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Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth

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ISBN13: 9780922915699
ISBN10: 0922915695
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From the Archies to Britney Spears, bubblegum music has excited every generation of music lovers. Featuring interviews with many of the genre?s major creators, this ambitious anthology dismantles the worst myths about how bubblegum is produced and identifies the gum tendencies of artists as various as the Sex Pistols, Abba, the Monkees, and the Ramones. The book reveals the light and dark sides of the music, telling bitter tales of litigious backstabbing, pistol-wielding producers, and the perversities behind the jingles.

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"Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth sticks to your heart and not to your shoe. The talented writers are clever without a touch of meanness, when the head of their subjects float to the clouds they remember to push the down button on the elevator. This is a wise, witty, and important book. Read it, or else!" Rod McKuen

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"Into the flaccid world of mainstream pop-music culture ride editors Cooper and Smay and the other contributors to this expose of the scaly underside of...bubblegum music....Insightful and highly readable popular-culture chronicling." Mike Tribby, Booklist

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"Dedicated to the late music critic Lester Bangs and recently deceased punk legend Joey Ramone, this wonderfully quirky title leaves no stone unturned in its coverage of bubblegum music....The book excels at showing the human side of these mostly forgotten artists and their producers....quirky and entertaining..." David M. Turkalo, Library Journal

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"...Critics, musicians and popculture mavens join forces to honor that most maligned of musical genres...astonishing scope and wit." Blag Dahlia, The Dwarves

Synopsis:

The truth behind the pop music we love most.

Synopsis:

From the Archies to Britney Spears, this ambitious anthology reveals the light and dark sides of bubblegum music and features interviews with many of the genre's major creators. Illustrations throughout.

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tridentglobalceo, September 7, 2010 (view all comments by tridentglobalceo)
I grew up in the late '60s and '70s so I remember most of the "classic" bubblegum (The Archies, The Monkees, Josie and the Pussycats, etc.), from it's golden age. I read 20 to 30 books on music and pop culture every year, and this is my favorite, ever.
I've re-read it at least twice in it's entirety, and I refer to it over and over. There is a fiction chapter that should be a movie or a tv series. Some of the Japanese and Swedish off-shoots, I have as yet not explored more fully-though i hope to. I am eternally grateful for the recommendations of current bubblegum influenced music because they led me to Teenage Fanclub--now one of my favorite groups (though they are more power pop than bubblegum). I am also a big fan of Chuck Klosterman and I think this book shares with his writing a broad and deep appreciation for pop culture. I hope the make a documentary film on this subject--it would be great.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780922915699
Editor:
Cooper, Kim
Editor:
Smay, David
Editor:
Cooper, Kim
Author:
Cooper, Kim
Author:
Smay, David
Publisher:
Feral House
Location:
Venice, Calif.
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
Popular
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal
Subject:
Rock music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Popular music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-Popular Performers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
135
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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Product details 344 pages Feral House - English 9780922915699 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth sticks to your heart and not to your shoe. The talented writers are clever without a touch of meanness, when the head of their subjects float to the clouds they remember to push the down button on the elevator. This is a wise, witty, and important book. Read it, or else!"
"Review" by , "Into the flaccid world of mainstream pop-music culture ride editors Cooper and Smay and the other contributors to this expose of the scaly underside of...bubblegum music....Insightful and highly readable popular-culture chronicling."
"Review" by , "Dedicated to the late music critic Lester Bangs and recently deceased punk legend Joey Ramone, this wonderfully quirky title leaves no stone unturned in its coverage of bubblegum music....The book excels at showing the human side of these mostly forgotten artists and their producers....quirky and entertaining..."
"Review" by , "...Critics, musicians and popculture mavens join forces to honor that most maligned of musical genres...astonishing scope and wit."
"Synopsis" by ,
The truth behind the pop music we love most.
"Synopsis" by , From the Archies to Britney Spears, this ambitious anthology reveals the light and dark sides of bubblegum music and features interviews with many of the genre's major creators. Illustrations throughout.
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