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How To Wreck A Nice Beach by Dave Tompkins
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Originally designed as a military device, the vocoder has now become the voice of hip-hop and pop music. It has served both the Pentagon and the roller rink, a double agent of pop and espionage. Music journalist Dave Tompkins traces its incredible history from Nazi research labs to Stalin's gulags, from Hiroshima to Manhattan nightclubs and the Muppets. The result is an amazing chronicle of post-war music and culture, filled with unexpected and surprising encounters with John F. Kennedy, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West and Stanley Kubrick.

Author Biography

Dave Tompkins, a former columnist for The Wire, writes frequently on about hip-hop and popular music. His work has appeared in Vibe, The Village Voice, Wax Poetics, and The Believer. Nearly a decade in the making, this is his first book.
Release date Australia
April 27th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Melville House Publishing
Pages
352
Dimensions
185x216x25
ISBN-13
9781933633886
Product ID
3831495

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