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Press, Joy / Reynolds, Simon - Sex Revolts

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A classic: men are on stage, women in the audience. If you look at the line-up of many current festivals, not much has changed in this division of labor: the headliners are men, machos with guitars. Rock is apparently still fueled by the contempt for the feminine and is only considered exciting if it behaves as misogynous and macho as possible.

In "Sex Revolts", which has meanwhile become a classic, Joy Press and Simon Reynolds pose the urgently needed counter-question in view of the cult of the masculine in rock and the marginalization of women artists: Does it have to be like this? Written provocatively and passionately, "Sex Revolts" combines the personal fan perspective of Joy Press and Simon Reynolds with their analytical view of the subject. They examine the images of women of angry young men (including Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols), warriors and crusaders (including The Clash, Public Enemy), would-be super men (including Led Zeppelin, Jim Morrison, Nick Cave) and the psychedelic dreamers of Pink Floyd to Van Morrison to My Bloody Valentine. And they regain their space for those who are otherwise often ignored: the revolutionaries of music history. "Sex Revolts" tells of female performers like Kate Bush, Siouxsie and Grace Jones, presents feminists from The Slits to the Riot Grrrls and portrays rock high priestesses like PJ Harvey, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell and Courtney Love.

The German translation by Jan-Niklas Jäger contains exclusive chapters that tell the story of feminist revolts in rock since the book was published in the USA in 1995.

Brochure with flaps
472 pages
german edition

Language: German
Dimensions (H/W/D): 21,5 x 15,5 x 3 cm
Format: Brochure
Publisher: Ventil
Pages: 472
Release: 2020

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