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1474620051
Shiny and new: ten moments of pop genius that defined the 80s
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Author: Jones, Dylan
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Hardback
Genre: Popular music Popular culture Nineteen eighties
Classification: 306.484
Publisher: White Rabbit, 2021
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781474620055
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index
The 1980s were about big ideas writ large - new money, new style, gender fluidity, gay pride, attritional politics, the 'special relationship', nuclear fear, AIDS, cocaine, ecstasy, tabloid royalty, the rise of urban pop, and ultimately geopolitical chaos. Using a big narrative approach, Dylan Jones' history of the decade in pop frames the decade through some of its most important and popular hits, choosing records which either epitomised their time, or ushered in a new cultural shift. Each year brought a new twist as technology shifted and genres snowballed, MTV reigned supreme and the story of pop became globalised. Subjective and idiosyncratic, this book takes us from downtown New York to post-industrial Manchester, in a widescreen attempt to weave together the stories, the songs and events that re-shaped music and society.
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