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The story of the B-52s : neon side of town  Cover Image Book Book

The story of the B-52s : neon side of town

Creney, Scott 1972- (author.). Herron, Brigette, (author.).

Summary: "The Story of the B-52s: Neon Side of Town is the first critical history of one of the most legendary and influential bands in American popular music. Locating The B-52s in the intellectual climate of their hometown of Athens, GA and following the band from New York's downtown scene in the early 1980s to their upcoming farewell tour, the book argues that The B-52s are much more significant political and musical influences on American society than their reputation as a silly party band suggests, and that their ongoing commitment to values including cooperation, mutual support, and using disruptive fun as a form of social change are an antidote to the neoliberalization sweeping both Athens and the rest of the Western world. For example, the book shows how the band synthesized influences from the modern artists displayed at the University of Georgia art museum, early queer activism on campus in the 1970s, and their experiences as queer people living through the AIDS crisis to create music that continues to be artistically and politically influential today. The authors are active members of the Athens, GA music scene, and the book includes original interviews with a range of people close to the band."--Back cover.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9783031225703
  • ISBN: 9783031225697
  • ISBN: 3031225694
  • Physical Description: xii, 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
    print
  • Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2023]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-245) and index.
Subject: Georgia Athens
United States
Intellectual life
Rock groups
Rock musicians
B-52's (Musical group)
Athens (Ga.) Intellectual life 20th century
Rock groups United States Biography
Rock musicians Biography
B-52's (Musical group)
Genre: Biographies.
Biographies.

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