Book Musik 046 – Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound – discussion with author Daphne A. Brooks

Tosh and Kimley are joined by author Daphne A. Brooks to discuss her new book Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound. Brooks asks: “Who gets to tell the story of Black women who were both performing and producing thought about popular music culture, and how will this story be told?” The vital and influential work of Black female performers, writers, critics, intellectuals and cultural historians has long been neglected, marginalized or lost altogether. Brooks has taken it upon herself to fill in the archives and gift us with this rich history long in the making that will undoubtedly send you down many a rabbit hole to discover even more.

https://www.daphneabrooks.com

Daphne shared this playlist for her book: Spotify playlist

Theme music: “Behind Our Efforts, Let There Be Found Our Efforts” by LG17


Book Musik 045 – A Band With Built-In Hate: The Who From Pop Art to Punk – discussion with author Peter Stanfield

A Band With Built-In Hate: The Who from Pop Art to Punk by Peter StanfieldTosh and Kimley are joined by author Peter Stanfield to discuss his new book A Band With Built-In Hate: The Who from Pop Art to Punk. The Who is a band rife with contradictions and easily one of the most acutely self-aware bands to come out of the British music scene of the 1960s. From recording ads on The Who Sell Out to the rock opera Tommy, The Who explored the vast continuum of what popular music could be. They were anti-intellectual intellectuals who embraced constant change and who weren’t afraid to smash a few guitars along the way.

 

Theme music: “Behind Our Efforts, Let There Be Found Our Efforts” by LG17