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Yeah Yeah Yeah

Bob Stanley

Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop, by Bob Stanley, in a beautiful new edition of the much-loved, acclaimed and bestselling history of pop.

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£20.00
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571322404
Date Published
06.11.2014
Delivery
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Summary

Bob Stanley’s Yeah Yeah Yeah tells the chronological story of the modern pop era, from its beginnings in the fifties with the dawn of the charts, vinyl, and the music press, to pop’s digital switchover in the year 2000, from Rock Around the Clock to Crazy In Love. It was more than just music – it could be your whole life.

Yeah Yeah Yeah covers the birth of rock, soul, punk, disco, hip hop, indie, house and techno. It also includes the rise and fall of the home stereo, Top Of The Pops, Smash Hits and “this week’s highest new entry”. Yeah Yeah Yeah is the first book to look back at the entire era: what we gained, what we lost, and the foundations we laid for future generations.

There have been many books on pop but none have attempted to bring the whole story to life, from Billy Fury and Roxy Music to TLC and Britney via Led Zeppelin and Donna Summer. Audacious and addictive, Yeah Yeah Yeah is essential reading for all music lovers. It will remind you why you fell in love with pop music in the first place.

Critic Reviews

The key to Yeah Yeah Yeah is the mix of erudition and brilliantly sharp perspective; a mind equally intrigued by Bill Haley and Beyoncé. Delightful and illuminating, this is the pop answer to The Rest is Noise.

Roy Wilkinson, MOJO
Critic Reviews

London has the A-Z, and pop now has Yeah Yeah Yeah. Finally, pop music has its Boswell

Caitlin Moran
Critic Reviews

Might be the best book about music I've ever read.

Alexis Petridis, Guardian
Critic Reviews

A good old romp through the late twentieth century's greatest art form.

Jeremy Deller
Critic Reviews

For everyone who ever made a mix tape

Observer
Critic Reviews

...Noel Coward talked of the potency of cheap music, and Yeah Yeah Yeah is a love letter to this potency, written by a besotted and discerning suitor...as Yeah Yeah Yeah proves on nearly every page, Bob Stanley is both a fine writer and an impassioned celebrant of pop in all its mongrel, misfit glory, sending you back to records you know and in search of ones you don't with the giddy adolescent expectation that no pop fan should ever lose

Stuart Maconie, The Times