Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Youth Culture

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Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Youth Culture

by Tricia Rose
Editor Andrew Ross, Tricia Rose

Routledge | April 14, 1994 | Trade Paperback

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Microphone Fiends, a collection of original essays and interviews, brings together some of the best known scholars, critics, journalists and performers to focus on the contemporary scene. It includes theoretical discussions of musical history along with social commentaries about genres like disco, metal and rap music, and case histories of specific movements like the Riot Grrls, funk clubbing in Rio de Janeiro, and the British rave scene.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9.25 × 7.36 × 1.6 in

Published: April 14, 1994

Publisher: Routledge

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0415909082

ISBN - 13: 9780415909082

Found in: History and Criticism, History and Criticism

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Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Youth Culture

by Tricia Rose
Editor Andrew Ross, Tricia Rose

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9.25 × 7.36 × 1.6 in

Published: April 14, 1994

Publisher: Routledge

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0415909082

ISBN - 13: 9780415909082

About the Book

Microphone Fiends, a collection of original essays and interviews, brings together some of the best known scholars, critics, journalists and performers to focus on the contemporary scene. It includes theoretical discussions of musical history along with social commentaries about genres like disco, metal and rap music, and case histories of specific movements like the Riot Grrls, funk clubbing in Rio de Janeiro, and the British rave scene.

From the Publisher

Microphone Fiends, a collection of original essays and interviews, brings together some of the best known scholars, critics, journalists and performers to focus on the contemporary scene. It includes theoretical discussions of musical history along with social commentaries about genres like disco, metal and rap music, and case histories of specific movements like the Riot Grrls, funk clubbing in Rio de Janeiro, and the British rave scene.

From the Jacket

Youth music is the most creative and contested location on the cultural landscape. It is a vehicle for generational moods and aspirations, a public refuge for fantasies outlawed in daily life, a testing ground for technical ingenuity, an enormously profitable commercial channel for main stream narratives of thought and behavior, and one of the corporate state''s main theaters for national moral panic.

About the Author

Tricia Roseis Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies at New York University.Andrew Rossis Director of the American Studies Program and Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University.

From Our Editors

Youth music is the most creative and contested location on the cultural landscape. It is a vehicle for generational moods and aspirations, a public refuge for fantasies outlawed in daily life, a testing ground for technical ingenuity, an enormously profitable commercial channel for main stream narratives of thought and behavior, and one of the corporate state's main theaters for national moral panic.

Editorial Reviews

..."[This book] is the screaming child demanding attention not only from scholars but from mainstream music journalists as well. The strength of this collection, which is primarily cultural criticism, lies in its various and often conflicting approaches and perspectives.." -"American Music, Fall 1996 ..."everyone who contributes is bright, excited, and big with fruitful thoughts." -"Puncture "A huge, multilayered cacphonus conversation, involving styles of popular music ranging from hardcore rap to college rock to rave to Brazilian funk, represented by participants from all avenues of musical culture. The radical decision to include artists and members of the popular press alongside academics means that the voices included within "Microphone Fiends don''t conform to one language, they argue with each other and with themselves, unafraid of the rebel stance that has characterized youth culture from its rowdy, world-changing birth. Listening to each other, artists, culture workers, and scholars can uncover insights about the pop-cult ground they cultuivate that otherwise would have eluded them." -Ann Powers, "The Village Voice "Expression is what youth music and youth culture are all about, a mode of expression that has been lacking in a social perspective. The diversity of the book reflects the "multiculturalism" within, giving a precise sub-cultural analysis. The book''s dedication to youth musical culture only makes "Microphone Fiends better. Fortunately, it has matured to a
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