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Written specifically for students, this introductory textbook explores the history and meaning of rock and popular music. Roy Shuker's study provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the production, distribution, consumption and meaning of popular music and examines the difficulties and debates which surround the analysis of popular culture and popular music.
This heavily revised and updated third edition includes:
With chapter related guides to further reading, listening and viewing, a glossary, and a timeline, this textbook is the ideal introduction for students.
Introduction 'What's goin' on?' Studying Popular Music Culture 1. 'Every 1's a winner' Music as a Cultural Industry 2. 'Pump Up the Volume' Music and Technology 3. 'I'm Just a Singer' Making Music and the Success Continuum 4. 'So You Want to be a Rock 'n' Roll Star?' Auteurs and Stars 5. 'Message Understood?' Musical Texts 6. 'Its Just Rock 'n' Roll To Me' Genres, Covers, and the Canon 7. 'Shop Around' Retail, Radio, and the Charts 8. 'U Got the Look' Film, Television and MTV 9. 'On the Cover of the Rolling Stone' The Music Press 10. 'My Generation' Audiences, Fans, and Collectors 11. 'Sound of Our Town' Subcultures, Sounds and Scenes 12. 'We Are the World' State Music Policy, Globalization, and National Identity 13. 'Pushin Too Hard' Moral Panics 14. 'Revolution' Social Change, Conscience Rock, and Identities. Conclusion: 'Wrap It Up': Making Music, Making Meaning Appendix 1: Chapter Song Titles Appendix 2: Musical Analysis Appendix 3: The Album Canon Appendix 4: Discography