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David Bowie's Diamond Dogs

David Bowie's Diamond Dogs (Paperback)

By Hendler, Glenn

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After his breakthrough with Ziggy Stardust and before his U.S. pop hits Fame and Golden Years David Bowie produced a dark and difficult concept album set in a post-apocalytic Hunger City populated by post-human mutants. Diamond Dogs includes the great glam anthem Rebel Rebel alon...g with one of Bowie's best piano ballads, a Moog-centered tune that sounds like Emerson Lake and Palmer, and a cool funk groove. But it also contains grinding discordant guitar experimentation, a noise collage, a weird repetitive chant, and utterly unique songs that combine lush romantic piano and nearly operatic singing with scratching, grungy guitars, creepy, insidious noises, and dark, pessimistic lyrics that reflect the album's origin as a projected Broadway musical version of Orwell's 1984. In this book Glenn Hendler reveals Diamond Dogs's connections to the larger world of 1973-4, including the neoliberal vision of urban decline registered in the album's setting and the shifts in the meanings of gender, sexuality, and race that David Bowie both reflected and contributed to through his writing, his music, and his persona. These are just some of the reasons many Bowie fans rate Diamond Dogs his richest and most important album of the 1970s.
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ISBN 9781501336584
Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
Series 33 1/3
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781501336584
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Academic USA
Released 5 Mar 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hendler, Glenn
Series 33 1/3
Category Composers & Musicians
Rock & Pop Music
Number of Pages 168
Dimensions Width: 121mm
Height: 165mm
Dewey Code 782.42166092
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Bowie, David, Rock music - 1971-1980 - History and criticism, Bowie, David - Criticism and interpretation, Glam rock music - History and criticism
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text General/trade

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