Following its open call for submission last year, Under My Thumb: The Songs That Hate Women And The Women Who Love Them will be published by Repeater next month
Repeater books are ready to publish their new book Under My Thumb: The Songs That Hate Women And The Women Who Love Them. Making an open call for submission in May 2016 for essays that explore the tensions that arise from loving the music that doesn't necessarily love you, the book has been compiled into 15 short essays, commissioned by Repeater's Tamar Shlaim and edited by Rhian E Jones and Eli Davies.
“Our aim is to explore the joys of loving music and the tensions, contradictions and complexities it can involve. This book is intended to be as much celebration as critique. Think of it as a kind of feminist guilty pleasures,” read the open call last year. “There are no restrictions on types of music here – we’re keen to get contributions across a range of genres, places and eras."
With contributions from The Wire Contributing Editor Frances Morgan with the essay "Where Does A Body Begin?" on Michael Gira of Swans, as well as Wire contributor Nina Power with "And Now It Hurts To Know The Truth: On "Young Girl"", about the song performed by Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, and beyond. Other contributions include Zahra Dalilah with "Equality Is In The Doing Not The Saying: What Tupac Taught Me", Stephanie Phillips on "The Two Sides Of Phil Spector", the book's co-Editor Rhian E Jones with the essay "You Shouldn’t Take It So Personal: Bob Dylan And The Boundaries Of Rebellion", and many more.
Under My Thumb: The Songs That Hate Women And The Women Who Love Them will be released on Repeater this October. Pre-orders available via Hive.