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Title:
I shot a man in Reno : a history of death by murder, suicide, fire, flood, drugs, disease, and general misadventure, as related in popular song
Author:
Thomson, Graeme.
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Publication Information:
New York : Continuum, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
xvii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Death ain't nothin' new: from John Barleycorn to John Walker's blues -- Teenage wildlife: from sob to suicide -- Blood on the floor: murder, music and morality -- How does it feel?: death and the sixties -- Appetite for self destruction: oblivion songs -- Sweetness follows?: into the great beyond -- Gangsta gangsta: rap reclaims the murder song -- Sometimes it snows in April: the music of loss -- Who wants to live forever?: the fat lady's songbook -- The art of dying (slight return) -- Epilogue. To die for: the forty greatest death songs.
ISBN:
9780826428578
Format :
Book

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