October 27th, 2010
As a complement to my post about the Wisconsin Book Festival session featuring Bill Malone and David Masciotra about country music and the music of Bruce Springsteen as they relate to class, check out “On Springsteen and Working-Class Heroism” at Chris McDonald’s blog.
McDonald is the author of Rush, Rock Music, and the Middle Class and has studied musicology and ethnomusicology. He ponders
if Springsteen’s music colourfully and compelling represents blue-collar America to itself, or if it offers a tangible image for middle-class listeners of a noble, politically-correct (and non-threatening?) working-class icon.
Check out the post and the rest of his blog.