Electric, eclectic, Canadian: issues of genre and identity in the music of the Guess Who

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dc.contributor.author Dalby, Susan E.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-14T17:41:51Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-14T17:41:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en
dc.date.issued 2009-09-14T17:41:51Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1751
dc.description.abstract Conducting musical analyses over three case studies, Electric, Eclectic, Canadian: Issues of Genre and Identity in the Music of the Guess Who considers issues of genre, culture, and identity in the music of Canadian rock band the Guess Who. The first case study discusses soft rock transformations in the songs “These Eyes” (1968), “Laughing” (1969), and “Undun” (1969). The second case study examines changes in audience identification with the song “American Woman” (1970), performing comparative analyses of the Guess Who original release to Lenny Kravitz’s version (1999). The final case study discusses ideas of authenticity in the folk rock-inspired protest songs “Hand Me Down World” (1970), “Share the Land” (1970), and “Guns, Guns, Guns” (1972), comparing them to the iconic songs “For What It’s Worth” (Buffalo Springfield, 1967), “Big Yellow Taxi” (1970), “Ohio” (Neil Young, 1970 and “Southern Man” (Young, 1970). The conclusions summarise various musical and socio-political aspects of the Guess Who’s output and places it in relation to questions of national identity. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject Guess Who en
dc.subject Genre en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Music en
dc.subject Popular Music en
dc.subject Rock Music en
dc.subject Canadian en
dc.subject Musical analysis en
dc.subject American Woman en
dc.subject Lenny Kravitz en
dc.subject These Eyes en
dc.subject Laughing en
dc.subject Undun en
dc.subject Share the Land en
dc.subject Hand Me Down World en
dc.subject Guns, Guns, Guns en
dc.subject Soft Rock Music en
dc.subject Folk Rock Music en
dc.subject Canadian Identity en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Communication and the Arts::Music en
dc.title Electric, eclectic, Canadian: issues of genre and identity in the music of the Guess Who en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Goldman, Jonathan
dc.degree.department School of Music en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en

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