The first book of essays by a long-time renowned chronicler of underground culture. Johan Kugelberg's book on the early history of hip hop won the NYPL books for the teen age award 2008 and his book on the Velvet Underground won the Foreword silver medal for music 2010. The way this book mashes up lo-bro and hi-bro is readable, funny and thought-provoking, and also downright provoking. Johan Kugelberg's essays on punk, style and pop culture have entertained readers of international publications including Dazed and Confused, Another Man, Ugly Things, Perfect Sound Forever, Spin, Raygun and Fact over the last couple of decades.
Why People Get Rothko But Don't Get Stockhausen
Pop-cultural wars on class and gender
Rhian E. Jones
Identity, Status, Structure and The Stranglers
pop music, feminism, neoliberalism
Reflections on the Human Condition