Besides its musical innovations, the Beatles’ “Revolver” displays many points of sociological and cultural interest, including peculiar forms of self-education such as Abraham Moles’ “mosaic culture”. Being the foundation stone of so-called ‘pop culture’ in 1966, the album marks the beginning of modernity in popular music, but it also discloses many features of post- modernism. Through “Revolver”, actually, the discourse of modernity reveals all its intrinsic contradictions. Today, when its aural and intercultural features have been fully absorbed by contemporary pop music in a fifty years time, listening to it is an experience far different from its ‘innocent’ auditory intimacy in 1966. Such a difference would demand an investigation of the role of nostalgia in our perception of the past.

Storicizzare "Revolver". Gli albori della cultura pop e il metadiscorso della modernità.

SALVATORE, Gianfranco
2016

Abstract

Besides its musical innovations, the Beatles’ “Revolver” displays many points of sociological and cultural interest, including peculiar forms of self-education such as Abraham Moles’ “mosaic culture”. Being the foundation stone of so-called ‘pop culture’ in 1966, the album marks the beginning of modernity in popular music, but it also discloses many features of post- modernism. Through “Revolver”, actually, the discourse of modernity reveals all its intrinsic contradictions. Today, when its aural and intercultural features have been fully absorbed by contemporary pop music in a fifty years time, listening to it is an experience far different from its ‘innocent’ auditory intimacy in 1966. Such a difference would demand an investigation of the role of nostalgia in our perception of the past.
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