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The Resource We gotta get out of this place : the soundtrack of the Vietnam War, Doug Bradley and Craig Werner

We gotta get out of this place : the soundtrack of the Vietnam War, Doug Bradley and Craig Werner

Label
We gotta get out of this place : the soundtrack of the Vietnam War
Title
We gotta get out of this place
Title remainder
the soundtrack of the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
Doug Bradley and Craig Werner
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Language
eng
Summary
For a Kentucky rifleman who spent his tour trudging through Vietnam's Central Highlands, it was Nancy Sinatra's ""These Boots Are Made for Walkin'."" For a ""tunnel rat"" who blew smoke into the Viet Cong's underground tunnels, it was Jimi Hendrix's ""Purple Haze."" For a black marine distraught over the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., it was Aretha Franklin's ""Chain of Fools."" And for countless other Vietnam vets, it was ""I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die,"" ""Who'll Stop the Rain,"" or the song that gives this book its title. In We Gotta Get Out of This Place , Doug Bradley and Craig Werner place popular music at the heart of the American experience in Vietnam. They explore how and why U.S. troops turned to music as a way of connecting to each other and the World back home and of coping with the complexities of the war they had been sent to fight. They also demonstrate that music was important for every group of Vietnam veterans -- black and white, Latino and Native American, men and women, officers and ""grunts"" -- whose personal reflections drive the book's narrative. Many of the voices are those of ordinary soldiers, airmen, seamen, and marines. But there are also ""solo"" pieces by veterans whose writings have shaped our understanding of the war -- Karl Marlantes, Alfredo Vea, Yusef Komunyakaa, Bill Ehrhart, Arthur Flowers -- as well as songwriters and performers whose music influenced soldiers' lives, including Eric Burdon, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Country Joe McDonald, and John Fogerty. Together their testimony taps into memories -- individual and cultural -- that capture a central if often overlooked component of the American war in Vietnam. -- Provided by publisher
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DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Culture, politics, and the Cold War
Label
We gotta get out of this place : the soundtrack of the Vietnam War, Doug Bradley and Craig Werner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: The Vietnam veterans' national anthem -- "Goodbye my sweetheart, hello Vietnam" : the soundscape takes shape -- "Bad moon rising" : the soundtracks of LBJ's war -- "I-feel-like-I'm-fixin'-to-die" : protest, pot, black power, and the (psychedelic) sound of Nixon's war -- "Chain of fools" : radios, guitars, eight tracks (and silence in the field) -- "What's going on" : music and the long road home
Control code
910596061
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781625341624
Lccn
2015024892
Label
We gotta get out of this place : the soundtrack of the Vietnam War, Doug Bradley and Craig Werner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: The Vietnam veterans' national anthem -- "Goodbye my sweetheart, hello Vietnam" : the soundscape takes shape -- "Bad moon rising" : the soundtracks of LBJ's war -- "I-feel-like-I'm-fixin'-to-die" : protest, pot, black power, and the (psychedelic) sound of Nixon's war -- "Chain of fools" : radios, guitars, eight tracks (and silence in the field) -- "What's going on" : music and the long road home
Control code
910596061
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781625341624
Lccn
2015024892

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