MUSIC103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: E Street Band, Working Class Culture, Masculinity

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Visual music, identity, and technology in the 1980s: Masculinity: bruce springsteen and authenticity , hardcore aggression. A new mode of marketing and presentation: working between commerce and art, the development of an artist"s image. Early career: greetings from asbury park, n. j. (73, the wild, the innocent & the e street shuffle (73, born to run(1975)* Early success: epic performances, rock n" roll influences (nostalgia), bleak acoustic ballads. Subjects of many songs feature sensitive portraits of working-class people stuck in dead-end lives or rousing, celebratory rockers (brackett 377) Career boom in the early 1980s (video era) Born to run (born to run, 1975) o o. Springsteen makes mesmerizing rock out of an inner conviction that almost everything is interesting, even fascinating (marsh) Tramps like us, baby we were born to run : christgau: wall of sound influence. Bruce springsteen -- from born to run to born in the u. s. a. (1984):

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