Reynolds, Simon

Pop Culture's Addiction to its Own Past

Verlag: Faber And Faber Ltd. / Erscheinungsjahr: 2012 / 458 S. / Kartonierter Einband (Kt) / H19.5 cm x B12.6 cm x D3.5 cm 400 g


Intends to make sense of 21st Century pop. Pulling together parallel threads from music, fashion, art, and new media, this title confronts a central paradox of our era: from iPods to YouTube, we're empowered by mind-blowing technology, but too often it's used as a time machine or as a tool to shuffle and rearrange music from yesterday.


The first book to make sense of 21st century pop, exploring rock's nostalgia industry of revivals, reissues, reunions and remakes and arguing that there has never before been a culture so obsessed with its own immediate past.

Zur Autorin / Zum Autor

Simon Reynolds is the author of Energy Flash: A Journey through Rave Music and Dance Culture, Blissed Out: The Raptures of Rock, The Sex Revolts: Gender Rebellions and Rock and Roll (co-written with Joy Press), Rip it Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 and, most recently, Bring The Noise: Twenty Years of Hip Hop and Hip Rock.