Articles about 1980s

Authenticity, artifice, ideology: Heavy metal video and MTV's 'Second Launch', 1983-1985
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 405

Music video scholars have identified a 'second launch' of MTV during 1983-1985, a period when, as Andrew Goodwin writes, 'MTV programmed heavy metal with a vengeance'. My article expands on the research of Goodwin, Lisa Lewis, Carol Vernallis and others ...

Accept(ing) the other (Metallic[a]) hypermasculine image: Case studies towards an alternative understanding of hypermasculinity in the aesthetics of 1980s heavy metal
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 57-68

Machismo and other thematic representations of masculinity have informed much of the scholarly research into 1980s heavy metal's aesthetics. Although some studies have provided more substantial insights than others, the discourse has largely been shaped by scholars who criticize 1980s ...

Metal militia behind the Iron Curtain: Scene formation in 1980s East Germany
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 357-376

The article offers results from a three-year Ph.D. research about the East German metal scene in the 1980s. Due to the political circumstances of a divided Germany, two separate German metal scenes arose. In focus will be aspects of politics ...

"It's Morning Again in America": How the Tuesday Team Revolutionized the Use of Music in Political Ads
Music and Politics (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. np

The year 1984 was a watershed in the use of music in U.S. television campaign advertising. Following on the heels of technological developments in sound reproduction in television sets and MTV's inception three years earlier, the 1984 presidential campaign saw ...