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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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

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Dedicated to the late music critic Lester Bangs and recently deceased punk legend Joey Ramone, this wonderfully quirky title leaves no stone unturned in its coverage of bubblegum music. Cooper ... Read full review



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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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