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Being that these artists all hail from the esoteric underground of London, not a lot of information is available about them for a person in little ol' Grand Rapids MI, such as myself. Sure, some basic biographical information is available online, but nothing very in-depth, and nothing that sheds any light on the extremely mysterious and cryptic nature of their music, lyrics, and the musicians themselves. Each of these bands has had a profound effect on me.
Coil, in particular, resonates on a very deep level with me. Their albums Musick to Play in the Dark, vol. Due to each of these bands' bizarre lyrics and experimentation, I have pondered greatly the meaning of their songs, as well as the personal experiences and influences responsible for their creative output. This book allowed me a deeper level of understanding of these brilliant minds, and provided me with a more personal look into their lives as individuals.
It should also be noted that the reproductions of photograph are too grainy and too small, and many of them seem too familiar, having appeared and reappeared in the previous literature on Rodgers.
Geoffrey Block has just published a new book on Richard Rodgers. It is the first volume of the Broadway Masters Series, whose mission is to provide serious musical theater scholarship to a wide audience. Block explores difficult topics regarding Rodgers that had previously been neglected, such as transmission, audience reception, revivals, and archival sources, to name a few.
He also compares the two versions of Connecticut Yankee and the three versions of Cinderella, and provides in- depth analyses of The Boys from Syracuse and South Pacific. Reflecting their entirely different cultural and political views, Rodgers dined with presidents whereas Sondheim wrote a musical about assassinating them. There is considerable irony in the fact that, although Sondheim is just as psychologically complicated as Rodgers was, he did not confound Secrest to the same extent.
What remains in the Rodgers biography is an almost anecdotal and emasculating portrait of this once towering cultural figure. Works Cited Block, Geoffrey.
Richard Rodgers. Yale Broadway Masters. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, Ewen, David. New York: Henry Holt, Hyland, William G.
Rodgers, Richard. Musical Stages.
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Random House, ; New York: Da Capo Press, Secrest, Meryle. Stephen Sondheim: A Life.
Knopf, The Colonel: Careless Love: In return, Guralnick seems to have compromised some of his objectivity for access. Nowhere is this clearer than in his portrayal of the Colonel as a relatively benign or uncontroversial figure, and there is a definite sense that much is left unsaid. Nash recounts how, for example, after the journalist Chet Flippo came down hard on the Colonel in his introduction to the book Graceland: The success was, however, only partial and the Estate has been careful to portray the Colonel in a benign light ever since.
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In this we also see the toll that American success stories—be they of the poor boy made good or of the immigrant who toiled his way to success—may take on their central characters. In this there might be evidence for extending the claim that a great book about Elvis is a great book about America to incorporate a mostly great book about his manager too.
In their book Robert Johnson: Lost and Found, blues scholar Barry Lee Pearson and journalist Bill McCulloch set out to chart the origins of the Johnson myth and prove once and for all that there is absolutely no truth to the belief that the blues giant was a demon-tortured soul who could find no peace in this life.
As blues folklore has it, Johnson sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads in order to play as skillfully as he did in such a short period of time. It provides interesting background information, quite valuable for a deeper understanding of many of the lyrical themes of Current 93, the occult influences on Coil and the surrealist aesthetic of Nurse With Wound. For fans of these artists who have already digested the numerous interviews, fanzines and website material that has been available for years, this book offers a treasure trove of completely new revelations.
England's Hidden Reverse: A Secret History of the Esoteric Underground
Some of the startling anecdotes revealed in the book are truly unbelievable, such as the first meeting between David Tibet and Jhon Balance which I won't reveal, except to say that it involves someone getting urinated on. Keenan does an admirable job of placing these musicians into the context of the post-industrial scene, giving a liberal amount of time to trace their connection to concurrent acts like Whitehouse, Psychic TV, 23 Skidoo and Sol Invictus. Keenan has interviewed a staggering number of the people who were there—the musicians, the scenesters and the witnesses—and the substantial amount of direct quotes lends credibility to the project.
The book is copiously illustrated with hundreds of previously unpublished photographs.
Although it is unmistakably a thorough study, there are a few nagging problems with England's Hidden Reverse.As blues folklore has it, Johnson sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads in order to play as skillfully as he did in such a short period of time.
My guess is that they wanted a son and Mary was such a disappointment they made her pay for it all her life….
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It also comes with two new chapters, a final summing up of how the Reverse has changed gear since the book was first published and a new Chapter Zero entitled Crime Calls For Night where Keenan presents a daring argument that traces the transgressive urge that animates industrial culture all the way from Palaeolithic cave art through rock n roll and punk rock and up to contemporary noise music.