Shock and Awe

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Shock and Awe

NPR Great Read of 2016 From the acclaimed author of Rip It Up and Start Again and Retromania—“the foremost popular music critic of this era (Times Literary Supplement)—comes the definitive cultural history of glam and glitter rock, celebrating its outlandish fashion and outrageous stars, including David Bowie and Alice Cooper, and tracking its vibrant legacy in contemporary pop. Spearheaded by David Bowie, Alice Cooper, T. Rex, and Roxy Music, glam rock reveled in artifice and spectacle. Reacting against the hairy, denim-clad rock bands of the late Sixties, glam was the first true teenage rampage of the new decade. In Shock and Awe, Simon Reynolds takes you on a wild cultural tour through the early Seventies, a period packed with glitzy costumes and alien make-up, thrilling music and larger-than-life personas. Shock and Awe offers a fresh, in-depth look at the glam and glitter phenomenon, placing it the wider Seventies context of social upheaval and political disillusion. It explores how artists like Lou Reed, New York Dolls, and Queen broke with the hippie generation, celebrating illusion and artifice over truth and authenticity. Probing the genre’s major themes—stardom, androgyny, image, decadence, fandom, apocalypse—Reynolds tracks glam’s legacy as it unfolded in subsequent decades, from Eighties art-pop icons like Kate Bush through to twenty-first century idols of outrage such as Lady Gaga. Shock and Awe shows how the original glam artists’ obsessions with fame, extreme fashion, and theatrical excess continue to reverberate through contemporary pop culture.

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Shock and Awe
Language: en
Pages: 704
Authors: Simon Reynolds
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-11 - Publisher: HarperCollins

NPR Great Read of 2016 From the acclaimed author of Rip It Up and Start Again and Retromania—“the foremost popular music critic of this era (Times Literary Supplement)—comes the definitive cultural history of glam and glitter rock, celebrating its outlandish fashion and outrageous stars, including David Bowie and Alice Cooper,
Shock and Awe
Language: en
Pages: 185
Authors: Bregje van Eekelen, Jennifer A. González, Bettina Stötzer, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: North Atlantic Books

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Strategic Terror
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Beau Grosscup
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-05-05 - Publisher: Zed Books

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The United States, Iraq and the Kurds
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Mohammed Shareef
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-14 - Publisher: Routledge

This book provides a descriptive and analytical narrative of the evolution of US foreign policy towards Iraq at the supra-national (global), national (Arab Iraq) and sub-national (Iraqi Kurdistan) levels. The book is unique in that it presents a sophisticated insight into the two major components of US Iraq policy. To
Shock and Awe
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Harlan K. Ullman, James P. Wade
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-05 - Publisher: CreateSpace

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