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Song Noir

I really became a character in my own story. I’d go out at night, get drunk, fall asleep underneath a car. Come home with leaves in my hair, grease on the side of my face, stumble into the kitchen, bang my head on the piano and somehow chronicle my own demise and the parade of […]

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Garage Rock

  Seth Bovey’s Garage Rock: From the Fabulous Wailers to the White Stripes (expected 2017-18) will explore the cross-generational phenomenon of garage rock – from the Fabulous Wailers in the late 1950s to the White Stripes in the 2000s, and beyond. The book aims to tell the story of how generations of young, aspiring musicians have tried […]

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Neil Young

Neil Young: American Traveller by Martin Halliwell September 2015 (UK) & October 2015 (North America)   When Neil Young left Canada in 1966 to move to California, it was the beginning of an extraordinary musical journal that would leave song after song resonating across the landscapes of North America. From “Ohio” to “Albuquerque,” Young’s fascination […]

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Soundscapes

Jimi Hendrix, one of the great instrumentalists in rock history, pioneered an amplified sound that extended the scope of the guitar into the urban landscape. Jimi Hendrix: Soundscapes traces Hendrix’s personal and musical trajectory through the places in which he played, following him from the Pacific Northwest to the California coast, through the South and […]

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Road Music

Easy Riders, Rolling Stones: On the Road in America, from Delta Blues to 70s Rock John Scanlan September 2015 (UK) / October 2015 (North America). Easy Riders, Rolling Stones travels back into the history of American popular music of the twentieth century to explore the emergence of ‘road music’. This music – blues, R’n’B, and […]

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Gypsy Music

The Roma have been regarded highly as musicians for centuries, but ‘gypsy’ music has changed over time. Indeed, as Alan Ashton-Smith, sets out to show in Gypsy Music: The Balkans and Beyond, defining what ‘gypsy’ music actually is poses many problems due to its multiple forms and connotations in the popular imagination. ‘Gypsy’ music is […]

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Tango wins!

  We are delighted to be able to say that one of our Reverb titles, Mike Gonzalez and Marianella Yanes’s Tango: Sex and the Rhythm of the City, was chosen as an ‘Outstanding Academic Title of 2013.’ Every year, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries on behalf of the American Library Association, publishes a selective list of Outstanding Academic […]

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Heroes

Heroes: David Bowie and Berlin by Tobias Rüther Sept 2014 (UK) / Oct 2014 (North America) In 1976 David Bowie left Los Angeles and the success of his celebrated albums Young Americans and Station to Station and settled in Berlin, where he would work on his ‘Berlin Triptych’, the albums Low, ‘Heroes’, and Lodger, which are now […]

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Suspense

Here is the first of a series of short extracts from books in the Reverb Series: from David Treece’s forthcoming (May 2013) Brazilian Jive: From Samba to Bossa and Rap. From the second chapter, ‘The Bossa Nova Revolution: suspended animation and the tempo of Brazilian modernity’, in this section, David considers the ‘ecological rationality’ of the bossa […]

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Remixology

In Remixology: Tracing the Dub Diaspora, Paul Sullivan explores the evolution of dub – the avant-garde form of reggae. Dub as a set of studio strategies and techniques was among the first forms of popular music to turn the idea of song inside out, and is still far from being fully explored. With a unique grip […]