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The Triumph of Vulgarity: Rock Music in the Mirror of Romanticism
The Triumph of Vulgarity in a thinker's guide to rock 'n' roll. Rock music mirrors the tradition of nineteenth-century Romaniticsm, Robert Patison says. Whitman's "barbaric yawp" can still be heard in the punk rock of the Ramones, and the spirit that inspired Poe's Eureka lives on in the lyrics of Talking Heads. Rock is vulgar, Pattison notes, and vulgarity is something th ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published January 22nd 1987 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 1st 1987)
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This is an interesting approach to pop music as explored from the interface of Romanticism as a movement and theoretical structure.....Fun and yet a book that wishes to intellectualize pop and rock...both necessary things to do to a form that seems to try to consciously reject that vibe, particularly in the US where serious rock journalism rarely exists.