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The James Bond SongsPop Anthems of Late Capitalism$
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Adrian Daub and Charles Kronengold

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190234522

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190234522.001.0001

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James Bond and the End(s) of the Pop Song

(p.1) Introduction
The James Bond Songs

Adrian Daub

Charles Kronengold

Oxford University Press

The introduction describes the unique aesthetic phenomenon we call the Bond-song: a recognizable, evolving canon of pop songs that ask their audience to remember a back-catalogue of almost 30 songs written over 50 years. The chapter deals with the Bond-sound and its relation to history, with particular attention to its key architects, especially composer John Barry.

Keywords:   pop songs, pop music, pop records, Bond-songs, compilations, canon formation, John Barry

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