Dave Laing

Dave Laing

Dave Laing has been researching and writing about popular music, its business, and its politics for over forty years. His books include The Sound of Our Time (1969), One Chord Wonders (1985), and Buddy Holly (2010). He was a coeditor of The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music (1990) and the Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (2003). He has contributed to several edited collections including Global Pop, Local Language (2003), The Popular Music Studies Reader, (2006) and The Cambridge Companion to The Beatles (2009). He is associate editor of the journal Popular Music History and an honorary research fellow at the University of Liverpool.

One Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk Rock

One Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk Rock

SKU: 9781629630335 Author: Dave Laing • Foreword by TV Smith
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629630335
Published: 5/2015
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 224
Subjects: Music-Punk/Business-Entertainment


“A clear, unprejudiced account of a difficult subject.”
—Jon Savage, author of England’s Dreaming

One Chord Wonders challenges us to recognize the many directions punk has taken, both in its earliest years and as it has expanded into a multigenerational and multinational movement.”
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