Ways of Hearing

Ways of Hearing : A User's Guide to the Pop Psyche from Elvis to Eminem

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John Berger's Ways of Seeing was first published in 1972. It looked at visual images and how they shape us. In Ways of Hearing Ben Thompson does a similar thing for music - albeit in a non-sociological, highly subjective, fairly irreverent and extremely entertaining manner. He explores the role of music in the mediums of radio, TV, film, literature and video, and interviews a wildly disparate bunch of musicians and djs, from Brian Eno, John Peel, Captain Beefheart and Neil Young, to Lee Perry, Sir Cliff Richard, the Chemical Brothers and Mercury Rev. 'As a public airing of private pleasures delivered with a distinctive critical voice, it's consistently engaging and infectiously readable' Julian Cowley, The Wireshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 154 x 222 x 28mm | 322.06g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 B/W Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0753812894
  • 9780753812891

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