Rebels Wit Attitude: Subversive Rock Humorists (Paperback)


Iain Ellis

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Rebels Wit Attitude: Subversive Rock Humorists Book Description

Rock music has been the principal outlet of youth rebellion for more than half a century, and though rock rebels have been idolized and profiled extensively, their humor has not been at the center of attention. In "Rebels Wit Attitude," music writer Iain Ellis throws a spotlight on the history of humor in rock music, and its use as a weapon of anti-establishment rebellion. The performers who are the subjects of Ellis' study are not merely musicians or comedians--they are artists whose works exude defiance and resistance. Discussing the work of iconic figures as diverse as Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, the Beastie Boys, and Madonna, Ellis reveals how issues of politics, ethics, race, and gender, among others, have energized their expressions of rock (and) humor. "Rebels Wit Attitude" is an entertaining look at some of the greatest rebels in American rock culture and a fascinating history of humor and dissent.

About the Author :

Iain Ellis has contributed to Rebels Wit Attitude: Subversive Rock Humorists as an author. Iain Ellis teaches English and youth culture studies at the University of Kansas and writes for PopMatters. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

Book Details

Title: Rebels Wit Attitude: Subversive Rock Humorists
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Author: Iain Ellis
Edition: Paperback
Language: English




No. of Pages: 341
Publish Date: 2008-12-1
Binding: Paperback
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