Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 14, 2014)
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Geek Rock: An Exploration of track and tradition examines the connection among geek tradition and renowned track, tracing a historical past from the overdue Sixties to the current day. The time period “geek rock” refers to varieties of well known tune that commemorate all issues campy, kitschy, and quirky. during this choice of essays, members discover the evolution of this track style, from writing songs approximately poodles, ladies, monster video clips, and outer house to simply what it capacity to be “white and nerdy.”Editors Alex DiBlasi and Victoria Willis have accrued 11 essays from the world over, protecting each part of geek tradition from its earliest impacts, includingFrank ZappaCaptain BeefheartDevoThey can be GiantsWeird Al YankovicPresent-day advocates of “Nerdcore”Geek Rock deals a operating heritage of this subgenre, which has ultimately began to return less than educational learn. The essays take quite a few scholarly methods, encompassing musicology, race, gender experiences, sociology, and Lacanian psychoanalysis.Geek Rock could be of curiosity to readers of all backgrounds: track students, collage and collage professors, sociologists, and die-hard lovers.