Z. TUUM TUMB BIBLIOGRAPHY “read before you think”

Paul Morley

Words and music

A history of pop in the shape of a city

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Format: Softcover book

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Publish date: 4 August 2003

Product dimensions: 198 × 12 mm

ISBN-10: 0747557780

ISBN-13: 978-0747557784

Language: English


Has pop burnt itself out? Inspired by the video for Kylie Minogue’s hit single ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’, acclaimed rock journalist Paul Morley is driving with Kylie towards a virtual city built of sound and ideas in search of the answer. Their journey bridges the various paradoxes of twentieth-century culture, as they encounter a succession of celebrities and geniuses — including Madonna, Kraftwerk, Wittgenstein and the ghost of Elvis Presley — and explore the iconic and the obscure, the mechanical and the digital, the avant-garde and the very nature of pop itself.

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