SHOCK AND AWE : GLAM ROCK AND ITS LEGACY

Author:
Simon Reynolds
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Allen & Unwin
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9780571301720
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Explores most decadent of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. This title charts the retro future sounds, outrageous styles and gender-fluid sexual politics that came to define the first half of the seventies. It also brings right up to date with a final chapter on glam in hip hop, Lady Gaga, and the aftershocks of David Bowie's death.
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Simon Reynolds an English music journalist, critic and author. Reynolds began his professional career at Melody Maker in the mid-1980s, and has since gone on to freelance and publish a number of full-length books on music and popular culture, including Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past (2011). He has contributed to Spin, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Guardian, The Wire, and others.
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As the sixties dream faded, a new flamboyant movement electrified the world: GLAM! In Shock and Awe, Simon Reynolds explores this most decadent of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. Bolan, Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Alice Cooper, New York Dolls, Slade, Roxy Music, Iggy, Lou Reed, Be Bop Deluxe, David Essex - all are represented here. Reynolds charts the retro future sounds, outrageous styles and gender-fluid sexual politics that came to define the first half of the seventies and brings it right up to date with a final chapter on glam in hip hop, Lady Gaga, and the aftershocks of David Bowie's death.Shock and Awe is a defining work and another classic in the Faber Social rock n roll canon to stand alongside Rip it Up, Electric Eden and Yeah Yeah Yeah.
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