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Pop Music

David Brown

in God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231829
eISBN:
9780191716218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the aesthetics of pop music in general and then focuses on how specific artists might facilitate religious experience. It examines not just ‘light’ popular music, but also the ... More


Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Jason C Bivins

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book investigates American political religions by studying how conservative evangelical political orientations are shaped and spread by pop cultural narratives of fear and horror. This book ... More


Key Questions of Antagonist Music-Making: A View from Italy

Gianmario Borio

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

From the early 1960s through to the mid-1970s, a widespread desire on the Italian left to resist the ‘schematization of everyday life’, triggered by the pressures of politics and mass media, led to a ... More


The Multiple Politics of Henry Cow

Chris Cutler and Benjamin Piekut

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chris Cutler is a percussionist, composer, lyricist, and writer. He was a member of avant-rock group Henry Cow between 1971 and 1978, after which he co-founded international groups including Art ... More


Pop Music Subcultures and Wellbeing

Adrian C. North and David J. Hargreaves

in Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199586974
eISBN:
9780191738357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.003.0033
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter focuses on whether pop music subcultures promote self-harming and other factors related to delinquency. Put simply, it considers whether listening to certain forms of pop music is ... More


Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture

Edward Macan

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098884
eISBN:
9780199853236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098884.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Few styles of popular music have generated as much controversy as progressive rock, a musical genre best remembered today for its gargantuan stage shows, its fascination with epic subject matter ... More


Rock ‘n’ Roll: From Rebellion to Consumption

Zhou Xuelin

in Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098497
eISBN:
9789882207707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098497.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the development of rock ‘n’ roll music in China and its links with the emergent youth culture. It focuses on how young rebels use their own rock music as a means of reflecting ... More


What to Listen For in Rock: A Stylistic Analysis

Ken Stephenson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092394
eISBN:
9780300128239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092394.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This concise analysis of rock music explores the features that make this internationally popular music distinct from earlier music styles. The author offers a guided tour of rock music from the 1950s ... More


The Wrath of the Buzzard: WMMS and Rock

Eric Weisbard

in Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226896168
eISBN:
9780226194370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194370.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

WMMS, aka “The Buzzard,” dominated Cleveland radio in the 1970s and 1980s by pitching “balls-out rock ‘n’ roll” to a city struggling with deindustrialization. Rock on radio was transformed from ... More


Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music

Eric Weisbard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226896168
eISBN:
9780226194370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194370.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

American popular music history takes a new shape when the force behind the hits – radio airplay – claims center stage. The 1950s Top 40 hits approach structured rival formats, too, by the 1970s: ... More


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