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I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

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Named One of the Best Books of 2011 by NPR – Spin - USA Today – CNBC - Pitchfork - The Onion - The Atlantic - The Huffington Post – VEVO - The Boston Globe - The San Francisco Chronicle

For fans of VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave

Remember the first time you saw Michael Jackson dance with zombies in "Thriller"? Diamond Dave karate kick with Van Halen in "Jump"? Tawny Kitaen turning cartwheels on a Jaguar to Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again"? The Beastie Boys spray beer in "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)"? Axl Rose step off the bus in "Welcome to the Jungle"?

Remember When All You Wanted Was Your MTV?

It was a pretty radical idea-a channel for teenagers, showing nothing but music videos. It was such a radical idea that almost no one thought it would actually succeed, much less become a force in the worlds of music, television, film, fashion, sports, and even politics. But it did work. MTV became more than anyone had ever imagined.

I Want My MTV tells the story of the first decade of MTV, the golden era when MTV's programming was all videos, all the time, and kids watched religiously to see their favorite bands, learn about new music, and have something to talk about at parties. From its start in 1981 with a small cache of videos by mostly unknown British new wave acts to the launch of the reality-television craze with The Real World in 1992, MTV grew into a tastemaker, a career maker, and a mammoth business.

Featuring interviews with nearly four hundred artists, directors, VJs, and television and music executives, I Want My MTV is a testament to the channel that changed popular culture forever.

Synopsis:

SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age tells the surprisingly complex, wonderfully nostalgic, and impressively compelling story of how Nickelodeon — the First Kids' Network — began as a DIY startup in the late 70s, and forged ahead through the early eighties with a tiny band of young artists and filmmakers who would go on to change everything about cable television, television in general, animation, and children's entertainment, proving just what can be done if the indie spirit is kept alive in the corporate world of contemporary media... All from those who made it happen!

About the Author

Mathew Klickstein is the former editor in chief of Entertainment Today, and has written for numerous online and print magazines. He also worked
in Hollywood, where he wrote Sony Pictures Against the Dark for Steven Seagal. He has written four other books to date and currently lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452298569
Author:
Marks, Craig
Publisher:
Plume Books
Author:
Tannenbaum, Rob
Author:
Klickstein, Mathew
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
The Uncensored Story
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pp. b/w photos on insert stock
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.95 x 5.38 x 1.3 in 0.95 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age tells the surprisingly complex, wonderfully nostalgic, and impressively compelling story of how Nickelodeon — the First Kids' Network — began as a DIY startup in the late 70s, and forged ahead through the early eighties with a tiny band of young artists and filmmakers who would go on to change everything about cable television, television in general, animation, and children's entertainment, proving just what can be done if the indie spirit is kept alive in the corporate world of contemporary media... All from those who made it happen!

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