The Resource The sex revolts : gender, rebellion, and rock 'n' roll, Simon Reynolds and Joy Press

The sex revolts : gender, rebellion, and rock 'n' roll, Simon Reynolds and Joy Press

Label
The sex revolts : gender, rebellion, and rock 'n' roll
Title
The sex revolts
Title remainder
gender, rebellion, and rock 'n' roll
Statement of responsibility
Simon Reynolds and Joy Press
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Iggy Pop once said of women: "However close they come I'll always pull the rug from under them. That's where my music is made." For so long, rock 'n' roll has been fueled by this fear and loathing of the feminine. The Sex Revolts captures the paradox at rock's dark heart--the music is often most thrilling when it is most misogynist and macho. And, looking at music made by female artists, it asks: must it always be this way? The book walks the line between a rock fan's excitement and a critic's awareness of the music's murky undercurrents. Here are the angry young men like the Stones and Sex Pistols, cutting free from home and mother; here are the warriors and crusaders, The Clash, Public Enemy, and U2 taking refuge in a brotherhood-in-arms; and here are the would-be supermen, with their man-machine fantasies and delusions of grandeur, from Led Zeppelin and Jim Morrison to Nick Cave and gangsta rap. The authors unravel the mystical, back-to-the-womb longings of the psychedelic tradition, from Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, and Van Morrison to Brian Eno, My Bloody Valentine, and ambient techno. Alongside the story of male rock, The Sex Revolts traces the secret history of female rebellion in rock: the masquerade and mystique of Kate Bush, Siouxie, and Grace Jones, the demystifiers of femininity, like the Slits and Riot Grrl, tomboy rockers like L7 and P. J. Harvey, and confessional artists like Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, and Courtney Love. --From publisher's description
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DLC
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1963-
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Reynolds, Simon
Dewey number
781.66/082
Index
index present
LC call number
ML82
LC item number
.R53 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1966-
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Press, Joy
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  • Feminism and music
  • Rock music
  • Women rock musicians
  • Music
  • Sexism in music
  • Popmuziek
  • Feminisme
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Rockmusik
  • Feminismus
  • Rockmusikerin
  • USA
Label
The sex revolts : gender, rebellion, and rock 'n' roll, Simon Reynolds and Joy Press
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. 1. rebel misogynies. 1. Angry Young Men: Precursors and Prototypes for Rock Rebellion. 2. She's Hit: Songs of Fear and Loathing. 3. Careers in Misogyny: The Stranglers and Malcolm McLaren. 4. Born to Run: Wanderlust, Wilderness and the Cult of Speed. 5. Brothers in Arms: Combat Rock and Other Stories for Boys. 6. Flirting With the Void: Abjection in Rock. 7. Wargasm: Metal and Machine Music. 8. I Am the King: Delusions of Grandeur from Jim Morrison to Gangsta Rap. 9. My Way: The Cult of the Psychopath -- Pt. 2. into the mystic. 1. From Rebellion to Grace: The Psychedelic Mother's Boy. 2. Back to Eden: Innocence, Indolence and Pastoralism. 3. Starsailing: Cosmic Rock. 4. Flow Motion: Can, Eno and Oceanic Rock. 5. Soft Boys: Nostalgia, Incest and Zen Apathy -- Pt. 3. lift up your skirt and speak. 1. Double Allegiances: The Herstory of Rock. 2. One of the Boys: Female Machisma. 3. Open Your Heart: Confession and Catharsis from Janis Joplin to Courtney Love. 4. Woman Unbound: Hysterics, Witches and Mystics. 5. Who's That Girl?: Masquerade and Mastery. 6. Un-typical Girls: Post-Punk Demystification. 7. What a Drag: Post-feminism and Pop. 8. There's a Riot Going On: Grrrls Against Boy-Rock. 9. Body's in Trouble. 10. Adventures Close to Home: Domesticity's Tender Trap. 11. All Fluxed Up: Rebels Against Structure
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 410 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036854963
Label
The sex revolts : gender, rebellion, and rock 'n' roll, Simon Reynolds and Joy Press
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. 1. rebel misogynies. 1. Angry Young Men: Precursors and Prototypes for Rock Rebellion. 2. She's Hit: Songs of Fear and Loathing. 3. Careers in Misogyny: The Stranglers and Malcolm McLaren. 4. Born to Run: Wanderlust, Wilderness and the Cult of Speed. 5. Brothers in Arms: Combat Rock and Other Stories for Boys. 6. Flirting With the Void: Abjection in Rock. 7. Wargasm: Metal and Machine Music. 8. I Am the King: Delusions of Grandeur from Jim Morrison to Gangsta Rap. 9. My Way: The Cult of the Psychopath -- Pt. 2. into the mystic. 1. From Rebellion to Grace: The Psychedelic Mother's Boy. 2. Back to Eden: Innocence, Indolence and Pastoralism. 3. Starsailing: Cosmic Rock. 4. Flow Motion: Can, Eno and Oceanic Rock. 5. Soft Boys: Nostalgia, Incest and Zen Apathy -- Pt. 3. lift up your skirt and speak. 1. Double Allegiances: The Herstory of Rock. 2. One of the Boys: Female Machisma. 3. Open Your Heart: Confession and Catharsis from Janis Joplin to Courtney Love. 4. Woman Unbound: Hysterics, Witches and Mystics. 5. Who's That Girl?: Masquerade and Mastery. 6. Un-typical Girls: Post-Punk Demystification. 7. What a Drag: Post-feminism and Pop. 8. There's a Riot Going On: Grrrls Against Boy-Rock. 9. Body's in Trouble. 10. Adventures Close to Home: Domesticity's Tender Trap. 11. All Fluxed Up: Rebels Against Structure
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 410 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036854963

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