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vendredi 28 novembre 2008
par  CP

The Eclipse of Rock ‘n’ Roll : The Last Music of the “Mechanical Age” (1)

The above title is intended to open a discussion about the historical meaning of rock ‘n’ roll, a music representing a transition between the “mechanical” and “electronic” ages, in the terms used by communications theorist Marshall McLuhan. I contend that rock ‘n’ roll can be understood in terms (...)

vendredi 28 novembre 2008
par  CP

The Eclipse of Rock ‘n’ Roll : The Last Music of the “Mechanical Age” (2)

How rock ‘n’ roll represents one cultural form produced at a crucial moment in the transition between the mechanical and the electronic ages is revealed by its connection in the popular imagination with automobiles. At the time of its inception, and during its early years, rock ‘n’ roll was linked (...)

vendredi 28 novembre 2008
par  CP

Can the French do Rock and Roll ?

Are the French less capable than European-Americans or Britons of recreating music of African-American origins ? Does the peculiarity of French culture impede the reproduction of a music founded in the alienation of first a racial minority and then a rootless, alienated American population ? (...)