'Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning of Style is so important: complex and remarkably lucid, it's the first book dealing with punk to offer intellectual content. Hebdige [...] is concerned with the UK's postwar, music-centred, white working-class subcultures, from teddy boys to mods and rockers to skinheads and punks.' - Rolling Stone With enviable precision and wit Hebdige has addressed himself to a complex topic - the meanings behind the fashionable exteriors of working-class youth subcultures - approaching them with a sophisticated theoretical apparatus that combines semiotics, the sociology of devience and Marxism and come up with a very stimulating short book - Time Out This book is an attempt to subject the various youth-protest movements of Britain in the last 15 years to the sort of Marxist, structuralist, semiotic analytical techniques propagated by, above all, Roland Barthes. The book is recommended whole-heartedly to anyone who would like fresh ideas about some of the most stimulating music of the rock era - The New York Times
Rage Against The Machine gehören wahrlich zu den wichtigsten Bands der letzten 20 Jahre, ihr politisches und soziales Engagement reicht weit über die Musik hinaus. Revolution In The Head - RATM And The Art Of Protest widmet sich der Arbeit und Karriere der Band. Wegbegleiter der Band wie Produzent Garth Richardson, Biograf Colin Devenish, Michael Goldstone und Journalist Joe kommen zu Wort und erklären die Bedeutung von Rage Against The Machine und bieten so einen umfangreichen Blick hinter die Kulissen. Featuring: Brand neuw interviews with; renowned Rage producer and engineer, Garth Richardson; RATM Biographer, Colin Devensish; the band's live sound engineer, Dave 'Rat' Levine and the man who signed them Michael Goldstone. With further contributions from folk-protest singer and author Jerry Silverman, ex-'Rolling Stone' editor Joe Levy, and Professor of American Studies and English at Washington State University, T.V. Reed.