Cultural Seeds: Essays on the Work of Nick Cave (Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series)0754663957, 9780754663959

Author : Karen Welberry and Tanya Dalziell
"""Description:Nick Cave is now widely recognized as a songwriter, musician, novelist, screenwriter, curator, critic, actor and performer. From the band, The Boys Next Door (1976-1980), to the spoken-word recording, ""The Secret Life of the Love Song"" (1998), to the recently acclaimed screenplay of ""The Proposition"" (2005) and the ""Grinderman"" project (2008), Cave's career spans thirty years and has produced a comprehensive (and sometimes controversial) body of work that has shaped contemporary alternative culture. Despite intense media interest in Cave, there have been remarkably few comprehensive appraisals of his work, its significance and its impact on understandings of popular culture. In addressing this absence, the present volume is both timely and necessary. ""Cultural Seeds"" brings together an international range of scholars and practitioners, each of whom is uniquely placed to comment on an aspect of Cave's career. The essays collected here not only generate new ways of seeing and understanding Cave's contributions to contemporary culture, but set up a dialog between fields all-too-often separated in the academy and in the media. Topics include Cave and the Presley myth
Categories: Art Music: Guitar
Year :2009
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Language : English
N° Of Pages : 256[231]
File Info : pdf 3 Mb