File Under Popular: Theoretical and Critical Writings on Music by Chris Cutler

Published by ReR Megacorp, 1991, 184 pages

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Henry Cow founder and ReR label boss Chris Cutler takes on a fervent and deep approach to pop music arguing against the culture of alienation and for a meaningful form, arrived at through theory, consciousness and praxis.

Illustrated by Dirk Vallons. Writings on Sun Ra, The Residents, Phil Ochs and Elvis Presley, Progressive Music in the UK, Necessity and Choice in Musical Forms, and more.

Read Chris Cutler’s response to Kenneth Goldsmith’s epiphany on file sharing here .