Metal Guru

The Life And Music Of Marc Bolan

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Author: Paul Roland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957171770

Category:

Page: 240

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Global Glam and Popular Music

Style and Spectacle from the 1970s to the 2000s

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Author: Ian Chapman,Henry Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317588193

Category: Music

Page: 300

View: 6142

This book is the first to explore style and spectacle in glam popular music performance from the 1970s to the present day, and from an international perspective. Focus is given to a number of representative artists, bands, and movements, as well as national, regional, and cultural contexts from around the globe. Approaching glam music performance and style broadly, and using the glam/glitter rock genre of the early 1970s as a foundation for case studies and comparisons, the volume engages with subjects that help in defining the glam phenomenon in its many manifestations and contexts. Glam rock, in its original, term-defining inception, had its birth in the UK in 1970/71, and featured at its forefront acts such as David Bowie, T. Rex, Slade, and Roxy Music. Termed "glitter rock" in the US, stateside artists included Alice Cooper, Suzi Quatro, The New York Dolls, and Kiss. In a global context, glam is represented in many other cultures, where the influences of early glam rock can be seen clearly. In this book, glam exists at the intersections of glam rock and other styles (e.g., punk, metal, disco, goth). Its performers are characterized by their flamboyant and theatrical appearance (clothes, costumes, makeup, hairstyles), they often challenge gender stereotypes and sexuality (androgyny), and they create spectacle in popular music performance, fandom, and fashion. The essays in this collection comprise theoretically-informed contributions that address the diversity of the world’s popular music via artists, bands, and movements, with special attention given to the ways glam has been influential not only as a music genre, but also in fashion, design, and other visual culture.

The Rough Guide to Rock

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Author: Peter Buckley

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843531050

Category: Music

Page: 1225

View: 4989

Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.

Marc Bolan - Beautiful Dreamer

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Author: John Bramley

Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178606846X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

View: 3173

Forty years after his tragic death, this homage to Marc Bolan pays tribute to one of the pioneers of the glam rock movement. Marc Bolan was the wizard who brought magic to rock music - his heart beat to the rhythm of rock. Moving from early folk influences and songs on the mythology of Tolkien, he transformed himself into a unique, sparkling and effervescent glam-rock icon. His boogie roots combined with Marc's own natural glitter dust, and propelled him forward on an adventure, with fortunes that were to ebb and flow over a decade. His diamond-studded halo was extinguished on 16 September 1977, at a time when his music was in the ascendancy. The annals of history are strewn with stories of artists who passed away in shocking circumstances of those that died too young, from substance abuse, mysterious illnesses or even murder. Sometimes, the shock of their passing immediately elevates their standing in cultural memory and cements their work in a favourable light. Marc Bolan died at twenty-nine years of age, in a tragic car crash - an accident that could have been avoided. However, it took many years for people to start appreciating what Marc Bolan brought to a rock music scene in the early seventies which had stagnated in some corners after the explosion of creativity in the sixties. Yet, gradually, acclaim has grown for how he enriched the period, bringing colour and humour to an increasingly leaden genre. Much like Hendrix before him, and Cobain after him, his natural charisma and striking beauty have underpinned his status as a dreamlike bard, an enigmatic pin-up whom boys wished they looked like and girls wished they were with. Yet it was his scorching talent as a performer and songwriter which have formed the bedrock for longevity as a legend. Including rare and unpublished photographs, and works of Marc's own poetry, this book is put together by a true, original fan - one who followed Marc Bolan on tour, who bought every piece of vinyl he released and who was fortunate enough to have made Marc's acquaintance during the peak of his career. Published forty years on from Bolan's death, Beautiful Dreamer is unashamedly a book of love, a book that every Marc Bolan fan will identify with, because it paints a picture of the man that the fans idolised, worshipped and continue to cherish to this day.

Tony Visconti: The Autobiography: Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy

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Author: Tony Visconti

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007343574

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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A name synonymous with ground-breaking music, Tony Visconti has worked with the most dynamic and influential names in pop, from T.Rex and Iggy Pop to David Bowie and U2. This is the compelling life story of the man who helped shape music history, and gives a unique, first-hand insight into life in London during the late 1960s and '70s.

Guitar Man

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Author: Will Hodgkinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408855615

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 4935

Will Hodgkinson dreamt of being a guitar legend but never got round to it. Now in his thirties and married with children, he still nurtures hopes of emulating his heroes. So he decides to learn the guitar from scratch, start a band and play a gig before it's too late. On his journey of discovery, he picks up tips along the way from Johnny Marr and the Byrds' Roger McGuinn, and attempts to play Davey Graham's 'Anji'. Will his debut gig end in bum notes, 'musical differences' and disaster?

Hey ho let's go

die Geschichte der Ramones

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Author: Everett True

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865430397

Category:

Page: 417

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Where Were You When-- the Music Played?

120 Unforgettable Moments in Music History

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Author: Michael Heatley

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 6911

Captures the stories of pop music moments throughout the past half century, in a year-by-year chronicle that celebrates the history-making achievements of iconic performers and shares complementary music highlight listings. 10,000 first printing.

Legends of Rock

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Author: Marjorie Galen,Gordon Matthews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781403737199

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 1841

For fans, history buffs and book afficionados, Legends of Rock, part of a trio of collectible hardcover books, features the biggest rock legends of all time (see also Legends of Pop and Legends of Country) . Branded by VHI, this book contains fascinating stories and trivia revealing the people behind the fame of each pop legend. You will also find great quotes by and about these legends as well as Greates Hits sidebars that list the songs that made the artists famous. Legends of Rock is full of hundreds of full-color images of the legends of rock from the first icons to modern day hit-makers. It includes an appendix of best-selling chart timelines for singles and albums. Some featured artists and groups are: Aerosmith David Bowie James Brown The Doors Bob Dylan Led Zeppelin Bob Marley Weezer Santana and U2, among many, many more!

The Wee Rock Discography

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Author: Martin Strong

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9780862416218

Category: Music

Page: 552

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Based on Martin Strong's The Great Rock Discography, this is a compact version featuring 500 of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. It expands on the format of the previous title, in which full track listings for all albums, b-sides for all singles, labels, UK and US chart positions, band members, recommended listening, style analysis, band histories - from original line-ups to dissolution, solo projects, potted biographies, a pricing guide for rare albums and release dates are given.

They Died Too Young

The Brief Lives and Tragic Deaths of the Mega-Star Legends of Our Times

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Author: Smithmark Publishing

Publisher: Smithmark Publishers

ISBN: 9780765196002

Category: Celebrities

Page: 96

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Collects the stories of twenty tragic heroes and heroines from the recent past who died at the peak of their careers, from Elvis and James Dean to Marilyn Monroe and Malcolm X, tracing the stories and unfortunate deaths of each.

Stereo Review

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: High-fidelity sound systems

Page: N.A

View: 1917

Rock

the rough guide

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Author: Jonathan Buckley,Justin Lewis,Rough Guides (Firm)

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited

ISBN: 9781858282015

Category: Music

Page: 1001

View: 2187

Compiles rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap

The Essential Rock Discography

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Author: Martin Charles Strong

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pop music

Page: 1250

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Covers British and American artists and groups, including a biography or history and chronological discographical listings in each entry.

Teenager

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Youth

Page: N.A

View: 4945

Stereophile

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: High-fidelity sound systems

Page: N.A

View: 1985

Rock Gold

The Music Millionaires

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Author: George Tremlett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Millionaires

Page: 273

View: 6508