Routledge, 1994. Understanding Popular Music is an introductory textbook for students which explores the history and meaning of rock and popular music. Roy Shuker's study encompasses every aspect of popular music, from the history of the record industry to concept of the musician', from rock as cultural politics to MTV. Roy Shuker examines the music press; the impact of music videos; public performance; fans and subcultures, and the nature of the pop star'. Understanding Popular Music includes case studies of contemporary icons such as Frank Zappa, Prince, Lenny Kravitz and Madonna, along with full bibliography and song listings and an annotated guide to the key texts discussed.
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