MICHAEL JACKSON'S DANGEROUS
Susan Fast in conversation with Carl Wilson to celebrate her new 33 1/3 title > OCTOBER 14
Join Susan Fast, author of Michael Jackson’s DANGEROUS as she talks to Carl Wilson, author of Let’s Talk About Love to celebrate the publication of the 100th title in the 33 1/3 series.
Susan Fast calls Michael Jackson’s DANGEROUS, released in 1991, his coming of age record, the moment in his career when he fully embraced adulthood. She reads it as a concept album, one that offers a compelling narrative arc of postmodern angst, love, lust, seduction, betrayal, damnation—with a focus on racial politics throughout—in ways heretofore unseen in his music. Fast is also the author of In the Houses of the Holy: Led Zepplin and the Power of Rock Music and co-editor of Music, Politics and Violence. She is Professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University.
In a pre-publication interview about her book, Fast said “It’s really difficult to fathom how one of the most important artists ever could have been so dismissed or neglected as an artist. Even when he was at his peak, there were only ever a handful of good essays that tried to get at something important about his artistry.”
Carl Wilson’s study of Celine Dion, and popular taste, number 52 in the 33 1/3 series was recently republished in an expanded edition Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste. Wilson is the music critic for Slate and writes regularly for a number of online and print publications.
The 33 1/3 series is marking its 10th anniversary in 2014 with many additional books to come.
BOOK LAUNCH FOR 33 1/3 Michael Jackson Dangerous
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Tuesday October 14, 2014 > 7:30pm-9:30pm