REVIEW | Queerness in Heavy Metal Music: Metal Bent


  • Liam Alan Maloy University of Nottingham


Music, Heavy Metal, Queerness, Fans


Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone London and New York: Routledge, 2015 ISBN: 9780815365587 (PB)

Author Biography

Liam Alan Maloy, University of Nottingham

Liam is an independent researcher with specific interest in music and media made for children. His forthcoming book Spinning the Child (Routledge) discusses the messages that adults communicate both to and about children through recorded music and broadcasting. The case studies include the BBC’s radio broadcasting for children in the 1950s and 1960s, the music of Sesame Street, The Muppet Show and Bagpuss, Kindie Rock, folk records made for children and Woody Guthrie’s children’s songs and albums. Currently working as a teaching associate at the University of Nottingham, U.K., Liam has previously published journal articles on the quantitative analysis of music, issues of originality and authorship in ‘mashups’ and sample-based music, and the Joy Division biopic Control, on which he worked as the music coach. Liam writes, records and performs music for children with his band Johnny and the Raindrops.


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