By Scott D. Calhoun,Anthony DeCurtis

ISBN-10: 0810881578

ISBN-13: 9780810881570

ISBN-10: 1442243538

ISBN-13: 9781442243538

Exploring U2: is that this Rock 'n' Roll? positive aspects new writing within the transforming into box of U2 stories. Edited by way of Scott Calhoun, with a foreword through Anthony DeCurtis, Exploring U2 includes choices from the 2009 inaugural collecting of "The Hype and The suggestions: A convention Exploring The tune, paintings and impact of U2." according to U2's personal efforts to take away boundaries that experience lengthy avoided discussion for figuring out and enhancing the human adventure, this number of essays examines U2 from views starting from the private to the tutorial and is available to curious tune enthusiasts, scholars, academics, and students alike.

Four sections arrange 16 essays from prime lecturers, track critics, clergy, and enthusiasts. From the educational disciplines of literature, track, philosophy, and theology, essays research U2's evolving use of resource fabric in stay performances, the layering of vocal results in signature songs, the crafting of a religious group at dwell live shows, U2's good fortune as a company model, Bono's rhetorical presentation of Africa to the Western purchaser, and readings of U2's paintings for irony, personhood, wish, conservatism, and cosmic-time. legit band biographer Neil McCormick considers U2 as a Dublin-shaped band, and Danielle Rhéaume tells how learning and returning Bono's misplaced briefcase of lyrics for the album October propelled her alongside her personal creative journey.

This considerate and well timed assortment acknowledges U2's tune either as artwork and statement on own trips and cultural dialogues approximately modern matters. It deals insights and significant tests that might allure not just to students and scholars of renowned song and tradition reports yet to these within the fields of theology, philosophy, the appearing arts, literature, and all intellectually curious fanatics of U2.

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