In the Houses of the Holy
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In the Houses of the Holy : Led Zeppelin and the Power of Rock Music

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In the Houses of the Holy: Led Zeppelin and the Power of Rock Music examines the important issues surrounding the music and image of one of the most innovative and successful rock bands ever. The band influence is examined both through an explication of the music and an ethnographic study of Led Zeppelin fans, who are quite candid about their likes and dislikes in the band's history. More than just a sampling of opinion, Fast uses this research to underscore her own findings on gender and sexuality, the creation of myth and the use of ritual, the appropriation of Eastern musics and the blues, the physicality of the music, and the use of the body in performance. Specific pieces, "Dazed and Confused", "Kashmir", "Stairway to Heaven", and "Whole Lotta Love" form the basis of an examination of the group's long-lasting appeal and their musical development.show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 16mm | 439.98g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195147235
  • 9780195147230
  • 1,642,634

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