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Author Greene, Doyle, 1962- author.

Title Rock, counterculture and the avant-garde, 1966-1970 : how the Beatles, Frank Zappa and the Velvet Underground defined an era / Doyle Greene.

Published Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland, [2016]


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Physical description 1 online resource (232 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1 All You Need Is Studio Time (or, the Ballad of John and Yoko): The Beatles -- 1 Rebranding the Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) 19 -- 2 Music Television: Magical Mystery Tour (1967) 32 -- 3 Dialectic of Lennon/McCartney: The Beatles (a.k.a. The White Album) (1968) 43 -- 4 One Bad Apple: John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Avant-Garde Turn 55 -- 5 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Abbey Road (1969) and Let It Be (1970) 65 -- Part 2 No Commercial Potential: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention -- 6 Zappa in Context: Pal Recording Studio and The Steve Allen Show (1963) 79 -- 7 Motherly Summer of Love: Freak Out! (1966) 85 -- 8 Nothing Succeeds Like Excess: Absolutely Free (1967) and "Rock Theater" 93 -- 9 Conscience of a (Practical) Conservative: We're Only in It for the Money (1968) 104 -- 10 Project/Object: Zappa, Mass Culture and Postmodernism 116 -- Part 3 All Tomorrow's Parties: The Velvet Underground -- 11 Andy Says: The Exploding Plastic Inevitable and The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967) 143 -- 12 Black Album: White Light/White Heat (1968) 157 -- 13 Playing It Safe: The Velvet Underground (1969) and Loaded (1970) 168.
Summary "This book examines these artists' relationship to the historical avant-garde and neo-avant-garde, considering their work in light of debates about modernism versus postmodernism. The author analyzes how performers used dissonance and noise within music, the role of social commentary in songs, and how experiments with concert and studio performance proceeded in cultural and political unrest"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Zappa, Frank -- Criticism and interpretation.
Velvet Underground (Musical group)
Popular music -- 1961-1970 -- History and criticism.
Avant-garde (Music)
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781476662145 (softcover : alk. paper)
9781476624037 (e-book)