False Prophet: Field Notes from the Punk Underground (Music / Culture)

By: Taylor, Steven

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From 1988 through to 1993, guitarist/vocalist Steven Taylor toured the US and Europe with the alternative rock group, False Prophets, keeping a detailed journal with the intent of documenting the role of musicians in the international anarchist youth movement. His fieldnotes form the core of the book, accounting with honesty and aplomb the sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing, always engaging highs and lows of life on the road. contemporary critiques of identity and ethnographic representation and links punk's emergence to the oral poetry renaissance of the 1950s, free-jazz and the do-it-yourself trend set by underground filmmakers in the 1960s. It provides a theoretically informed account of a little understood genre of popular music and a rare, intimate view into the everyday life of a working band. The audio CD contains some of False Prophets most popular cuts.

Title: False Prophet: Field Notes from the Punk Underground (Music / Culture)

Author Name: Taylor, Steven

Categories: Entertainment & Performing Arts,

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press: 2004-01-15

ISBN Number: 0819566675

ISBN Number 13: 9780819566676

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: VeryGood

Seller ID: M0819566675Z2