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I'll take you there : pop music and the urge for transcendence

Author: Bill Friskics-Warren
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pop singers are rarely as outwardly spiritual as, say, their gospel counterparts; they're forever pointing beyond themselves, though, be it to some better future, some higher ideal, or to some vision  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Friskics-Warren
ISBN: 0826419216 9780826419217 0826417000 9780826417008
OCLC Number: 70765234
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Author's Note and Acknowledgments; Prologue ... I Want to Take You Higher; Introduction ... Cleaning Windows: Restlessness, Records, and Transcendence; Section I ... Mystics: Contemplatives, Sensualists, and Empaths; Chapter 1 ... Dwellers on the Threshold: Van Morrison, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and P.M. Dawn; Chapter 2 ... Sexual Healing, or Something Like Sanctified: Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Madonna, and PJ Harvey; Chapter 3 ... My Love I Bring: Sinead O'Connor, Buddy and Julie Miller, and Moby; Section II ... Naysayers: Dystopians and "Idiots"; Chapter 4 ... The Great Wrong Place in Which We Live: Nine Inch Nails, Tricky, Joy Division, and New Order; Chapter 5 ... License to III: The Stooges, the Sex Pistols, PiL, and Eminem; Section III ... Prophets: Voices of Uplift, Resistance, and Possibility; Chapter 6 ... Keep on Pushing: Curtis Mayfield, Johnny Cash, and U2; Chapter 7 ... Fight the Power: Spearhead, the Mekons, and Public Enemy; Chapter 8 ... Dance to the Music: Sly & the Family Stone, Bikini Kill, Liberation Rock, Sleater-Kinney, and Le Tigre; Epilogue ... Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen; Notes; Bibliography; Selected Discography; Index.
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