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Simon Frith: Music For Pleasure/Facing The Music/Art Into Pop

Tim Riley, The Boston Phoenix, May 1989

AS A SOCIOLOGIST who draws on Marxist principles to make sense of the Byzantine channels through which pop flows, Simon Frith was the first British critic to offer a comprehensive view of rock's chaotic history.

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