Festschrift für Ernst Lichtenhahn zum 80. Geburtstag – Festschrift for Ernst Lichtenhahn’s 80th Birthday
Without any exaggeration one can call Ernst Lichtenhahn a doyen of Swiss music research. As one of the few musicologists in the German-speaking sphere he has succeeded in merging different linguistic-cultural and disciplinary research traditions. In his manner of scientific understanding, historical and systematic musicology, ethnomusicology and music practice are methodologically and topically related closely to each other, entirely consistent with the holistic concept of music research as developed by Guido Adler. With the title «Communicating Music», this Festschrift for Ernst Lichtenhahn’s 80 birthday attempts to take up and to further develop the diversity of scientific issues as emerged through such an understanding. It collects papers that come from a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives to deal with issues about the discursive nature of music, about mediation and transformation processes of music as well as about the discourse on music itself.
Motörhead’s Ace of Spades Ein Wendepunkt in der Musikgeschichte
Motörhead’s Ace of Spades
Ein Wendepunkt in der Musikgeschichte
Summary: The song Ace of Spades, published in 1980 by the British Band Motörhead is an important landmark in the development of popular music. After both the failure of Progressive Rock to establish popular music as an art form and the musical dilettantism of Punk, Motörhead succeeded in creating a synthesis between technical claims and purely emotional expression and thus successfully redefined the genre. However, Ace of Spades was not only significant in musical terms but also shattered market mechanisms of popular music since the band successfully yet against all prevailing trends showcased itself. Thus the explicitly un-political song made an unprecedented impact on society in the 1980s and contributed considerably to the emergence of postmodern pluralism at the turn of the millennium. Consequently, in-depth research into this song reveals fundamental knowledge about important issues concerning aesthetics and music history.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.
Do you have any questions? Contact us.Or login to access all content.