Articles tagged iain ellis

Rebels Wit Attitude: Nirvana

In this excerpt from PopMatters' new book Rebels Wit Attitude, Iain Ellis discusses how Nirvana were a rocking perfect storm of punk’s attitude, metal’s riffs, and pop hooks.

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Rebels Wit Attitude: Beastie Boys

In this excerpt of PopMatters' new book Rebels Wit Attitude, Ellis discusses how Beastie Boys were not afraid to play the enemy within, often mocking the macho strutting of harder rappers.

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Rebels Wit Attitude: Talking Heads

In this excerpt from PopMatters' new book Rebels Wit Attitude, Ellis looks at the Talking Heads' art school intellectualism, pop melodies, funk rhythms, and the abstract humor that made them outsiders.

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13 Sep 2008 // 11:08 AM

Rebels Wit Attitude: Subversive Rock Humorists

Second in an ongoing series of PopMatters' books, "Rebels Wit Attitude: Subversive Rock Humorists", by Iain Ellis, spotlights some seriously funny people in pop music.

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