Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat spirit and popular song by Laurence Coupe

By Laurence Coupe

This booklet finds the tips at the back of the Beat imaginative and prescient which motivated the Beat sound of the songwriters who on from them. Having explored the taking into consideration Alan Watts, who coined the time period 'Beat Zen', and who stimulated the counterculture which emerged out of the Beat flow, it celebrates Jack Kerouac as a author in pursuit of a 'beatific' imaginative and prescient. in this foundation, the publication is going directly to clarify the relevance of Kerouac and his associates Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder to songwriters who emerged within the Nineteen Sixties. not just are new, particular readings of the lyrics of the Beatles and of Dylan given, however the variety and intensity of the Beat legacy inside of well known track is indicated in terms of an outline of a few very important innovators: Jim Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Donovan, the excellent String Band, Van Morrison and Nick Drake.

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