The Words and Music of Frank Zappa

Author: Kelly Fisher Lowe

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Category: Music

Page: 259

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A deep look at the work of one of the most insightful and incisive critics of late 20th-century American culture.

Frank Zappa and the And

Author: Paul Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 266

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This collection of essays, documented by an international and interdisciplinary array of scholars, represents the first academically focused volume exploring the creative idiolect of Frank Zappa. Several of the authors are known for contributing significantly to areas such as popular music, cultural, and translation studies, with expertise and interests ranging from musicology to poetics. The publication presents the reader with an understanding of the ontological depth of Zappa's legacy by relating the artist and his texts to a range of cultural, social, technological and musicological factors, as encapsulated in the book's title - Frank Zappa and the And. Zappa's interface with religion, horror, death, movies, modernism, satire, freaks, technology, resistance, censorship and the avant-garde are brought together analytically for the first time, and approached non chronologically, something that strongly complies with the non linear perspective of time Zappa highlights in both his autobiography and recordings. The book employs a variety of analytical approaches, ranging from literary and performance theory, 'horrality' and musicology, to post modern and textually determined readings, and serves as a unique and invaluable guide to Zappa's legacy and creative force.

The Words and Music of Ice Cube

Author: Gail Hilson Woldu

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

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Ice Cube is one of the most influential figures in the history of rap and hip-hop. Here, author Gail Hilson Woldu examines the entirety of Ice Cube's recorded work alongside his artistic collaborations in film. Best known for the vitriol of his "angry black man" recordings of the late 1980s and mid 1990s, Ice Cube epitomizes the genre often referred to as gangsta rap. Much of his music from these years is focused on the disturbing realities of life in black urban ghettos, and as a result it chronicles such complex and controversial issues as racial stereotypes, street gangs, racial profiling, "black on black" crime, teen pregnancy, absentee fathers, and male-female relationships. Since moving away from music to some extent, Ice Cube has gone on to star in the Barbershop and Are We There Yet? film series. Woldu looks back over all of Ice Cube's work to date and considers his impact and his legacy in music and popular culture at large.

The Words and Music of Neil Young

Author: Kenneth G. Bielen

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 967

Analyzes the recorded work of rock music icon Neil Young

The Words and Music of Patti Smith

Author: Joe Tarr

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 965

An analysis of the work of Patti Smith and of her influence on rock 'n' roll and popular arts

The Words and Music of Bob Marley

Author: David Vlado Moskowitz

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 252

An analysis of the music and lyrics of one of the most transcendent figures in popular music, Bob Marley.

The Words and Music of Prince

Author: James E. Perone

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 199

View: 291

An analysis of the songs, recordings, and influence of one of the most colorful and controversial American artists of the past quarter century.

Frank Zappa: The Complete Guide to his Music

Author: Ben Watson

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 96

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The indispensable consumers' guide to the music of Frank Zappa - the genius of the absurd, and one of the most prolific and unpredictable characters of 20th century music.A thorough analysis of Zappa's complete recorded output, from the early days of the Mothers Of Invention, through his more avant-garde compositions and classical projects to the most recent posthumous releases. The guide features:An album by album analysisA full Zappa bibliographyDetails of when and where the music was recorded, including all collaborating artistsA special section concerning compilation, archive and bootleg releasesSixteen pages of full-colour images