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When Surface Was Depth: Death by Cappuccino and Other Reflections on Music and Culture in the 1990's

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He's the only person to whom The Velvet Underground ever played as an audience of one, the first British writer to talk to Patti Smith after her seventeen-year hiatus from rock. One reviewer hailed his previous book England is Mine as "surely the strangest and most beautiful book on pop music ever written." Greil Marcus said that even the "merely superb" passages of that book read like "intellectual sunrises," calling the work "intoxicated and intoxicating." The author in question is Michael Bracewell, celebrated surveyor of the punk and rock scenes. Now, through funny, engaging, and occasionally devastating essays about his experience in the thick of the music scene of the 1990s, Bracewell tackles a decade where Greed became disguised as Attitude, where a "cozy, urban feelgood fable" replaced punk, and where the role of anxiety, so intrinsic to the culture and music of the 1980s, was swapped for a shallow "I feel your pain" sensibility. Read When Surface Was Depth and discover why Time Out has called Michael Bracewell, in a word, "terrific."

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From the author GQ has called "perhaps the most accomplished writer of his generation," a smart, questioning look at music and pop culture of the decade just past

About the Author

Michael Bracewell is an acclaimed novelist as well as nonfiction writer. He lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306811302
Author:
Bracewell, Michael
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Popular
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Music-Popular Performers
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
107-177
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 15 oz

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