recovery, and loss as told by the people who were influential in the scene, with a cohesive narrative from authors Doe and DeSavia. Along with many returning voices, More Fun in the New World weaves in the perspectives of musicians Henry Rollins, Fishbone, Billy Zoom, Mike Ness, Jane Weidlin, Keith Morris, Dave Alvin, Louis Pérez, Charlotte Caffey, Peter Case, Chip Kinman, Maria McKee, and Jack Grisham, among others. And renowned artist/illustrator Shepard Fairey, filmmaker Allison Anders, actor Tim Robbins, and pro-skater Tony Hawk each contribute chapters on punk's indelible influence on the artistic spirit. In addition to stories of success, the book also offers a cautionary tale of an art movement that directly inspired commercially diverse acts such as Green Day, Rancid, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, and Neko Case. Readers will find themselves rooting for the purists of punk juxtaposed with the MTV-dominating rock superstars of the time who flaunted a "born to do this, it couldn't be easier" attitude that contin

Write in Tune  Contemporary Music in Fiction Book PDF

Write in Tune Contemporary Music in Fiction

  • Author : Erich Hertz
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2014-05-22
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781623561451

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Write in Tune Contemporary Music in Fiction Book Description :

Contemporary popular music provides the soundtrack for a host of recent novels, but little critical attention has been paid to the intersection of these important art forms. Write in Tune addresses this gap by offering the first full-length study of the relationship between recent music and fiction. With essays from an array of international scholars, the collection focuses on how writers weave rock, punk, and jazz into their narratives, both to develop characters and themes and to investigate various fan and celebrity cultures surrounding contemporary music. Write in Tune covers major writers from America and England, including Don DeLillo, Jonathan Franzen, Zadie Smith, and Jim Crace. But it also explores how popular music culture is reflected in postcolonial, Latino, and Australian fiction. Ultimately, the book brings critical awareness to the power of music in shaping contemporary culture, and offers new perspectives on central issues of gender, race, and national identity.

Dead Kennedys  Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables Book PDF

Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

  • Author : Michael Stewart Foley
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2015-05-21
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781623562441

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Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables Book Description :

In 1978, San Francisco, a city that has seen more than its share of trauma, plunged from a summer of political tension into an autumn cascade of malevolence that so eluded human comprehension it seemed almost demonic. The battles over property taxes and a ballot initiative calling for a ban on homosexuals teaching in public schools gave way to the madness of the Jonestown massacre and the murders of Mayor George Moscone and city supervisor Harvey Milk at the hands of their former colleague, Dan White. In the year that followed this season of insanity, it made sense that a band called Dead Kennedys played Mabuhay Gardens in North Beach, referring to Governor Jerry Brown as a "zen fascist," calling for landlords to be lynched and yuppie gentrifiers to be sent to Cambodia to work for "a bowl of rice a day," critiquing government welfare and defense policies, and, at a time when each week seemed to bring news of a new serial killer or child abduction, commenting on dead and dying children. But it made sense only (or primarily) to those who were there, to those who experienced the heyday of "the Mab." Most histories of the 1970s and 1980s ignore youth politics and subcultures. Drawing on Bay Area zines as well as new interviews with the band and many key figures from the early San Francisco punk scene, Michael Stewart Foley corrects that failing by treating Dead Kennedys' first record, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, as a critical historical document, one that not only qualified as political expression but, whether experienced on vinyl or from the stage of "the Mab," stimulated emotions and ideals that were, if you can believe it, utopian.

Stereophile Book PDF

Stereophile

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre : High-fidelity sound systems
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105114075109

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Damaged Book PDF

Damaged

  • Author : Evan Rapport
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 9781496831255

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Damaged Book Description :

Damaged: Musicality and Race in Early American Punk is the first book-length portrait of punk as a musical style with an emphasis on how punk developed in relation to changing ideas of race in American society from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Drawing on musical analysis, archival research, and new interviews, Damaged provides fresh interpretations of race and American society during this period and illuminates the contemporary importance of that era. Evan Rapport outlines the ways in which punk developed out of dramatic changes to America’s cities and suburbs in the postwar era, especially with respect to race. The musical styles that led to punk included transformations to blues resources, experimental visions of the American musical past, and bold reworkings of the rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues sounds of the late 1950s and early 1960s, revealing a historically oriented approach to rock that is strikingly different from the common myths and conceptions about punk. Following these approaches, punk itself reflected new versions of older exchanges between the US and the UK, the changing environments of American suburbs and cities, and a shift from the expressions of older baby boomers to that of younger musicians belonging to Generation X. Throughout the book, Rapport also explores the discourses and contradictory narratives of punk history, which are often in direct conflict with the world that is captured in historical documents and revealed through musical analysis.

This Ain t the Summer of Love Book PDF

This Ain t the Summer of Love

  • Author : Steve Waksman
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-04
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 391
  • ISBN : 9780520253100

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This Ain t the Summer of Love Book Description :

"Waksman brings a new understanding to familiar material by treating it in an original and stimulating manner. This book tells 'the other side of the story.'"—Philip Auslander, author of Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music "While there are a number of histories of punk and metal and numerous biographies of important bands within each genre, there is no comparable book to This Ain't the Summer of Love. The ultimate contribution the book makes is to provoke the reader into rethinking the ongoing fluid relationship between punk, a music that enjoyed considerable critical support, and metal, a music that has been systematically denigrated by critics. This book is the product of superior scholarship; it truly breaks fresh ground and as such it is an important book that will be regularly cited in future work."—Rob Bowman, Professor of Music at York University and author of Soulsville USA: The Story of Stax Records "Debunking simplistic assumptions that punk rebelled and heavy metal conformed, Steve Waksman demonstrates with precisely chosen examples that for decades the two shared strategies and concerns. As a result, this important volume is among the first to extend to rock history the same much-needed revisionism that elsewhere has transformed our understanding of minstrelsy, blues, country music, and pop."—Eric Weisbard, author of Use Your Illusion I & II

A Companion to Popular Culture Book PDF

A Companion to Popular Culture

  • Author : Gary Burns
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-05-02
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9781405192057

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A Companion to Popular Culture Book Description :

"Includes over two dozen essays covering the spectrum of popular culture studies from food to folklore and from TV to technology"--

Interrupting My Train of Thought Book PDF

Interrupting My Train of Thought

  • Author : Phil Dellio
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2014-09-06
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN : 9781312491977

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Interrupting My Train of Thought Book Description :

Interrupting My Train of Thought collects thirty years of writing about pop music, movies, baseball, teaching, and a couple of presidential elections. It exists somewhere close to the intersection between criticism, autobiography, and rambling.

A Companion to Contemporary Drawing Book PDF

A Companion to Contemporary Drawing

  • Author : Kelly Chorpening
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN : 9781119194576

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A Companion to Contemporary Drawing Book Description :

The first university-level textbook on the power, condition, and expanse of contemporary fine art drawing A Companion to Contemporary Drawing explores how 20th and 21st century artists have used drawing to understand and comment on the world. Presenting contributions by both theorists and practitioners, this unique textbook considers the place, space, and history of drawing and explores shifts in attitudes towards its practice over the years. Twenty-seven essays discuss how drawing emerges from the mind of the artist to question and reflect upon what they see, feel, and experience. This book discusses key themes in contemporary drawing practice, addresses the working conditions and context of artists, and considers a wide range of personal, social, and political considerations that influence artistic choices. Topics include the politics of eroticism in South American drawing, anti-capitalist drawing from Eastern Europe, drawing and conceptual art, feminist drawing, and exhibitions that have put drawing practices at the centre of contemporary art. This textbook: Demonstrates ways contemporary issues and concerns are addressed through drawing Reveals how drawing is used to make powerful social and political statements Situates works by contemporary practitioners within the context of their historical moment Explores how contemporary art practices utilize drawing as both process and finished artifact Shows how concepts of observation, representation, and audience have changed dramatically in the digital era Establishes drawing as a mode of thought Part of the acclaimed Wiley Blackwell Companions to Art History series, A Companion to Contemporary Drawing is a valuable text for students of fine art, art history, and curating, and for practitioners working within contemporary fine art practice.

When Things Get Dark Book PDF

When Things Get Dark

  • Author : Joyce Carol Oates
  • Publisher : Titan Books
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781789097160

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When Things Get Dark Book Description :

Legendary editor, Ellen Datlow, collects today’s best horror writers in tribute to the genius of Shirley Jackson. Featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay, Richard Kadrey, Stephen Graham Jones, Elizabeth Hand and more. A collection of new and exclusive short stories inspired by, and in tribute to, Shirley Jackson. Shirley Jackson is a seminal writer of horror and mystery fiction, whose legacy resonates globally today. Chilling, human, poignant and strange, her stories have inspired a generation of writers and readers. This anthology, edited by legendary horror editor Ellen Datlow, will bring together today’s leading horror writers to offer their own personal tribute to the work of Shirley Jackson. Featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Josh Malerman, Carmen Maria Machado, Paul Tremblay, Richard Kadrey, Stephen Graham Jones, Elizabeth Hand, Kelly Link, Cassandra Khaw, Karen Heuler, Benjamin Percy, John Langan, Laird Barron, Jeffrey Ford, M. Rickert, Seanan McGuire, Gemma Files, and Genevieve Valentine.

The Art of Living Book PDF

The Art of Living

  • Author : Dominic Johnson
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2015-07-31
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781137322227

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The Art of Living Book Description :

This collection of interviews with a variety of artists creates an oral history of performance art. Each artist is invited to address their work, providing insights into their artistic, personal and political concerns. An engaging read which displays the diverse practices which come under the umbrella of 'performance art'.

Under the Big Black Sun Book PDF

Under the Big Black Sun

  • Author : Daniel W.
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007-11-27
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1434821455

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Under the Big Black Sun Book Description :

(novel) The avenues at night become long straight tunnels, shaped by hangnoose bursts of orange sodium lamps. For twenty eight blocks the four-lane shrinks to its dim drawbridge conclusion.

Listen to Punk Rock  Exploring a Musical Genre Book PDF

Listen to Punk Rock Exploring a Musical Genre

  • Author : June Michele Pulliam
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2021-04-30
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781440865732

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Listen to Punk Rock Exploring a Musical Genre Book Description :

Discusses the evolution of punk from its inception in 1975 to the present, delving into the lasting impact of the genre throughout society today. Listen to Punk Rock! provides readers with a fuller picture of punk rock as an inclusive genre with continuing relevance. Organized in a roughly chronological manner, it starts with an introduction that explains the musical and cultural forces that shaped the punk genre. Next, 50 entries cover important punk bands and subgenres, noting female punk bands as well as bands of color. The final part of the book discusses how punk has influenced other musical genres and popular culture. The book will give those new to the genre an overview of important bands and products related to the movement in music, including publications, fashion, and films about punk rock. Notably, it pays special attention to diversity within the genre, discussing bands often overlooked or mentioned only in passing in most histories of the movement, which focus mainly on The Sex Pistols, The Clash, and The Ramones as the pioneers of punk. Provides a thorough overview of the evolution of punk music from 1975 to the present Covers bands composed of women and people of color that are frequently overlooked in other books Introduces readers to the breadth of the genre by including as many bands, musicians, and notable songs and albums as possible as entries Contextualizes punk music in the introduction to prime readers to explore entries in any order they choose

We re Not Here to Entertain Book PDF

We re Not Here to Entertain

  • Author : Kevin Mattson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780190908232

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We re Not Here to Entertain Book Description :

"After the blast, Kurt Cobain's body slumped. Next to his corpse lay a piece of paper with his last words. At the time the bullet seared his head, Cobain was a rock star, his grizzled face graced the covers of slick music industry magazines, his songs received mainstream radio play, his band Nirvana performed in huge arenas. But he had been thinking an awful lot about what he called the "punk rock world" that saved his life during his teen years and that he had subsequently abandoned for stardom. He first encountered this world in the summer of 1983, at a free show the Melvins held in a Thriftway parking lot. After hearing the guttural sounds and watching kids dance by slamming against one another, he ran home and wrote in his journal: "This was what I was looking for," underlined twice. As he dove into this world, he recognized its blistering music played in odd venues, but also a wider array of creativity, like self-made zines, poetry, fiction, movies, artwork on flyers and record jackets, and even politics. This too: how all of these things opened up spaces for ideas and arguments. Now in his suicide note he reflected on his "punk rock 101 courses," where he learned "ethics involved with independence and the embracement of your community."2 There are people who can recount where they were when Cobain's suicide became news. I was in Ithaca, NY, finishing up my dissertation... but my mind immediately hurled backwards to growing up in Washington, D.C.'s "metropolitan area" (euphemism for suburban sprawl). I started to remember the first time I entered this "punk rock world." Around a year or two before Cobain went to the Thriftway parking lot, I opened the doors of the Chancery, a small club in Washington, D.C., and witnessed a tiny little stage, maybe a foot and a half off the ground. Suddenly, a small kid about my age (fifteen), his hair bleached into a shade of white that glowed in the lights, jumped up. I remember it being brighter than expected (unlike my earli

Women Who Rock Book PDF

Women Who Rock

  • Author : Evelyn McDonnell
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780316558860

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Women Who Rock Book Description :

A stellar and unprecedented celebration of 104 musical artists, Women Who Rock is the most complete, up-to-date history of the evolution, influence, and importance of women in music. A gorgeous gift book, it includes a stunning, specially commissioned, full-color illustrated portrait of every musician and group. From Bessie Smith and The Supremes to Joan Baez, Madonna, BeyoncéAmy Winehouse, Dolly Parton, Sleater-Kinney, Taylor Swift, and scores more, women have played an essential and undeniable role in the evolution of popular music including blues, rock and roll, country, folk, glam rock, punk, and hip hop. Today, in a world traditionally dominated by male artists, women have a stronger influence on popular music than ever before. Yet, not since the late nineteen-nineties has there been a major work that acknowledges and pays tribute to the female artists who have contributed to, defined, and continue to make inroads in music. In Women Who Rock, writer and professor of journalism Evelyn McDonnell leads a team of women rock writers and pundits in an all-out celebration of 104 of the greatest female musicians. Organized chronologically, the book profiles each artist and places her in the context of both her genre and the musical world at large. Sidebars throughout recall key moments that shaped both the trajectory of music and how those moments influenced or were influenced by women artists. With full-color illustrated portraits by women artists, Women Who Rock will be THE long-awaited gift book for every music fan, feminist, and female rocker, young and old musicians.