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False Prophet: Field Notes from the Punk Underground (Music/Culture)

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A detailed journal chronicling life on the road with the alternative rock group, False Prophets, by its guitarist/vocalist.

Synopsis:

From 1988 through 1993, guitarist/vocalist Steven Taylor toured the U.S. and Europe with the alternative rock group False Prophets, keeping a detailed journal with the intent of documenting the role of musicians in the international anarchist youth movement. His fieldnotes form the core of the book, accounting with honesty and aplomb the sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing, always engaging highs and lows of life on the road.

False Prophet situates punk, and the diary itself, in relation to contemporary critiques of identity and ethnographic representation, and links punk's emergence to the oral poetry renaissance of the 1950s, free jazz, and the do-it-yourself trend set by underground filmmakers in the 1960s. This innovative ethnography provides a theoretically informed account of a little understood genre of popular music, and a rare, intimate view into the everyday life of a working band. The audio CD contains some of False Prophets' most popular cuts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819566676
Subtitle:
Field Notes from the Punk Underground
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Author:
Taylor, Steven
Subject:
General
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Punk
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Punk rock music
Subject:
Alternative
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Punk
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Series:
Music/Culture
Publication Date:
December 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
355
Dimensions:
9.20x6.38x1.34 in. 1.62 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock
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False Prophet: Field Notes from the Punk Underground (Music/Culture)
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Product details 355 pages Wesleyan University Press Distributed by Univ - English 9780819566676 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From 1988 through 1993, guitarist/vocalist Steven Taylor toured the U.S. and Europe with the alternative rock group False Prophets, keeping a detailed journal with the intent of documenting the role of musicians in the international anarchist youth movement. His fieldnotes form the core of the book, accounting with honesty and aplomb the sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing, always engaging highs and lows of life on the road.

False Prophet situates punk, and the diary itself, in relation to contemporary critiques of identity and ethnographic representation, and links punk's emergence to the oral poetry renaissance of the 1950s, free jazz, and the do-it-yourself trend set by underground filmmakers in the 1960s. This innovative ethnography provides a theoretically informed account of a little understood genre of popular music, and a rare, intimate view into the everyday life of a working band. The audio CD contains some of False Prophets' most popular cuts.

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