But have you seen my records? This Heat, Pere Ubu, Outsiders, Nation of Ulysses, Mars, The Trojans, The Black Dice, Todd Terry, the Germs, Section 25, Althea and Donna, Sexual Harrassment, a-ha, Pere Ubu, Dorothy Ashby, PIL, the Fania All-Stars, the Bar-Kays, the Human League, the Normal, Lou Reed, Scott Walker, Monks, Niagra, Joy Division, Lower 48, the Association, Sun Ra, Scientists, Royal Trux, 10cc, Eric B. and Rakim, Index, Basic Channel, Soulsonic Force ("just hit me"!), Juan Atkins, David Axelrod, Electric Prunes, Gil! Scott! Heron!, the Slits, Faust, Mantronix, Pharaoh Sanders and the Fire Engines, the Swans, the Soft Cell, the Sonics, the Sonics, the Sonics, the Sonics.
Mac351 module intro - why study popular music?
history, theories, performers & genres
From the module guide:
• This module draws upon student’s skills and knowledge of
popular culture studied at level 1.
• Theories of popular culture are further developed and related
to the consumption, production and enjoyment of popular
• These theories are related to socio-political changes in
• Furthermore specific musical genres and performers are
examined with these concepts and theories in mind.
1. Intro/Why study pop
2. Rock’n’roll counter-
3. Soul music
4. Reggae and afrobeat
5. Prog rock art rock
6. Blank generation: punk
8. Reading week
9. Electric dreams
10. Pop bands
11. Moral panics and rave
12. Film and music
1. Well-liked by many
2. The opposite of high culture
3. Mass culture (commercial)
4. Of the people
5. Hegemonic (a site of struggle)
6. Postmodern culture (blurring boundaries
between commercial and authentic)
I was there in 1974 at the first
Suicide practices in a loft in New
I was working on the organ sounds
with much patience.
I was the first guy playing Daft Punk
to the rock kids.
I played it at CBGB's.
Everybody thought I was crazy.
We all know.
But I'm losing my edge to better-
looking people with better ideas
and more talent.
And they're actually really, really
I heard you have a compilation of
every good song ever done by
anybody. Every great song by the
Beach Boys. All the underground
hits. All the Modern Lovers tracks.
LCD Soundsystem – I’m Losing My Edge - 2002
Why Study Popular Music?
• researching facts and existing theories
• using theories to develop tools for analysing
texts and cultural practices
• apply the theories to understand the facts and
using the facts to test the theories
• developing ideas/theories of your own
“the charts not only constitute
a practice which assumes that
commercial success = cultural
success, but they define
popular music as being music
that is commercially successful.
Equally the style of the chart
shows defines popular music
as new and exciting”
• ‘music’ Phil Hilfiker
• ‘Music in my ears’ Rob Ellis
• ‘ I’m only popular on the internet’ duncan c
• ‘Cultural theory and popular culture’ Rob Jewitt
• ‘Music’ Sameer Vasta
• ‘Disco Ball’ Rosie Rogers
• ‘creative commons -Franz Patzig-’ A. Diez Herrero