The Resource They Might Be Giants' Flood, S. Alexander Reed and Philip Sandifer

They Might Be Giants' Flood, S. Alexander Reed and Philip Sandifer

Label
They Might Be Giants' Flood
Title
They Might Be Giants' Flood
Statement of responsibility
S. Alexander Reed and Philip Sandifer
Title variation
Flood
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For a few decades now, They Might Be Giants' album Flood has been a beacon (or at least a nightlight) for people who might rather read than rock, who care more about Dali than Dokken, who are more often called clever than cool. Neither the band's hip origins in the Lower East Side scene nor Flood's platinum certification can cover up the record's singular importance to geek culture, for lack of a better term. This matters for two reasons. First, it helps us understand a certain identity and way of being. The geek-friendliness of Flood is apparent despite its lack of geeky referential content, which allows us, by listening closely, to understand geekiness not just as a predilection for Hobbits and Spock ears, but as a set of creative and interpretive practices marked by playful excess--a literal flood of ideas. Second, the album can help us to understand a moment in American history. In particular, the brainy sort of kids who listened to They Might Be Giants saw their own cultural options grow explosively during the late 1980s and early 1990s amidst the confluence of the early tech boom and the country's growing leftist social tides. Whether or not it was the band's intention, Flood's jubilant proclamation of such a willfully uncool identity found an ideal audience at an ideal turning point. This book tells the story."
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, S. Alexander
Index
index present
LC call number
ML421.T514
LC item number
R44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sandifer, Phillip
Series statement
33 1/3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • They Might Be Giants (Musical group)
  • They Might Be Giants (Musical group).
  • They Might Be Giants (Musical group)
  • Rock musicians
  • Rock music
  • Rock music
  • Rock musicians
  • United States
Label
They Might Be Giants' Flood, S. Alexander Reed and Philip Sandifer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who might be giants? -- Lincoln -- Brooklyn's Ambassadors of love -- America -- Flooding -- Childhood -- Mediality -- Geek culture -- Post-coolness
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
xv, 130 pages
Isbn
9781623569150
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013024807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852681897
  • (OCoLC)ocn852681897
Label
They Might Be Giants' Flood, S. Alexander Reed and Philip Sandifer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who might be giants? -- Lincoln -- Brooklyn's Ambassadors of love -- America -- Flooding -- Childhood -- Mediality -- Geek culture -- Post-coolness
Dimensions
17 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
xv, 130 pages
Isbn
9781623569150
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013024807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852681897
  • (OCoLC)ocn852681897

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