Bubblegum music is the naked truth

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Feral House, Jun 1, 2001 - Music - 327 pages
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From the Archies to Britney Spears, bubblegum music has excited every generation of music lovers. Featuring interviews with many of the genre's major creators, this ambitious anthology dismantles the worst myths about how bubblegum is produced and identifies the gum tendencies of artists as various as the Sex Pistols, Abba, the Monkees, and the Ramones. The book reveals the light and dark sides of the music, telling bitter tales of litigious backstabbing, pistol-wielding producers, and the perversities behind the jingles.

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User Review  - Loud_Librarian - LibraryThing

Really a compilation of a series of essays and short pieces involving this often overlooked genre of pop music. Some of them, read and work better than others. Kim Coopers' pieces are great, as is the work of Peter Bagge. I liked this one so much, I read 2x in a row. 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.