I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

by Rob Tannenbaum, Craig Marks
I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

by Rob Tannenbaum, Craig Marks

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Overview

Remember When All You Wanted Was Your MTV? The perfect gift for the music fan or child of the eighties in your life.

Named One of the Best Books of 2011 by NPR – Spin - USA Today – CNBC - Pitchfork - The Onion - The Atlantic - The Huffington Post – VEVO - The Boston Globe - The San Francisco Chronicle


Remember the first time you saw Michael Jackson dance with zombies in "Thriller"? Diamond Dave karate kick with Van Halen in "Jump"? Tawny Kitaen turning cartwheels on a Jaguar to Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again"? The Beastie Boys spray beer in "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)"? Axl Rose step off the bus in "Welcome to the Jungle"?

It was a pretty radical idea-a channel for teenagers, showing nothing but music videos. It was such a radical idea that almost no one thought it would actually succeed, much less become a force in the worlds of music, television, film, fashion, sports, and even politics. But it did work. MTV became more than anyone had ever imagined.

I Want My MTV tells the story of the first decade of MTV, the golden era when MTV's programming was all videos, all the time, and kids watched religiously to see their favorite bands, learn about new music, and have something to talk about at parties. From its start in 1981 with a small cache of videos by mostly unknown British new wave acts to the launch of the reality-television craze with The Real World in 1992, MTV grew into a tastemaker, a career maker, and a mammoth business.

Featuring interviews with nearly four hundred artists, directors, VJs, and television and music executives, I Want My MTV is a testament to the channel that changed popular culture forever.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101526415
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/27/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: eBook
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 415,356
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Craig Marks was the top editor for two influential music magazines, SPIN and Blender. He is the editor in chief of Popdust.

Rob Tannenbaum has been the music editor at Blender, a columnist at GQ, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Details, New York Magazine, Playboy, Spin, and The Washington Post.

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