It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track: Objects & Essays, 2012-2018

It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track: Objects & Essays, 2012-2018

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Title: It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track: Objects & Essays, 2012-2018
Author: Penman, Ian
ISBN: 9781910695876
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Published: 2019
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: New


Essays 1209355
Publisher Description:
When all else fails, when our compass is broken, there is one thing some of us have come to rely on: music really can give us a sense of something like home. With It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track, legendary music critic Ian Penman reaches for a vanished moment in musical history when cultures collided and a certain kind of cross-generational and 'cross-colour' awareness was born. His cast of characters includes the Mods, James Brown, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, John Fahey, Steely Dan and Prince - black artists who were innovators, and white musicians who copied them for the mainstream. In 'prose that glides and shimmies and pivots on risky metaphors, low puns and highbrow reference points' (Brian Dillon, frieze), Ian Penman's first book in twenty years is cause for celebration.