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Visual Vitriol

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Author: David A. Ensminger
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604739695
Size: 55.84 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation is a vibrant, in-depth, and visually appealing history of punk, which reveals punk concert flyers as urban folk art. David Ensminger exposes the movement's deeply participatory street art, including flyers, stencils, and graffiti. This discovery leads him to an examination of the often-overlooked presence of African Americans, Latinos, women, and gays and lesbians who have widely impacted the worldviews and music of this subculture. Then Ensminger, the former editor of fanzine Left of the Dial, looks at how mainstream and punk media shape the public's outlook on the music's history and significance. Often derided as litter or a nuisance, punk posters have been called instant art, Xerox art, or DIY street art. For marginalized communities, they carve out spaces for resistance. Made by hand in a vernacular tradition, this art highlights deep-seated tendencies among musicians and fans. Instead of presenting punk as a predominately middle-class, white-male phenomenon, the book describes a convergence culture that mixes people, gender, and sexualities. This detailed account reveals how members conceptualize their attitudes, express their aesthetics, and talk to each other about complicated issues. Ensminger incorporates an important array of scholarship, ranging from sociology and feminism to musicology and folklore, in an accessible style. Grounded in fieldwork, Visual Vitriol includes over a dozen interviews completed over the last several years with some of the most recognized and important members of groups such as Minor Threat, The Minutemen, The Dils, Chelsea, Membranes, 999, Youth Brigade, Black Flag, Pere Ubu, the Descendents, the Buzzcocks, and others.


Damaged PDF

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Author: Evan Rapport
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 149683125X
Size: 34.92 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 364
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Book Description: Damaged: Musicality and Race in Early American Punk is the first book-length portrait of punk as a musical style with an emphasis on how punk developed in relation to changing ideas of race in American society from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Drawing on musical analysis, archival research, and new interviews, Damaged provides fresh interpretations of race and American society during this period and illuminates the contemporary importance of that era. Evan Rapport outlines the ways in which punk developed out of dramatic changes to America’s cities and suburbs in the postwar era, especially with respect to race. The musical styles that led to punk included transformations to blues resources, experimental visions of the American musical past, and bold reworkings of the rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues sounds of the late 1950s and early 1960s, revealing a historically oriented approach to rock that is strikingly different from the common myths and conceptions about punk. Following these approaches, punk itself reflected new versions of older exchanges between the US and the UK, the changing environments of American suburbs and cities, and a shift from the expressions of older baby boomers to that of younger musicians belonging to Generation X. Throughout the book, Rapport also explores the discourses and contradictory narratives of punk history, which are often in direct conflict with the world that is captured in historical documents and revealed through musical analysis.

Historical Theory And Methods Through Popular Music 1970 2000

Historical Theory and Methods through Popular Music  1970   2000 PDF

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Author: Kenneth L. Shonk, Jr.
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137570725
Size: 73.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 311
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Book Description: This book examines the post-1960s era of popular music in the Anglo-Black Atlantic through the prism of historical theory and methods. By using a series of case studies, this book mobilizes historical theory and methods to underline different expressions of alternative music functioning within a mainstream musical industry. Each chapter highlights a particular theory or method while simultaneously weaving it through a genre of music expressing a notion of alternativity—an explicit positioning of one’s expression outside and counter to the mainstream. Historical Theory and Methods through Popular Music seeks to fill a gap in current scholarship by offering a collection written specifically for the pedagogical and theoretical needs of those interested in the topic.

Pay For Your Pleasures

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Author: Cary Levine
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022602606X
Size: 32.44 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 211
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Book Description: "Cary Levine focuses on Kelley's, McCarthy's, and Pettibon's work from the 1970s through the 1990s, plotting the circuitous routes they took in their artistic development. Drawing on extensive interviews with each artist, he identifies the diverse forces that had a crucial bearing on their development--such as McCarthy's experiences at the University of Utah, Kelley's interest in the Detroit-based White Panther movement, Pettibon's study of economics, and how all three participated in burgeoning subcultural music scenes. Levine discovers a common political strategy underlying their art that critiques both nostalgia for the 1960s counterculture and Reagan-era conservatism. He shows how this strategy led each artist to create strange and unseemly images that test the limits of not only art but also gender roles, sex, acceptable behavior, poor taste, and even the gag reflex that separates pleasure from disgust. As a result, their work places viewers in uncomfortable situations that challenge them to reassess their own values."--Publisher's description.

Write In Tune Contemporary Music In Fiction

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Author: Erich Hertz
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1623561450
Size: 23.99 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: Contemporary popular music provides the soundtrack for a host of recent novels, but little critical attention has been paid to the intersection of these important art forms. Write in Tune addresses this gap by offering the first full-length study of the relationship between recent music and fiction. With essays from an array of international scholars, the collection focuses on how writers weave rock, punk, and jazz into their narratives, both to develop characters and themes and to investigate various fan and celebrity cultures surrounding contemporary music. Write in Tune covers major writers from America and England, including Don DeLillo, Jonathan Franzen, Zadie Smith, and Jim Crace. But it also explores how popular music culture is reflected in postcolonial, Latino, and Australian fiction. Ultimately, the book brings critical awareness to the power of music in shaping contemporary culture, and offers new perspectives on central issues of gender, race, and national identity.

Mavericks Of Sound

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Author: David A. Ensminger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442235918
Size: 55.47 MB
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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Book Description: In this book, music scholar David Ensminger offers a collection of compelling interviews with legendary roots rock and indie artists who bucked mainstream trends and have remained resilient in the face of enormous shifts in the music world. Ensminger brings to light the highways and byways trod by these music icons over the course of their careers.

Righteous Armies Holy Cause

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Author: Terrie Dopp Aamodt
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865547384
Size: 11.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 236
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Book Description: "Terrie Aamodt's writing is followed by an appendix with numerous primary documents, including selections by E.P. Worth, Herman Melville, James R. Randall, Julia Ward Howe, and Harry Flash. Aamodt clearly demonstrates the significance of religious belief in the minds and hearts of those who lived during the Civil War."--BOOK JACKET.