Perfect Pop Story: Sarah Records (1987-1995)

Elodie A. Roy

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This chapter examines the fundamental role of writing and material storytelling within the production of indie pop’s subcultural identities in the UK in the 1980s. It attends to the ways in which the stories and objects generated and circulated by Bristol-based label Sarah Records (1987-1995) operated as counter-narratives, efficiently challenging prevailing cultural hegemonies. The chapter draws from theorists of the everyday (De Certeau, Lefebvre) and relies on the substantial material culture of Sarah Records (including fanzines and records).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLitPop: Writing and Popular Music
EditorsAdam Hansen, Rachel Carroll
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781315592718
ISBN (Print)9781472410979 , 9780367669041
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAshgate Popular and Folk Music Series


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