Why can we show pride in pop songs (or not)? Why do they suggest lots to us? What do they suggest? Is it the sounds, the rhythms, or the phrases? Is it the singing, the personae of the celebs, or the messages and footage that the songs conjure up?
A great deal of people have written about pop personalities, the music business, or about their very personal tastes, nevertheless essential analysis of the songs themselves continues to be unusual. This assortment of essays, all beforehand revealed in the primary journal Popular Music, brings collectively key analysis by a lot of the principal college students studying pop music proper now. Collectively they add up to the first substantial anthology to give consideration to musical "texts." Amassing quite a lot of approaches, and looking at songs by performers as assorted as Irving Berlin, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Peter Gabriel, Jimi Hendrix, John Mellencamp, David Bowie, James Brown, Randy Newman, and John Zorn, the book marks out a specific new territory characterised by the fusion of cultural analysis and pop musicology.
Reading Pop shall be required learning for all essential school college students and lovers of widespread music.