Apocalypse Jukebox Apocalypse Jukebox: The End of the World in American Popular Music the End of the World in American Popular Music
by Edward Whitelock;David Janssen (9781593762216)

Apocalypse Jukebox Apocalypse Jukebox: The End of the World in American Popular Music the End of the World in American Popular Music
 

Edward Whitelock;David Janssen


Release Date: 10 December 1130
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 324
Category: Popular
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 9781593762216
ISBN-10: 1593762216



From its indefinite beginnings through its broad commercialization and endless reinterpretation, American rock-and-roll music has been preoccupied with an end-of-the-world mentality that extends through the whole of American popular music. In Apocalypse Jukebox, Edward Whitelock and David Janssen trace these connections through American music genres, uncovering a mix of paranoia and hope that characterizes so much of the nation's history. From the book's opening scene, set in the American South during a terrifying 1833 meteor shower, the sense of doom is both palpable and inescapable; a deep foreboding that shadows every subsequent development in American popular music and, as Whitelock and Janssen contend, stands as a key to understanding and explicating America itself. Whitelock and Janssen examine the diversity of apocalyptic influences within North American recorded music, focusing in particular upon a number of influential performers, including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, John Coltrane, Devo, R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney, and Green Day. In Apocalypse Jukebox, Whitelock and Janssen reveal apocalypse as a permanent and central part of the American character while establishing rock-and-roll as a true reflection of that character.

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