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Hang the DJ: An Alternative Book of Music Lists
     

Hang the DJ: An Alternative Book of Music Lists

by Angus Cargill (Editor)
 

At the heart of all music fetishes, there are lists. Ten essential female murder ballads. Ten of the smuttiest Bob Dylan moments. Ten unsetting songs for a mid-western white guy to wake to from a coma. And, of course, the ever-popular staple, dear to the hearts of music listeners everywhere: ten best breakup songs.

Hang the DJ compiles what the contributors

Overview

At the heart of all music fetishes, there are lists. Ten essential female murder ballads. Ten of the smuttiest Bob Dylan moments. Ten unsetting songs for a mid-western white guy to wake to from a coma. And, of course, the ever-popular staple, dear to the hearts of music listeners everywhere: ten best breakup songs.

Hang the DJ compiles what the contributors might once have idly scribbled in the backs of their school notebooks when they-like al of us at one point-were sure that they alone were the guardians of Musical Truth. They share their conviction that Sparks' number two hit, "This Town Ain't Big Enough for the both of US, " should have made it to the number one spot; their belief that Gary Numan was merely a misshapen progeny of Bowie's Thin White Duke persona; their suspicion that female singer-songwriters are better than their male equivalents.

Mixing anecdote, humor, reference, and sheer dorkiness-but with the bizarre insight of an anthropological study in pop-culture protocol-Hang the DJ is a collection of lists about musical loves, hates, dreams, and nightmares. Featuring contributions from Rick Moody, Jonathan Lethem, Simon Reynolds, Ali Smith, and Amanda Petrusich, among numerous other bloggers, journalists, novelists, poets, and musicians, that is the literary equivalent of a great dive bar jukebox-inspiring, provocative, and irresistible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593762599
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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