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Turn the Beat Around

Peter Shapiro

Disco emerged from the fall-out of the Black Power Movement and an almost exclusively gay scene in a blaze of poppers, strobe lights, tight trousers, hysterical diva vocals and synthesized…

Totally Wired

Simon Reynolds

Totally Wired features 32 interviews with the post-punk era’s most innovative musicians and colourful personalities. From Ari Up, Jah Wobble, David Byrne, Edwyn Collins, it also includes conversations with the…

It Still Moves

Amanda Petrusich

From country to blues, jazz to soul, bluegrass to the more recent alternative takes on these genres, It Still Moves looks at the paths trodden in American roots music and…

Re-make/Re-model

Michael Bracewell

Re-make/Re-model tells the extraordinary and largely unknown story of the individuals and circumstances that would lead over a period of almost twenty years to the formation of Roxy Music –…

Bring the Noise

Simon Reynolds

From Morrissey and Nick Cave to The Streets and Kanye West, this is the book that explores the links between hip-hop and rock. Reynolds has focused on two strands: white…

Dark Stuff

Nick Kent

In The Dark Stuff Nick Kent profiles twenty-two of the most gifted and self-destructive talents in rock history. From Brian Wilson to Syd Barrett, the Rolling Stones to Neil Young,…

Rip it Up and Start Again

Simon Reynolds

In this, the first book to take a big-picture view of the entire post-punk period, acclaimed author and music journalist Simon Reynolds recreates a time of tremendous urgency and idealism…

England’s Dreaming

Jon Savage

Jon Savage’s Ralph Gleason Award-winning England’s Dreaming is the ultimate book on punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and their time: the late 1970s. Full of anedcote, insight, and exclusive…

Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music

Phil Hardy

The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music has established itself as the classic reference work in this area. From ABBA to ZZ Top, through Noel Coward, The Skatalites and The…

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