1989: Bob Dylan Didn't Have This to Sing About
- Author: Joshua Clover
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Published: November 2009
- ISBN-10: 0520252551
- ISBN-13: 9780520252554
- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2009
- Subject: MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Pop Vocal
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A tour de force theory that boldly reimagines how we understand both pop music and its social context in a vibrant exloration of a year famously described as 'the end of history.' Amid the historic overturnings of 1989, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, pop music experienced striking changes. Vividly conjuring cultural sensations and events, Joshua Clover tracks the emergence of seemingly disconnected phenomena - from grunge to acid house to gangstarap - asking if 'perhaps pop had been biding its time until 1989 came along to make sense of its sensibility.' His analysis deftly encompasses, among others, Nirvana, Madonna, Public Enemy, Nine Ince Nails. Addenda. B&W illus. 187p.
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