Rock Music Culture, Aesthetics and Sociology

ISBN-10: 0521399149
ISBN-13: 9780521399142
Edition: 1999
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Description: Rock music--powerful, sensual, loud, and full of energy. It has changed the face of modern music. But what is its appeal and its significance within contemporary society, and what cultural values does it reflect? Peter Wicke addresses these issues  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/25/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Rock music--powerful, sensual, loud, and full of energy. It has changed the face of modern music. But what is its appeal and its significance within contemporary society, and what cultural values does it reflect? Peter Wicke addresses these issues and offers a stimulating and insightful study of rock music tracing the genesis and influence of this diverse aspect of popular music. Beginning with the advent of rock and roll, Wicke chronicles the development through Elvis Presley, and the Beatles to the current music industry, its performers, and the impact of the music video. The book will be of interest to students of music history, popular culture, and media studies.

Preface
'Roll Over Beethoven': new experiences in art
'Rock Around the Clock': emergence
'Love Me Do': the aesthetics of sensuousness
'My Generation': rock music and sub-cultures
'Revolution': the ideology of rock
'We're Only in It for the Money': the rock business
'Anarchy in the UK': the punk rebellion
'Wild Boys': the aesthetic of the synthetic
Postscript: 'The Times They Are A-Changing'
Notes
Bibliography
Discography
Index of people and groups
General index

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