In the Houses of the Holy: Led Zeppelin and the Power of Rock Music / Edition 1

In the Houses of the Holy: Led Zeppelin and the Power of Rock Music / Edition 1

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by Susan Fast
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195147235

ISBN-13: 9780195147230

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This volume examines the powerful ways in which identity can be shaped by rock music. Through the music, imagery and discourse surrounding one of the most innovative and commercially successful rock bands ever, Susan Fast probes such issues as constructions of gender and sexuality, the creation of myth and the use of ritual, the appropriation of Eastern musics and

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This volume examines the powerful ways in which identity can be shaped by rock music. Through the music, imagery and discourse surrounding one of the most innovative and commercially successful rock bands ever, Susan Fast probes such issues as constructions of gender and sexuality, the creation of myth and the use of ritual, the appropriation of Eastern musics and the blues, the physicality of the music, and the use of the body in performance. The band's influence is examined through socially-situated musical analysis, as well as an ethnographic study of Led Zeppelin fans. Fast draws on academic and journalistic writing as well as a new interview with band member John Paul Jones. Specific pieces examined include "Dazed and Confused," "Kashmir," "Stairway to Heaven," and "Whole Lotta Love."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195147230
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Led Zeppelin and the Carnivalesque3
1Dazed and Confused: Intertextuality, Ritual, Gender17
2Stairway to Heaven: Myth, Epic, Ritual49
3Over the Hills and Far Away: Difference and Representation85
4The Wanton Song: The Riff and the Body113
5Whole Lotta Love: Performing Gender159
App.: Fan Questionnaire203
Notes207
Bibliography231
Discography/Videography239
Index241

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In the Houses of the Holy: Led Zeppelin and the Power of Rock Music 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Was exactly what I had been looking for in a book about Led Zeppelin. Articulated many of my thoughts about Zep that I've never been able to find words for. Gives intelligent explanations about Zep's appeal, from it's inception to present day Rock God status. Talks about Led Zeppelin holistically, not just the music or image, but how each worked and enhanced the other. Am not a musician so much of the detailed musical discussion went over my head, but still able to understand the points Susan Fast makes. This book should appeal to musicians, and fans of music.