Gods and Guitars: Seeking the Sacred in Post-1960s Popular by Michael J. Gilmour PDF

By Michael J. Gilmour

notwithstanding American attitudes towards faith replaced dramatically in the course of the Nineteen Sixties, curiosity in spirituality itself by no means reduced. If we pay attention heavily, Michael Gilmour contends, we will be able to listen an in depth spiritual vocabulary within the renowned track of the a long time that followed—articulating every one generation’s religious quest, a craving for social justice, and the emotional highs of affection and sex.

Probing the lyrical canons of seminal artists together with Cat Stevens, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Neil younger, U2, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Madonna, and Kanye West, Gilmour considers the ways—and purposes why--pop music’s secular poets and prophets followed spiritual words, motifs, and sacred texts.

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