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Eric Clapton

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...As the only three-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Eric Clapton’s importance to rock music is almost laughably obvious. Clapton was born in Surrey, England in 1945; his father was a Canadian soldier stationed in England...

Shoegaze as the Third Wave: Affective Psychedelic Noise, 1965–91

Benjamin Halligan

Ben Halligan is Director of the Doctoral College of the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Publications include Michael Reeves (2003), Desires for Reality: Radicalism and Revolution in Western European Film (2016) and, forthcoming, Hotbeds of Licentiousness: The British Glamour Film and the Permissive Society, and a number co-edited collections in addition to those mentioned above. These are: Mark E. Smith and The Fall: Art, Music and Politics (2010), Reverberations: The Philosophy, Aesthetics and Politics of Noise (Bloomsbury, 2012), Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Stories We Could Tell: Putting Words to American Popular Music (posthumous edited work of David Sanjek). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Resonances : Noise and Contemporary Music

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Theorizing psychedelia The idea of noise as aberrant or ‘incorrect’, unwelcome or unpleasant sound, particularly in respect to intrusions into soundscapes typically understood as given over to harmony or melody, offers a way into theorizing...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 8,995 (2003) The small volcanic island of Montserrat (just 39.5 sq miles [102 sq km]) is located among the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, between Antigua and Guadeloupe. The island was known to its original...

British Blues

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...British blues refers to the performance of the African-American genre ‘the blues’ in Britain. The blues is a three-phrase, twelve-bar form based on the functional chords I, IV and V. It is predominantly a sung form, although instrumental...