Rock Music Imagination
Rock Music Imagination by Bob McParland is available.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's 50 Year Quest: Music to Change the World
In celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the first CSN&Y album and Woodstock. Published May 28, 2019.
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Science Fiction in Classic Rock: Musical Explorations of Space, Technology and the Imagination 1967-1982
Science Fiction in Classic Rock: Musical Explorations of Space, Technology, and the Imagination 1967-1982 takes a look at how rock music has employed images and sounds, myths and stories, from science fiction. Artists discussed include David Bowie, Pink Floyd, ELO, Rush, Jefferson Starship, Blue Oyster Cult, Alan Parsons Project, Iron Maiden, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, The Moody Blues, Hawkwind, Jimi Hendrix. The book explores rock fan culture, archetypes, adventure, science fiction, mythology, popular culture, and the forgotten language of dreams.
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Myth and Magic in Heavy Metal Music
Myth and Magic in Heavy Metal Music investigates the wide range of uses of myth by heavy metal bands. This book explores creativity as it takes the form of the loud, the heroic, the legendary, and draws inspiration from ancient mythologies. Power, noise, and rebellion are linked with myth across dozens of bands, including Metallica, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, speed metal, death metal, and metal precursors Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin.
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The Poetics of American Song Lyrics
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Finding Fogerty - Interdisciplinary Essays on John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival is edited by Tom Kitts and includes the essay by Bob McParland, "Down to the River: Blues and the Common Man in John Fogerty's Imagined Southern Gothic."amazon
Also available through Rowman and Littlefield Publishing.
Bruce Springsteen and the American Soul