It had an intangible imaginative element that you could never completely grasp. Pop music was there and not there simultaneously. During the writing of Hit Factories my thoughts would often Conclusion: The Places You Remember.
Author: Karl Whitney
Publisher: Hachette UK
After discovering a derelict record plant on the edge of a northern English city, and hearing that it was once visited by David Bowie, Karl Whitney embarks upon a journey to explore the industrial cities of British pop music. Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, Glasgow, Belfast, Birmingham, Coventry, Bristol: at various points in the past these cities have all had distinctive and highly identifiable sounds. But how did this happen? What circumstances enabled those sounds to emerge? How did each particular city - its history, its physical form, its accent - influence its music? How were these cities and their music different from each other? And what did they have in common? Hit Factories tells the story of British pop through the cities that shaped it, tracking down the places where music was performed, recorded and sold, and the people - the performers, entrepreneurs, songwriters, producers and fans - who made it all happen. From the venues and recording studios that occupied disused cinemas, churches and abandoned factories to the terraced houses and back rooms of pubs where bands first rehearsed, the terrain of British pop can be retraced with a map in hand and a head filled with music and its many myths.
Even as his command acquired the technical ability to hit precision targets, Harris refused to budge from his conviction that area ... They are not by-products of attempts to hit factories.40 He even argued, somewhat disingenuously, ...
This shift away from the earlier hit-factories' traditional melody-and-lyric model has streamlined the creation of pop and it's also why so many songs sound so similar. Industrialization can be revolutionary but it's built on the ...
Four bombs erupted around the heavy cruiser Rochester ( CA 124 ) , one of which hit her on the aviation crane ... which pummeled buildings throughout the area , hitting factories and oil tanks and starting intense fires in the area .
Author: Simon Zagorski-ThomasPublish On: 2020-02-06
working hours and able to 'produce a large number of “hits” owing to its work ethic and quality control systems' (2012: 159). ... Closer to home, teams at UK 'hit factories' such as SAW and Xenomania, and Cheiron Studios in Sweden, ...
Author: Simon Zagorski-Thomas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The Bloomsbury Handbook of Music Production provides a detailed overview of current research on the production of mono and stereo recorded music. The handbook consists of 33 chapters, each written by leaders in the field of music production. Examining the technologies and places of music production as well the broad range of practices – organization, recording, desktop production, post-production and distribution – this edited collection looks at production as it has developed around the world. In addition, rather than isolating issues such as gender, race and sexuality in separate chapters, these points are threaded throughout the entire text.
A thought struck him. “Dad? If the Germans can't aim properly because of the balloons, then their bombs could drop just anywhere, right? I mean, they'll be trying to hit factories, won't they, but they won't be able to, so they'll just ...
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
New York Times bestselling author John Connolly's unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories. High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book... The Book of Lost Things. An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly's latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment. The Book of Lost Things is a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.
... attempts to hit factories.16 The success or failure of Bomber Command, Harris concluded, should be “publicly assessed in terms of the extent to which they realize this policy.”17 Alarm bells began ringing in the Air Ministry, ...
Author: Randall Hansen
During the Second World War, Allied air forces dropped nearly two million tons of bombs on Germany, destroying some 60 cities, killing more than half a million German citizens, and leaving 80,000 pilots dead. But the terrible truth is that much of the bombing was carried out against the expressed demands of the Allied military leadership, leading to the needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians. Focusing on the crucial period from 1942 to 1945, Fire and Fury tells the story of the American and British bombing campaign through the eyes of those involved: the military and civilian command in America, Britain, and Germany, the aircrews in the skies who carried out their orders, and civilians on the ground who felt the fury of the Allied attacks. Here, for the first time, the story of the American and British air campaigns is told-and the cost accounted for...
... an easier target than spread-out middle-class housing or difficult-to-hit factories or military establishments: So far as my memory goes, the paper claimed that it should be possible within the stated period [until autumn 1943] to ...
Author: Peter Hore
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This edited volume comprises a series of essays about Patrick Maynard Stewart Blackett, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, as well as a prominent figure in the Royal Navy and British politics.
of course, would balloon after the band hit number one, making the independent label rich, at least briefly). ... “Stars” had been picked from the underground, turned into overground acts, expected to become hit factories (in the case ...
Author: Kevin Mattson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"After the blast, Kurt Cobain's body slumped. Next to his corpse lay a piece of paper with his last words. At the time the bullet seared his head, Cobain was a rock star, his grizzled face graced the covers of slick music industry magazines, his songs received mainstream radio play, his band Nirvana performed in huge arenas. But he had been thinking an awful lot about what he called the "punk rock world" that saved his life during his teen years and that he had subsequently abandoned for stardom. He first encountered this world in the summer of 1983, at a free show the Melvins held in a Thriftway parking lot. After hearing the guttural sounds and watching kids dance by slamming against one another, he ran home and wrote in his journal: "This was what I was looking for," underlined twice. As he dove into this world, he recognized its blistering music played in odd venues, but also a wider array of creativity, like self-made zines, poetry, fiction, movies, artwork on flyers and record jackets, and even politics. This too: how all of these things opened up spaces for ideas and arguments. Now in his suicide note he reflected on his "punk rock 101 courses," where he learned "ethics involved with independence and the embracement of your community."2 There are people who can recount where they were when Cobain's suicide became news. I was in Ithaca, NY, finishing up my dissertation... but my mind immediately hurled backwards to growing up in Washington, D.C.'s "metropolitan area" (euphemism for suburban sprawl). I started to remember the first time I entered this "punk rock world." Around a year or two before Cobain went to the Thriftway parking lot, I opened the doors of the Chancery, a small club in Washington, D.C., and witnessed a tiny little stage, maybe a foot and a half off the ground. Suddenly, a small kid about my age (fifteen), his hair bleached into a shade of white that glowed in the lights, jumped up. I remember it being brighter than expected (unlike my earlier, wee-boy experiences in darkened, cavernous arenas where bands like Kiss or Cheap Trick would play to me and thousands of stoned audience members). This kid with the blond hair might have said something, I don't remember, what I recall is that his band broke into the fastest, most vicious sounding music I had ever heard. Suddenly bodies started flying through the air, young men (mostly) propelling themselves off the ground into the space between one another, flailing their arms, skin smacking skin. Control was lost, for when a body moved in one direction, another body collided into its path. When someone fell over, another would pick him up. The bodies got pushed onto the stage, making it hard to differentiate performer from audience member. At one moment it appeared the singer had been tackled by a clump of kids, and he seemed to smile. Sometimes, I could even make out what the fifteen-year old was shouting, especially, "I'm going to make their society bleed!" Overwhelmed, I rushed outside to clear my head"--
Author: Pvt. Beverly Richard BorthwickPublish On: 2020-03-13
Huge apartment houses had been hit. Factories, stores and homes had also been hit. In some places only a wall or two stood. In other words they were in rubble. I don't know whether we passed right through the heart of Berlin or more or ...
Author: Pvt. Beverly Richard Borthwick
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This memoir traces my father's poignant and terrifying odyssey during World War II. From the deserts of North Africa, to the beachhead of Anzio, through the belly of the European Theater to a German prison camp and liberation by the Russians.