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Blissed Out By Simon Reynolds

Blissed Out by Simon Reynolds

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Mixing analysis with interviews, this study of rock music celebrates the "underground" music that has challenged consensual notions of what makes rock "legitimate". Topics discussed include the rise of feminine consciousness in rock and the continuing allure of apocalyptic heavy metal.

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Blissed Out: the Raptures of Rock by Simon Reynolds

Blissed Out is a celebration of the 'underground' music of today. From hardcore to hip hop, acid rock to acid house, these cults contradict the widely-held view that ?rock is dead? and that there is nothing left for musicians to do but play pick 'n' mix with thirty years of pop history. When he writes about his favourite bands, Throwing Muses, My Bloody Valentine, The Young Gods and Loop, Simon Reynolds captures the giddy exhilaration of their music.

Blissed Out Reviews

?These essays show that intelligence is not something to be afraid of, and that, despite the cultural poisons spread by the New Right and their henchmen, Pop is still prophecy, not just baby-boomer nostalgia or niche marketing? Jon Savage ?Reynolds?s blend of intelligence, wit and passion about music is always welcome? Q

About Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds and Joy Press are married and live in New York. Joy Press is the literary editor of the VLS, the literary supplement to the Village Voice. Simon Reynolds is the author of Blissed Out.

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Blissed Out: the Raptures of Rock by Simon Reynolds
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