I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution [NOOK Book]

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Named One of the Best Books of 2011 by NPR – Spin - USA Today – CNBC - Pitchfork - The Onion - The Atlantic - The Huffington Post – VEVO - The Boston Globe - The San Francisco Chronicle



For fans of VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's...
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I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

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Overview

Named One of the Best Books of 2011 by NPR – Spin - USA Today – CNBC - Pitchfork - The Onion - The Atlantic - The Huffington Post – VEVO - The Boston Globe - The San Francisco Chronicle



For fans of VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave



Remember the first time you saw Michael Jackson dance with zombies in "Thriller"? Diamond Dave karate kick with Van Halen in "Jump"? Tawny Kitaen turning cartwheels on a Jaguar to Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again"? The Beastie Boys spray beer in "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)"? Axl Rose step off the bus in "Welcome to the Jungle"?



Remember When All You Wanted Was Your MTV?



It was a pretty radical idea-a channel for teenagers, showing nothing but music videos. It was such a radical idea that almost no one thought it would actually succeed, much less become a force in the worlds of music, television, film, fashion, sports, and even politics. But it did work. MTV became more than anyone had ever imagined.



I Want My MTV tells the story of the first decade of MTV, the golden era when MTV's programming was all videos, all the time, and kids watched religiously to see their favorite bands, learn about new music, and have something to talk about at parties. From its start in 1981 with a small cache of videos by mostly unknown British new wave acts to the launch of the reality-television craze with The Real World in 1992, MTV grew into a tastemaker, a career maker, and a mammoth business.



Featuring interviews with nearly four hundred artists, directors, VJs, and television and music executives, I Want My MTV is a testament to the channel that changed popular culture forever.
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Editorial Reviews

Very Short List

"Riveting reading, and a book we expect to see on the best-seller lists."

TG Daily

"I WANT MY MTV chronicles MTV as I, and many others, would like to remember it: a lot of fun when it first came on the scene and a joy to watch every day"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101526415
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/27/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 215,025
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Rob Tannenbaum

Craig Marks was the top editor for two influential music magazines, SPIN and Blender. He is the editor in chief of Popdust.
Rob Tannenbaum has been the music editor at Blender, a columnist at GQ, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Details, New York Magazine, Playboy, Spin, and The Washington Post.


Craig Marks was the top editor for two influential music magazines, SPIN and Blender. He is the editor in chief of Popdust.
Rob Tannenbaum has been the music editor at Blender, a columnist at GQ, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Details, New York Magazine, Playboy, Spin, and The Washington Post.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    For anyone who grew up in the 80s

    Makes it all seem so ridiculous and makes you want your MTV all over again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    In my mind and in my car

    Video killed the radiostar

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  • Posted January 7, 2012

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    A Long Read But Worth It

    Very interesting read though some of the stories are a little dry. It would have been nice to see more pictures. With each chapter, I find myself with a list of videos, songs, or interviews to revisit and spot those little details they mention. Overall, a very enjoyable read!

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

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    Lots of info, almost no photos!

    No doubt this was an informative and sometimes fun, gossipy read; but there were 8 pages of pictures for about 600 pages of words! I really would have liked to see more pictures of the artists, VJs, etc... Sometimes the stories got a little dull and I just skipped ahead to some of the good stuff.

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