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The author believes that within rock criticism and commentary there is insufficient attention given to the "primary text" - the sounds themselves. He argues for the development of a musicology particular to rock and sets out the primary elements of such a musicology against a background of the beat and rhythm and blues styles of the early 1960s, and considers "progressive rock" and subsequent styles. He also explores the fundamental issue of rock as a medium for self-expression, and the relationship of this to musical style. The text traces the changing musical styles of rock, discusses the use and mediation of the music, and lays the foundations for a rock aesthetics.
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Allan F. Moore, University of Surrey, UK
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Book Description Open University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A slight tan to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008702887