Reading Pop: Approaches to Textual Analysis in Popular Music

Reading Pop: Approaches to Textual Analysis in Popular Music

by Richard Middleton (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780198166115
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/07/2000
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Richard Middleton is Professor of Music at the University of Newcastle.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Locating the Popular Music Text, Richard Middleton
Part 1: Analyzing the Music
1. Randy Newman's Americana, Peter Winkler
2. Prince: Harmonic Analysis of "Anna Stesia", Stan Hawkins
3. Analyzing Popular Music: Theory, Method, and Practice, Philip Tagg
4. Popular Music Analysis and Musicology: Bridging the Gap, Richard Middleton
5. James Brown's "Superbad" and the Double-Voiced Utterance, David Brackett
6. Maybellene: Meaning and the Listening Subject, Sean Cubitt
Part 2: Words and Music
7. His Name was in Lights: Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode", Timothy Taylor
8. Listening to Peter Gabriel's "I Have the Touch", Umberto Fiori
9. Three Tributaries to "The River", David Griffiths
10. Pity Peggy Sue, Barbara Bradby and Brian Torode
Part 3: Modes of Representation
11. Progressive Rock and Psychedelic Coding in the Work of Jimi Hendrix, Sheila Whiteley
12. The Hieroglyphics of Love: The Torch Singers and Interpretation, John Moore
13. Genre, Performance, and Ideology in the Early Songs of Irving Berlin, Charles Hamm
14. "Everybody's Lonesome for Somebody": Age, the Body, and Experience in the Music of Hank Williams, Richard Leppert and George Lipsitz
15. Postcolonialism on the Make: The Music of John Mellencamp, David Bowie, and John Zorn, Ellie Hisama
16. Structural Relationships of Music and Images in Music Video, Alf Bjórnberg
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