YOUR FAVORITE BAND IS KILLING ME ~ What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life
Book review and technical detail YOUR FAVORITE BAND IS KILLING ME ~ What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life Steven Hyden
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|Title||YOUR FAVORITE BAND IS KILLING ME ~ What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life|
|Category||Entertainment & Sports|
|Publisher||Back Bay Books|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
What we allocution about back we allocution about the Beatles vs. the Stones, Hendrix vs. Clapton, and Biggie vs. Tupac.In his aboriginal book, music analyzer Hyden makes a whimsical, semiserious, somewhat boring claimed attack to erect acclaimed agreeable rifts for added truths, and he succeeds a little added than bisected the time. In some cases, the showdown amid above acts reveals the assumptions of the audience. Is Oasis the accepted bandage and Blur the added acute one, or is Oasis honest and aboveboard while Blur struggles beneath the weight of its own pretentiousness? Is Jimi Hendrix added accepted than Eric Clapton because he died young, while the actual guitar god is bedevilled to compress into mediocrity? Hyden additionally focuses on how agreeable acts are formed by their struggles and rivals, such as the way Pearl Jam was pushed in new admonition by Nirvana. The columnist makes a alluring case that Jack White’s acclaimed accessible abhorrence for the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach is absolutely about macho artfulness and that the altercation amid Miley Cyrus and Sinead O'Connor represents a bearing gap amid actual altered types of rebels, anniversary talking accomplished the other. Unfortunately, Hyden has beneath to say as the book goes along, and his attack to accomplish anytime added camp access becomes desperate, such as back he compares Roger Waters and his conflicting bandage mates in Pink Floyd to Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien; or back he decides the Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan and Pavement's Stephen Malkmus are affectionate of like Nixon and JFK. There's absolutely an autobiographical aspect to all this, as Hyden tries to clasp activity acquaint of maturity from every battle, but he ultimately comes off aural earlier rather than wiser. Added rivalries explored accommodate Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West, Toby Keith vs. the Dixie Chicks, and Prince vs. Michael Jackson. A pop-culture adventure to self-realization that makes some arresting stops afore it runs out of gas.
One of Amazon's Best Books of 2016 So FarMusic critic Steven Hyden explores nineteen music rivalries and what they say about lifeBeatles vs. Stones. Biggie vs. Tupac. Kanye vs. Taylor. Who do you choose? And what does that say about you? Actually--what do these endlessly argued-about pop music rivalries say about us?Music opinions bring out passionate debate in people, and Steven Hyden knows that firsthand. Each chapter in YOUR FAVORITE BAND IS KILLING ME focuses on a pop music rivalry, from the classic to the very recent, and draws connections to the larger forces surrounding the pairing. Through Hendrix vs. Clapton, Hyden explores burning out and fading away, while his take on Miley vs. Sinead gives readers a glimpse into the perennial battle between old and young. Funny and accessible, Hyden's writing combines cultural criticism, personal anecdotes, and music history--and just may prompt you to give your least favorite band another chance.
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