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Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion and Rock 'n' Roll

Reynolds, Simon and Joy Press

ISBN 10: 185242396X / ISBN 13: 9781852423964
Published by Serpent's Tail, London, 1995
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Near fine (light rubbing to back and light bumping to upper corner of back board otherwise fine) in illustrated boards. Bookseller Inventory # b23656

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Title: Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion and Rock 'n' ...

Publisher: Serpent's Tail, London

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Issued without dust jacket.

Edition: First Edition.

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The Sex Revolts is the first book to look at rebellion and rock n roll through the lens of gender. It finds a paradox at the heart of rock music - that it is often most thrilling when it is most misogynist and macho. Provocative and passionately argued, the book walks the tightrope between a rock fan s excitement, and a critic s awareness of the music s darker undercurrents. It sheds new light on the angry young men (The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Iggy Pop, The Sex Pistols, and Nirvana) and the psychedelic mystics (Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Syd Barrett and Brian Eno) that make up the rock n roll pantheon. It traces the secret history of female rebellion in rock, from Patti Smith and Kate Bush through the Slits and Siouxsie to contemporary artists like Hole and PJ Harvey. A rich cocktail of rock criticism, cultural studies and feminist theory, The Sex Revolts is set to become the key text in the women-in-rock debate.

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Simon Reynolds writes about music and popular culture for the New York Times, ArtForum, the Observer, and Melody Maker, and is the author of Blissed Out: The Raptures of Rock.

Joy Press writes about music, books, and women's issues for Spin, the Guardian, Village Voice, and New York Newsday.

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