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The words and music of Frank Zappa

by Kelly Fisher Lowe | 10 October 2007
PAPERBACK
Category: Popular Music
Synopsis
The Words and Music of Frank Zappa moves beyond the details of Frank Zappa's life (1940-93) toward a focused treatment of the rock and pop songs of this great American composer. Today Zappa's music can be appreciated as a whole, emerging as a coherent, thoughtful, and innovative-if somewhat daunting-body of work. Author Kelly Fisher Lowe has left no aspect of that work unexamined, from Zappa's role as a satirist of the highest order to his place in the genre of "progressive rock" and his importance as an influential critic of American culture and society. The volume begins with discussions of Zappa's role as a satirist and his musical style, then proceeds to an in-depth examination of his albums. Through this extended engagement with Zappa's music, a surprisingly clear perspective on his personal views emerges, shedding light on his treatment of such topics as the falsified notion of love in popular culture, the compromising influence of money on popular music, and the concept of freedom in a systematized society. The book includes an official discography and an up-to-date bibliographic essay.
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The Words and Music of Frank Zappa moves beyond the details of Frank Zappa's life (1940-93) toward a focused treatment of the rock and pop songs of this great American composer. Today Zappa's music can be appreciated as a whole, emerging as a coherent, thoughtful, and innovative-if somewhat daunting-body of work. Author Kelly Fisher Lowe has left no aspect of that work unexamined, from Zappa's role as a satirist of the highest order to his place in the genre of "progressive rock" and his importance as an influential critic of American culture and society. The volume begins with discussions of Zappa's role as a satirist and his musical style, then proceeds to an in-depth examination of his albums. Through this extended engagement with Zappa's music, a surprisingly clear perspective on his personal views emerges, shedding light on his treatment of such topics as the falsified notion of love in popular culture, the compromising influence of money on popular music, and the concept of freedom in a systematized society. The book includes an official discography and an up-to-date bibliographic essay.
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€18.19
54 Reward Points
In stock online
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Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

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Product Details

ISBN - 9780803260054
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 10/10/2007
Categories - All, Books, Entertainment and Music, Entertainment Books, Popular Music
No. of Pages - 259
Weight - 386
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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