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Terminated for reasons of taste, other ways to hear essential and inessential music, Chuck Eddy

Terminated for reasons of taste, other ways to hear essential and inessential music, Chuck Eddy
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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non fiction
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Terminated for reasons of taste
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Chuck Eddy
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other ways to hear essential and inessential music
In Terminated for Reasons of Taste, veteran rock critic Chuck Eddy writes that "rock'n'roll history is written by the winners. Which stinks, because the losers have always played a big role in keeping rock interesting." Rock's losers share top billing with its winners in this new collection of Eddy's writing. In pieces culled from outlets as varied as the Village Voice, Creem magazine, the streaming site Rhapsody, music message boards, and his high school newspaper, Eddy covers everything from the Beastie Boys to 1920s country music, Taylor Swift to German new wave, Bruce Springsteen to occult metal. With an encyclopedic knowledge, unabashed irreverence, and a captivating style, Eddy rips up popular music histories and stitches them back together using his appreciation of the lost, ignored, and maligned. In so doing, he shows how pop music is bigger, and more multidimensional and compelling than most people can imagine [Publisher description]
Table Of Contents
Introduction: sold a decade at a time -- The best songs of 1930 -- Depression music -- Country rap prehistory -- Country songs I -- Niela Miller: Songs of leaving -- '60s Catholic folk mass -- Country songs II -- CB jeebies -- Can't fool Mother Nature -- Prog on the prairie : Midwestern bands roll over Beethoven -- Past expiry hard rock dollar bin -- Sonic taxonomy : fake new wave -- Inventing indie rock -- Urinals -- > no age -- Sonic taxonomy: unsung '80s R&B bands -- Country rap: the '80s -- Sonic taxonomy : old old old school rap albums -- Public enemy do the punk rock -- Beastie boys : lay it down, clowns -- Aerosmith, endangered no more -- Metallica : kill 'em all turns 30 -- Fates warning and possessed open up and say . . . ahh! -- Dead Milkmen vs. Thelonious Monster: battle of the lame -- EinstuÌ⁸rzende Neubauten/Killdozer: The Graystone, Detroit, 11 June 1986 -- New wave uÌ⁸ber alles -- Frank Chickens -- > M.I.A -- Owed to the nightingales -- Mekons stumble toward oblivion -- Mekons : so good it hurts -- Pet Shop Boys: 18 shopping days left -- Billy Joel: it's not his fault! -- John Hiatt: bring the family -- John Anderson serves the doofus majority -- Country songs III -- The '80s: one step forward, two steps back -- TLC and Kris Kross: women and children first -- Cause & effect: Trip -- The Cure: Spectrum, Philadelphia, 16 May 1992 -- SOS from the Metal of Nowhere -- Motorhead Oberkill -- Pankow and Treponem Pal Ring in Desert Storm -- How Nirvana didn't kill Hair Metal -- Sponge : from grunge to glam -- Radio on reviews I -- Travis marries a man! -- John Mellencamp: dance naked -- Sawyer Brown: cafe on the corner -- Patricia Conroy: a bad day for trains -- Grupo Exterminador: dedicado a mis novias -- When fsk play, schnitzel happens -- Radio on reviews II -- Alanis Morissette: addicted to love -- Singles again : backstabs in the material world -- Bruce Springsteen : working on a dream -- Frat daze, clambake, anyways, it's still country soul to Kenny Chesney -- Country music goes to Mexico -- September 11: country music's response -- Battle of the country hunks -- Country songs IV -- The ladies of triple A -- Anvil won't go away -- Excellent boring metal from Germany -- The many ideas of Oneida -- Next little things -- Singles jukebox reviews -- The Dirtbombs : ooey gooey chewy ka-blooey! -- Redd Kross: researching the blues -- Mayer Hawthorne < -- Robert Palmer -- Kanye West: Vevo Power Station, Austin, 20 march 2011 -- Taylor Swift and Ke$ha: not so different -- Ke$ha : warrior -- Strange brew: metal's new Blare witch project -- Metal's severed extremities -- Walking Dead : the divided states of metal -- Voivod : target Earth -- Merchandise : Totale Nite -- Mumford and Sons: Babel -- The Gospel Truth -- Southern soul keeps on keepin' on -- Jamey Johnson sprawls out -- Country songs V -- Bro-country isn't as dumb as it looks -- Ashley Monroe and Kacey Musgraves are what they are -- When the angels stopped watching Mindy Mccready -- Conclusion: I am the world's forgettin' boy
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