For your reading (and listening) pleasure, Lior Phillips, has put together a list of the top 5 love songs that you need to know.
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’70s Teen Pop author, Lucretia Tye Jasmine, tells us about her favorite Christmas performance: the first GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously) concert on December 5, 1968. Here she tells us the GTO story and how they came to personify the intersection of Second Wave feminism and music.
Steve Tupai Francis, the author behind the Kraftwerk’s Computer World 33 1/3, kicks off our series of festive posts with a deep dive into one of his favourite alternative Christmas albums: A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector. Take it away, Steve!
Welcome to our latest author Q&A, where we chat to the writers behind new and upcoming 33 1/3 books! Today, exactly 36 years since the album’s initial release, we’re talking to Matthew Horton who wrote the 33 1/3 on George Michael’s Faith. Matthew tells us more about how the book came together and where his love of George Michael first began.
Welcome to our latest author Q&A, where we chat to the writers behind new and upcoming 33 1/3 books! Today David Looseley talks to us about his addition to the 33 1/3 Europe series: Édith Piaf’s Récital 1961. He tells us more about “a woman powerfully in control of her career”, and what it was like to dissect every song from ‘Mon Vieux Lucien’ to the iconic ‘Non, je ne regrette rien’.
Next month we’re adding two new books to our Genre series: ’70s Teen Pop and Krautrock. If you’re not yet familiar with this series, think of Genre as your guide through musical sub-genres that have intrigued, perplexed, or provoked listeners. Much like the original 33 1/3 series, each book offers new perspectives, song recommendations, little-known tidbits, personal stories, and above all, ways of thinking about music.
Joanna McNaney Stein reveals how k.d. lang’s Ingénue went from life-changing album to the topic of her 33 1/3 volume, out November 2nd 2023. She talks about how she came to pitch her 33 1/3 idea to us, as well as the experience of writing about an album that had such a significant impact on her.
Welcome to our latest author Q&A, where we chat to the writers behind new and upcoming 33 1/3 books! Today Michael Dango talks to us about his addition to the series: Madonna’s Erotica. He tells us more us about the political and social context in which Erotica was released, as well as Madonna’s impact on queer theory and critical race theory.
Welcome to our latest author Q&A, where we chat to the writers behind new and upcoming 33 1/3 books! Today Lior Phillips talks to us about her addition to the Genre series: South African Popular Music. She tells us more about what it was like writing this book and recommends the best songs ‘to help soundtrack your quest through South African pop music history’.
The 2023 Eurovision final is live from Liverpool on Saturday night and to celebrate, we’ve put together a curated list of books inspired by iconic Eurovision moments, songs and artists. ABBA historically secured a victory for Sweden in 1974 with Waterloo – now widely considered one of the best Eurovision songs of all time. This