Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé (Paperback)

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"Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a string of pearls: songs, singers, genres, styles, bands and revolutions that stretch from the dawn of rock 'n' roll to the present. It never ceases to entertain, inform and scratch your nostalgic itch. There are plenty of instances of aha moments confirming your deepest suspicions: David Bowie was channeling Anthony Newley (duh.), that is a bolero in "Paint it Black" (duh!), Oasis did shamelessly pillage the Beatles' catalog (double duh!!). But such affirmations are rewarding and there are also many, many, many things in here that you didn't know or suspect. I'll leave you to discover those for yourself."

— Conrad Silverberg

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a string of pearls: songs, singers, genres, styles, bands and revolutions that stretch from the dawn of rock 'n' roll to the present. It never ceases to entertain, inform and scratch your nostalgic itch. There are plenty of instances of aha moments confirming your deepest suspicions: David Bowie was channeling Anthony Newley (duh.), that is a bolero in "Paint it Black" (duh!), Oasis did shamelessly pillage the Beatles' catalog (double duh!!). But such affirmations are rewarding and there are also many, many, many things in here that you didn't know or suspect. I'll leave you to discover those for yourself.

— Conrad Silverberg

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A monumental work of musical history, Yeah Yeah Yeah traces the story of pop music through songs, bands, musical scenes, and styles from Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock around the Clock" (1954) to Beyonc 's first megahit, "Crazy in Love" (2003). Bob Stanley--himself a musician, music critic, and fan--teases out the connections and tensions that animated the pop charts for decades, and ranges across the birth of rock, soul, R&B, punk, hip hop, indie, house, techno, and more. Yeah Yeah Yeah is a vital guide to the rich soundtrack of the second half of the twentieth century and a book as much fun to argue with as to quote.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393351682
ISBN-10: 0393351688
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: September 14th, 2015
Pages: 624
Language: English