The Rough Guide To Cult Pop

Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 1843532298
Genre : Music
File Size : 69.3 MB
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This new Rough Guide is devoted to pop music, the tacky, catchy yet enduring music we grew up listening to when we should have been listening to something more profound. We celebrate the hits, the singers, the impresarios and the songs which have made up the soundtrack to our lives. So come along pop pickers, put on your blue suede shoes (or your tartan trousers or puffball skirt, it's your call) and take a stroll down Electric Avenue. Not aarf! Features include: bull; The Stars A celebration of those performers, from Robbie Williams to Andy Williams (and Madonna to Mungo Jerry), who have had us singing along or, in the case of Dean Friedman and Kajagoogoo, left us wondering what the world is coming to.
Category: Music

The Rough Guide To Cult Movies

Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 1858289602
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 73.94 MB
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The Rough Guide to Cult Movies is like no other film guide. Embracing Westerns to film school classics to Mexican wrestling movies, the guide will include a synopsis, review and inside information on each film. Full of movie facts, the book also explains how films have evolved, tracing the rise of the star and the director, and examines how the industry may change further with the advent of the Internet.
Category: Performing Arts

The Rough Guide To Cult Fiction

Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 1843533871
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 76.72 MB
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An overview of cult fiction that profiles key writers and their works and provides trivia related to cult fiction works.
Category: Fiction

A Rough Guide To Muhammad Ali

Author : Ann Oliver
ISBN : 1843533855
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 38.18 MB
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Sport has never known an icon like Muhammad Ali - the greatest boxer of them all, a paradigm for Black America, astonishingly photogenic and articulate. This new Rough Guide covers every aspect of Ali's life and career - from the fights to the civil rights movement, from his fans to his family. Insightful coverage is given to Ali's life and times from the days when he scared his parents to the nights when he terrified his opponents. The guide looks at all 61 major contests Ali fought and his opponents - from his major adversaries, Liston, Frazier and Foreman to the lesser-known Jean Pierre Coopman ('the Lion of Flanders') and Ali's brother. Background is provided to the social context - Ali's stand on Vietnam, his friendship with Malcolm X and his worldwide impact. A chapter titled 'The Mouth' records 101 greatest quotes from The Greatest - and his meetings with fans and the famous across the world. Finally the Rough Guide looks at The Icon - the books, the films, the interviews, the photographs and the essential ephemera.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Rough Guide To Antigua Directions

Author : Adam Vaitilingam
ISBN : 9781843533191
Genre : Travel
File Size : 49.51 MB
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Slim, stylish and pocketable, Antigua Directions is full of ideas for making the most of trips to this scenic and lively island. Full colour "Ideas" spreads give inspiring coverage of the diverse attractions and activities, from golf at Jolly Harbour and diving at Sunlen Rock to lunch at Turners Beach bar and watching Test cricket at St Johns Recreation Ground - helping you to decide what to do, 24 hours a day. The "Places" section of the guide gives district-by-district coverage of the island from St John''s and English Harbour to the more remote north and east coasts. Full coverage is also given to neighbouring Barbuda. As well as practical transport information, there are hundreds of opinionated and lively reviews of restaurants, bars, hotels and shops - all keyed to accompanying, easy-to-use maps.
Category: Travel

The Rough Guide To Elvis

Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 1843531194
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 25.77 MB
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This book covers his life, his musical career and the background to the 50 essential Elvis songs and 33 movies. It looks at Elvis the icon, reviews all the biographies and includes a fan's travel guide to Memphis and the main sites of Graceland and Sun Studios.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Rough Guide To Kids Movies

Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 1843533464
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 31.30 MB
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This book includes reviews of more than 400 kids' movies, celebrating recent hits such as "Finding Nemo" and "Elf," as well as classics such as "The Wizard of Oz."
Category: Performing Arts

The Rough Guide To The Best Music You Ve Never Heard

Author : Nigel Williamson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131625852
Genre : Music
File Size : 51.15 MB
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A guide to unknown music provides recommendations on over two hundred recordings that represent such genres as indie, soul, folk, jazz, and techno.
Category: Music

The Rough Guide To Superheroes

Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 1843533863
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 84.76 MB
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Faster than a speeding bullet this new Rough Guide brings you the mind-bending truth about the fantasy world’s bravest and baddest, telling you all you need to know about the superheroes who save us – and their vile enemies. The guide includes chapters on; Superheroes and Heroines - the essential guide including sidekicks, catchphrases, ridiculous costumes and implausible powers, the villains from Asbestos Lady to Zeelmo and the low-down on the origins and creators - including the artists who created the superheroes, and the key comics, graphic novels and their publishers. An insightful and entertaining look is taken at how superheroes have influenced such icons as Jerry Seinfeld, Elvis Presley and Donald Duck, inspired scientists and changed fashion. Finally, the what, where and why of superhero lore on TV, in the movies, in print and on the Internet and the background, all you need to know about the legends from Batman to Namor the Submariner and the Incredibles.
Category: Biography & Autobiography