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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 contain an important quarter of many nationwide track scenes. Access All Eras is the 1st publication to ascertain the tribute and canopy band phenomenon and its position in the international renowned song undefined. the power of tributes to enhance or problem the very thought of stardom is explored via reports of imitations of varied 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 move globally, and are resisted or accommodated by means of neighborhood track cultures within the commercialisation of stay and recorded thoughts.

The publication additionally seems to be at track attitudes in the direction of imitation, together with copyright matters and using multimedia functionality thoughts to convey the ‘authentic’ tribute event. It deals an perception into how understandings of nostalgia and megastar move inside modern society and are hooked up with different media and relaxation industries.

Access All Eras is essential examining for college kids in renowned song, media reviews, cultural reviews, arts, tune, sociology, appearing arts and pop culture reports.

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The 2004 release of Starsky & Hutch (Warner Brothers) serves to illustrate the template as a parody of the US television crime show that aired from 1975 to 1979. The film’s central characters remain secondary to smug reminiscing of the 1970s, while appropriating scenes from both Saturday Night Fever (Paramount/RSO 1977) and Easy Rider (Columbia 1969) (Byrnes 2004: 19). Radio has also played its part in exploiting rock and pop archives, although by different means. ‘Hits and memories’ radio, like its televisual equivalents, is effective in capturing older audience groups.

During my research on the Benwell Floyd, I would often note how the group’s frontman made use of local dialect and injokes common to the North East region of England as a means of generating a rapport with the audience. On one occasion the frontman emerged onto the stage for the group’s second set of the evening wearing a Newcastle United football shirt, knowing full well that many members of the audience were Sunderland supporters, the intense local rivalry that exists between Newcastle and the nearby town of Sunderland being echoed in the support for their local football teams.

For people to see. (Bennett 2000: 176) In addition to lending intimacy to tribute band performances, smaller venues have the added attraction of charging more affordable ticket prices and being situated in easy to reach locations. The relatively low-key, affordable and accessible nature of tribute band performances has also made them highly popular among family groups. Cohen (1991) and Bennett (2000) have each noted the significance of popular music in parent–children relationships, with children often inheriting tastes in music directly from their parents.

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