Gods and Guitars : Seeking the Sacred in Post-1960s Popular Music, Paperback / softback Book

Gods and Guitars : Seeking the Sacred in Post-1960s Popular Music Paperback / softback


Though American attitudes toward religion changed dramatically during the 1960s, interest in spirituality itself never diminished.

If we listen closely, Michael Gilmour contends, we can hear an extensive religious vocabulary in the popular music of the decades that followedaarticulating each generation's spiritual quest, a yearning for social justice, and the emotional highs of love and sex.

Probing the lyrical canons of seminal artists including Cat Stevens, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, U2, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Madonna, and Kanye West, Gilmour considers the waysaand reasons whyapop music's secular poets and prophets adopted religious phrases, motifs, and sacred texts.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press
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  • Category: Music: styles & genres
  • ISBN: 9781602581395



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