Simon Reynolds

Bring the Noise

Notify me when the book’s added
To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. How do I upload a book?
Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture, juxtaposing the voices of many of rock and hip hop’s most provocative artists—Morrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radiohead—with Reynolds’s own passionate analysis. With all the energy and insight you would expect from the author of Rip It Up and Start Again, Bring the Noise tracks the alternately fraught and fertile relationship between white bohemia and black street music. The selections transmit the immediacy of their moment while offering a running commentary on the broader enduring questions of race and resistance, multiculturalism, and division. From grunge to grime, from Madchester to the Dirty South, Bring the Noise chronicles hip hop and alternative rock’s competing claims to be the cutting edge of innovation and the voice of opposition in an era of conservative backlash. Alert to both the vivid detail and the big picture, Simon Reynolds has shaped a compelling narrative that cuts across a thrillingly turbulent two-decade period of pop music.
This book is currently unavailable
696 printed pages
Original publication
2011

Impressions

    👍
    👎
    💧
    🐼
    💤
    💩
    💀
    🙈
    🔮
    💡
    🎯
    💞
    🌴
    🚀
    😄

    How did you like the book?

    Sign in or Register

Quotes

    Nikolay Ovchinnikovhas quoted5 months ago
    When he was invited to produce U2 (a group that Carducci reviles as the very model of non-rocking fraudulence) Eno warned Bono: ‘I’m not interested in records as a document of a rock band playing on stage. I’m more interested in painting pictures. I want to create a landscape within which this music happens.’ As it turned out, this subordination of the aural to the visual was perfect for Bono’s ‘visionary’ vocals, The Edge’s stratospheric guitar and the inert rhythm section.
    Nikolay Ovchinnikovhas quoted5 months ago
    These are the people who only know what they do not want.
    Nikolay Ovchinnikovhas quoted5 months ago
    That’s why The Smiths and James have more in common with Husker Du and Meat Puppets than their own neighbours.

On the bookshelves

fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)