Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk: Aggressive Sounds in Contemporary Music

Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk: Aggressive Sounds in Contemporary Music


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Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk: Aggressive Sounds in Contemporary Music, edited by Eric James Abbey and Colin Helb, is a collection of writings on music that is considered aggressive throughout the world. From local underground bands in Detroit, Michigan to bands in Puerto Rico or across Europe, this book demonstrates the importance of aggressive music in our society. While other volumes seek to denigrate or put down this type of music, Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk forces the audience to re-read and re-listen to it. This category of music includes all forms that could be considered offensive and/or move the audience to become aggressive in some way. The politics and values of punk are discussed alongside the emerging popularity of metal and extreme hardcore music. Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk is an important contribution to the newest discussions on aggressive music throughout the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498532310
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 12/15/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Eric Abbey is a professor of English and literature at Oakland Community College in Michigan. He is the author of Garage Rock and Its Roots: Musical Rebels and the Drive for Individuality.
Colin Helb is an assistant professor of communications at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. His research focuses on issues of identity and culture in semiprofessional and localized music scenes.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Food For Thought: On Sid Vicious’s Cannibalization of “My Way”
Evan Ware
Chapter 2: Let the Shillelagh Fly: The Dropkick Murphys and Irish-American Hybridity
Sean Ahern
Chapter 3: Am I Evil? The Meaning of Metal Lyrics to its Fans
Mika Elovaara
Chapter 4: By Demons Be Driven? Scanning ‘Monstrous’ Voices
Marcus Erbe
Chapter 5: Heavy Metal Music in the Caribbean Setting: Politics and Language at the Periphery
Nelson Varas-Diaz, Eliut Rivera-Segarra
Chapter 6: No Fun: Noise Music, Avant-garde Aggression, and Sonic Punishment
Ross Hagan
Chapter 7: The Last Report: Throbbing Gristle and Audio Extremes
Brian Cogan
Chapter 8: Black Metal Soul Music: Stone Vengeance and the Aesthetics of Race in Heavy Metal.
Kevin Fellezs
Chapter 9: “The Time is Right to Set Our Sight on Salvation”: The Strange Tale of How the Hare Krishnas Came To Play Hardcore Punk
Colin Helb
Chapter 10: The Cult of Hellmouth: The Success of Contemporary Hardcore
Eric James Abbey

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