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The Aesthetics of Rock (Da Capo Paperback)

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Publisher Comments:

This infamous book has enjoyed a lively underground reputation since its first publication in 1970. Richard Meltzer (a.k.a. R. Meltzer) took his training as a young philosopher and applied it with unalloyed enthusiasm to the lyrics, sound, and culture of rock and roll. Never before had anyone noticed the relationship between the philosophy of Heidegger and a tune by Little Anthony and the Imperials, heard the cries of agony in the Shangri Las' “Remember (Walkin' in the Sand)”, or transcribed every "papa-ooma-mow-mow" in the Trashmen's “Surfin' Bird.”From Dionne Warwick to Plato, Jim Morrison to Bert Brecht, Conway Twitty to Miguel de Unamuno, Meltzer subverts high and low culture in his search for meaning, emotion, and codes in popular music. At once an earnest investigation and a crypto put-on, the book can be read for its nuggets of information and insights or for its humor. Here with Greil Marcus's new introduction, yet another generation of readers can be outraged and inspired.

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This infamous book has enjoyed a lively underground reputation since its first publication in 1970. Richard Meltzer (a.k.a. R. Meltzer) took his training as a young philosopher and applied it with una

About the Author

Richard Meltzer is the author of over a dozen books, including A Whore Just Like the Rest-winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award-and innumerable articles. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306802874
Designed:
Marcus, Griel
Author:
Marcus, Greil
Illustrator:
Marcus, Griel
Author:
Meltzer, Richard
Author:
Marcus, Greil
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Musical Instruments - General
Subject:
History, reference and criticism
Subject:
Popular culture -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Rock music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Subject:
Music-Folk Instruments
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 25
Publication Date:
19880531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 14.4 oz

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