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Retromania

Simon Reynolds

In Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to its Own Past, Simon Reynolds asks: could it be that the greatest danger to the future of our music culture is . . . its past?

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£14.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571232093
Date Published
05.01.2012
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Summary

The first book to make sense of 21st Century pop, Retromania explores rock’s nostalgia industry of revivals, reissues, reunions and remakes, and argues that there has never before been a culture so obsessed with its own immediate past. Pulling together parallel threads from music, fashion, art, and new media, Simon Reynolds 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.We live in the digital future but we’re mesmerized by our analogue past.

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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.

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