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Author Wicke, Peter.

Title Rock music : culture, aesthetics, and sociology / Peter Wicke ; translated by Rachel Fogg.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.


Location Call No. Status
Uniform title Rockmusik. English
Physical description xii, 228 pages ; 23 cm
Notes Translation of: Rockmusik.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-216) and indexes.
Discography: pages 217-218.
Contents 1 'Roll Over Beethoven': new experiences in art 1 -- 2 'Rock Around the Clock': emergence 28 -- 3 'Love Me Do': the aesthetics of sensuousness 48 -- 4 'My Generation': rock music and sub-cultures 73 -- 5 'Revolution': the ideology of rock 91 -- 6 'We're Only in It for the Money': the rock business 114 -- 7 'Anarchy in the UK': the punk rebellion 135 -- 8 'Wild Boys': the aesthetic of the synthetic 154 -- 9 Postscript: 'The Times They Are A-Changing' 174.
Summary Rock music--powerful, sensual, loud, and full of energy. It has changed the face of modern music. But what is its appeal and its significance within contemporary society, and what cultural values does it reflect? Peter Wicke addresses these issues and offers a stimulating and insightful study of rock music tracing the genesis and influence of this diverse aspect of popular music. Beginning with the advent of rock and roll, Wicke chronicles the development through Elvis Presley, and the Beatles to the current music industry, its performers, and the impact of the music video. The book will be of interest to students of music history, popular culture, and media studies.
Subject Rock music -- History and criticism.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Music -- Social aspects.
Popular culture.
ISBN 0521365554
0521399149 (paperback)