Elevator Music: A Surreal History of Muzak, Easy-Listening, and Other Moodsong; Revised and Expanded Edition

Elevator Music: A Surreal History of Muzak, Easy-Listening, and Other Moodsong; Revised and Expanded Edition

by Joseph Lanza

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780472089420
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 01/26/2004
Edition description: Revised and Expanded
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 1,177,473
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1.Probing the Jell-O1
2.Lullabies from Heaven and Hell: Mood Music's Antiquity6
3.The "Canned" Avant-Garde14
4.Umbilical Chords: The Birth of Muzak22
5.The Push-Button Ballroom: Mood Music and Early Radio31
6.Ghosts in the Elevator38
7.Emotional Archives: Background Music in the Movies55
8.The Moodiest Years on Record67
Mermaids After Midnight71
Cathedralized Classics79
Sizzle & Suds91
Keyboards by Candlelight95
Supermarket Symphonette103
Gregorian Cocktail112
Mai-Tai Melodies and the World of "Queasy Listening"119
That Sex-Behind-the-Gauze Sound128
9.World Music Originals: The 101 Strings and the Mystic Moods Orchestra133
10.Walls Talk!148
11."Beautiful Music": The Rise of Easy-Listening FM167
12.Violins from Space183
13.Metarock194
14.Elevator Noir208
15.Who's Hearing Things?216
16.The New Sound of 1984222
Afterword: Channeling the Phantom Band230
Revised, Expanded, Annotated, and Selective Discography243
Bibliography305
Index317
Illustrations following page132

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