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33 revolutions per minute : a history of protest songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day / Dorian Lynskey.

Lynskey, Dorian (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0061670154
  • ISBN: 9780061670152 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 660 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2011.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 573-636) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1939-1964. Billie Holiday, "Strange fruit" ; Woody Guthrie, "This land is your land" ; Zilphia Horton, Frank Hamilton, Guy Carawan, and Pete Seeger, "We shall overcome" ; Bob Dylan, "Masters of war" ; Nina Simone, "Mississippi Goddam" -- 1965-1973. Country Joe and the Fish, "I-feel-like-I'm-fixin'-to-die-rag" ; James Brown, "Say it loud, I'm Black and I'm proud" ; Plastic Ono Band, "Give peace a chance" ; Edwin Starr, "War" ; Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, "Ohio" ; Gil Scott-Heron, "The revolution will not be televised" ; Stevie Wonder, "Living for the city" -- 1973-1977 (Chile, Nigeria, Jamaica). Victor Jara, "Manifiesto" ; Fela Kuti and Afrika 70, "Zombie" ; Max Romeo and the Upsetters, "War ina Babylon" -- 1977-1987. The Clash, "White riot" ; Carl Bean, "I was born this way" ; Linton Kwesi Johnson, "Sonny's lettah (Anti-Sus poem)" ; The Dead Kennedys, "Holiday in Cambodia" ; Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five feat. Melle Mel and Duke Bootee, "The message" ; Crass, "How does it feel?" ; Frankie Goes to Hollywood, "Two tribes" ; U2, "Pride (In the name of love)" ; The Special AKA, "Nelson Mandela" ; Billy Bragg, "Between the wars" ; R.E.M., "Exhuming McCarthy" -- 1989-2008. Public Enemy, "Fight the power" ; Huggy Bear, "Her jazz" ; The Prodigy feat. Pop Will Eat Itself, "Their law" ; Manic Street Preachers, "Of walking abortion" ; Rage Against the Machine, "Sleep now in the fire" ; Steve Earle, "John Walker's blues" ; Green Day, "American Idiot".
Summary, etc.:
When pop music meets politics, the results are often thrilling, sometimes life-changing, and never simple. It represents pop music that is most charged and relevant, providing the soundtrack and informing social change since the 1930s. This music captures the attention and passions of listeners, forces its way into the news, and makes its presence felt from the streets to the corridors of power. This book is a history of protest music embodied in 33 songs since the 1930s. -- from back cover
Subject: Protest songs > 20th century > History and criticism.
Protest songs > 21st century > History and criticism.
Musicians > Political activity.
Popular music > 20th century > Political aspects.
Popular music > 21st century > Political aspects.
Popular music > 20th century > Social aspects.
Popular music > 21st century > Social aspects.

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