1000 Record Covers

Author: Michael Ochs
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836550581
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Vinyl's back in style and in this selection of 1000 of the most iconic record sleeves from the 60s to 90s, we recall why it's the biggest and best music format ever. Iconic artwork, memorable cover-sleeves, and long-lost classics all jostle for space in this virtual shelf of music history.

Coverscaping

Author: Asbjørn Grønstad
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 8763507749
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Focusing on the semiotics, poetics, and rhetoric of album covers, "Image-Music-Text" gives a serious study of this neglected art form. Working from the assumption that record sleeves may be found to represent a visual genre in its own right, the essays in this book engage in various ways with the analysis of what one might call the pictorial component of recorded music. The contributions from scholars in many different fields run the whole gamut from close readings of individual covers to more theoretical or philosophical explorations of the aesthetic nature and artistic value of album covers.

Real Life Rock

Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300218591
Size: 32.96 MB
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For nearly thirty years, Greil Marcus has written a remarkable column called “Real Life Rock Top Ten.” It has been a laboratory where he has fearlessly explored and wittily dissected an enormous variety of cultural artifacts, from songs to books to movies to advertisements. Taken together, his musings, reflections, and sallies amount to a subtle and implicit theory of how cultural objects fall through time and circumstance and often deliver unintended consequences, both in the present and in the future. Real Life Rock reveals the critic in full: direct, erudite, funny, fierce, vivid, uninhibited, and possessing an unerring instinct for art and fraud. The result is an indispensable volume packed with startling arguments and casual brilliance.

Travelin Man

Author: Gary Graff
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814337028
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Now in paperback: a photo-driven insider’s look at Bob Seger’s career from the early days to his breakthrough as a world-famous musician.

I Me Mine

Author: Veronica Skrimsjö
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443892459
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Currently, there is very little academic literature dealing with the topic of record collecting, and, when the topic is broached, it appears to be done so with some level of suspicion towards the record collector. As such, the only depictions of record collectors in the public domain tend to be very stereotypical and demeaning. This work serves as a new starting point in how the record collector and the practices involved are viewed and understood by considering the roots of these stereotypes, which mainly stem from the work of the Frankfurt School theorists who lived during a time of great insecurity, both in regards to new methods of production for cultural artefacts and art, but also their physical lives. Once this has been achieved, a consideration of more realistic record collecting practices takes place through discussions with collectors themselves, an examination of a collectible record label (Vertigo Records), and a diachronic analysis of the theories that have contributed to a fallacious view of the record collector. The record collector consumes his/her records on an individual basis – both in terms of person to person, but also – and crucially – even record to record. Ultimately, it is argued that one cannot define consumption through (the artefact’s) production, which most considerations of the record collector have mistakenly done.

Rock And Roll

Author: Maury Dean
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875862071
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This Rock 'n' Roll survey covers 38 of your own "top 40" hits, focusing on every single that broke new ground or topped the charts. It bounces with the excitement of rock music and the vibrant personalities who create it.

Courier

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Sampler

Author: Adrian Shaughnessy
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Sampler documents the best graphic design from the contemporary music scene, one of the principal arenas of experimental graphic design. Designers working in music packaging have a freedom rarely found elsewhere: they are the shock troops of modern graphic design.

Down Beat

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The contemporary music magazine.