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Cope, Andrew L.

Works: 2 works in 31 publications in 2 languages and 1,159 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML3534, 781.66
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew L Cope
Black Sabbath and the rise of heavy metal music by Andrew L Cope( )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The definition of 'heavy metal' is often a contentious issue and in this lively and accessible text Andrew Cope presents a refreshing re-evaluation of the rules that define heavy metal as a musical genre."--Jacket
Status Quo : mighty innovators of 70s rock by Andrew L Cope( )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Status Quo were one of the most successful, influential and innovative bands of the 1970s. During the first half of the decade, they wrote, recorded and performed a stream of inventive and highly complex rock compositions, developed 12 bar forms and techniques in new and fascinating ways, and affected important musical and cultural trends. But, despite global success on stage and in the charts, they were maligned by the UK music press, who often referred to them as lamebrained three-chord wonders, and shunned by the superstar Disk Jockeys of the era, who refused to promote their music. As a result, Status Quo remain one of the most misunderstood and underrated bands in the history of popular music. Cope redresses that misconception through a detailed study of the band's music and live performances, related musical and cultural subtopics and interviews with key band members. The band is reinstated as a serious, artistic and creative phenomenon of the 1970s scene and shown to be vital contributors to the evolution of rock
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Audience level: 0.07 (from 0.01 for Black Sabb ... to 0.55 for Status Quo ...)

Black Sabbath and the rise of heavy metal music
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French (1)