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'Madchester Rave on': Placing the Fragments of Popular Music
Keith H. Halfacree, Robert M. Kitchin and Robert M. Kitchen
Vol. 28, No. 1 (Mar., 1996), pp. 47-55
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20003626
Page Count: 9
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Geographers have neglected popular music, in spite of its key role in cultural identity. Using the example of Manchester, we outline geography's role in forging a certain distinctiveness to the city's 'independent' music. It is suggested that such musical fragments, which complement and contrast with the global aspirations of mainstream popular music, feed into the formation of postmodern 'neo-tribes'.