The Triumph of Vulgarity: Rock Music in the Mirror of Romanticism0195038762, 9780195038767

Author : Robert Pattison
"""Description:The Triumph of Vulgarity in a thinker's guide to rock 'n' roll. Rock music mirrors the tradition of nineteenth-century Romaniticsm, Robert Patison says. Whitman's ""barbaric yawp"" can still be heard in the punk rock of the Ramones, and the spirit that inspired Poe's Eureka lives on in the lyrics of Talking Heads. Rock is vulgar, Pattison notes, and vulgarity is something that high culture has long despised but rarely bothered to define. This book is the first effort since John Ruskin and Aldous Huxley to describe in depth what vulgarity is, and how, with the help of ideas inherent in Romaniticism, it has slipped the constraints imposed on it by refined culture and established its own loud arts. The book disassembles the various myths of rock: its roots in black and folk music
Categories: Art Music
Year :1987
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 294[303]
File Info : pdf 16 Mb