Mad World (häftad)
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Mad World (häftad)

Mad World

An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s

Häftad Engelska, 2014-04-15
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Mad World is a highly entertaining oral history that celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the 1980s via new interviews with 35 of the most notable artists of the period. Each chapter begins with a discussion of their most popular song but leads to stories of their history and place in the scene, ultimately painting a vivid picture of this colourful, idiosyncratic time. Mixtape suggestions, fashion sidebars and quotes from famous contemporary admirers help fill out the fun. Participants include members of Duran Duran, New Order, The Smiths, Tears for Fears, Adam Ant, Echo and the Bunnymen, Devo, ABC, Spandau Ballet, A Flock of Seagulls, Thompson Twins and INXS.
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"I want to plug a book that I have nothing to do with but that I'm reading and loving and recommending to friends. It's called Mad World. If you're a big fan of 80s new wave music, they take all of those songs, and each chapter is a behind-the-scenes about the song, like "Come On Eileen," "Take on Me," ["True" by] Spandau Ballet. I am fascinated by this book."--Gary Dell'Abate, aka Baba Booey "executive producer of the Howard Stern Show, on the post-Stern Wrap Up show " "Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein take us behind the hairspray and eyeliner to reveal the inside stories of the songs that defined an often-overlooked era -- tales of inspiration, ambition, tension, and, of course, hairspray and eyeliner."--Alan Light, former Editor-in-Chief, Spin and VIBEmagazines "Co-authors Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein interviewed all of the bands and uncovered many tidbits that blew my mind. I called Lori to reminisce about the '80s--and dang, I'd love to have 12 more conversations with her, because we didn't even touch upon INXS or Depeche Mode."--USA Today's Pop Candy Blog "The book tells the tale of some of the decade's most unforgettable songs . . . in fascinating detail, letting the architects of these memorable records shine a light on how the sound of a generation came to be."--The Hollywood Reporter Online "A really informative and insightful read." "It's a book that pays due to an overlooked generation."--Adam Ant "As a good overview of new wave, this title should appeal to a wide audience of pop music lovers."--Library Journal "The new wave era is often dismissed for its one-hit wonders and silly haircuts, but Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein's book examines the period with a great deal of love and reverence."--Buzzfeed "There aren't many books where you find The Smiths sharing cover space with Adam Ant, or Echo & The Bunnymen considered peers of Duran Duran. But that's Mad World for you--"An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s," in which all manner of unlikely bedfellows are assigned equal space and glory in a very American perspective on that early 1980s period of big hair, big mouths, and, in far too many cases, very bad trousers. (Or pants, if you're a Yank.) In gathering up copious first-person interviews--including, to their enormous credit, a certain Morrissey--the American-born Majewski and Scots-raised Bernstein have assembled a thorough, and thoroughly entertaining, oral history of a vital period in popular music."--Tony Fletcher "While Mad World is a must-have for the formerly frosted bangs set, it serves as a useful primer for anyone curious about the oft-maligned new wave era."--The Los Angeles Review of Books "If you miss the days when the world was made of mesh and lace, you'll want to check out Mad World . . . hugely entertaining." "Many tomes about Rock and Roll exist, but Mad World is one of the first to give artists from the 1980s another day in the sun."--The Huffington Post "In the book Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s, journalists Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein interviewed some of the most memorable musicians of the genre to find out how it came to be."--New York Post "Mad World is an exhaustive, revelatory history of one of the most important eras of modern pop music. Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein lived it, breathed it, and loved it -- and make you want to relive it all over again. In a word: awesome."--Shirley Halperin, Music Editor, The Hollywood Reporter "Holy Human League! Mad World professes to not be a definitive history of New Wave, but its authors could've fooled me. Every fantastic detail of the era pops back to life via the vivid tales of its top titans, from Adam Ant t

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Having honed her craft at teen titles Sassy and YM, Lori Majewski was a co-founder, and later editor-in-chief, of Teen People. She was also an executive editor of Entertainment Weekly and Us Weekly, and has written for Women's Health, The Guardian and more. Jonathan Bernstein is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. He is the author of, among other titles, Pretty In Pink: The Golden Age of Eighties Teen Movies and the YA novels Hottie and Burning Ambition. He has written for publications such as The Guardian, Spin, Rolling Stone, The Face, and Teen People. He has also written the feature films Just My Luck, The Spy Next Door, Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector, and Max Keeble's Big Move.