Lecture Notes 6_2

Lecture Notes 6_2 - 6/2/10 1980s music I. Born in the USA...

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6/2/10 1980’s music I. “Born in the USA” II. “Allentown” Billy Joel a. Industrial songs b. Repetitive c. World War dads fought d. Baby Boom generation talking about past e. Hope of passing down a better life to their children, but there was no hope this time? As indicated in lyrics? III. “God Bless USA” Lee Greenwood a. Early 80’s b. Response to Gulf War, back into a war, hadn’t been in one for a while c. Much slower, and more real, sad tone in singer’s voice d. “And I’m proud to be an American” d.i. Very victorious sounding, very hopeful sounding e. His voice is good f. “I won’t forget the man, gladly stand up” g. “There ain’t no doubt I love this land…” h. Gives an overview, not specific i. Unlike Sprucesteen, broad nationalism being evoked i.i. He lost his house to his foreclosure during the time j. Very effective song k. Both song exists at time and place k.i. Different ways of looking at country k.ii. Things are important k.iii. Spruceteen: yeah, important, but need to be changed
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2011 for the course DOC 3 taught by Professor Shragge during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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Lecture Notes 6_2 - 6/2/10 1980s music I. Born in the USA...

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