Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! : the story of pop music from Bill Haley to Beyonce / Bob Stanley.Material type: BookEdition: First American edition.Description: xxii, 599 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780393242690; 0393242692.Other title: Story of pop music from Bill Haley to Beyonce.Subject(s): Popular music -- History and criticism | Popular music | Rockmusik | PopmusikGenre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc.DDC classification: 781.6409
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"First published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Limited [in 2013] under the title Yeah, yeah, yeah : the story of modern pop"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 557-559) and index.
pt. I. : Flip, flop and fly: Bill Haley and jump blues ; A mess of blues: Elvis Presley ; Put your cat clothes on: Sun Records and rockabilly ; Teenage wildlife: rock 'n' roll ; Rock with the Cavemen: skiffle and British rock 'n' roll ; Whispering bells: Doo wop ; 1960: it will stand ; Walk with me in paradise garden: Phil Spector and Joe Meek ; The trouble with boys: the Brill building and girl groups -- pt. II. : Act naturally: the Beatles ; Needles and pins: the beat boom ; Who's driving your plane? The Rolling Stones ; This is my prayer: the birth of soul ; The rake's progress: Bob Dylan ; America strikes back: the Byrds and folk rock ; Up the ladder to the roof: Tamla Motown ; 1966: the London look ; Endless summer: the Beach Boys ; The golden road: San Francisco and psychedelia ; Pop gets sophisticated: soft rock ; Crying in the streets: deep soul ; I can't sing, I ain't pretty, and my legs are thin: hard rock ; Bubblegum is the naked truth: the Monkees -- pt. III. : 1970: Everything's gone gray ; Freddie's dead: electrified soul ; State of independence: Jamaica ; It came from the suburbs: glam ; The sound of Philadelphia: soft soul ; Progressive rock (and simpler pleasures) ; Young love: weenyboppers and boy bands ; See that girl: Abba ; Beyond the blue horizon: country and western ; Before and after the gold rush: Laurel Canyon ; 1975: storm warning -- pt. IV. Courage, audacity and revolt: the Sex Pistols, the Clash, and punk rock ; Cranked up really high: punk rock ; Pleasantly antagonistic: new wave ; Supernature: disco ; Islands in the stream: the Bee Gees ; Routine is the enemy of music: post -punk ; A shark in Jet's clothing: America after punk ; This is tomorrow: Kraftwerk and electropop ; Adventures on the wheels of steel: early rap ; Here comes that feeling: new pop ; American rock (Ooh yeah) ; Just a king in mirrors: Michael Jackson ; Highs in the mid-eighties: Prince and Madonna ; Some kind of monster: metal ; Poised over the pause button: the Smiths, REM, and the birth of indie ; 1985: What the fuck is going on? ; We were never being boring: Pet Shop Boys and New Order -- pt. V. : Chicago and Detroit: house and techno ; Smiley culture: Acid House and Manchester ; 1991: bassline changed my life ; All eyez on me: hip hop ; This is how you disappear: Bristol, shoegazing and a new psychedelia ; As a defense, I'm neutered and spayed: grunge ; Ever decreasing circles: Blur, Suede, and Britpop ; A vision of love: R & B.
As much fun to argue with as to quote, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! traces the story of pop music through individual songs, bands, musical scenes, and styles -- from Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock around the Clock" (1954) to Beyonc�e's first megahit, "Crazy in Love" (2003). It covers the birth of rock, soul, R & B, punk, hip hop, indie, house, techno, and more, and it will remind you why you fell in love with pop music in the first place. Bob Stanley -- musician, music critic, and unabashed fan -- recounts the progression from the Beach Boys to the Pet Shop Boys to the Beastie Boys; explores what connects doo wop to the sock hop; and reveals how technological changes have affected pop production. Working with a broad definition of "pop"--One that includes country and metal, disco and Dylan, skiffle and glam -- Stanley teases out the connections and tensions that animate the pop charts and argues that the charts are vital social history.