Auteur: Reynolds, Simon & Joy Press
Titel: The sex revolts
Provocative and passionately argued, the book walks the edgy line between a rock fan'sexcitement and a critic's awareness of the music's murky undercurrents. Here are the angry young men like the Stones and Sex Pistols, cutting free from home and mother; here are the warriors and crusaders, The Clash, Public Enemy, andU2 taking refuge in a brotherhood-in-arms; and here are the would-be supermen, with their man-machine fantasies and delusions of grandeur, from Led Zeppelin and Jim Morrison to Nick Cave and gangsta rap. The authors unravel themystical, back-to-the-womb longings of the psychedelic tradition, from Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, and Van Morrison to Brian Eno, My Bloody Valentine, and ambient techno. Alongside the story of male rock, `The Sex Revolts' traces the secret history of female rebellion in rock: the masquerade and mystique of Kate Bush, Siouxie, and Grace Jones, the demystifiers of femininity, like the Slits and Riot Grrl, tomboy rockers like L7and P. J. Harvey, and confessional artists like Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, and Courtney Love.
1996, 432 pag., Euro 18,95
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, ISBN 9780674802735
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