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Title Pick up the pieces : excursions in Seventies music / John Corbett.
Author Corbett, John, 1963- author.
Publication Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Copyright date ©2019
Description 495 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 781.6409 C
Note Includes index.
Summary "Rock. Disco. Soul. Jazz. Folk. Funk. The music scenes of the 1970s wre as varied as they wre exhilarating, but the decade's diverse soundscape has never been capture in one book before now. Pick Up the Pieces gives a panoramic view of the era's music and culture through seventy-eight essays that allow readers to dip in and out of the decade at random or immerse themselves completely in Corbett's chronological journal. An inviting mix of music criticism and cultural observation, Pick Up the Pieces is also a com-of-age story, tracking the author's absorption in music as he grows from age seven to seventeen. Along with personal observations and stories, Corbett includes little-known insights into musicians from Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, James Brown, and Fleetword Mac to the Residents, Devo, Gal Costa, and Julius Hemphill"--Dust jacket.
Contents 1970. The Kinks, "Lola" ; Edwin Starr, "War" ; James Brown, "Get up (I feel like being a) sex machine" ; Black Sabbath, Paranoid ; Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Lick my decals off, baby ; The Stooges, Fun house ; The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Les stances à Sophie -- 1971. Joni Mitchell, Blue ; Michael Hurley & Pals, Armchair boogie ; Harry Nilsson, Nilsson Schmilsson ; Webster Lewis and the Post-Pop Space-Rock Be-Bop Gospel Tabernacle Chorus and Orchestra BABY!, Live at Club 7 ; Curtis Mayfield, "Move on up" ; Genesis, Nursey cryme ; Derek Bailey, Solo guitar ; The Rolling Stones, Sticky fingers -- 1972. Lou Reed, Transformer ; Alice Cooper, "School's out" ; Yes, Close to the edge ; The Edgar Winter Group, "Frankenstein" ; Focus, "Hocus pocus" ; The O'Jays, Back stabbers ; Julius Hemphill, Dogon A.D. ; Nick Drake, Pink moon ; Carla Bley, Paul Haines, Escalator over the hill ; Todd Rundgren, Something/Anything -- 1973. Sun Ra, Space is the place ; Al Green, Call me ; Marvin Gaye, Let's get it on ; Stevie Wonder, "You are the sunshine of my life" ; Gal Costa, Índia ; Led Zeppelin, Houses of the holy ; Sly and the Family Stone, Fresh -- 1974. Gram Parsons, Grievous angels ; Average White Band, "Pick up the pieces" ; William DeVaughan, "Be thankful for what you've got" ; The Residents, Meet the Residents ; Brian Eno, Taking Tiger Mountain (by strategy) ; Dr. Alimantado, "Best dressed chicken in town" ; Kraftwerk, Autobahn ; Van Morrison, Veedon fleece ; John Cale, Paris 1919 ; Robert Wyatt, Rock bottom ; Neil Young, On the beach ; Queen, Sheer heart attack ; Sparks, Kimono my house -- 1975. Parliament, Mothership connection ; Van McCoy, "The hustle" ; Elton John, "Philadelphia freedom" ; Kiss, Alive! ; Electric Light Orchestra, Face the music ; Bruce Springsteen, Born to run ; Bob Dylan, Blood on the tracks ; Patti Smith, Horses -- 1976. Boston, "Long time" ; Aerosmith, Rocks ; Bootsy Collins, Stretchin' out in Bootsy's Rubber Band ; Fela and Afrika 70, Zombie -- 1977. Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Blank generation ; Television, Marquee moon ; Milford Graves, Bäbi ; Fleetwood Mac, Rumours ; Ted Nugent, Cat scratch fever ; The Clash, The Clash ; David Bowie, Low ; Suicide, Suicide ; Joe McPhee, Tenor ; Heart, Little queen ; Pink Floyd, Animals -- 1978. Van Halen, Van Halen ; Elvis Costello, This year's model ; James "Blood" Ulmer, Tales of Captain Black ; Just what I needed : a Transatlantic art-pop comedy in five acts. Act I : Cheap Trick, Heaven tonight, The Cars, The Cars ; Act II : Wire, Chairs missing ; Act III : No New York, Talking Heads, More songs about buildings and food ; Act IV : XTC, Go 2 ; Act V : Devo, Q : Are we not men? A: We are Devo!, Pere Ubu, The modern dance, MX-80 Sound, Hard attack -- 1979. Forty-one 45s ; The Fall, Dragnet ; Ramones, "Rock 'n' roll high school" ; Ian Dury & the Blockheads, Do it yourself ; The Police, Reggatta de blanc ; The Pretenders, Pretenders ; Sugarhill Gang, "Rapper's delight" ; The Pop Group, Y ; The Slits, Cut ; The Raincoast, "Lola" -- 1980. Grace Jones, Warm leatherette.
Subject Popular music -- 1971-1980 -- History and criticism.
Rock music -- 1971-1980 -- History and criticism.
Nineteen seventies.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Related To ebook version : 9780226604879
ISBN 022660473X (hardcover) :
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