Dig: Australian Rock And Pop Music, 1960-85 by David NicholsDig: Australian Rock And Pop Music, 1960-85 by David Nichols

Dig: Australian Rock And Pop Music, 1960-85

byDavid Nichols

Paperback | November 4, 2016

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David Nichols tells the story of Australian rock and pop music from 1960 to 1985 - formative years in which the nation cast off its colonial cultural shackles and took on the world.Generously illustrated and scrupulously researched,Dig combines scholarly accuracy with populist flair. Nichols is an unfailingly witty and engaging guide, surveying the fertile and varied landscape of Australian popular music in seven broad historical chapters, interspersed with shorter chapters on some of the more significant figures of each period. The result is a compelling portrait of a music scene that evolves in dynamic interaction with those in the United States and the UK, yet has always retained a strong sense of its own identity andcontinues to deliver new stars - and cult heroes - to a worldwide audience.Dig is a unique achievement. The few general histories to date have been highlight reels, heavy on illustration and short on detail. And while there have been many excellent books on individual artists, scenes and periods, and a couple of first-rate encylopedias, there's never been a book that told the whole story of the irresistible growth and sweep of a national music culture. Until now . . .
David Nichols is the author of several books on Australian music and contemporary culture, includingThe Go-Betweens andThe Bogan Delusion; he is also the coauthor ofPop Life andTrendyville. He teaches urban and cultural planning at the University of Melbourne. Dave Graney is an Australian rock musician and the author of1001 Austr...
Title:Dig: Australian Rock And Pop Music, 1960-85Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 6.14 × 9.04 × 1.07 inPublished:November 4, 2016Publisher:Verse Chorus PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1891241265

ISBN - 13:9781891241260

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'Thank you, comrade. From a player. Someone had to wrestle this shit down.'-from the foreword by Dave Graney'Nichols possesses one of the best bullshit detectors around.'-Sophie Cunningham