Electric Shock

Electric Shock

Details

Author(s)
Peter Doggett
Format
Hardback | 720 pages
Dimensions
159 x 239 x 45mm | 1,058g
Publication date
09 Sep 2015
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Imprint
The Bodley Head Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
UK ed.
ISBN10
184792218X
ISBN13
9781847922182
Bestsellers rank
614,983

Description

Ambitious and groundbreaking, Electric Shock tells the story of popular music, from the birth of recording in the 1890s to the digital age, from the first pop superstars of the twentieth century to the omnipresence of music in our lives, in hit singles, ringtones and on Spotify. Over that time, popular music has transformed the world in which we live. Its rhythms have influenced how we walk down the street, how we face ourselves in the mirror, and how we handle the outside world in our daily conversations and encounters. It has influenced our morals and social mores; it has transformed our attitudes towards race and gender, religion and politics. From the beginning of recording, when a musical performance could be preserved for the first time, to the digital age, when all of recorded music is only a mouse-click away; from the straitlaced ballads of the Victorian era and the 'coon songs' that shocked America in the early twentieth century to gangsta rap, death metal and the multiple strands of modern dance music: Peter Doggett takes us on a rollercoaster ride through the history of music.
Within a narrative full of anecdotes and characters, Electric Shock mixes musical critique with wider social and cultural history and shows how revolutionary changes in technology have turned popular music into the lifeblood of the modern world.


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