Assimilate : a critical history of industrial music / S. Alexander Reed.

Reed, S. Alexander, author.
Oxford, [England] ; New York, New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Industrial music -- History and criticism.
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Noisy, confrontational, and controversial, industrial music first emerged in the mid-1970s around bands and performance groups that combined avant-garde electronic music with the provocative attitude and abrasive style of punk rock. In Assimilate, S. Alexander Reed provides the first ever critical history of this fascinating and enigmatic genre, charting its trajectory from Throbbing Gristle's founding of the record label Industrial Music in 1976, to its peak in popularity with the success of Nine Inch Nails in the mid-1990s, through its decline to the present day. Exploring twenty exemplary w
""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Foreword""; ""Introduction: The Front Lines""; ""PART I: TECHNOLOGY AND THE PRECONDITIONS OF INDUSTRIAL MUSIC""; ""Chapter 1 Italian Futurism""; ""Chapter 2 William S. Burroughs""; ""Chapter 3 Industrial Music and Art Music""; ""PART II: INDUSTRIAL GEOGRAPHY""; ""Chapter 4 Northern England""; ""Chapter 5 Berlin""; ""Chapter 6 San Francisco""; ""Chapter 7 Mail Art, Tape Technology, and the Network""; ""PART III: INDUSTRIAL MUSICAL STYLE""; ""Chapter 8 The Tyranny of the Beat: Dance Music and Identity Crisis""
""Chapter 9 "After Cease to Exist": England 1981-1985""""Chapter 10 Body to Body: Belgian EBM 1981-1985""; ""Chapter 11 Industrial Music as a Theater of Cruelty""; ""Chapter 12 "She's a Sleeping Beast": Skinny Puppy and the Feminine Gothic""; ""PART IV: INDUSTRIAL POLITICS""; ""Chapter 13 Back and Forth: Industrial Music and Fascism""; ""Chapter 14 White Souls in Black Suits: Industrial Music and Race""; ""PART V: PEOPLE AND INDUSTRIAL MUSIC""; ""Chapter 15 Wild Planet: WaxTrax! Records and Global Dance Scenes""; ""Chapter 16 Q: Why Do We Act Like Machines? A: We Do Not.""
""Chapter 17 Death""""Chapter 18 Wonder""; ""Suture: From the Author's Diary""; ""Postscript: Is There Any Escape for Noise?""; ""Sources Cited""; ""Notes""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""X""; ""Y""; ""Z""
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