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              Books in the Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series series

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              Understanding Scotland Musically: Folk, Tradition and Policy

              Understanding Scotland Musically: Folk, Tradition and Policy (Paperback)

              Edited by McKerrell, Simon; West, Gary

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              Scottish traditional music has been through a successful revival in the mid-twentieth century and has now entered a professionalised and public space. Devolution in the UK and the surge of political debate surrounding the independence referendum in Scotland in 2014 led to a great...er scrutiny of regional and national identities within the UK, set within the wider context of cultural globalisation. This volume brings together a range of authors that sets out to explore the increasingly plural and complex notions of Scotland, as performed in and through traditional music. Traditional music has played an increasingly prominent role in the public life of Scotland, mirrored in other Anglo-American traditions. This collection principally explores this movement from historically text-bound musical authenticity towards more transient sonic identities that are blurring established musical genres and the meaning of what constitutes 'traditional' music today. The volume therefore provides a cohesive set of perspectives on how traditional music performs Scottishness at this crucial moment in the public life of an increasingly (dis)United Kingdom.
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              ISBN 9780367884192
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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              Driving Identities: At the Intersection of Popular Music and Automotive Culture

              Driving Identities: At the Intersection of Popular Music and Automotive Culture (Hardback)

              By McLeod, Ken

              • RRP: $271.00
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              Driving Identities examines long-standing connections between popular music and the automotive industry and how this relationship has helped to construct and reflect various socio-cultural identities. It also challenges common assumptions regarding the divergences between industr...y and art and reveals how music and sound are used to suture the putative divide between human and non-human. This book is a ground-breaking inquiry into the relationship between popular music and automobiles, and into the mutual aesthetic and stylistic influences that have historically left their mark on both industries. Shaped by new historicism and cultural criticism, and by methodologies adapted from gender, LGBTQ+, and African-American studies, it makes an important contribution to understanding the complex and interconnected nature of identity and cultural formation. In its interdisciplinary approach, melding aspects of ethnomusicology, sociology, sound studies, and business studies, it pushes musicological scholarship into a new consideration and awareness of the complexity of identity construction and of influences that inform our musical culture. The volume also provides analyses of the confluences and coactions of popular music and automotive products to highlight the mutual influences on their respective aesthetic and technical evolutions. Driving Identities is aimed at both academics and enthusiasts of automotive culture, popular music, and cultural studies in general. It is accompanied by an extensive online database appendix of car-themed pop recordings and sheet music, searchable by year, artist, and title.
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              ISBN 9781138317055
              Released NZ 29 Apr 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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              Beggars Banquet and the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Revolution: 'They Call My Name Disturbance'

              Beggars Banquet and the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Revolution: 'They Call My Name Disturbance' (Hardback)

              Edited by Reising, Russell

              • RRP: $282.00
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              The Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet is one of the seminal albums in rock history. Arguably it not only marks the advent of the `mature' sound of the Rolling Stones but lays out a new blueprint for an approach to blues-based rock music that would endure for several decades. From i...ts title to the dark themes that pervade some of its songs, Beggars Banquet reflected and helped define a moment marked by violence, decay, and upheaval. It marked a move away from the artistic sonic flourishes of psychedelic rock towards an embrace of foundational streams of American music - blues, country - that had always underpinned the music of the Stones but assumed new primacy in their music after 1968. This move coincided with, and anticipated, the `roots' moves that many leading popular music artists made as the 1960s turned toward a new decade; but unlike many of their peers whose music grew more `soft' and subdued as they embraced traditional styles, the music and attitude of the Stones only grew harder and more menacing, and their status as representatives of the dark underside of the 60s rock counterculture assumed new solidity. For the Rolling Stones, the 1960s ended and the 1970s began with the release of this album in 1968.
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              ISBN 9781138304758
              Released NZ 9 Jan 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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              The Tragic Odes of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead: Mystery Dances in the Magic Theater

              The Tragic Odes of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead: Mystery Dances in the Magic Theater (Hardback)

              By Wood, Brent

              • RRP: $271.00
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              The Tragic Odes of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead is a multifaceted study of tragedy in the group's live performances showing how Garcia brought about catharsis through dance by leading songs of grief, mortality, and ironic fate in a collective theatrical context. This musica...l, literary, and historical analysis of thirty-five songs with tragic dimensions performed by Garcia in concert with the Grateful Dead illustrates the syncretic approach and acute editorial ear he applied in adapting songs of Robert Hunter, Bob Dylan, and folk tradition. Tragically ironic situations in which Garcia found himself when performing these songs are revealed, including those related to his opiate addiction and final decline. This book examines Garcia's musical craftsmanship and the Grateful Dead's collective art in terms of the mystery-rites of ancient Greece, Friedrich Nietzsche's Dionysus, 20th century American music rooted in New Orleans, Hermann Hesse's Magic Theater, and the Greek Theatre at Berkeley, offering a clear prospect on an often misunderstood phenomenon. Featuring interdisciplinary analysis, close attention to musical and poetic strategies, and historical and critical contexts, this book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of Popular Music, Musicology, Cultural Studies and American Studies, as well as to the Grateful Dead's avid listeners.
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              ISBN 9780367188061
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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