The Triumph of Vulgarity: Rock Music in the Mirror of Romanticism by Robert Pattison
English | Jan 22, 1987 | ISBN: 0195038762 | 294 Pages | PDF | 16 MB
The Triumph of Vulgarity in a thinker's guide to rock 'n' roll. Rock music mirrors the tradition of nineteenth-century Romaniticsm, Robert Patison says. Whitman's "barbaric yawp" can still be heard in the punk rock of the Ramones, and the spirit that inspired Poe's Eureka lives on in the lyrics of Talking Heads. Rock is vulgar, Pattison notes, and vulgarity is something that high culture has long despised but rarely bothered to define.