K.D. Lang

K.D. Lang

by Rose Collis
     
 

Since k.d. lang's emergence in the mid-80s, Rose Collis has keenly observed the fascinating odyssey that has taken this unusual singer from performance art, via anarchic Country and Western to world-class, Grammy award-winning chanteuse status. Outline explores lang's career and life to date, placing her in context of the social and political times that have… See more details below

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Since k.d. lang's emergence in the mid-80s, Rose Collis has keenly observed the fascinating odyssey that has taken this unusual singer from performance art, via anarchic Country and Western to world-class, Grammy award-winning chanteuse status. Outline explores lang's career and life to date, placing her in context of the social and political times that have influenced both author and subject. She shows how lang's androgynously sexy image, her Canadian identity, her commitments to animal rights and the fight against AIDS, and her openness about her sexuality have all played their part in marking her out as both an important and influential musician and lesbian icon.. "This book tells the story of how lang's star ascended to its peak in the mid-90s, with the success of her album Ingenue and high-profile publicity, such as the infamous Vanity Fair cover, before the giddy heights of fame altered her priorities and aspirations as the decade drew to a close.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781899791477
Publisher:
Absolute Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Outlines Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 7.29(h) x 0.35(d)

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