Sounding Out Pop: Analytical Essays in Popular Music

Sounding Out Pop: Analytical Essays in Popular Music

by John Covach, Mark Spicer
     
 

Brings together a diverse collection of voices to explore a broad spectrum of popular music

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Brings together a diverse collection of voices to explore a broad spectrum of popular music

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472115051
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Series:
Tracking Pop Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

1 Leiber and Stoller, the Coasters, and the "Dramatic AABA" Form John Covach 1

2 "Only the Lonely": Roy Orbison's Sweet West Texas Style Albin Zak 18

3 Ego and Alter Ego: Artistic Interaction between Bob Dylan and Roger McGuinn James Grier 42

4 Marvin Gaye as Vocal Composer Andrew Flory 63

5 A Study of Maximally Smooth Voice Leading in the Mid-1970s Music of Genesis Kevin Holm-Hudson 99

6 "Reggatta de Blanc": Analyzing Style in the Music of the Police Mark Spicer 124

7 Vocal Authority and Listener Engagement: Musical and Narrative Expressive Strategies in the Songs of Female Pop-Rock Artists, 1993-95 Lori Burns 154

8 Recombinant Style Topics: The Past and Future of Sampling Rebecca Leydon 193

9 "I'm Not Here, This Isn't Happening": The Vanishing Subject in Radiohead's Kid A Marianne Tatom Letts 214

Contributors 245

Index 249

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