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Blue Eyed Pop: The History of Popular Music in Iceland

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A history of popular music in Iceland, from the 19th century through the rise of rock'n'roll and to the present day, focussing on the bands, musicians and personalities involved. ...more
Paperback, 221 pages
Published 2013 by Sögur Útgáfa
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Karen
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Named after the Sugarcubes song of the same name, Blue Eyed Pop covers the start of 'popular' music in Iceland which evolved early 20th century, through to the books publishing year of 2013, it covers everything from how various instruments were introduced to the country, to the influence of the American airbase at Keflavik and the inimitable country balls that so many artists have cut their teeth over the years.
For me the pace really picked up covering the period of the late 70's as this is whe
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Jose
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The definitive guide to Icelandic popular music from its inception to year 2013. Highly recommended.
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Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
An eye-opening history of popular music in Iceland, covering both today's acts and their predecessors, and revealing a lot of background and connections that casual observers of Icelandic pop music (especially abroad) might miss. ...more
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