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Dr Dai Griffiths’s publications 


Radiohead: OK Computer (Continuum, 2004)

Elvis Costello (Equniox, 2007)


‘Talking about License to Kill’, in Elizabeth Thomson and David Gutman (eds.), The Dylan Companion (Macmillan, 1990), pp. 260-66

‘Public Schoolboy Music: Debating Radiohead’, in Joseph Tate (ed.), The Music and Art of Radiohead (Ashgate, 2005)

‘So Who Are You? Webern’s Op. 3 No. 1’, in Craig Ayrey and Mark Everist (eds.), Analytical Strategies and Musical Interpretation: Essays on Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Music (Cambridge, 1996), pp. 301-14

‘Kelly, Cerys, and James Dean Bradfield’, in Trevor Herbert and Peter Stead, Hymns and Arias: Great Welsh Voices (Cardiff, 2001), pp. 209-21

‘Cover Versions and the Sound of Identity in Motion’, in David Hesmondhalgh and Keith Negus (eds.), Popular Music Studies (Arnold, 2002), pp. 51-64

‘From Lyric to Anti-Lyric: Analysing the Words in Popular Song’, in Allan F. Moore (ed.), Analysing Popular Music (Cambridge, 2003), pp. 39-59

‘History and class consciousness: pop music towards 2000’, in Nicholas Cook and Anthony Pople (eds.), Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Music (Cambridge, 2004), pp. 557-83

‘Postcolonial Music in Contemporary Wales: Hybridities and Weird Geographies’ (with Sarah Hill), in Jane Aaron and Christopher Williams, eds., Postcolonial Wales (University of Wales Press, 2005)

‘Grammar Schoolboy Music’ (1995), reprinted in Derek B. Scott (ed.), Music, Culture, and Society: a Reader (Oxford, 2000), pp. 143-5

‘Memorable music, forgettable words? Dilemmas of song in British progressive rock, c. 1972’, for conference, Composition and Experiment in British Rock 1966-76, Cremona 2005

Journal Articles

‘Three Tributaries of The River’, Popular Music, 7/1 (1987-8), 27-34; reprinted in Richard Middleton (ed.), Reading Pop (Oxford, 1997), pp. 192-202

‘In Praise of “Anchorage”’, in Rossana Dalmonte and Mario Baroni (eds.), Secondo Convegno Europeo di Anilisi Musicale (Trento, 1992), pp. 351-58

‘Was Will der Mann: Gwrywdod ar y Groesffordd’, tu chwith 9 (1998), pp. 29-33

‘“Home is Living Like a Man on the Run”: John Cale’s Welsh Atlantic’, in Sally Harper (ed.), Welsh Music History (2000), 159-185, Welsh translation, 186-211, reprinted in Martin Stokes and Philip V. Bohlman (eds.), Celtic Modern: Music at the Global Fringe (Scarecrow Press, 2003), pp. 171-99

‘Internal rhyme in ‘The Boy with a Moon and Star on His Head’, Cat Stevens, 1972’, Popular Music, 31/3 (2011), pp. 383-400

‘Words to songs and the internet: a comparative study of transcriptions of words to the song ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’, recorded by Gladys Knight and the Pips in 1973’, Popular Music and Society, 36/2 (2013), pp. 234-73


Review of Anthony Pople (ed.), Analysis, Theory, and Meaning in Music (Cambridge, 1994) Music Analysis, 15/2-3 (1996), pp. 381-93

Review of Anne Shreffler, Webern and the Lyric Impulse (Oxford, 1994) Music Analysis 16/1 (1997), pp. 144-54

Review of Simon Frith, Performing Rites: Evaluating Popular Music (Oxford, 1998), Music and Letters (2000), pp. 343-6

Review-Article, ‘The High Analysis of Low Music’, Music Analysis, 18.3 (1999), pp. 389-435

Review of Words for the Dying (DVD, 2009) and John Cale (DVD 2006), Journal of the Society for American Music (2010) 4/3, pp. 390-2

Review of Carys Wyn Jones, The Rock Canon: Canonical Values in the Reception of Rock Albums (Ashgate, 2008), Music and Letters (2010) 91/3, pp. 471-473

Review of Kyle Gann, Music Downtown: Writings from the Village Voice (2006), Twentieth-century Music (University of California Press, 2011), 7/1, pp. 127-30

Review-article ‘After Relativism: Recent Directions in the High Analysis of Low Music’, Music Analysis, 31/3 (2012), pp. 381-413

Reference Articles

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (Macmillan, 2000), entries on Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Lyrics (2).

Cydymaith I Gerddoriaeth Cymru (Bangor University, 2013): entry on John Cale


Dr Jan Butler’s publications


‘Album Art and Posters: The Psychedelic Interplay of Rock art and Art rock’ in Shepherd, T. & Leonard, A. (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture, Routledge Press (2013)

‘The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds and the Musicology of Record Production’ in Frith, S. and Zagorski-Thomas, S. (eds.), The Art of Record Production: An Introductory Reader for a New Academic Field, Ashgate Press (2012)

Journal Articles

The Beach Boys and the musicology of record productionThe proceedings of the 2005 Art of Record Production Conference.

Musical Works, Cover Versions and Strange Little GirlsVolume! La revue des musiques populaires, no.7(1), June 2010.

Research Dissemination

Conference papers given since 2004

2013 – ‘The Musicology of Recording and Production, Institute for Musical Research postgraduate training day, invited speaker

2010 – ‘The Role of the Rock Cultural Intermediary: The Birth of the American Rock Press in the 1960s’, Shifting Ground: A Study Day in Popular Music and Publishing, Oxford Brookes University

2009 – ‘Authentic Independents: Myth or Reality?’, 5th Annual Art of Record Production Conference, University of Glamorgan

2009 – ‘The Critic as New Cultural Intermediary: the Rise of the American Rock Press in the 1960s’, 6th International Conference on Music since 1900, University of Keele

2009 – ‘The Reception of the Use of Technology in the work of Jimi Hendrix’, 15th Biennial International IASPM Conference, University of Liverpool

2009 – ‘Ticket To Ride: Album Art as a Gateway to the Psychedelic Community’, RMA Study Day: Image, Music, Identity: Constructing and Experiencing Identities through Music in Visual Culture Conference, University of Nottingham

2009 – Image, Music, Identity Round Table (panel member), RMA Study Day: Image, Music, Identity: Constructing and Experiencing Identities through Music in Visual Culture Conference, University of Nottingham

2005 – ‘The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds and the musicology of record production’, CHARM/The Art of Record Production Conference, University of Westminster

2005 – ‘High Fidelities: The discourse of authenticity and Jimi Hendrix’, 4th International Conference on Twentieth-century music, University of Sussex

2005 – ‘Musical works, cover versions and Strange Little Girls’, Postgraduate Study Day, University of Nottingham

2004 – ‘Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge: A new film music?’, RMA Students’ Conference, Royal Holloway

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