Will Pop Eat Itself?

“Explores the advent of post-modernism in pop, suggesting parallels between pop today and high art earlier this century.” A history of the sampler in pop music. Along the way is a great chapter all about the JAMs, including a very good analysis of the lyrical content of ‘All You Need Is Love’, ‘Downtown’ and ‘Justified And Ancient (Stand By The JAMs)’. The chapter serves as a sort of incomplete history of the JAMs/KLF, although Beadle is less impressed with them once they stop blatant sampling. The JAMs also pop up in other chapters.

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