Shane Homan's Access All Eras: Tribute Bands and Global Pop Culture PDF

By Shane Homan

ISBN-10: 0335216900

ISBN-13: 9780335216901

From Björn back to the unlawful Eagles, from Black Stabbath to the Essex Pistols and the Bootleg Beatles, tribute bands include an important area of many nationwide song scenes. Access All Eras is the 1st ebook to check the tribute and canopy band phenomenon and its position in the international renowned song undefined. the power of tributes to augment or problem the very proposal of stardom is explored via experiences of imitations of assorted iconic pop and rock performers, together with Elvis, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, ABBA and the seashore Boys. research of such tribute acts can let us know a lot approximately how the meanings of performers and function stream globally, and are resisted or accommodated by way of neighborhood song cultures within the commercialisation of reside and recorded thoughts.

The e-book additionally appears to be like at tune attitudes in the direction of imitation, together with copyright matters and using multimedia functionality innovations to convey the ‘authentic’ tribute adventure. It deals an perception into how understandings of nostalgia and star move inside of modern society and are hooked up with different media and rest industries.

Access All Eras is essential examining for college kids in well known tune, media reports, cultural experiences, arts, song, sociology, acting arts and pop culture reports.

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Successful British and Australian tributes to the Beatles and Abba are examined to reveal casespecific understandings of authenticity and creativity, and how such bands, to borrow from the Beatles’ 1970 Abbey Road album, ‘Carry That Weight’ of performing music history. Media, nostalgia and reinterpretation As a different niche form to the much longer traditions of cabaret covers and club/casino impersonators, tribute acts are relatively recent imitation forms within the more usual rock and pop circuits.

Successful British and Australian tributes to the Beatles and Abba are examined to reveal casespecific understandings of authenticity and creativity, and how such bands, to borrow from the Beatles’ 1970 Abbey Road album, ‘Carry That Weight’ of performing music history. Media, nostalgia and reinterpretation As a different niche form to the much longer traditions of cabaret covers and club/casino impersonators, tribute acts are relatively recent imitation forms within the more usual rock and pop circuits.

In an age where such conventions of music fandom have been displaced by breakthroughs in television broadcasting, dedicated music channels and internet ticketing services, such stories may seem even more magical from the point of view of children for whom music of all kinds is now available quite literally at the touch of a button. Tribute bands thus provide an ideal, and in some cases exclusive, opportunity for parents to take their children along to experience in a live context the music they share and talk about at home.

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