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by Kevin J.H. Dettmar

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  • ISBN 0415970342
  • ISBN13 978-0415970341
  • Language English
  • Author Kevin J.H. Dettmar
  • Publisher Routledge; 1 edition (December 16, 2005)
  • Pages 208
  • Formats lrf txt mobi lit
  • Category Photography
  • Subcategory Music
  • Size ePub 1484 kb
  • Size Fb2 1410 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 949

Rock and roll's death has been forecast nearly since its birth; the country song "The Death of Rock and Roll" appeared in September 1956, showing that the music had already outraged a more conservative listening audience. Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways in which the death of rock has been discussed both within the discourse of popular music and American culture. If rock is dead, when did it die? Who killed it? Why do rock journalists lament its passing? Has its academic acceptance stabbed it in the back or resuscitated an otherwise lifeless corpse? Why is rock music the music that conservatives love to hate? On the other side of the coin, how have rock's biggest fans helped nail shut the coffin? Does rock feed on its own death-and-rebirth? Finally, what signs of life are there showing that rock, in fact, is surviving?Is Rock Dead? will appeal to all those who take seriously the notion that rock is a serious musical form. It will appeal to students of popular music and culture, and all those who have ever spun a 45, cranked up the radio, or strummed an air guitar.

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Rock Dead? Kevin J. H. Dettmar. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-415-97033-4 (hardback : alk. paper) - ISBN 0-415-97034-2 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Rock music-History and criticism.

The song came out of a jam session The Doors did February the 25th, after eating dinner at a Mexican bar. For exactly one hour this jam session was held, and remained unreleased until 1997.

Dettmar is a good writer though. I kinda wanna read his 33 and a third on "Entertainment!" because he appears to approach that album from the exact way Gang of Four would have: as a political artifact made by actors socially conditioned by time and place. I wish he'd stop talking about Foucault and talk about the music.

Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways in which the death of rock has been discussed both within the . Kevin J. Dettmar is Professor of English at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways in which the death of rock has been discussed both within the discourse of popular music and American culture. Dettmar is Professor of English at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Xvii, 184 pages ; 24 cm. Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways in which the death of rock has been discussed both within the discourse of popular music and American culture. If rock is dead, when did t die? Who killed it? Why do rock journalists lament its passing? Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-176) and index

Rock and roll's death has been forecast nearly since its birth; the country song "The Death of Rock and Roll" appeared in September 1956, showing that the music had already outraged a more conservative listening audience.

Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways in which the death of rock has been discussed both within the discourse of popular music and American culture. If rock is dead, when did it die? Who killed it? Why do rock journalists lament its passing?

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Cerekelv
One of the most eye opening books on music you'll read. I've read a lot of bios and a lot of histories, but this one is unique. It traces the history of the idea that is bantered around - that rock is dead. But, if that's true, if it did die with grunge or the Beatles than it's the most lengthy death ever ... and that's the point of the book. He starts with the fascinating fact that rock was first said to have been dead about 6 months BEFORE Elvis came on the scene and ever since then every year has been declared the last year of rock and that all is dead. One of the most fascinating histories. I'm always quoting this book
BOND
"Is Rock Dead?" is an A-list rock book. The topic is the play of rock & roll's everlasting life against its constantly touted death. The content is by turns amusing, incisive, and revelatory. Pertinent allusions are used to highlight details, all kinds of great unusual info surfaces, and Dettmar rather objectively lays waste to the work of so-called rock scholars harboring narcissistic agendas. Dettmar's analysis of Kurt Cobain's suicide interpolated with Neil Young and Michael Stipe's work in relation to it is especially moving.
Zavevidi
This book is wordy, confusing, and boring without any pictures. He writes 158 pages about the death of Rock music, yet never really gives a definition of Rock & roll. According to the book, Rock was born around 1956 with Elvis Presley, peaked around 1966 with the Beatles, and died in 1976 with the Sex Pistols and/or 1977 with Elvis Presley's death. He concludes with the thought that maybe Rock music is not dead, but evolving with Rap/Hip Hop, the current heir to Rock's throne. According to my teenage daughter, Rock died at the end of the eighties...1989. This author seems to think Rock died when Kurt Cobain killed himself in 1994. I've never considered Grunge authentic Rock & roll, more of an "Alternative" to Rock & roll.