Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead PDF ePub eBook

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Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead free pdf Released in 1970, Workingman's Dead was the breakthrough album for the Grateful Dead, a cold-water-shock departure from the Acid Test madness of the late '60s. It was the band's most commercially and critically successful release to date. More importantly, these songs established the blueprint for how the Dead would maintain and build upon a community held together by the core motivation of rejecting the status quo - the "straight life" - in order to live and work on their own terms. As a unified whole, the album's eight songs serve as points of entry into a fully-rendered portrait of the Grateful Dead within the context of late twentieth-century American history. These songs speak to the attendant cultural and political anxieties that resulted from the idealism of the '60s giving way to the uncomfortable realities of the '70s, and the band's evolving perspective on these changes. Based on research, interviews, and personal experience, this book probes the paradox at the heart of the band's appeal: the Grateful Dead were about much more than music, though they were really just about the music.

About Buzz Poole

Buzz Poole has written about music, design, and culture for numerous outlets, including The Village Voice, The Believer, Print, and San Francisco Chronicle.

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Author : Buzz Poole
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic USA
Data Published :
ISBN : 1628929243
EAN : 9781628929249
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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