Words and Music: A History of Pop in the Shape of a City
Has pop burnt itself out?
Paul Morley takes the reader on an epic drive through the history of music to find out. A succession of celebrities, geniuses and other protagonists led by Madonna, Kraftwerk, Brian Eno, Erik Satie, John Cage and Wittgenstein appear to give their points of view. Detours and sights along the way include Missy Elliot, Jarvis Cocker, Eminem, Human League, Radiohead, Lou Reed, Now! That's What I Call Music, Ornette Coleman and the ghost of Elvis Presley.
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Review: Words and Music: A History of Pop in the Shape of a CityUser Review - Ron Mcfarlan - Goodreads
Maybe a bit much Minogue and too little Lucier. Still, damn near every time he made a list, I was familiar with at least 80% of the musicians, many of them obscure. I found it comforting that someone ... Read full review
Review: Words and Music: A History of Pop in the Shape of a CityUser Review - Per Westby - Goodreads
Heavy reading, imaginative writing Read full review