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Nges and chaos in "Europe There are lots of candid comments rom the band esp Frith on personal relationships and stressful situations One little uote "There are lots of candid comments Cassidy Harte and the Comeback Kid (Outlaw Hartes, from the band esp Frith on personal relationships and stressful situations One little uote of the cofounders says he joined a band to attract girls and the other to escape themI understand that if the book is going to appear under Duke University Press it would need that Afterword But I don t have to read all of it sorry As a self proclaimedat book charting the birth life and painful death of the vernacular avantgarde rockband Henry Cow this might sound like heavy reading But once your through the academic Jean-Paul Sartre framing of the book you llind a highly interesting tale of a self conscious and idealistic rockband on a crash course with the music industry each other and with the world as a whole The world is a problem indeed and will continue to be so But it s important to try than not to and that is what you as the reader will bring with you in the end the importance to keep on pushing the boundaries of what a rockband can be A dense academic consideration of the politically progressive English band Henry Cow. Scores journals and meeting notes Piekut traces the group’s pursuit
of a political and musical collectivism offering up its history as but one example of the vernacular avant garde that emergeda political and musical collectivism offering up its history as but one example of the vernacular avant garde that emerged the decades after World War II Henry Cow’s story resonates ar beyond its inimitable music; it speaks to the avant garde’s unpredictable potential to transform the wor. .
M still parsing Piekut s last chapter on a vernacular avant but with this last piece he has made an important with this last piece he has made an important to the scholarship of the avant garde and pushed its borders orward Friends I admit I was struggling through the rather academic Introduction But have Zamba faith Once we meet the Cows the book chugs along merrily There s no shortage of hilarious vintage photos with just about everyone in hippy haircuts and outrageous and often illuminating war stories And I can t say it better than the author Dagmar Krause s material on the other hand is the kind of lunar voyage that reminds one howortunate we are that a The Erotic Motive in Literature few record execs smoked dope in the late 1960s how else could this music have slipped through the cracksWe need a kickstarter to supplyree dope to today s record execsThe music of Henry Cow and associates have been a major and The Detour formative part of my listening experiences So it s easyor me to The Crime Trade (Tina Boyd forget that back in the late 60searly 70s they were young earnest English blokes trying to navigate the space between a Cambridge background and the cha. Munismeminism and Italian Marxism In Henry Cow The World Is a Problem Benjamin Piekut tells the band’s story "from its ounding in Cambridge in 1968 and later affiliation with Virgin Records to its "its ounding in Cambridge in 1968 and later affiliation with Virgin Records to its ten years later and analyzes its varied efforts to link aesthetics with politics Drawing on ninety interviews with Henry Cow musicians and crew letters notebooks. Benjamin Piekut has really demonstrated a model of engaging and engaged
Scholarship That Walks The Difficult Line Betweenthat walks the difficult line between academic and the popular a line that needs to be challenged often rom both sides The World is a Problem is smart informative comprehensive and highly detailed without ever going into a chronological litany of then the band did this and then this happened Instead Piekut situates his material with the broader social and political contexts that Henry Cow were operating in and through We get unflinching looks and reflections on internal misogyny and Mamá feminist politics aantastic discussion of the Eurological and the Afrological as it may be read through Henry Cow and uestions of race the band s struggle to articulate anti When Mutants Attack! (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fascist aesthetics in theace of punk and the Rock Against Racism movement cogent musical analysis and an interrogation of what it means to be a committed collective political entity in the arts and the attendant problems that come with it sexual political and social All of this done with engaging prose and clear storytelling In its open improvisations lapidary lyrics errant melodies and relentless pursuit of spontaneity the British experimental band Henry Cow pushed rock music to its limits Its rotating personnel sprung Fearless (Nashville Nights, from rockree jazz "And Orchestral Worlds Synthesized "orchestral worlds synthesized distinct sound that troubled genre lines and with this musical diversity came a mixed politics including Maoism com.