Look! It's Rock'n'roll!

How television participated in shaping the visual genre conventions of popular music

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On the basis of an analysis of musical performances on the popular Danish entertainment show The Record Parade (Pladeparade, 1957–63), I investigate how musical genre and visual presentation intersect in early Danish television. Using a distinction between acting and posing taken from Simon Frith's analysis of popular music performance (1996: 205ff), I suggest that it is possible to distinguish between three basic modes of musical performances on television, namely acting, posing, and playing. Visual presentation in the first mode renders the lyrics; in the second, the performer as idol; and in the third, the musicianship. I argue that television helped shape a heightened awareness of genre distinction within the field of popular music by emphasizing differences in visual impressions and performance attitudes, even before an awareness of genre became manifest stylistically in the music itself.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalMusic, Sound and the Moving Image
Volume1
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)141-159
ISSN1753-0768
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Look! It's Rock'n'roll! How television participated in shaping the visual genre conventions of popular music . / Lindelof, Anja.

In: Music, Sound and the Moving Image, Vol. 1 , No. 2, 2007, p. 141-159.

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