In this book, George Plasketes adapts the iconic 'A-side/B-side' dichotomy from the 45 r.p.m. for use as a unique conceptual, critical, historical and cultural framework for exploring and threading together a variety of popular music and media texts. The profiles and perspectives focus on the peripheries; on texts which might be considered 'B-sides'aoverlooked, underappreciated and unsung cases, creators, patterns and productions that have unassumingly, but significantly, marked popular culture, music and media during the past 40 years. These B-sides represent undercurrents, but they resonate as overtones in the mainstream of music and culture, many as historical hinges. They constitute an important connect-the-dots cultural chronicle with a multi-layered context for interpreting the interrelations between creators and institutions, the music market place, the production of culture and important connections between the peripheral and the popular.... hypothetical hindsight battle of the bands by the numbers, but its five seasons dominate Cop Rocka#39;s mere eleven episodes. ... As episode fragments frantically flash before a wistful Ally in Wonderland a an urban Dorothy swirling in her inner anbsp;...
|Title||:||B-Sides, Undercurrents and Overtones: Peripheries to Popular in Music, 1960 to the Present|
|Author||:||Professor George Plasketes|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-01-28|