Neil Young and Philosophy

Neil Young and Philosophy

Title: Neil Young and philosophy / [edited by] Douglas L. Berger. Description: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2019. | Series: The philosophy of popular culture | Includes bibliographical references and index. | Summary: “Neil Young and ...

Author: Douglas L. Berger

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498505123

Category: Philosophy

Page: 206

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Neil Young and Philosophy, edited by Douglas L. Berger, explores the meanings, importance, and philosophical dimensions of the music, career, and life of this prolific singer/songwriter over the past five decades. Neil Young’s music has touched on a broad range of cultural, political and personal issues, all of which have enormous ongoing relevance for our own times. In order to accommodate Young’s artistic breadth, contributions of scholars from a wide variety of fields-- American philosophy, ethics, American Indian philosophy, feminist philosophy, psychology, philosophy of mind and religious studies--are included in this collection. They examine everything from Young’s environmentalism, invocation of American Indian themes, images of women, and interpretations of human relationships to his confrontations with the music industry, his experiments with recording technologies, his approach to social change, and his methods of creativity. The book builds on the fundamental commitment of the Philosophy and Popular Culture series to see the artist as a philosopher.
Categories: Philosophy

One Track Mind

One Track Mind

44 Brett Milano, “Trans: The Overlooked Prescience of Neil Young's Electro Album,” UDiscoverMusic, December 29, 2020. 45 Douglas Berger, Neil Young and Philosophy (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2019). 46 Michael Calore, “Why Neil ...

Author: Asif Siddiqi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000640168

Category: Music

Page: 309

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The song remains the most basic unit of modern pop music. Shaped into being by historical forces—cultural, aesthetic, and technical—the song provides both performer and audience with a world marked off by a short, discrete, and temporally demarcated experience. One-Track Mind: Capitalism, Technology, and the Art of the Pop Song brings together 16 writers to weigh in on 16 iconic tracks from the history of modern popular music. Arranged chronologically in order of release of the tracks, and spanning nearly five decades, these essays zigzag across the cultural landscape to present one possible history of pop music. There are detours through psychedelic rock, Afro-pop, Latin pop, glam rock, heavy metal, punk, postpunk, adult contemporary rock, techno, hip-hop, and electro-pop here. More than just deep histories of individual songs, these essays all expand far beyond the track itself to offer exciting and often counterintuitive histories of transformative moments in popular culture. Collectively, they show the undiminished power of the individual pop song, both as distillations of important flashpoints and, in their afterlives, as ghostly echoes that persist undiminished but transform for succeeding generations. Capitalism and its principal good, capital, help us frame these stories, a fact that should surprise no one given the inextricable relationship between art and capitalism established in the twentieth century. At the root, readers will find here a history of pop with unexpected plot twists, colorful protagonists, and fitting denouements.
Categories: Music

Neil Young s Harvest

Neil Young s Harvest

The folk-club Neil Young, full of bizarre lyrical imagery and fancy acoustic guitar patterns, shone on mystical ... it was the fullest and most coherent realisation yet of Young's very individual philosophy of recording.

Author: Sam Inglis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441188960

Category: Social Science

Page: 127

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Neil Young's Harvest is one of those strange albums that has achieved lasting success without ever winning the full approval of rock critics or hardcore fans. Even Young himself has been equivocal, describing it in one breath as his "finest" album, dismissing it in the next as an MOR aberration. Here, Sam Inglis explores the circumstances of the album's creation and asks who got it right: the critics, or the millions who have bought Harvest in the 30 years since its release? Excerpt The White Falcon's split pickup might have been just a gimmick from the early days of stereo, but the way Neil Young uses it on 'Alabama' is remarkable. His muted picking brings stabbing notes first from one speaker, then the other, as though we were hearing not one but two guitarists, playing with an unnatural empathy. The electric guitar has seldom sounded so menacing, and Young's growling rhythm and piercing lead notes are tracked perfectly by Kenny Buttrey's bare-bones drumming. The build to the chorus is beautifully judged, and when Young and his celebrity backing singers let rip, there's an almost physical sense of release.
Categories: Social Science

The Philosophy of Werner Herzog

The Philosophy of Werner Herzog

Series Editor: Mark T. Conard, Marymount Manhattan College The Philosophy of Popular Culture series comprises volumes that ... The Philosophy of Werner Herzog, edited by M. Blake Wilson and Christopher Turner Neil Young and Philosophy, ...

Author: M. Blake Wilson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793600431

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Legendary director, actor, author, and provocateur Werner Herzog has incalculably influenced contemporary cinema for decades. Until now there has been no sustained effort to gather and present a variety of diverse philosophical approaches to his films and to the thinking behind their creation. The Philosophy of Werner Herzog, edited by M. Blake Wilson and Christopher Turner, collects fourteen essays by professional philosophers and film theorists from around the globe, who explore the famed German auteur’s notions of “ecstatic truth” as opposed to “accountants’ truth,” his conception of nature and its penchant for “overwhelming and collective murder,” his controversial film production techniques, his debts to his philosophical and aesthetic forebears, and finally, his pointed objections to his would-be critics––including, among others, the contributors to this book themselves. By probing how Herzog’s thinking behind the camera is revealed in the action he captures in front of it, The Philosophy of Werner Herzog shines new light upon the images and dialog we see and hear on the screen by enriching our appreciation of a prolific––yet enigmatic––film artist.
Categories: Philosophy

Neil Young and the Poetics of Energy

Neil Young and the Poetics of Energy

Philosophy in the Flesh : The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought . New York : Basic Books , 1999 . Landau , Jon . “ Concert Review ” ( 1973 ) . In Neil Young : The Rolling Stone Files , ed . Editors of Rolling Stone .

Author: William Echard

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253217687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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A provocative, multifaceted look at a rock icon.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Devil and Philosophy

The Devil and Philosophy

He hates to admit that there are no good Devil songs by Bob Dylan or Neil Young. LIZ STILLWAGGON SWAN, PHD teaches philosophy and writes for a living. Her current research concerns several philosophical issues in forensic science ...

Author: Robert Arp

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812698800

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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In The Devil and Philosophy, 34 philosophers explore questions about one of the most recognizable and influential characters (villains?) of all time. From Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion to Bram Stoker's Dracula to Darth Vader to Al Pacino's iconic performance in The Devil's Advocate, this book demonstrates that a little devil goes a long way. From humorous appearances, as in Kevin Smith's film Dogma and Chuck Palahniuk's novels Damned and its sequel Doomed, to more villanous appearances, such as Gabriel Byrne's cold outing as Satan in End of Days, The Devil in Philosophy proves that the Devil comes in many forms. Through the lenses of Jung, Kant, Kundera, Balkan, Plato, Bradwardine, Aristotle, Hume, Blackburn, Descartes, Lavey, Thoreau, and Aquinas, The Devil and Philosophy take a philosophical look at one of time's greatest characters. Are there any good arguments for the actual existence of the Devil? Does demonic evil thrive in Gotham City? Can humans really be accountable for all evil? Which truths about the Devil are actual facts? Is Milton correct, in that the Devil believes he is doing good?
Categories: Philosophy

Pearl Jam and Philosophy

Pearl Jam and Philosophy

This sense of community, similar to ones surrounding artists like Bruce Springsteen or Neil Young, is rare in the rock and roll business. With the present volume on the “philosophy of Pearl Jam,” published in 2021 on the occasion of the ...

Author: Stefano Marino

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501362804

Category: Music

Page: 280

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The first scholarly discussion on the band, Pearl Jam and Philosophy examines both the songs (music and lyrics) and the activities (live performances, political commitments) of one of the most celebrated and charismatic rock bands of the last 30 years. The book investigates the philosophical aspects of their music at various levels: existential, spiritual, ethical, political, metaphysical and aesthetic. This philosophical interpretation is also dependent on the application of textual and poetic analysis: the interdisciplinary volume puts philosophical aspects of the band's lyrics in close dialogue with 19th- and 20th-century European and American poetry. Through this widespread philosophical examination, the book further looks into the band's immense popularity and commercial success, their deeply loyal fanbase and genuine sense of community surrounding their music, and the pivotal place the band holds within popular music and contemporary culture.
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Neil Young FAQ

Neil Young FAQ

What Young did with this single line—inspired by Devo's art school days working on an ad campaign for something called rustoleum, and then adopted by the band as a tongue-in-cheek part of their “devolutionist” philosophy on the ...

Author: Glen Boyd

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781476813509

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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NEIL YOUNG FAQ: EVERYTHING LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE ICONIC AND MERCURIAL ROCKER
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Neil Young Love to Burn

Neil Young  Love to Burn

Neil can be a great guitar player in an understated and astonishingly conscious and effective way, and this solo acoustic ... and changes from philosophy lecture to love song, so this time with a subtle rhythmic shift it starts “But I..

Author: Paul Williams

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857127334

Category: Music

Page: 240

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A collection of articles and reviews. Following Neil Young's career, from his emergence in Buffalo Springfield in 1967 through thirty years of surprising and ever-changing Neil Young music. Includes substantial coverage of unreleased tracks.
Categories: Music