U2

U2

Rock 'n' Roll to Change the World

eBook - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
U2's significant career far exceeds that of most average successful rock bands, with a prolific output of thirteen well-received studio albums and a sometimes relentless touring schedule. The band is famous for uniquely drawing together music, art, faith, and activism, all within a lucrative career that has given each of these elements an unusual degree of social and cultural resonance. Broad-minded musically and intellectually, U2's output is thematically rich, addressing a slew of topics, from questions of faith to anxieties about commercialism to outright political statements. 505 0 $a Growing up in Ireland -- Innocence and idealism -- Into the arms of America -- Irony and theatricality -- Rage can only take you so far -- New horizons -- Faith and art -- Social engagement.

Rowman and Littllefield
Timothy D. Neufeld explores U2’s many phases of artistic expression and cultural engagement and the band's employment of faith and activism as a foundation for success. Through close readings of their musical work and the dynamic interplay of artistic expression and social engagement, U2: Rock 'n' Roll to Change the World outlines how U2 forever changed the very musical and political culture from which it was born.  
U2’s significant career far exceeds that of most average successful rock bands, with a prolific output of thirteen well-received studio albums and a sometimes relentless touring schedule. The band is famous for uniquely drawing together music, art, faith, and activism, all within a lucrative career that has given each of these elements an unusual degree of social and cultural resonance. Broad-minded musically and intellectually, U2’soutput is thematically rich, addressing a slew of topics, from questions of faith to anxieties about commercialism to outright political statements.

With one of the largest fan bases in the history of rock music, U2 and their work require contextualization and exploration. In
U2: Rock ’n’ Roll to Change the World, Timothy D. Neufeld takes up this challenge. Neufeld explores U2’s move from the youthful idealism of a band barely able to play instruments through its many phases of artistic expression and cultural engagement to its employment of faith and activism as a foundation for its success. This book outlines how U2 reshaped the very musical and even political culture that had originally shaped it, demonstrating through close readings of its musical work the dynamic interplay of artistic expression and social engagement.



Publisher: Lanham :, Rowman & Littlefield,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781442249400
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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