Takin' care of business : a history of working people's rock 'n' roll /

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Case, George,


Oxford University Press,, New York, NY, United States ; Oxford, United Kingdom, p.1 online resource (203 pages). (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst01099230, (OCoLC)fst01180422, 20th century., Attitudes, Attitudes., fast, Rock music, Social aspects, Social aspects., Working class


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction. Dream On -- Salt of the Earth -- Wrote A Song For Everyone -- Free For All -- Workin' Man Blues -- Swamp Music -- British Steel -- For Those About to Rock -- Youngstown -- One In a Million -- Conclusion. Subdivisions."We usually associate the sounds of classic rock 'n' roll with youthful rebellion, by juvenile delinquents, student demonstrators, idealistic hippies, or irreverent punks. But an important strain of rock from the late 1960s onward spoke to and for a very different audience: the regular working-class fans who didn't want to change the world as much as they only wanted to protect their place in it. From Creedence Clearwater Revival to Bruce Springsteen, from Lynyrd Skynyrd to AC/DC, and from Judas Priest to Ted Nugent, the music provided the anthems of an increasingly distinct - and increasingly vulnerable - demographic, which has since become a key influence on political culture around the world"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 09, 2021).