THE MOST DISRUPTIVE MOMENTS IN MUSIC (Culture Quake) by Robert Dimery (author of ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’)
Published by Frances Lincoln | September 2022 | £12.99 Hardback
ROBERT DIMERY – A PROFILE
Robert Dimery is a writer, editor and music expert who has worked on Tony Wilson’s 24 Hour Party People and Breaking Into Heaven: The Rise and Fall of the Stone Roses, plus countless other popular music publications. He was general editor of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die. Robert Dimery has also worked for a variety of magazines, including Time Out London and Vogue.
His new book, MusicQuake tells the stories of 50 pivotal albums and performances that shook the world of modern music. Chronicling the fascinating tales of their creation, reception and legacy. Tracing enigmatic composers, risqué performers and radical songwriters. This books introduces the history of 20th century music in a new light.
THE MOST EXCITING MUSIC
From George Gershwin and John Cage to Os Mutantes and Fela Kuti; from Patti Smith and The Slits to Public Enemy and Missy Elliott – by discussing each entry within the context of its creation, the book will give readers true insight into why each moment was so pivotal and tell the stories surrounding the most exciting music ever produced. Some were shocking, others confusing, beautiful and surreal; some were scorned on release, others were chart toppers; and yet more inspired entire movements and generations of new musicians.
9 OUT OF 10
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