Black Sabbath and philosophy : mastering reality / edited by William Irwin.

Contributor(s): Irwin, William, 1970-Material type: TextTextSeries: Blackwell philosophy and popculture seriesPublication details: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley, ©2012Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118493809; 111849380X; 9781118523087; 1118523083; 9781118397619; 1118397614Subject(s): Black Sabbath (Musical group) | Black Sabbath (Musical group) | Black Sabbath (Musical group) | Music and philosophy | Rock music -- History and criticism | PHILOSOPHY -- General | MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Rock | Music and philosophy | Rock musicGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Black Sabbath and philosophy.DDC classification: 782.42166092/2 LOC classification: ML421.B57 | B54 2012ebOther classification: PHI000000 Online resources: Wiley Online Library Summary: "A philosophical look at heavy metal's dark masters of reality, Black Sabbath Black Sabbath is one of the world's most influential and enduring rock bands. Dubbed "the Beatles of heavy metal" by Rolling Stone, they helped to define a genre with classic songs like "Paranoid", "Iron Man", and "War Pigs", songs whose lyrics reveal hidden depth and philosophical insight. Their songs confront existential despair, social instability, political corruption, the horrors of war, and the nature of evil. This book explores the wide range of profound ideas in the band's music and lyrics to help you understand Black Sabbath as never before"-- Provided by publisher.
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"A philosophical look at heavy metal's dark masters of reality, Black Sabbath Black Sabbath is one of the world's most influential and enduring rock bands. Dubbed "the Beatles of heavy metal" by Rolling Stone, they helped to define a genre with classic songs like "Paranoid", "Iron Man", and "War Pigs", songs whose lyrics reveal hidden depth and philosophical insight. Their songs confront existential despair, social instability, political corruption, the horrors of war, and the nature of evil. This book explores the wide range of profound ideas in the band's music and lyrics to help you understand Black Sabbath as never before"-- Provided by publisher.

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