Exploring U2: Is This Rock 'n' Roll?: Essays on the Music, Work, and Influence of U2

Exploring U2: Is This Rock 'n' Roll?: Essays on the Music, Work, and Influence of U2


Exploring U2: is that this Rock 'n' Roll? positive factors new writing within the transforming into box of U2 reports. Edited by way of Scott Calhoun, with a foreword by means of Anthony DeCurtis, Exploring U2 includes decisions from the 2009 inaugural collecting of "The Hype and The suggestions: A convention Exploring The song, paintings and impact of U2." in line with U2's personal efforts to take away limitations that experience lengthy avoided discussion for knowing and bettering the human adventure, this number of essays examines U2 from views starting from the non-public to the tutorial and is out there to curious tune fanatics, scholars, lecturers, and students alike.

Four sections set up 16 essays from top teachers, tune critics, clergy, and enthusiasts. From the educational disciplines of literature, track, philosophy, and theology, essays research U2's evolving use of resource fabric in stay performances, the layering of vocal results in signature songs, the crafting of a religious neighborhood at reside concert events, U2's good fortune as a enterprise model, Bono's rhetorical presentation of Africa to the Western purchaser, and readings of U2's paintings for irony, personhood, desire, conservatism, and cosmic-time. reliable band biographer Neil McCormick considers U2 as a Dublin-shaped band, and Danielle Rhéaume tells how learning and returning Bono's misplaced briefcase of lyrics for the album October propelled her alongside her personal inventive journey.

This considerate and well timed assortment acknowledges U2's tune either as paintings and statement on own trips and cultural dialogues approximately modern concerns. It deals insights and demanding exams that may charm not just to students and scholars of well known song and tradition stories yet to these within the fields of theology, philosophy, the appearing arts, literature, and all intellectually curious fanatics of U2.

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