Rock Music: Culture, Aesthetics and Sociology / Edition 1

Rock Music: Culture, Aesthetics and Sociology / Edition 1

by Peter Wicke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521399149

ISBN-13: 9780521399142

Pub. Date: 06/28/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521399142
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. 'Roll over Beethoven': new experiences in art; 2. 'Rock Around the Clock': emergence; 3. 'Love Me Do': the aesthetics of sensuousness; 4. 'My Generation': rock music and subcultures; 5. 'Revolution': the ideology of rock; 6. 'We're Only in It for the Money': the rock business; 7. 'Anarchy in the UK': the punk rebellion; 8. 'Wild Boys': the aesthetic of the synthetic; 9. Postscript: 'The Times They are A-Changing'; Notes; Bibliography; Discography; Index of people and groups; General index.

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