|Title:||Running with the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music (Music / Culture)|
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|Publisher:||Wesleyan University Press (May 1, 1993)|
Running with the Devil takes musicology where it has never gone before; I once saw the chapter on metal guitarists and the classical tradition performed live in a lecture hall, but even on paper it smokes. Essential reading in all popular music (and cultural studies) courses. Fans of metal today can still learn a lot from this book, both about their roots and about the aspects of metal that are still present in today's sub-genres. 2 people found this helpful. Still his treatments of gender and madness as content of Heavy Metal lyrics are worthwhile. He covers music and some imagery; these tend to distract from his central ideas rather than add. Yet, this may be the academic reference book on HM that others are judged by, simply because it has primacy and is comprehensive.
Personal Name: Walser, Robert. xviii, 222 . p. of plates : ill ;, 24cm. Series Statement: Music/culture. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index. Uniform Title: Music/culture. Rubrics: Heavy metal (Music) History and criticism. ISBN: 0521573688 (hb) Publication & Distribution: Cambridge, . Cambridge University Press, (c)1998.
Heavy metal music is a strange phenomenon. Despite derision from rock critics and bitter emnity from the establishment, it became one of the most popular subcultures of the eighties, when it and rap changed mainstream popular music indelibly. Such a phenomenon is clearly a gift to cultural studies. A little ironic touch is contained in the title: the difference between heavy metal culture and the academic culture for which the book is written is shown by the restoration of the final "g" to the first word of the title of Van Halen's song Runnin' With the Devil. Apr 15, 2015 Robb Bridson rated it it was amazing.
A Choice Outstanding Academic Book. A musicologist and cultural critic as well as a professional musician, Robert Walser offers a comprehensive musical, social, and cultural analysis of heavy metal in Running with the Devil. Dismissed by critics and academics, condemned by parents and politicians, fervently embraced by legions of fans, heavy metal music attracts and embodies cultural conflicts that are central to our society.
In Running with the Devil, Robert Walser explores how and why heavy metal works, both musically and socially, and at the same time uses metal to investigate contemporary formations of identity, community, gender, and power. Heavy metal music, one of the most significant musical influences of the 1980s, has received little serious attention by academics. This ethnographic study goes a long way toward counteracting the.
Topics Heavy metal (Music). Publisher Hanover, NH : University Press of New England. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ymusic; audio music; americana. Digitizing sponsor The Archive of Contemporary Music. Contributor The Archive of Contemporary Music. Wesleyan University Press. Metallurgies: genre, history, and the construction of heavy metal - Beyond the vocals: toward the analysis of popular musical discourses - Eruption: heavy metal appropriations of classical virtuosity - Forging masculinity: heavy metal sounds and images of gender - Can I play with madness? mysticism, horror, and postmodern politics.
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