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Ulf Lindberg

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Gestur Gudmundsson

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Gestur Gudmundsson

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Morten Michelsen

Morten Michelsen is Associate Professor in the Section for Musicology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hans Weisethaunet

Hans Weisethaunet

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Criticism can be defined as a specific category of writings on popular music which are more ambitious than straight journalism, and less ambitious than conventional scholarship: serious comment that is reflective and may evidence scholarly...

Biography/Autobiography

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A biography is an account of a person’s life by someone other than that person, while an autobiography is an account of a person’s life by that same person. Popular music biography and autobiography can include the life history...

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Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is Professor of Media and Psychoanalysis at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of Stop Making Sense: Music from the Perspective of the Real (2015) and the editor of Melancology: Black Metal Theory and Ecology (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scott Walker and the Song of the One-All-Alone

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Fatal audition Apart from the soundtrack for The Childhood of the Leader, Scott Walker’s most recent album is Soused (2014), a collaboration with Stephen O’Malley, Greg Anderson and Tos Nieuwenhuizen of the drone-metal band Sunn0...

Zero

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is Professor of Media and Psychoanalysis at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of Stop Making Sense: Music from the Perspective of the Real (2015) and the editor of Melancology: Black Metal Theory and Ecology (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scott Walker and the Song of the One-All-Alone

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...‘SDSS14+13B (Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter)’ (2012) (Scott Walker) This song, a mock-epic 22 minutes long, would appear to be an allegory of Scott Walker’s life and work, fortelling his death. The song begins with a spectral voice, old...

Introduction

Ian Peddie

Ian Peddie is Associate Professor of English at Sul Ross State University, USA. He is the author of Music and Protest (2012), Popular Music and Human Rights Volumes I and II (2011), and editor of The Resisting Muse: Popular Music and Social Protest (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This collection was conceived as a critical examination of class and popular music, not in terms of static, immutable, fixed collectives; rather, the goal has been to ensure that class, in the various guises it is presented here...

Swarm

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is Professor of Media and Psychoanalysis at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of Stop Making Sense: Music from the Perspective of the Real (2015) and the editor of Melancology: Black Metal Theory and Ecology (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scott Walker and the Song of the One-All-Alone

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Kafka and the halo of locust According to the technique that he names successively ‘tilt’ and ‘the drift’, Walker will alight on and tilt a recognizable political event or historical fact in order to give another perspective that renders...

Into “The 60s”

Sarah Hill

Dr Sarah Hill is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, Cardiff University, UK and Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. She has published work on Welsh-language popular music and cultural identity, progressive rock, and female vocality. A native of Oakland, California and a fluent Welsh speaker, Sarah is also Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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San Francisco and the Long 60s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The year 1965 opened inauspiciously enough. On New Year’s Day the San Francisco Chronicle published a report suggesting that there were 80 million “drinking Americans.” It was an odd headline, considering...

‘I Sometimes Feel So Lost’: Brighter

Michael White

Michael White has been writing about popular and underground music, for publications in his native Canada and internationally, for 20 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popkiss : The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...At its burdensome peak, Sarah was receiving in excess of a dozen demos per week, each of which required an attentive ear and, more often than not, a polite letter of decline from Wadd or Haynes. These were in addition to the hundreds...

Confessions of a Cowboy Angel: John Wesley Harding

Louis A. Renza

Louis A. Renza is an Emeritus Professor of English at Dartmouth College, USA. He has published critical works on various US writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Henry James, Ernest Hemingway and Wallace Stevens. Starting in the 1970s and through 2010, he taught a Dartmouth course on Bob Dylan’s lyrics. He also directed a 2006 conference at Dartmouth College on Dylan’s works, and has published articles on them that include, respectively, critical discussions of such songs as “Went to See the Gypsy” and “Simple Twist of Fate.”. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dylan’s Autobiography of a Vocation : A Reading of the Lyrics 1965–1967

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Before I wrote John Wesley Harding I discovered something about those earlier songs I had written. I discovered that when I used words like ‘he’ and ‘it’ and ‘they’ and talking about other people, I was really talking about nobody but me.To...

Introduction

Charles Fairchild

Charles Fairchild is Associate Professor of Popular Music at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Sound, Screens, Speakers (Bloomsbury, 2019), Danger Mouse's The Grey Album (Bloomsbury, 2014), Music, Radio and the Public Sphere (Palgrave, 2012) and Pop Idols and Pirates (Ashgate, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musician in the Museum : Display and Power in Neoliberal Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...The place upon which a good man has stepped is consecrated; a hundred years later his word and his deed can be heard by his grandson. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (quoted in Seifert, 1994:7) As my understanding of what I...