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Us and them: American rock's reconquista

Holmes, Timothy Alexander Duguid 2007. Us and them: American rock's reconquista. Popular Music and Society 30 (3) , pp. 343-353. 10.1080/03007760600836288

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This paper will examine the role of a single record, Mr Tambourine Man by the Byrds, in the fight back against the British Pop Invasion. It will suggest that this short work incorporates and assimilates musical discourses from both the American tradition (including Greil Marcus's “old, weird America”) and the British pop phenomenon (the Searchers, the Beatles) to create an example of bricolage par excellence. The paper will draw on both academic and music industry sources, including interviews conducted by the writer, to construct a rounded and illuminating point of view.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1740-1712
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:52

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