I Want My MTV

I Want My MTV tells the story of the first decade of MTV, the golden era when MTV's programming was all videos, all the time, and kids watched religiously to see their favorite bands, learn about new music, and have something to talk about ...

I Want My MTV

I Want My MTV

Remember When All You Wanted Was Your MTV? The perfect gift for the music fan or child of the eighties in your life. Named One of the Best Books of 2011 by NPR – Spin - USA Today – CNBC - Pitchfork - The Onion - The Atlantic - The Huffington Post – VEVO - The Boston Globe - The San Francisco Chronicle Remember the first time you saw Michael Jackson dance with zombies in "Thriller"? Diamond Dave karate kick with Van Halen in "Jump"? Tawny Kitaen turning cartwheels on a Jaguar to Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again"? The Beastie Boys spray beer in "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)"? Axl Rose step off the bus in "Welcome to the Jungle"? It was a pretty radical idea-a channel for teenagers, showing nothing but music videos. It was such a radical idea that almost no one thought it would actually succeed, much less become a force in the worlds of music, television, film, fashion, sports, and even politics. But it did work. MTV became more than anyone had ever imagined. I Want My MTV tells the story of the first decade of MTV, the golden era when MTV's programming was all videos, all the time, and kids watched religiously to see their favorite bands, learn about new music, and have something to talk about at parties. From its start in 1981 with a small cache of videos by mostly unknown British new wave acts to the launch of the reality-television craze with The Real World in 1992, MTV grew into a tastemaker, a career maker, and a mammoth business. Featuring interviews with nearly four hundred artists, directors, VJs, and television and music executives, I Want My MTV is a testament to the channel that changed popular culture forever.

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I Want My MTV
Language: en
Pages: 592
Authors: Rob Tannenbaum, Craig Marks
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-27 - Publisher: Penguin

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Why I (still) Want My MTV : Music Video and Aesthetic Communication
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: Kevin Williams
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

This book responds to and elaborates on significant questions concerning the imagery and music in music videos, and proposes a new way of considering music video. It is written in the spirit of communicology and cultural studies: that is, the ways that the products of human communication reveal specific ""structures""
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Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Tom McGrath
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-03-14 - Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

The history of MTV, from 1979 to the 1990s.
Popular Music On Screen
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: John Mundy
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-08-21 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

Popular Music on Screen examines the relationship between popular music and the screen, from the origins of the Hollywood musical to contemporary developments in music television and video. Through detailed examination of films, television programs and popular music, together with analysis of the economic, technological and cultural determinants of their
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Language: en
Pages: 373
Authors: R. Serge Denisoff
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Transaction Publishers

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