Science Fiction in Classic Rock: Musical Explorations of Space, Technology and the Imagination, 1967–1982 (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy) by Robert McParland
English | November 30th, 2017 | ISBN: 1476664706 | 209 Pages | EPUB | 3.15 MB
As technology advances, society retains its mythical roots—a tendency evident in rock music and its enduring relationship with myth and science fiction. This study explores the mythical and fantastic themes of artists from the late 1960s to the mid–1980s, including David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, Blue Öyster Cult, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Drawing on insights from Joseph Campbell, J.G. Frazer, Carl Jung and Mircea Eliade, the author examines how performers have incorporated mythic archetypes and science fiction imagery into songs that illustrate societal concerns and futuristic fantasies.