The Routledge handbook of Pink Floyd

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Routledge,, Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom ; New York, United States, p.1 online resource (xvi, 500 pages) : (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst01080980, (OCoLC)fst01099204, bisacsh, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications Industries, fast, Histoire et critique., History and criticism., MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock, Musique psychédélique, Psychedelic rock music, Psychedelic rock music., Rock (Musique), Rock music, Rock music., SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction. "What Happened to the Post-War Dream?" The Story of Pink Floyd Companions to the Albums of Pink Floyd and Sources on Pink Floyd / Chris Hart -- PART I. Performance & Sound. A Cartographical Companion to Listening and Understanding the Songs of Pink Floyd / Chris Hart ; A Saucerful of Secrets : Pink Floyd, Free Improvisation and Collective Composition / John Encarnacao ; David Gilmour : Defining the 'Melodic' Guitarist / Richard Perks ; Planet Floyd : The Evolution of Pink Floyd's Live Performances / David Pattie ; Back to the UFO : Pink Floyd, The Division Bell Tour (1994), and the Retrofied Aesthetics of Psychedelia / Kimi Kärki -- PART 2. Media, Reception & Fandom. Original Soundtracks : Pink Floyd in the Movies / Philippe Gonin ; 'Us and Them' : Pink Floyd and the British Music Media / Simon A. Morrison ; Visual Coverscapes : Why Pink Floyd Album Covers Don't Have Types / Cinla Seker with Chris Hart ; Pink Floyd Memories and Memorability : 'A personal essay on fandom and collecting' / Bob Follen -- PART 3. Genre. In Search of Space (Rock) : Pink Floyd and Generic Formation in Popular Music / Tico Romao ; 'On The Run' : The Birth of Electronic Dance Music? / Jim J. Mason ; More Punk than Pink : Pink Floyd's Relationship with 1970s UK Punk / Martin James ; Pink Floyd : The Musical Elements / David J. DetmerPART 4. Periods of Pink Floyd's Work. The Psychedelic Self at Play : Re-reading Whimsy in the Early Music of Pink Floyd / James Barrett ; Legacy Recre/ation : Mining the Elements in the Archive of The Early Years Boxset / Rob Chapman ; Cruising for a 'bruising' : How The Dark Side Of The Moon Made Pink Floyd Successful Beyond their Wildest Dreams and Instigated their Downfall / Daryl Easlea ; Pink Floyd's 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' and the Stage Theory of Grief / Gilad Cohen ; 'A certain unease in the air' : Transitional Aspects of Pink Floyd's Animals / Edward Macan ; Behind The Wall : A Tool for Condemning Totalitarianism / Jean-Rene Larue ; Hey You! Subjectivity and the Ideological Repressive State Apparatuses in Pink Floyd's The Wall / Tina Richardson ; Truth and Manipulation in Pink Floyd's The Final Cut / Glenn Fosbraey -- PART 5. Aesthetics & Subjectivity. 'Meadows, Relics, and Victorian Dolls' Houses -- Places, Ephemera, and the Unreal Realities of Pink Floyd' / Peter Hughes Jachimiak ; The Pink Floyd Intensity : Humanity, Aesthetics and the Breathless Fan / Robert Wilsmore ; The Cultural Legacy of Syd Barrett's English Pastoral / Simon Gwyn Roberts ; Temporal Structuration in Pink Floyd's The Wall / Vesa-Matti Sarenius, Marian Tumanyan and Chris Hart ; A Temporal Journey Through Pink Floyd's Music / Gilad Cohen."The Routledge Handbook of Pink Floyd is intended for scholars and researchers of popular music, as well as music industry professionals and fans of the band. It brings together international researchers to assess, evaluate and reformulate approaches to the critical study and interpretation of one of the world's most important and successful bands. For the first time, this Handbook will 'tear down the wall'; examining the band's collective artistic creations and the influence of social, technological, commercial and political environments, over several decades, on their work. Divided into five parts, the book provides a thoroughly contextualised overview of the musical works of Pink Floyd, including coverage of performance and sound; media, reception and fandom; genre; periods of Pink Floyd's work and aesthetics and subjectivity. Drawing on art, design, performance, culture and counterculture, emergent theoretical resources and analytical frames are evaluated and discussed from across the social sciences, humanities and creative arts. The Handbook is intended for scholars and researchers of popular music, as well as music industry professionals. It will appeal across a range of related subjects from music production to cultural studies and media/communication studies"--Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.Chris Hart is an independent author and researcher. Chris has been senior researcher on several international research projects, working with major global brands across Europe.Simon A. Morrison is a writer, academic and Programme Leader for Music Journalism at the University of Chester.