This Ain't the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk / Edition 1

This Ain't the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk / Edition 1

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by Steve Waksman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520257170

ISBN-13: 9780520257177

Pub. Date: 02/04/2009

Publisher: University of California Press


This lively and entertaining revisionist history of rock music after 1970 reconsiders the roles of two genres, heavy metal and punk. Instead of considering metal and punk as aesthetically opposed to each other, Steve Waksman breaks new ground by showing that a profound connection exists between them. Metal and punk enjoyed a charged, intimate relationship that

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This lively and entertaining revisionist history of rock music after 1970 reconsiders the roles of two genres, heavy metal and punk. Instead of considering metal and punk as aesthetically opposed to each other, Steve Waksman breaks new ground by showing that a profound connection exists between them. Metal and punk enjoyed a charged, intimate relationship that informed both genres in terms of sound, image, and discourse. This Ain't the Summer of Love traces this connection back to the early 1970s, when metal first asserted its identity and punk arose independently as an ideal about what rock should be and could become, and upends established interpretations of metal and punk and their place in rock history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520257177
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/04/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Metal/Punk Continuum

1 Staging the Seventies: Arena Rock, Punk Rock
2 Death Trip: Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, and Rock Theatricality
3 The Teenage Rock 'n' Roll Ideal: The Dictators and the Runaways
4 Metal, Punk, and Motörhead: The Genesis of Crossover
5 Time Warp: The New Wave of British Heavy Metal
6 Metal/Punk Reformation: Three Independent Labels
7 Louder, Faster, Slow It Down! Metal, Punk, and Musical Aesthetics
Conclusion: Metal, Punk, and Mass Culture

Notes
Bibliography
Discography
Index

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This Ain't the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Surfacer More than 1 year ago
Any fan of Punk or Metal will probably enjoy this book. Waksman is great at showing the similarities and tensions between these two genres, although he gives some overly P.C. criticisms through out.