This searing light, the sun and everything else

Author: Jon Savage

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571345387

Category: Music

Page: 160

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The SUNDAY TIMES Top Ten Bestseller #1 Book of the Year, UNCUT #1 Book of the Year, ROUGH TRADE A Book of the Year, MOJO Joy Division emerged in the mid-70s at the start of a two-decades long Manchester scene that was to become much mythologised. It was then a city still labouring in the wake of the war and entering a phase of huge social and physical change, and something of this spirit made its way into the DNA of the band. Over the course of two albums, a handful of other seminal releases, and some legendary gigs, Joy Division became the most successful and exciting underground band of their generation. Then, on the brink of a tour to America, Ian Curtis took his own life. In This searing light, the sun and everything else, Jon Savage has assembled three decades worth of interviews with the principle players in the Joy Division story: Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Deborah Curtis, Peter Saville, Tony Wilson, Paul Morley, Alan Hempsall, Lesley Gilbert, Terry Mason, Anik Honoré, and many more. It is the story of how a band resurrected a city, how they came together in circumstances that are both accidental and extraordinary, and how their music galvanised a generation of fans, artists and musicians. It is a classic story of how young men armed with electric guitars and good taste in literature can change the world with four chords and three-and-a-half minutes of music. And it is the story of how illness and demons can rob the world of a shamanic lead singer and visionary lyricist. This searing light, the sun and everything else presents the history of Joy Division in an intimate and candid way, as orchestrated by the lodestar of British music writing, Jon Savage.

Listen to Punk Rock! Exploring a Musical Genre

Author: June Michele Pulliam

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440865736

Category: Music

Page: 274

View: 7355

Discusses the evolution of punk from its inception in 1975 to the present, delving into the lasting impact of the genre throughout society today. Listen to Punk Rock! provides readers with a fuller picture of punk rock as an inclusive genre with continuing relevance. Organized in a roughly chronological manner, it starts with an introduction that explains the musical and cultural forces that shaped the punk genre. Next, 50 entries cover important punk bands and subgenres, noting female punk bands as well as bands of color. The final part of the book discusses how punk has influenced other musical genres and popular culture. The book will give those new to the genre an overview of important bands and products related to the movement in music, including publications, fashion, and films about punk rock. Notably, it pays special attention to diversity within the genre, discussing bands often overlooked or mentioned only in passing in most histories of the movement, which focus mainly on The Sex Pistols, The Clash, and The Ramones as the pioneers of punk. Provides a thorough overview of the evolution of punk music from 1975 to the present Covers bands composed of women and people of color that are frequently overlooked in other books Introduces readers to the breadth of the genre by including as many bands, musicians, and notable songs and albums as possible as entries Contextualizes punk music in the introduction to prime readers to explore entries in any order they choose


Author: Jon Savage

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571277640

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 5105

WINNER OF THE PENDERYN MUSIC PRIZE A GUARDIAN MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2015 Award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage's monument to the year that shaped the future of global pop cultural history. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas fomenting since the late 1950s reached boiling point, culminating in a year in which the transient pop moment burst forth. Exploring the canonical figures, from The Beatles and Boty to Warhol and Reagan, 1966 delves deep into the social and cultural heart of the decade through masterfully compiled archival primary sources. 'A marvel of hisotrical reconstruction and pop insight.' OBSERVER 'Absorbing . . . this is not only fine pop writing, but social history of a high order.' GUARDIAN 'Savage is rightly regarded as one of the finest cultural critics of the past 40 years . . . an enthralling, exhiliarting read.' IRISH TIMES 'Exceptional.' MOJO

More Real Life Rock

Author: Greil Marcus

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300260989


Page: 344

View: 1323

This book, a sequel and companion volume to Marcus's Real Life Rock: The Complete Top Ten Columns, 1986-2014, is a collection of hundreds of items from the crisscrossing spectrum of culture and politics throughout the tumultuous past six years of American life. Tracking the evolution of national identity during the convulsive Trump administration, Marcus spotlights the most whip-smart cultural artifacts to compose a mosaic portrait of American society, replete with unexpected heroes and villains, absurdity and its consequences, humor and despair, terror and defiance-as seen through media, music, and more.0 Bursting with Marcus's effortless, no-nonsense, unapologetic verve, this book features seventy-three columns from 2014 through February 2021.


Author: Jon Savage

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571366783

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 9554

ONE OF DAVID BOWIE'S TOP 100 MUST READ BOOKS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE 2013 DOCUMENTARY FILM TEENAGE WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM THE AUTHOR The acclaimed history of the century and a half of ferment, folly and angst that resulted in the arrival of 'the teenager' in 1945, from award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage. 'One of Britain's most trusted cultural historians.' THE FACE Ringing with music, from ragtime to swing, Teenage roams London, New York, Paris and Berlin with hooligans and Apaches; explores free love and eternal youth; meets flappers and zootsuiters, the Bright Young People and the Lost Generation. The stories come fast and furious, comic, poignant, painfully moving; Savage fuses popular culture, politics and social history into a stunning chronicle of modern life. 'Compulsive reading . . . a rich, rewarding book that makes an important contribution to cultural history.' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW 'The definitive history of youth in revolt.' ROLLING STONE '[Savage] can bring a beguiling blend of gravitas, wit, scholarship, and a slyly appreciative eye for the subversive, to any topic he approaches. Teenage provides a panoramic scope for his talents.' INDEPENDENT 'Savage has produced a book that may well change how people think about teenagers.' GUARDIAN (This book is part of a reissue of Jon Savage's seminal works: 1966, Teenage, and England's Dreaming)

Punk Rock

Author: Mindy Clegg

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438489390

Category: Music

Page: 278

View: 6690

Punk Rock examines the history of punk rock in its totality. Punk became a way of thinking about the role of culture and community in modern life. Punks forged real alternatives to producing popular music and built community around their music. This punk counterpublic, forged in the late Cold War period, spanned the globe and has provided a viable cultural alternative to alienated young people over the years. This book starts with the rise of modernity and places the emergence of punk as a musical subculture into that longer historical narrative. It also reveals how punk itself became a contested terrain, as participants sought to imbue the production of music with greater meaning. It highlights all styles of punk and its wide variety of creators around the world, including from the LGBTQ+, feminist, and alternative communities. Punk was and remains a transnational phenomenon that influences music production and shapes our understanding of culture’s role in community building.

The Corpse with the Silver Tongue

Author: Cathy Ace

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 1927129095

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2712

Criminal profiler Cait Morgan sets out to clear her name after she becomes a suspect in a murder at a dinner party.

The Paris Review Book

Author: The Paris Review

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 0312710186

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 8932

An exciting new anthology from the journal Time magazine called "the biggest 'little magazine' in history." To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the venerable Paris Review, Picador is proud to publish a unique anthology based on the themes of modern life. Like the work of the writers included, this book will inspire a dizzying range of thought and emotion, serving as a cumulative and breathtaking "mirror" to the world we live in. To appear: Jack Kerouac Norman Mailer Louise Erdrich Jonathan Franzen Gabriel García Márquez William Burroughs Denis Johnson David Foster Wallace Raymond Carver Italo Calvino Grace Paley and many more.

Before the Flames Could Rest

Author: Abishek Balakumar

Publisher: Damick Publications


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 168

View: 7634

It’s storytime, for children and their “grown-up!” I have got a tale for you. This is the story of four teens who are in their fourteens - in the unknown reaches of time. You can count on an awe-inspiring fantasy world that is beyond possible, the grace of the characters living in their unique way, and the newest adventure paths cross often. With new companions everywhere and new encounters every step of the way… Will our smartest heroes overcome the terrifying hurdles? Do our four heroes have any prophecy to complete? More magical battles are happening don’t miss any of them. Now, you might be wondering: what exactly will our four heroes do? The one thing that unites this fantasy novel is, of course, the tantalizing buildup of suspense. Suspense isn’t a thing - it’s a feeling that encompasses mystery, thriller, and even some blood magic. “Before the Flames Could Rest” will have you on the edge of your seat, heart-pounding, blood racing… all that adrenaline-y stuff. Also, this narrative is told by an uncle who is a cool dude who loves his niece and nephew like a parent, relates to you as a brother and sister, and indulges you – a unique relationship! Along with his Niece (real) as Nephew (reel). If you want to be a "cool uncle," just read this book and share it with your nieces and nephews to earn the title. Psst! "EYE-GRABBING GRAPHICS" are included in this book.

100 Fathoms Below

Author: Steven L. Kent,Nicholas Kaufmann

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

ISBN: 1538507625

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 2577

100 fathoms below ... The depth at which sunlight no longer penetrates the ocean. 1983. The US nuclear submarine USS Roanoke embarks on a classified spy mission into Soviet waters. Their goal: to find evidence of a new, faster, and deadlier Soviet submarine that could tip the balance of the Cold War. But the Roanoke crew isn't alone. Something is on board with them. Something cunning and malevolent. Trapped in enemy territory and hunted by Soviet submarines, tensions escalate and crew members turn on each other. When the lights go out and horror fills the corridors, it will take everything the crew has to survive the menace coming from outside and inside the submarine. In the dark. Combining Tom Clancy's eye for international intrigue with Stephen King's sense of the macabre, 100 Fathoms Below takes readers into depths from which there is no escape. "100 Fathoms Below is deliciously creepy and deeply unnerving. Kent and Kaufmann take a real bite out of the horror genre with this killer of a book!"-Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author "[A] chilling, tension-driven thriller...Readers will not be able to turn away."-Publishers Weekly "Full of claustrophobic horror...and hardcore evil, 100 Fathoms Below creates a powerful sense of place and a tension that festers in your gut throughout."-Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Ararat "Between potential attacks from enemy boats and the paranormal danger lurking among the crew, readers will wonder which will destroy the USS Roanoke first."-Booklist