Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth

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Kim Cooper, David Smay
Feral House, 2001 - Music - 327 pages
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to Britney Spears The first comprehensive book on the sticky, sickly, sweet confectionary known as bubblegum music, this collection takes in all the key bands of this much despised genre from the Archies to the Partridge Family and from Abba to Jonathan King. Packed with interviews with the session musicians, producers and writers who gave bubblegum its bounce, it provides histories of the genres, labels and artists and takes an unblinking look at the dark side of the music, from dirty lyrics to shameful business practices. Illustrated

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Review: Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth: The Dark History of Prepubescent Pop, from the Banana Splits to Britney Spears

User Review  - Garry - Goodreads

Dual Purpose. Serves as a reference book for an otherwise overlooked musical genre. On the other hand it provides a look at the blatantly commercial, sometimes deceptive and occasionally cynical aspects of POP music. Read full review

Review: Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth: The Dark History of Prepubescent Pop, from the Banana Splits to Britney Spears

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

Just got this via ILL and can't wait to bite in! God, I loved the Banana Splits! Later: Written by several different people, this book is repetitive, schizophrenic, self-contradictory, and uneven in ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

David Smay is the co-editor of Lost in the Grooves and Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth. He lives in San Francisco, CA.

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