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Pop and Rock

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...For the first time since its emergence as a distinct subgenre of modern, Western popular music in the late 1960s and 1970s, ‘progrock’ secured its own official Top 30 chart in the UK in September 2015. Though deemed by former Yes keyboard...

The “Moment of Surrender”: Medieval Mysticism in the Music of U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...U2’s music can be a powerful spiritual experience, in part because of the haunting and transcendent nature of their unique sound, in part because of lyrics that speak of aporia and longing for an intangible wholeness. In their cathedral...

“You Don’t See Me But You Will”: Jewish Thought and U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Bono’s love of the Psalms and the incorporation of scriptural references into his lyrics is well-noted by now, and though U2’s work could profitably be analyzed through the lens of literary tradition, what makes a theological inquiry...

Darwin

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 106,842 (2001) The capital of the Northern Territory, established (1869) as Palmerston on Beagle Gulf, was renamed Darwin in 1911. Australia’s northernmost city, its proximity to Asia gave it a strategic...

Rock in Macedonia

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...A consistent theme in the history of rock music in Macedonia has been the use of elements from Macedonian traditional music. The roots of this go back to the 1960s when the music created over several centuries at a crossroads...

A Personal History of UK Arena Concerts

The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Scholarly Books

...Introduction Rock concerts have always been an important part of my life. I find them fulfilling, and yet also, to turn to psychoanalyst Siegfried Zepf’s term, ‘inexpressible experiences’ (2008). My story starts as a young man who sat...

Shônan

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 1,325,000 (2000) The Shonan region is the name given to the coastal area of Sagami Bay in central Japan, covering – from east to west – Kamakura, Fujisawa, Chigasaki, Hiratsuka, Oiso, Ninomiya and Odawara. Zushi...

Utrecht

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 275,000 (2004) The medieval city of Utrecht has long been an important center of politics, religion and culture. The only Dutch pope was from Utrecht (Hadrianus IV 1522–1523). Utrecht is an Archbishopric of the Roman...

Tom Petty’s Southern Accents: The Audio Media Revolution

Michael Washburn

Michael Washburn, Director of Programs at Humanities New York, has written about books, culture, and politics for a number of publications. Follow him on Twitter at @whalelines. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...By 1985 Tom Petty had already obtained legendary status. He had fame. He had money. But he was restless, hoping to stretch his artistry beyond the confining format of songs like “The Waiting” and “Refugee.” Petty’s response to his...

The Problem of Knowing Too Much: Meta-Rock and the Anxiety of Influence

Robert Loss

Robert Loss is an assistant professor in Writing, Literature, and Philosophy at Columbus College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nothing Has Been Done Before : Seeking the New in 21st-Century American Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...A Reviled Species Emerges—The Meadowlands—Meta-Rock Q: How many indie bands does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: Never mind, you’ve probably never heard of them. Sometimes I let myself think that the hipster was conjured by the Wrens...