Music Matters

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  1. Why Lhasa de Sela Matters

    Why Lhasa de Sela Matters

    By Fred Goodman

    Series Music Matters

    University of Texas Press

    An artist in every sense of the word, Lhasa de Sela wowed audiences around the globe with her multilingual songs and spellbinding performances, mixing together everything from Gypsy music to Mexican rancheras, Americana and jazz,... Learn More
    Published: 11th November 2019
    Paperback | £12.99
  2. Why Karen Carpenter Matters

    Why Karen Carpenter Matters

    By Karen Tongson

    Series Music Matters

    University of Texas Press

    In the '60s and '70s, America's music scene was marked by raucous excess, reflected in the tragic overdoses of young superstars such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. At the same time, the uplifting harmonies and sunny lyrics... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2019
    Paperback | £12.99
  3. Why the Beach Boys Matter

    Why the Beach Boys Matter

    By Tom Smucker

    Series Music Matters

    University of Texas Press

    Of all the white American pop music groups that hit the charts before the Beatles, only the Beach Boys continued to thrive throughout the British Invasion to survive into the 1970s and beyond. The Beach Boys helped define both... Learn More
    Published: 2nd October 2018
    Paperback | £12.99
  4. Why the Ramones Matter

    Why the Ramones Matter

    By Donna Gaines

    Series Music Matters

    University of Texas Press

    The central experience of the Ramones and their music is of being an outsider, an outcast, a person who’s somehow defective, and the revolt against shame and self-loathing. The fans, argues Donna Gaines, got it right away,... Learn More
    Published: 2nd October 2018
    Paperback | £12.99