Musical subcultures:Goth subculture, Rave, Emo, Beatnik, Freetekno, Cassette culture, Filk music, Juggalo, Punk subculture, Rockabilly, New Romanticism, Riot grrrl, Northern soul, Deadhead, Poseur, Romo, Straight edge, Free party, Universal Zulu Nation
The author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me offers an eye-opening and frank assessment of the state of classic rock, assessing its past and future, the impact it has had, and what its loss would mean to an industry, a culture, and a way of life. Since the late 1960s, a legendary cadre of artists - including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Black Sabbath, and The Who - has revolutionized popular culture and the sounds of our lives. While their songs still get airtime and some of these bands continue to tour, idols are leaving the stage permanently. Can classic rock remain relevant as these legends die off, or will this major musical subculture fade away as many have before? In this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Steven Hyden stands witness as classic rock reaches the precipice. Traveling to the eclectic places where geriatric rockers are still making music, he talks to the artists and fans who have aged with them, explores the ways that classic rock has changed the culture, investigates the rise and fall of classic rock radio, and turns to live bootlegs, tell-all rock biographies, and even the liner notes of rock’s greatest masterpieces to tell the story of what this music meant, and how it will be remembered, for fans like himself. Twilight of the Gods is also Hyden’s story. Celebrating his love of this incredible music that has taken him from adolescence to fatherhood, he ponders two essential questions: Is it time to give up on his childhood heroes, or can this music teach him about growing old with his hopes and dreams intact? And what can we all learn from rock gods and their music - are they ephemeral or eternal? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007338/bk_harp_007338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Invitation à un voyage ethnographique dans le monde du hardcore, cet ouvrage explore la pluralité des pratiques qui sous-tendent l´existence de cette ´´ subculture musicale ´´. Une minutieuse enquête multisituée et itinérante de plus de dix ans permet à l´auteur de conduire le lecteur dans les galeries les plus locales de cette scène underground. Du quatrième sous-sol d´un club de Yokohama, à une cabane isolée du campus de l´université de San Diego en passant par Göteborg, Tokyo, Genève ou Lyon, tout un ensemble de logiques et de conventions esthétiques, idéologiques, discursives et kinésiques propres y sont décrites et analysées. Apparu sur la côte est des États-Unis au début des années 1980, le hardcore trouve ses principales origines dans le punk, dont il constitue une forme de radicalisation, aussi bien d´un point de vue musical qu´idéologique. Alors que ses ramifications s´étendent à une échelle quasi globale, ce monde demeure pourtant méconnu du grand public et n´a que très peu suscité l´intérêt des sciences sociales ou de la presse, si ce n´est pour pointer ses aspects les plus spectaculaires : agressivité exacerbée, musique électrique, positionnements idéologiques en opposition au ´´ système dominant ´´. Cet ouvrage entend ainsi dépasser ces représentations caricaturales et poser un regard anthropologique sur le quotidien de ses adeptes, mais aussi sur l´ensemble des médiations collectivement déployées pour construire le monde du hardcore.
Based on the high school subcultures of 1950s America, it takes its name from the tough guy working-class greasers of the era. The musical, set in 1959 in fictional Rydell High in Chicago, tackles such social issues as teenage pregnancy and gang violence; its themes include love, friendship, teenage rebellion and sexual exploration during adolescence, and, to some degree, class consciousness/class conflict.This songbook provides vocal selections from the stage version.
A compelling visual portrait of a time, place, and subculture that raised a middle finger to modern society Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80 is an unrivalled collection of visually striking ephemera from Britains punk subculture. It presents 500 artefacts - ´zines,´ gig posters, flyers, and badges - from well-known and obscure musical acts, designers, venues, and related political groups. While punk was first and foremost a music phenomenon, it reflected a DIY spirit and instantly recognizable aesthetic that was as raw and strident and irrepressible as the music. As disposable as the items in this book once were, together they tell a story about music, history, class, and art, and document a seismic shift in society and visual culture.
In This Is All a Dream We Dreamed, two of the most well-respected chroniclers of the Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans, reveal the band´s story through the words of its members, their creative collaborators and peers, and a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry. Capturing the ebullient spirit at the group´s core, Jackson and Gans weave together a musical saga that examines the music and subculture that developed into its own economy, touching fans from all walks of life, from penniless hippies to celebrities, and at least one U.S. vice president. This definitive book traces the Dead´s evolution from its humble beginnings as a folk/bluegrass band playing small venues in Palo Alto to the feral psychedelic warriors and stadium-filling Americana jam band that blazed all the way through to the 90s. Along the way, we hear from many who were touched by the Dead—from David Crosby and Miles Davis, to Ken Kesey, Carolyn ´´Mountain Girl´´ Garcia, and a host of Merry Pranksters, to legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, and others. Throughout their journey the Dead broke (and sometimes rewrote) just about every rule of the music business, defying conventional wisdom and charting their own often unusual course, in the process creating a business model unlike any seen before. Musically, too, they were pioneers, fusing inspired ideas and techniques with intuition and fearlessness to craft an utterly unique and instantly recognizable sound. Their music centered on collective improvisation, spiritual and social democracy, trust, generosity, and fun. They believed that you can make something real, spontaneous, and compelling happen with other musicians if you trust and encourage each other, and jam as if your life depended on it. And when it worked, there was nothing else like it. Whether you´re part of the new generation of Deadheads who are just discovering their music or a devoted fan ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham, Fred Berman, Oliver Wyman, Arthur Bishop, Eliza Foss, Helen Litchfield, Cynthia Hopkins, David Gans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002134/bk_aren_002134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sex. Drugs. Loud music. Wild costumes. Dazzling light shows. These words can all describe a great rock concert or a hot dance club, but they were also part and parcel of the ancient cultural phenomenon known as the "Mystery religions". In this book, author Christopher Knowles shows how the long-dead Mystery religions got a secular reincarnation when a new musical form called rock ´n´ roll burst onto the scene. Knowles shows how the Mysteries prefigured subcultures as diverse as Santeria, Freemasonry, and Mardi Gras, and explains exactly how ancient rituals and music found their way to the New World. In the process, The Secret History of Rock ´n´ Roll traces the development of rock´s most popular genres, such as punk and metal, and reveals how many of rock´s most iconic artists fill the same archetypal roles as the ancient gods. You´ll see how many of the rituals, customs, and musical styles of our postmodern society have stunning ancient parallels. You´ll meet history´s first pop divas, headbangers, and guitar heroes and read the untold story of the Puritan Woodstock. Get ready for a wild ride that will take you from the Stone Age to the Space Age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Andrew Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000326/bk_acx0_000326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Heavy music and its subcultures have always been closely related to sex, decadence, and rebellion. Starting with pioneers as The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix and The Doors in the 1960s, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC and KISS in the 1970s, they all have had the unifying pursuit of unattached love, musical success, and drugs, thus coining the timeless slogan sex, drugs and rock n roll. Nevertheless, while proclaiming values as personal freedom, sexual liberation, and open-mindedness, the heavy music stays to a greater extent conservative, when it comes to sex and gender issues. Hard rock and all of its forms are considered as essentially a male form of expression: there are hardly few women as Patti Smith and Janis Joplin who managed to become one of the boys and to reach a cult status in time. In fact, the male connotation in the genre is present over all: starting from the macho look, through the lyrics, actually, the whole rock star attitude. A deviation from this norm embodies glam rock and later glam metal subgenres which beginnings in the 1970s are marked by David Bowie with his high theatricality, the glittering Marc Bolan from T. Rex in the UK and by the controversial Jobriath and New York Dolls, who appeared almost at the same time in the USA. This book analyses various questions, concerning sex, gender and performance in glam rock music using theories from the fields of gender studies, media studies, feminism, and psychoanalysis. The book also discusses the socio-cultural context in which glam rock was born and the colossal shift in sexual politics, which it has brought with itself. Furthermore, the relationship to historical events, postmodern values and consumerism are taken into consideration. From the text: - Glam Rock; - Glam Trouble; - Female and Male Objectification; - Gender Studies; - David Bowie
This book is the first in-depth, ethnographic study of the Dutch punk scene. It questions the artificial boundaries of subcultural research, calling for a critical analysis of the distinctions drawn between subcultural and everyday lives, and between localised and globalised subcultures. The everyday experiences of punk are framed within the mobile and connected global subculture of which they are a part. It traces its emergence in the 1970s and its development through to 2010, with chapters that map Dutch punk historically and spatially. Further chapters explore the meanings and practices attached to punk by its participants before focusing in particular on the political affiliations of punks. This book argues for an approach to social research that recognises the messiness and the connectedness of punk and of the social world. Kirsty Lohman is Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of Surrey, UK. Her current work examines Punk, Politics and Gender in the UK and her other research interests include DIY musical/cultural participation, gender, sexuality, transnational cultural mobility and political and community activism.
Songs Only You Know: A Memoir plunges listeners into the Detroit hardcore punk scene with 18-year-old Sean and spans a dark decade during which his father succumbs to crack addiction, his younger sister spirals into a fatal depression, and his sense of home crumbles. Sean´s salvation is music, as well as the many eccentrics and outsiders he befriends as front man of a band once referred to by Spin magazine as ´´an art-coremindfuck´´. Sean´s prose whips from mordantly funny to searingly honest while offering an unflinching look at a family in crisis, low-rent music subculture, and the hard-earned identity of its author. A story of young manhood that deserves a place alongside Tobias Wolff´s In Pharaoh´s Army and Nick Flynn´s Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Songs Only You Know is a beautiful, devastating exploration of family, friends, and one young man´s musical dream. It marks the arrival of a fiercely original literary voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006505/bk_blak_006505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.