33 revolutions per minute : a history of protest songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day
|Format:||Print Book 2011|
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Nowhere does pop music collide more dramatically with the wider world than in the protest song, which forces its way into the news and prompts conversations from Washington to Westminster. Rather than being merely a worthy adjunct to the business of pop, protest music is woven into its DNA. When you listen to Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Public Enemy, or the Clash, you are not sitting down to a dusty seminar; you are hearing pop music at its most thrillingly alive.
33 Revolutions Per Minute is the story of protest music told in 33 songs. An incisive history of a wide and shape-shifting genre, Dorian Lynskey's authoritative book takes us from the days of Billie Holliday crooning "Strange Fruit" before shocked audiences to Vietnam-era crowds voicing their resentment at the sounds of Bob Dylan to the fracas over the Dixie Chicks' comments against George W. Bush during the Iraq War.
Contents1939-1964. 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" ; Billie 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."
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-- 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.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :Ecco,2011
|Other Titles|| Thirty-three revolutions per minute
xvi, 660 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes discographies (pages 543-568), bibliographical references (pages 573-636) and index.
|ISBN||9780061670152 (pbk.) :