Arbejdsspørgsmål

Bogens arbejdsspørgsmål gengives her:

1. THE YOUNG MISFITS

Substitute (The Who)

1. Who are the "you" and the "I" of the text? What is their relationship?
2. Describe the social environment. For instance, what does it mean when the first person narrator states, "I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth" (l. 11)?
3. The world of the "you" differs from the world of the "I". What values do their two worlds represent?
4. What does it imply that the protagonist says that he is "a substitute for another guy" (l. 3)?
5. What are the themes?
6. Why is this song called "Substitute"?

The End (The Doors)
1. What is the composition of the song? Divide it into sections.
2. Describe each section in detail.
3. Who are the "you" being mentioned in the song?
4. What opinions are being stated about civilisation?
5. Find mythological elements in the text.
6. What does "the end" allude to? "The end" of what?
7. In stanza nine the tense changes from the present to the past. Explain.
8. Describe the psychological implications of stanza nine.
9. What is the meaning of "the blue bus" (l. 43)?
10. What is the message of the song?
11. How does the music correspond with the lyrics?

Lather (Jefferson Airplane)
1. What happens on Lather’s 30th birthday?
2. What are his mother’s plans with him? What does his mother represent?
3. What does Lather do? What are his own values?
4. Throughout the song there is a clash between various sets of values. Explain.
5. What are the themes?
6. What is the message of the song?

The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan (Marianne Faithfull) 
1. Retell the story in prose.
2. How does the song end?
3. Describe the everyday life of Lucy Jordan. Where does she live?
4. What is she dreaming of?
5. What are the psychological implications of her day-dreams?
6. From where does she get her images?
7. Where does "the laughter" in l. 30 come from?
8. What makes this song a “ballad”?

I Don’t Like Mondays (The Boomtown Rats)
1. What is the relationship between the girl and her parents?
2. What is happening in the girl’s life at the moment? Explain, among other things, the two opening lines, "The silicon chip inside her head/Gets switched to overload".
3. What is the atmosphere like?
4. What is it that the girl wants? And does not want?
5. What are the themes?
6. Explain the title.
7. Do you (or your teacher) happen to know the background/inspiration for this song? If not, try to find the answer on the Internet.

London Calling (The Clash)
1. Who is the main character of the song? Who are "you"? Who are "we"? Who are "they"?
2. What is the main character's attitude to society?
3. Comment on the phrases "Phoney Beatlemania" (l. 6) and "see we ain’t got no swing" (l. 7).
4. Which youth culture does the protagonist belong to?
5. Describe the atmosphere?
6. What are the main character's reactions towards his surroundings? Do you notice a specific attitude?
7. "London is drowning and I live by the river" (l. 12). Explain.
8. Generally speaking, what are the roles and functions of London in the song?
9. The photograph on p. 7 shows two members of The Clash. What do their appearances signal? Relate the photograph to the song.

Fast Car (Tracy Chapman)
1. What happens in the text? Retell the story in your own words.
2. Describe the social background of the main character.
3. What does she think of her own situation? She mentions some terms. What are they?
4. What is the relationship between dream and reality here?
5. What are the themes of the song?
6. What does the "fast car" symbolise?
7. What are the odds for this couple? Write a continuation of the story.

Common People (Pulp)
1. What is the story?
2. Describe the "she" and the "I" of the text? What are their social backgrounds?
3. How does she differ from the "I"?
4. Who are the "common people"?
5. What is the girl's plan? Comment.
6. In what way does she carry out her plan?
7. What does the first-person narrator think of her plan?
8. What is the main theme of the song?
9. Is her way of thinking typical for young people today? Explain.

2. FAMILY

A Well Respected Man (The Kinks)
1. Describe the life of the song’s main male character. What type of man is he?
2. Characterise his parents.
3. What is the main character's relationship to his parents? For instance, explain the meaning of the last lines, "But his mother knows the best about/The matrimonial stakes."
4. What are his future prospects?
5. Characterise the type of family being described in the song.
6. What is the message? Themes?
7. If possible, compare the text of the song with the Danish version "Helt igennem respektabel" (1966), rewritten by Thøger Olesen and sung by Peter Belli.

She's Leaving Home (The Beatles)
1. Write the scenario for a video of the song.
2. What are the points-of-view?
3. How do the parents react to their daughter’s escape?
4. How is the relationship between the parents and the girl? See for example l. 3, "eaving the note that she hoped would say more." And l. 30, "Something inside that was always denied."
5. The girl is obviously going out to meet a man. How do you interpret l. 26, "Meeting a man from the motor trade"?
6. Where does the sympathy lie in the song? Elaborate.

Stereotypes (Blur)
1. What is happening in the suburbs, according to this song?
2. Characterise these activities.
3. Describe the female character of the song.
4. What is "stereotypical" about her life?
5. What is the narrator telling us about suburban life?
6. What is the connection between dream and reality? Include the title in your answer.
7. Find other examples of stereotypes in the suburbs.

Daddy I'm Fine (Sinéad O’Connor)
1. Tell the girl's story in your own words.
2. Describe the setting she moves from and the one she moves to.
3. What would her life have been like if she had stayed put in Ireland?
4. Characterise her behaviour in London.
5. Analyse her relationship to her father. Why is it necessary for her to convince her father she is fine?
6. Write the girl's letter to her father. Furthermore, how will he answer her?
7. Check the Internet for autobiographical elements.

3. POWER AND ITS EXPRESSIONS

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan)
1. At first glance, what is this song about?
2. Account for the composition of the song.
3. Look at the metaphors used in each stanza of the song. How would you sum up the atmosphere? 
4. What is meant by "hard rain"? Mention other themes.
5. Who is the "blue-eyed son" (l. 1)? Elaborate.
6. Which has the protagonist learned, eventually? And what solutions are suggested in the end?
7. What is the song really about?

The Sounds Of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)
1. In short, what do you think this song deals with?
2. What is dream and what is reality here?
3. Describe and characterise the environment.
4. Comment on ll. 28-29, "And the people bowed and prayed/To the neon god they made."
5. Characterise the language. And give examples.
6. How is the main character's attitude towards his fellow human beings?
7. Now try to comment on the title of the text and relate it to the rest of the song.
8. What are the themes?

I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag (Country Joe & The Fish)
1. What is the song about?
2. Listen to the music. Relate the music genre to the content.
3. Comment on the use of irony and include the title. Who are the targets of the irony?
4. What is the message?
5. What are the political implications?
6. Are the political themes of the song relevant today?

Working Class Hero (John Lennon)
1. What is the genre of the song?
2. Who are "they"?
3. What does it mean to be a working class "hero"?
4. Can you identify with the socialisation process described in the text?
5. How does John Lennon look upon the Working Class Hero?
6. Listen to the song. What is the mood of the singer?
7. Which general subjects/themes are being touched upon here?

Soldier Blue (This Is My Country) (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
1. Who is "Soldier Blue"?
2. Who is the main character?
3. What is characteristic of the metaphors being used to describe "my country" (l. 5)?
4. What is she trying to tell "Soldier Blue"?
5.´Try to relate the themes of the text to modern society.
6. Find information about Buffy Sainte-Marie and the history of the Red Indians on the Internet.
7. See the film Soldier Blue (1970, Ralph Nelson) and compare it to the song with special emphasis on the plight of the Red Indians.

Life On Mars? (David Bowie)
1. What do you think this song is about?
2. What is the general mood? Find words that describe it.
3. What is the girl in stanza one experiencing?
4. Characterise the "I" in stanza two.
5. Describe the two characters' attitude to the media and society?
6. Compare the attitude in ll. 24-25 to the John Lennon’s text "Working Class Hero".
7. What are the implications if the "I" is David Bowie himself? And if not?
8. Comment on the title of the song.

Aqualung (Jethro Tull)
1. Why is the old man called "Aqualung"?
2. Make a character sketch. 
3. Does the narrator sympathise with Aqualung? Do you? 
4. How does the point of view develop throughout the text?
5. Characterise the two levels in stanza one. What is real and what is figurative? And how do these levels blend? 
6. Account for the end of the song. Describe the language and the way the metaphors change. 
7. Comment on the last two lines: "…the flowers bloom like/Madness in the spring."
8. What could be the intention of telling about Aqualung?

Low Budget (The Kinks)
1. What kind of life is being described in the text?
2. What is the protagonist’s opinion of his subject matter?
3. What is his comment on consumer society and its way of life.
4. Find examples of irony.
5. In the final analysis, who is to blame? How does it relate to contemporary society?
6. To what extent do you find the mechanisms being described in the text in your own life?

Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves (Eurythmics)
1. What does the song say about gender roles?
2. Explain the meaning of l. 18: "The 'inferior sex' got a new exterior".
3. Look at the end line. What is the ultimate message of the song?
4. Listen to the music. In what manner do the two vocalists sing the song? Why?
5. Use the Internet and make a brief history on Women's Liberation. How does this song, written in 1985, fit into a historical context?

Jesus He Knows Me (Genesis)
1. Describe the main character. What is his job?
2. Characterise his behaviour.
3. What is his attitude to religion? And money?
4. What do the song-writers think about their main character?
5. Try to relate the content of the song to the media of today.
6. What makes the protagonist so successful?
7. Can you find something similar on Danish television?

Kinder Murder (Elvis Costello)
1. What is happening in the text?
2. Try to give short character sketches.
3. Describe the social environment. And the atmosphere.
4. Why are the events described as a "murder"? And what makes it "kinder"?
5. Where does the narrator stand? Find passages where he makes himself visible?
6. What is the message?
7. Make a scenario of the song.
8. Retell the incident from the girl’s point-of-view. Find a new title.

Gangsta's Paradise (Coolio)
1. What is life like in "Gangsta’s Paradise"?
2. How does the protagonist see his life now and how does he see his future?
3. In the end of the song he is addressing "they". Who are "they"?
4. What do you think are the reasons for his problems? Find examples in the text.
5. Describe the world within a gang, according to the text. What are their values? Problems?
6. Try to characterise the language being used.
7. What is the message?
8. Mention some names of movies dealing with "gangstas" and summarise the plots.

4. DRUGS AND THE EXPANSION OF THE MIND

White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
1. The text refers to a well-known children’s narrative. Which one?
2. Where in the text do we find references to this children’s narrative?
3. This text is obviously alluding to drugs. Where are these allusions? What is Alice’s function?
4. What is the attitude of the text to the use of drugs?
5. Find metaphors which go beyond drugs. What do these metaphors say?
6. Find information about the novel Go Ask Alice on the Internet. Relate this information to "White Rabbit".

A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Procol Harum)
1. What is your first impression of this song? What is it about?
2. Where do you think the song takes place?
3. Who are the characters?
4. How do the characters feel? How do they act?
5. Find mythical and maritime metaphors. What do these metaphors suggest?
6. Who is the miller? What do the playing cards represent? Who are the vestal virgins?
7. What are the themes of the text, if any?
8. The two last stanzas are not in the original song. Which themes are being emphasised in the two last stanzas?

Fixing A Hole (The Beatles)
1. What is happening in the text?
2. Describe the way the main character experiences the outside world?
3. What is the hole referring to?
4. Describe the main character's state of consciousness.
5. In what way can the text be said to be about drugs?

Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd)
1. There are two main characters in the text. Who are they?
2. What is happening? Who is saying what?
3. What is the theme of the text?
4. What does "comfortably numb" mean?
5. Describe the drug addict's attitude to himself, his past and his surroundings.
6. Discuss the song's attitude to the use of drugs.
7. The song is included in Alan Parker’s film The Wall (1982). Watch the sequence and discuss the director's visualisation of the song.

Beautiful Ones (Suede)
1. Name all the different kinds of drugs in the song.
2. Who are the "beautiful ones"?
3. What is the attitude to the various drugs?
4. What do the "la la las" suggest?
5. Not everything is good in this environment. Point out words expressing this and explain.
6. What is the message of the song?
7. Do you recognise the culture being referred to?
8. There is a photo of Suede on page 17. What does the photo suggest about the group?

Annie-Dog (The Smashing Pumpkins)
1. What is Annie doing? Try to describe her and her situation.
2. Make a list of the adjectives used to portray Annie. Do the adjectives have something in common? 
3. Who are "we" in the text?
4. The song is loaded with difficult imaginary and symbolic language. For instance, what is the meaning of "She is Venus/She is Mars" (ll. 17-18) and what is "her elephant" and ”Hong Kong glue” (l. 48 and l. 52)
5. What is the relationship between Annie and the person who is holding her leash? 
6. What does the text say about addiction and human bonds? For instance, look at the title.
7. To sum up, discuss the themes.
8. Compare the text with Canned Heat's song "Amphetamine Annie" (1968).

5. THE MEANING OF LIFE

Castles Made Of Sand (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
1. Sum up the three stories being told. 
2. What do the stories and their characters have in common?
3. What is meant by "castles made of sand"?
4. How does the last story differ from the two other stories?
5. What are the implications of the "golden winged ship" of the last stanza?
6. How do you interpret the end of the song?

In Held 'Twas In I (Procol Harum)
1. What is the mood of the text? Is it a happy or a sad one?
2. The main character is going through stages in the song. Try to locate and explain these stages. For instance, compare the lyrics to the music.
3. Retell the text in straight prose.
4. Try to find and explain the words in the song connected to religion. For example, what does it mean when Dalai Lama says, "Life is like a bean-stalk, isn’t it?" (ll. 21-22)
5. Comment on the metaphors in each of the four parts of the song.
6. What self-knowledge does the main character end up with? Which philosophy is suggested?
7. Finally, discuss the title of the song.

Hotel California (Eagles)
1. What is the story in this song? Is there any development?
2. What is the protagonist's state of mind in the beginning?
3. Who is the "she" that he meets?
4. What are the implications of the chorus lines?
5. In the last stanza the metaphors are intensifying. Try to explain the metaphors in detail.
6. What is "Hotel California"? Explain.
7. Find the various interpretations of the song on the Internet. Discuss.

Gomorrah (Jerry Garcia Band)
1.Which biblical story is referred to?
2. Account for the point-of-view.
3. Seen in a modern context, who is giving the orders?
4. What does it imply that the wife of Lot is looking back?
5. What does the city of Gomorrah stand for in a modern context? Who does Mr. Lot represent?
6. What is the purpose of retelling this passage from the Bible today?
7. Make a modern dramatisation of the song.

And She Was (Talking Heads)
1. What is happening?
2. What is reality and what is imagination? And how are they related to each other here?
3. What is happening to the main character's identity?
4. What is the psychological condition of "she"? Relate her condition to the title.
5. What does the elevation of "she" symbolise?
6. In what way is this text a typical text from the 1980s?

Ironic (Alanis Morissette)
1. Account for the absurdity and the irony of the situations described.
2. What is the mood and tone throughout the song?
3. However, the song also has a positive touch. For instance, what is the message of ll. 30-31?
4.What is the philosophy behind the lyrics?
5. Do you recognise the situations in the song? Mention absurd situations from your own life.

6. LOVE AND ITS COMPLICATED WAYS

Like A Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
1. Describe the "you" of the text. What has happened to her?
2. What is the narrator's attitude to her? Give examples from the text.
3. Considering her general situation, what has she acknowledged?
4. Comment on the title.
5. What are the messages? For instance, what is the meaning of l. 50, "When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose".
6. Sum up the lyrics in three sentences.
7. Write the story from the girl's point-of-view.

White Room (Cream)
1. Try to account for the plot of the text. What is the time and place?
2. What is the relationship between the narrator and "she"?
3. How does the narrator describe her?
4. What is the mood like?
5. Characterise the language. Among other things, what do the colours symbolise?
6. Explain what the song is about. Include the title in your discussion.

Brand New Key (Melanie)
1. What is the story in the song?
2. What is going on between "I" and "You"?
3. What is the protagonist up to? How old do you think she is?
4. Look at the metaphors, for instance the use of "key" and "roller-skates".
5. Consider the psychological/sexual level.
6. Imagine the girl writes a letter to the boy. Write the letter.

Coyote (Joni Mitchell)
1. Summarise the story being told. What kind of environment does it take place in?
2. What is the composition? Divide the text into sections.
3. Characterise the man called "you".
4. Is she talking about two different men, or is she referring to only one? Discuss.
5. What does it imply that the main character compares the man to a coyote?
6. How does she characterise herself? How would you characterise her?
7. Describe their relationship.
8. What are the themes?

The River (Bruce Springsteen)
1. Retell the story.
2. Characterise the social environment.
3. How would you characterise "I" and Mary?
4. Account for the situation "now" and "before".
5. How does their love relationship develop?
6. What does the river stand for in the text?
7. What is the mood toward the end of the song? How does he feel?
8. What are his future prospects?
9. Tell the story from Mary's point-of-view. Would it be the same story?

Smooth Operator (Sade)
1. The song tells about a male. What is he doing?
2. What is a "smooth operator"?
3. Who are "we"?
4. Characterise the language (e.g. metaphors, imagery and contrasts).
5. What are the themes?
6. What makes this song typical of the 80s?
7. What does the narrator think about this kind of life?
8. Compare the male of the song with the male figure in Joni Mitchell's "Coyote". Find similarities and differences.
9. Listen to the music. How does it correspond with the text?

Tom's Diner (Suzanne Vega)
1. Describe the situation.
2. Divide the text into sections. Is there any development in the text?
3. What do you think she has been doing just before coming to the diner?
4. How would you characterise life at the diner? And how does she experience it?
5. What is the significance of the rain? And the bells of the cathedral?
6. Listen to the song. In what way is it presented?
7. What do you think Suzanne Vega wants to tell us with her song?

Like A Prayer (Madonna)
1. Describe the love relationship between "I" and "you". How does she see "you"?
2. Comment on the title.
3. What about the language? Find and explain the religious imagery. Are there any oxymorons/paradoxes?
4. What is the relationship between the secular and the religious worlds?
5. Listen to the music and comment on the genre. What is the atmosphere like?
6. Is this a religious text? Discuss.
7. Why is the song typical of Madonna’s style?
8. Watch the video and relate it to the song.
9. Make an interpretation of the Madonna photo on page 89. Compare the photo to the song.
10. In your opinion, what has made Madonna so extremely popular?

Waiting For The Miracle (Leonard Cohen)
1. What is the narrator telling us about?
2. What is the "miracle" he is waiting for? What is it that he really wants?
3. How does he see her, and what does he think about their relationship?
4. Comment on the language. Find characteristic metaphors.
5. What is said about love and fate?
6. What is the message?
7. Listen to the music. How would you portray the atmosphere?

Mojo Pin (Jeff Buckley)
1. What is the meaning and function of a "mojo pin"?
2. What is the protagonist doing? Where is he and what is his state of mind?
3. How does he feel about his girl-friend?
4. Comment on the imagery.
5. Compare the song to Madonna's "Like A Prayer".

Where The Wild Roses Grow (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) 
1. Dramatise the song.
2. Describe the structure of the song.
3. Comment on the genre.
4. Account for the point-of-view(s).
5. What can you say about the relationship between the two?
6. Find symbols in the text, for example, explain the meaning of the rose.
7. Comment on the title.
8. What happens in the final stanzas? What is the significance of the ending?
9. At that specific moment, what is meant by "All beauty must die" (l. 30)?
10. Watch the video of the song and discuss it

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American Way Of Life, The
Country Joe & The Fish: "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag" (1967)
Jefferson Airplane: "Lather" (1968)
Eagles: "Hotel California" (1976)
Joni Mitchell: "Coyote" (1976)
Bruce Springsteen: "The River" (1979)
Coolio: "Gangsta's Paradise" (1995)

Apocalypse
Bob Dylan: "A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall" (1963)
The Doors: "The End" (1967)
Jerry Garcia Band: "Gomorrah" (1978)
The Clash: "London Calling" (1979)

Aspects Of Masculinity
The Kinks: "A Well Respected Man" (1965)
Sade: "Smooth Operator" (1984)
Elvis Costello: "Kinder Murder" (1994)
Coolio: "Gangsta's Paradise" (1995)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: "Where The Wild Roses Grow" (1996)

Aspects Of The Female Mind
Melanie: "Brand New Key" (1971)
Joni Mitchell: "Coyote" (1976)
Marianne Faithfull: "The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan" (1979)
Suzanne Vega: "Tom's Diner" (1982)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: "Where The Wild Roses Grow" (1996)
The Smashing Pumpkins: "Annie-Dog" (1998)
Sinéad O'Connor: "Daddy I'm Fine" (2000)

Ballads
Marianne Faithfull: "The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan" (1979)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: "Where The Wild Roses Grow" (1996)

Beyond Normality
The Doors: "The End" (1967)
Jefferson Airplane: "Lather" (1968)
Talking Heads: "And She Was (1985)
The Smashing Pumpkins: "Annie-Dog" (1998)

British Youth Culture
The Who: "Substitute" (1966)
The Boomtown Rats: "I Don’t Like Mondays" (1979)
The Clash: "London Calling" (1979)
Elvis Costello: "Kinder Murder" (1994)
Pulp: "Common People" (1996)
Suede: "Beautiful Ones" (1996)

Broken Dreams
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Castles Made Of Sand" (1967)
Bruce Springsteen: "The River" (1979)
Marianne Faithfull: "The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan" (1979)
Tracy Chapman: "Fast Car" (1988)
Leonard Cohen: "Waiting For The Miracle" (1992)

Career
The Kinks: "A Well Respected Man" (1965)
John Lennon & Platic Ono Band: "Working Class Hero" (1970)
Pink Floyd: "Comfortably Numb" (1979)
Sade: "Smooth Operator" (1984)

Class
Bob Dylan: "Like A Rolling Stone" (1965)
The Kinks: "A Well Respected Man" (1965)
The Who: "Substitute" (1966)
John Lennon & Platic Ono Band: "Working Class Hero" (1970)
Jethro Tull: "Aqualung" (1971)
Bruce Springsteen: "The River" (1979)
The Kinks: "Low Budget" (1979)
Pulp: "Common People" (1996)

Coming Down In The World
Bob Dylan: "Like A Rolling Stone" (1965)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Castles Made Of Sand" (1967)
Jethro Tull: "Aqualung" (1971)
Bruce Springsteen: "The River" (1979)
Tracy Chapman: "Fast Car" (1988)
Elvis Costello: "Kinder Murder" (1994)

Conformity
The Kinks: "A Well Respected Man" (1965)
The Beatles: "She’s Leaving Home" (1967)
The Boomtown Rats: "I Don’t Like Mondays" (1979)
Blur: "Stereotypes" (1995)
Suede: "Beautiful Ones" (1996)

Consumerism
Simon & Garfunkel: "The Sounds Of Silence" (1964)
David Bowie: "Life On Mars?" (1971)
The Kinks: "Low Budget" (1979)
Sade: "Smooth Operator" (1984)

Eighties, The
The Kinks: "Low Budget" (1979)
Sade: "Smooth Operator" (1984)
Talking Heads: "And She Was (1985)
Suzanne Vega: "Tom's Diner" (1987/82)
Madonna: "Like A Prayer" (1988)

Fate
Bob Dylan: "Like A Rolling Stone" (1965)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Castles Made Of Sand" (1967)
Procol Harum: "In Held 'Twas In I" (1968)
Leonard Cohen: "Waiting For The Miracle" (1992)
Alanis Morissette: "Ironic" (1995)

Generation Gap
The Doors: "The End" (1967)
The Beatles: "She's Leaving Home" (1967)
The Boomtown Rats: "I Don't Like Mondays" (1979)
The Clash: "London Calling" (1979)
Sinéad O'Connor: "Daddy I'm Fine" (2000)

Growing Up
The Beatles: "She's Leaving Home" (1967)
Jefferson Airplane: "Lather" (1968)
Tracy Chapman: "Fast Car" (1988)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: "Where The Wild Roses Grow" (1996)

Identity
The Kinks: "A Well Respected Man" (1965)
The Who: "Substitute" (1966)
The Beatles: "She's Leaving Home" (1967)
The Doors: "The End" (1967)
Jefferson Airplane: "Lather" (1968)
Procol Harum: "In Held 'Twas In I" (1968)
John Lennon: "Working Class Hero" (1970)
Buffy Sainte-Marie: "Soldier Blue (This Is My Country") (1970)
Marianne Faithfull: "The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan" (1979)
Talking Heads: "And She Was (1985)
Pulp: "Common People" (1996)
Sinéad O’Connor: "Daddy I'm Fine" (2000)

Liberation 
Buffy Sainte-Marie: "Soldier Blue" (1970)
John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band: "Working Class Hero" (1970)
Eurythmics: "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves" (!985)
Sinéad O'Connor: "Daddy I'm Fine" (2000)

Media, The
Simon & Garfunkel: "The Sounds Of Silence" (1964)
David Bowie: "Life On Mars?" (1971)
Genesis: "Jesus He Knows Me" (1991)

Nineties, The
Alanis Morissette: "Ironic" (1995)
Pulp: "Common People" (1996)
Suede: "Beautiful Ones" (1996)
The Smashing Pumpkins: "Annie-Dog" (1998)

Romanticism
Cream: "White Room" (1968)
Bruce Springsteen: "The River" (1979)
Madonna: "Like A Prayer" (1989)
Jeff Buckley: "Mojo Pin" (1994)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: "Where The Wild Roses Grow" (1996)

Seventies, The
John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band: "Working Class Hero" (1970)
Jethro Tull: "Aqualung" (1971)
Eagles: "Hotel California" (1976)
The Clash: "London Calling" (1979)

Sixties, The
Bob Dylan: "A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall" (1963)
Bob Dylan: "Like A Rolling Stone" (1965)
The Who: "Substitute" (1966)
Country Joe & The Fish: "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag" (1967)
Jefferson Airplane: "White Rabbit" (1967)
Procol Harum: "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" (1967)
The Beatles: Fixing A Hole" (1967)
The Doors: "The End" (1967)
Buffy Sainte-Marie: "Soldier Blue" (1970)

Symbolism
Bob Dylan: "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" (1963)
Simon & Garfunkel: "The Sounds Of Silence" (1964)
Jefferson Airplane: "White Rabbit" (1967)
Procol Harum: "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" (1967)
Cream: "White Room" (1968)
Eagles: "Hotel California" (1976)
Jerry Garcia Band: "Gomorrah" (1978)
Talking Heads: "And She Was (1985)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: "Where The Wild Roses Grow" (1996)
The Smashing Pumpkins: "Annie-Dog" (1998)

Women’s Liberation
The Beatles: "She's Leaving Home" (1967)
Eurythmics: "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves" (!985)
Sinéad O'Connor: "Daddy I'm Fine" (2000)

Supplerende tekster

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Teksterne belyser hver på deres måde vigtige aspekter indenfor de enkelte temaer. Desuden er de skrevet af så betydningsfulde rocknavne, at man alene af den grund savner deres repræsentation i antologien. 

Overskrifterne henviser til hovedkapitlerne i Feed Your Head.  

THEYOUNG MISFITS

Chuck Berry: "School Day (Ring, Ring Goes The Bell)" (Chuck Berry) 1956/57.

Fra: The Best Of Chuck Berry (Compilation, p. 1994). MCA Records Ltd.  

FAMILY 

Rolling Stones, The: "Mother's Little Helper" (Jagger, Richards) 1966.

Fra: Aftermath (p. 1966). The Decca Recording Company Ltd./ABKCO Records Inc. 

DRUGS AND THE EXPANSION OF THE MIND

Velvet Underground, The: "Heroin" (Lou Reed) 1967.

Fra: Velvet Underground (p. 1967). Verve Records, MGM Records Inc., Polydor Records Ltd. 

THE MEANING OF LIFE

Nirvana: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Kurt Cobain) 1991.

Fra: Nevermind (p. 1991). Sub Pop Records/The David Geffen Company. 

Radiohead:"Climbing Up The Walls" (Yorke, Greenwood, Selway, O'Brien, Greenwood) 1997.

Fra: OK Computer (p. 1997). Capitol Records Ltd., EMI Records Ltd. 

R.E.M.:"Losing My Religion" (Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe) 1991

Fra: Out Of Time (p. 1991). Warner Bros.Records Ltd. 

U2: "If God Will Send His Angels" (Bono & The Edge/U2) 1997

Fra: Pop (p. 1997). Island Records.

Alternative tekster

Herunder står en liste af tekster som forfatterne også havde med i overvejelserne som tekster til rockantologien. Listen med alternative tekster bliver udvidet løbende. Som i bogen vil mange af teksterne her naturligvis overlappe tematisk.

Overskrifterne henviser til hovedkapitlerne i Feed Your Head

THE YOUNG MISFITS Chuck Berry: "School Day (Ring, Ring Goes The Bell)" (Chuck Berry) 1956/57.

Fra: The Best of Chuck Berry (compilation, p. 1994). MCA Records Ltd. 

Buffalo Springfield: "For What's It's Worth" (Stephen Stills) 1966.

Fra: Buffalo Springfield (p. 1966). Atco Records, Atlantic Recording Company/WEA International Inc. 

Eddie Cochran: "Summertime Blues" (Jerry Capehart/Eddie Cochran) 1958.

Fra: Very Best of Eddie Cochran (compilation, p. 1970). United Artists Records. 

Elvis Costello: "Watching The Detectives" (MacManus) 1977.

Fra: My Aim Is True (p. 1977). Stiff Records. 

Bob Dylan: "Motorpsycho Nightmare" (Bob Dylan) 1964.

Fra: Another Side Of Bob Dylan (p. 1964). Columbia Records/CBS Inc. 

Mothers Of Invention, The: "Flower Punk" (Frank Zappa) 1967.

Fra: We’re Only In It For The Money (p. 1967). Verve/Bizarre, MGM Records. 

Elvis Presley: "Jailhouse Rock" (J. Lieber/M. Stoller) 1957.

Fra: Elvis' Golden Records (p. 1958, CD-reissue 1999). RCA Records Ltd./BMG Entertainment. 

Rolling Stones, The: "Get Off My Cloud" (Jagger/Richards) 1965.

Fra: Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) (p. 1966). The Decca Recording Company Ltd./ABKCO Records Inc. 

Sex Pistols: "God Save the Queen" (Jones, Matlock, Cook, Rotten) 1977.

Fra: Never Mind The Bollocks (p. 1977). Virgin Records Ltd. 

Sex Pistols: "Anarchy In The U.K." (Jones, Matlock, Cook, Rotten) 1976.

Fra: Never Mind The Bollocks (p. 1977). Virgin Records Ltd. (Orig. p. 1976, EMI Records) 

Radiohead: "Creep" (Radiohead/Yorke) 1993.

Fra: Pablo Honey (p. 1993). Capitol Records. 

Bruce Springsteen: "Johnny 99" (Bruce Springsteen) 1982.

Fra: Nebraska (p. 1982). CBS Inc. 

Bruce Springsteen: "Born To Run" (Bruce Springsteen) 1974.

Fra: Born To Run (p. 1975). CBS Inc. 

Who, The: "My Generation" (P. Townshend) 1965.

Fra: Who Sings My Generation (1965). Brunswick Records. 

Who, The: "Young Man Blues" (M. Alison). 1970.

Fra: Live At Leeds (p. 1970) & Odds & Sodds (compilation, p. 1974 (studio version)). Track Records.

FAMILY 

Kinks, The: "Mr. Pleasant" (R. Davies) 1966.Single (p. 1966).

Fra: Face To Face (CD-reissue, p. 1998). Reprise Records Ltd. 

John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band: "Mother" (John Lennon) 1970.

Fra: John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band (p. 1970). Apple, EMI Records Ltd. 

Madness: "Our House" (Carl Smyth/Christopher Foreman) 1982.

Fra: Madness (p. 1982). Geffen Records, The David Geffen Company. 

Rolling Stones, The: "Mother's Little Helper" (Jagger, Richards) 1966.

Fra: Aftermath (p. 1966). The Decca Recording Company Ltd./ABKCO Records Inc. 

Who, The: "Tattoo" (P. Townsend) 1967.

Fra: The Who Sell Out (p. 1967). The Decca Recording Company Ltd.  

POWER AND ITS EXPRESSIONS 

Laurie Anderson: "O Superman" (Laurie Anderson) 1982.

Fra: Big Science (p. 1982). Warner Bros. Records Inc. WEA International Inc. 

Beatles, The: "Revolution" (Lennon/McCartney) 1968.

Fra: Single (p. 1968 (1st ed.)) & ”The Beatles” (p. 1968 (2nd ed.)). Parlaphone/Apple, EMI Records Ltd. 

Bob Dylan: "Hurricane" (Bob Dylan & Jacques Levy) 1976.

Fra: Desire (p. 1976). Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment Inc. 

Bob Dylan: "Masters Of War" (Bob Dylan) 1963.

Fra: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (p. 1963). Columbia Records/CBS Inc. 

Bon Jovi: "Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night" (Bon Jovi/Child/Sambora) 1995.

Fra: Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night (p. 1995) Mercury Records Ltd. 

Cranberries, The: "Zombie" (Oriordan) 1994.

Fra: No Need To Argue (p. 1994). Island Records ltd. 

Genesis: "Land Of Confusion" (A. Banks, P. Collins, M. Rutherford) 1986.

Fra: Invisible Touch (p. 1986). Charisma Records Ltd. 

Emmylou Harris: "Red Dirt Girl" (Emmylou Harris) 2000.

Fra: Red Dirt Girl (p. 2000). Grapewine/Nonesuch Records Ltd. 

Kinks, The: "Dead End Street" (R. D. Davies) 1966.

Fra: The Singles Collection (compilation, p. 1997). Castle Copyright Ltd. 

Kinks, The: "20th Century Man" (R.D. Davies) 1971.

Fra: Muswell Hillbillies (p. 1971). RCA Records 

John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band: "Give Peace A Chance" (Lennon/McCartney) 1969.

Single (p. 1969). Apple/EMI Records Ltd. 

Joni Mitchell: "Big Yellow Taxi" (Joni Mitchell) 1970.

Fra: Ladies Of The Canyon (p. 1970). Reprise Records Ltd. 

Van Morrison: "Golden Autumn Day" (Van Morrison) 1999.

Fra: Back On Top (p. 1999). Point Blank/Virgin Records Ltd. 

Mothers Of Invention, The: "Who Need The Peace Corps?" (F. Zappa) 1967.

Fra: We’re Only In It For The Money (p. 1967). Verve/Bizarre, MGM Records 

Pretenders, The: "My City Was Gone" (C. Hynde) 1983.

Fra: Learning To Crawl (p. 1983). Sire Records, WEA Records Ltd. 

Pulp: "Help The Aged" (Cocker, Banks, Mackey, Senior, Doyle) 1988.

Fra: This Is Hardcore (p. 1988). Island Records Ltd. 

Queen: "White Man" (Brian May) 1976.

Fra: A Day At The Races (p. 1976). EMI Records Ltd. 

Queen: "Sleeping On The Sidewalk" (Brian May) 1977.

Fra: News Of The World (p. 1977). Elektra Records Ltd. 

Lou Reed: "Dirty Blvd". (Lou Reed) 1989.

Fra: New York (p. 1989). Sire Records, WEA International Inc. 

Rolling Stones, The: "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction" (Jagger/Richards) 1965.

Fra: Big Hits. High Tide And Green Grass (p. 1966). The Decca Recording Company Ltd./ABKCO Records Inc. 

Patti Smith: "People Have The Power" (Patti Smith) 1988.

Fra: Dream Of Life (p. 1988). Arista Records Inc., BMG Ariola. 

Steppenwolf: "Monster" ("Monster", "Suicide" & "America") (J. Kay/N. St. Nicholas/L. Byram/J. Edmonton) 1969.

Fra: Monster (p. 1969). ABC Records. 

Bruce Springsteen: "Badlands" (Bruce Springsteen) 1978.

Fra: Darkness At The Edge Of Town (p. 1978). CBS Inc. 

Bruce Springsteen: "My Hometown" (Bruce Springsteen) 1984.

Fra: Born In The USA (p. 1984). CBS Inc. 

Neil Young: "Rocking in the Free World 1+2" (Neil Young) 1989.

Fra: Freedom (p. 1989). Reprise Records Ltd./WEA International Inc.

DRUGS AND THE EXPANSION OF THE MIND 

Beatles, The: "A Day In The Life" (Lennon/McCartney) 1967.

Fra: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (p. 1967). Parlaphone, EMI Records Ltd. 

Beatles, The: "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds" (Lennon/McCartney) 1967.

Fra: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (p. 1967). Parlaphone, EMI Records Ltd. 

Beatles, The: "She Said, She Said" (Lennon/McCartney) 1966.

Fra: Revolver (p. 1966). Parlaphone, EMI Records Ltd. 

Beatles, The: "Tomorrow Never Knows" (Lennon/McCartney) 1966.

Fra: Revolver (p. 1966). Parlaphone, EMI Records Ltd. 

Buffalo Springfield: "Mr. Soul" (Niel Young) 1967.

Fra: Buffalo Springfield Again (p. 1967). Atco Records, Atlantic Recording Company/WEA International Inc. 

Byrds, The: "Eight Miles High" (G. Clark/J. McGuinn/D. Crosby) 1966.

Fra: Fifth Dimension (p. 1966). Columbia Records, CBS Inc. 

Cream: "Strange Brew" (Clapton/Collins/Papalardi) 1967.

Fra: Disraeli Gears (p. 1967). Polydor Records Ltd. 

Jimi Hendrix Experience, The: "If Six Was Nine" (Jimi Hendrix) 1967.

Fra: Axis: Bold As Love. (p. 1967). Track Records/MCA Records Inc. 

John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band: "Cold Turkey" (Lennon/McCartney) 1969.

Single (p. 1969). Apple Records, EMI Records Ltd. 

Nirvana: "Polly" (Kurt Cobain) 1991.

Fra: Nevermind (p. 1991). Sub Pop Records/The David Geffen Company. 

Rolling Stones, The: "Paint It Black" (Jagger/Richards) 1966.

Fra: Big Hits. High Tide And Green Grass (p. 1966). The Decca Recording Company Ltd./ABKCO Records Inc. 

Rolling Stones, The: "Sister Morphine" (Jagger/Richards) 1971.

Fra: Sticky Fingers (p. 1971). Rolling Stones Records/Virgin Records. 

Steppenwolf: "The Pusher" (Hoyt Axton) 1968.

Fra: Steppenwolf (p. 1968). ABC Records Inc. 

Suede: "New Generation" (Anderson/Butler)

Fra: (Dog Man Star 1994) Nude/Columbia Records 

Thin Lizzy: "Got To Give It Up" (Gorham, Lynott) 1979.

Fra: Black Rose (p. 1979). Vertigo. 

U2: "Angel Of Harlem" (Bono) 1988.

Fra: Rattle And Hum (p. 1988). Island Records Ltd. 

Velvet Underground, The: "Heroin" (Lou Reed) 1967.

Fra: The Velvet Underground & Nico (p. 1967). Verve Records, MGM Records Inc., Polydor Records Ltd. 

Velvet Underground, The: "Run, Run, Run" (Lou Reed) 1967.

Fra: The Velvet Underground & Nico (p. 1967). Verve Records, MGM Records Inc., Polydor Records Ltd. 

Who, The: "The Acid Queen" (Pete Townsend) 1969.

Fra: Tommy (p. 1969). Track Records, Polydor Records Ltd. 

Niel Young: "The Needle And The Damage Done" (Neil Young) 1971.

Fra: Harvest (p. 1972). Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records Inc./Warner Communications Company.

THE MEANING OF LIFE 

Bryan Adams: "Summer Of '69" (Adams/Vallance) 1984.

Fra: Reckless (p. 1984). A&M Records. 

Jeff Buckley: "Eternal Life" (J. Buckley) 1994.

Fra: Grace (p. 1994). Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Leonard Cohen: "The Future" (Leonard Cohen) 1992.

Fra: The Future (p. 1992). Columbia, Sony Music Entertainment Inc. 

Eric Clapton: "My Father's Eyes" (Eric Clapton) 1997.

Fra: Pilgrim (p. 1997). Reprise Records, WEA International Inc. 

Elvis Costello: "This Is Hell" (MacManus) 1994.

Fra: Brutal Youth (p. 1994). Warner Bros. Records, WEA International Inc. 

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: "Helpless" (Neil Young) 1970.

Fra: Déjà Vu (p. 1970). Atlantic Records, WEA International Inc. 

Bob Dylan: "With God On Our Side" (Dylan) 1964.

Fra: Times They Are A-Changin’ (p. 1964). Columbia Records. 

Kinks, The: "Attitude" (Ray Davies) 1979.

Fra: Low Budget (p. 1979). Arista Records Inc. 

Led Zeppelin: "Stairway To Heaven" (Page/Plant) 1971.

Fra: Led Zeppelin IV (p. 1971). Atlantic Records Ltd. 

John Lennon: "Imagine" (Lennon). 1971.

Fra: Imagine (p. 1971). Apple, EMI Records Ltd. 

Alanis Morissette: "Joining You" (Alanis Morissette) 1998.

Fra: Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (p. 1998). Maverick Recording Company, Reprise Records, WEA International Inc. 

Nirvana: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Kurt Cobain) 1991.

Fra: Nevermind (p. 1991). Sub Pop Records/The David Geffen Company. 

Procol Harum: "Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone)" (G.Brooker/K.Reid) 1968.

Fra: Shine On Brightly (p. 1968). A&M Records. 

Radiohead: "Climbing Up The Walls" (Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Phil Selway, Ed O’Brien, Colin Greenwood) 1997.

Fra: OK Computer (p. 1997). Capitol Records Ltd., EMI Records Ltd. 

R.E.M. "Losing My Religion" (Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe) 1991.

Fra: Out Of Time (p. 1991). Warner Bros.Records Ltd. 

Rolling Stones, The: "Blinded By Rainbows" (Jagger/Richards) 1994.

Fra: Voodoo Lounge (p. 1994). Virgin Records. 

Bruce Springsteen: "Glory Days" (Bruce Springsteen) 1984.

Fra: Born In the U.S.A. (p. 1984). CBS Records Inc. 

Bruce Springsteen: "Human Touch" (Bruce Springsteen) 1992.

Fra: Human Touch (p. 1992). CBS Records Inc. 

Talking Heads: "Burning Down The House" (David Byrne) 1983.

Fra: Speaking In Tongues (p. 1983). Sire Records Company/Warner Bros. Records Inc. 

U2: "If God Will Send His Angels" (Bono & The Edge/U2) 1997.

Fra: Pop (p. 1997). Island Records Ltd. 

U2: "Where The Streets Have No Name" (Bono) 1987.

Fra: The Joshua Tree (p. 1987). Island Records Ltd. 

Lucinda Williams: "Get Right With God" (Lucinda Williams) 2001.

Fra: Essence (p. 2001). Lost Highway/UMG Recordings Inc.

LOVE AND ITS COMPLICATED WAYS 

Beatles, The: "Norwegian Wood" (Lennon/McCartney) 1965.

Fra: Rubber Soul (p. 1965). Parlophone, EMI Records Ltd. 

Chuck Berry: "Maybellene" (Chuck Berry) 1955.

Fra: The Best of Chuck Berry (compilation, p. 1994). MCA Records Ltd. 

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds: "Henry Lee" (Trad./Cave) 1996.

Fra: Murder Ballads (p. 1996). Mute Records Ltd. 

Leonard Cohen: "Coming Back To You" (Leonard Cohen) 1984.

Fra: Various Positions (p. 1984). Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment Inc. 

Elvis Costello: "I Want You" (MacManus) 1986.

Fra: Blood And Chocolate (p. 1986) IMP Records.

Cream: "Tales Of A Brave Ulysses" (Clapton/Sharp) 1967.

Fra: Disraeli Gears (p. 1967). Polydor Records Ltd. 

Bob Dylan: "Tangled Up In Blue" (Bob Dylan) 1975.

Fra: Blood On The Tracks (p. 1975). Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment Inc. 

Bob Dylan: "Simple Twist Of Fate" (Bob Dylan) 1975.

Fra: Blood On The Tracks (p. 1975). Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment Inc. 

John Hiatt: "Lipstick Sunset" (John Hiatt) 1987.

Fra: Bring The Family (p. 1987). A&M Records Inc. '

Michael Jackson: "Blood On The Dance Floor" (Jackson/Riley) 1997.

Fra: Blood On The Dance Floor (p. 1997). Epic Records. 

Annie Lennox: "No More 'I Love You's'" (D. Freeman/J. Hughes) 1995.

Fra: Medusa (p. 1995). RCA/BMG Records Ltd. 

Jerry Lee Lewis: "Great Balls Of Fire" (O. Blackwell/J. Hammer) 1958.

Fra: Original Sun Greatest Hits (compilation, p. 1984) WEA/Rhino.

Ray Peterson: "Tell Laura I Love Her" (J. Barry/B. Raleigh) 1960.

Fra: Tell Laura I Love Her (compilation, p. 1960). RCA Victor. 

Bruce Springsteen: "Backstreets" (Bruce Springsteen) 1975.

Fra: Born To Run (p. 1975). CBS Records Inc. 

Bruce Springsteen: "Point Blank" (Bruce Springsteen) 1979.

Fra: The River (p. 1980). CBS Records Inc. 

Shania Twain: "That Don't Impress Me Much" (Lange/Twain) 1999

Fra: Come On Over (p. 1999). Mercury Records Ltd. 

Velvet Underground, The: "Venus In Furs" (Lou Reed) 1967.

Fra: The Velvet Underground & Nico (p. 1967). Verve Records, MGM Records Inc., Polydor Records Ltd. 

Velvet Underground: "I'll Be Your Mirror" (Lou Reed) 1967.

Fra: The Velvet Underground & Nico (p. 1967). Verve Records, MGM Records Inc., Polydor Records Ltd. 

Lucinda Williams: "Essence" (Lucinda Williams) 2001.

Fra: Essence (p. 2001). Lost Highway, UMG Recordings Inc.

THE ROOTS: RHYTM & BLUES 

Big Bill Broonzy: "Diggin' My Potatoes" (Big Bill Broonzy). 1957.

Fra: Big Bille Broonzy Sings Country Blues (p. 1957). Folkways Records. 

B.B. King: "How Blue Can You Get" (Riley B. King) 1970.

Fra: Best Of B. B. King (compilation, p. 1972). ABC Records/MCA Records Inc. 

B.B. King: "Why I Sing The Blues" (Riley B. King/Dave Clark). 1969.

Fra: Best Of B. B. King (compilation, p. 1972). ABC Records/MCA Records Inc. 

Muddy Waters: "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man" (Willie Dixon) 1954.

Fra: Muddy Waters On Chess 1951-1959, vol. 2 (p. 1984). Vouge Records. 

Muddy Waters: "Mannish Boy" (Elias McDaniel, McKinley Morganfield, M. London).1955.

Fra: Muddy Waters on Chess 1951-1959, Vol. 2 (compilation, p. 1984). Vouge Records. 

Ray Charles: "Busted" (Harlan Howard). 1962.

Fra: Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul (p. 1963). ABC Records. 

Otis Redding: "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" (Otis Redding/Steve Cropper).1967/68.

Fra: The Dock Of The Bay (p 1968). Atco/Atlantic Recording Corp. WEA International Inc. 

Aretha Franklin: "Think" (Franklin White) 1968.

Fra: Aretha Now (p. 1968). Rhino/Atlantic Recording Corp. WEA International Inc. 

James Brown: "Say It Loud (I'm Black And Proud)" (James Brown/Alfred Ellis) 1969.

Fra: Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud (p. 1969). Polydor Records Ltd.

Vi anbefaler

Forfatterne til Feed Your Head anbefaler følgende navne, hvis tekster er interessante og udfordrende for et videre arbejde i undervisningen.Vi finder disse forfatteres tekster gode, fordi de både har lyriske kvaliteter ud over det sædvanlige. Og fordi de tematisk spænder vidt; eksempelvis fra skæve, moderne vinkler på tilværelsen – ofte med filosofiske overtoner – til finurlige og langt fra banale behandlinger af det gammelkendte kærlighedstema.

  • Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Vic Chesnut
  • Cowboy Junkies
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Jim White
  • Lucinda Williams

Ønsker man at gå videre ad et mere udfordrende, surrealistisk spor, kan vi anbefale tekster af

  • R.E.M.
  • Radiohead
  • – og ikke mindst det lyrisk gådefulde album
  • Genesis: "Lamb Lies Down On Broadway"

Listen vil blive løbende opdateret i takt med der kommer nye navne til, eller vi får konstruktiv feedback.

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Jonathan Buckley & Jill Furmanovsky: The Rock. The Rough Guide. Rough Guides Publications, 1999 (2nd ed.).

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Michael Heatley (ed.): The Virgin Encyclopedia of Rock. London: Virgin Books, 1993.

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Liz Jobey (ed.): The End of Innocence. Photographs from the decades that defined pop: The 1950s to the 1970s. London: Scalo/Thames and Hudson, 1997.

Danny Kelly (ed.): The Q Book of Punk Legends. Enfield, Middlesex: Guiness, 1996.

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Jim Miller (ed.): The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll. Rolling Stone Press, 1976.

A. X. Nicholas (ed.): The Poetry of Soul. Bantam Books, 1971.

Michael Ochs: 1000 Record Covers. Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH, 1994.

Guy Peelaert & Nick Cohn: Rock Dreams. Rock’n’Roll for Your Eyes. Lindhardt og Ringhof, 1982.

Rod Sinclair: Leonard Cohen. In Quest Of Delight. Gyldendal 1992.

Niall Stokes: Into The Heart: U2. The Stories Behind Every Song. Carlton, 2001.

Story of Pop, The. Phoebus Publishing Company. Octopus Books Limited, 1974.

Everett True: Live Through This. American Rock Music in The Nineties. London: Virgin, 2001.

DANSK

Torben Bille (red.): Politikens dansk rock 1956-1997. Politikens Forlag, 1997.

Thorkild Bjørnvig: Oprør mod neonguden. Et essay om beat. Gyldendal, 1970.

Simon Frith: Rocksociologi. Notabene, 1978. (Dansk oversættelse af: The Sociology of Rock, 1978).

Anette Giertsen: Vinyl lyrik. 227 tekster fra dansk rock- og folkemusik 1967-82.Dansklærerforeningen/Skov/Medley Records, 1982.

Dick Hebdige: Subkultur og stil. Sjakalen, 1983. (Engelsk: Subculture – The Meaning of Style. 1979)

Mark Hertsgaard: The Beatles. Munksgaard/Rosinante, 1995.

Anders Rou Jensen: Da græsrødderne gik grassat. Om punk og new wave, rockreaktionen på de visne blomster, de sarte planter og mosset på rullestenen.Swing, 1978.

Bo Green Jensen: På sporet af den hvide lyd. Rocknotater 1978-1983. Overflyvninger & punktnedslag. Borgen, 1983 (fremragende og dybdegående pladeanmeldelser)

Klaus Lynggaard: Febertid. Essays 1989-1995. Borgen, 1995 (bl.a. gode essays om Bowie og Dylan)

Klaus Lynggaard: Verdens 25 bedste rock- og popalbums. Vol.1: 1972-75. Rosinante. København, 1999.

Ian MacDonald: The Beatles. Revolution i hovedet. The Beatles' indspilninger & tresserne. Klim 1995, 2000. (Engelsk: Revolution in the Head – The Beatles' Records and the Sixties. Pimlico/Random House, 1994).

Håkan Sandblad: Beat – meget mere end musik. Høst & Søns Forlag, 1970.

Jan Sneum (red.): Politikens Rockleksikon. Udenlandsk rock gennem 45 år. Politikens Forlag, 1995. (Findes i flere tidligere udgaver).

Jan Sneum (red.): Rock Nu. Politikens ny-rock leksikon. Politikens Forlag, 1983.

Karsten Tanggaard: Beat. Danmarks Radio, 1983.
– hæfte udarbejdet i forbindelse med 12 radioudsendelser. 

Karsten Tanggaard: 60ernes musik og musikere. Edition Egtved, Danmark. 1984. (Edition Musikkundskab i skolen MU 22)

Christian Braad Thomsen og Asger Schnack: Bob Dylan. En guide til hans plader.Høst, 2001.

Anders Aare, Johannes Grønager og Poul Rønnenfelt: Rockmusik i tid og rum. Systime, 2000.

UDVALGTE ARTIKLER

Johs. Nørregaard Frandsen: "Remember what the dormouse said: 'Feed your head'".In: Dansk Noter, nr. 3. Dansklærerforeningen, 1994.

Mogens Kjær: "Poesi fra nyeste tid… og skred i gammel kultur". Anglo files, no. 11. Engelsklærerforeningen for Gymnasiet og HF, 1999.

Morten Michelsen: "Diamanthunde og kunstforbrydelser – dystopier med musik af David Bowie". Anglo files, no.107. Engelsklærerforeningen for Gymnasiet og HF, 1998. (Temanummer om rytmisk musik)

Jesper Poulsen: "U2 go visual. Om U2 og Zoo TV". Anglo files, no. 107. Engelsklærerforeningen for Gymnasiet og HF, 1998. (Temanummer om rytmisk musik).

Elo Nielsen: "Narcissisme og beat". Kultur & Klasse, nr. 30. Forlaget Medusa, 1977.

Torben Sangild: "Støjens æstetik. Refleksioner over støjrock og støjens indtog i musikken". Kritik, nr 123. Gyldendal, 1996.

Anders Houmøller Thomsen: "Musikalske bogorme og litterære pop-flirter". In: Samvirke, nr. 11. FDB, 1999.

Links - generel information

1. ROCKLEKSIKA – GENEREL INFORMATION

All Music Guide
Det definitive rockleksikon på nettet. Ud over mulighed for søgning efter artister, albums og sangtitler indeholder siden et ordnet genre- og stil-indeks. Grundig biografi med mange krydshenvisninger samt en særdeles omfattende og pålidelig diskografi. Drives af forlaget AMG, som også udgiver leksika i bogform.

2. ROCKLYRIK PÅ NETTET

Der findes et utal af hjemmesider med rocklyrik på nettet. Der findes stort set ikke den tekst, der ikke kan findes efter lidt søgning. 
Det er altid privatpersoner som lægger sangtekster ud på egne hjemmesider – ofte indsamlet med hjælp fra andre musikinteresserede og velvillige personer. Kvaliteten af siderne er meget svingende, lige fra meget professionelt udseende sider med avancerede søgefunktioner til sider med "mine yndlingssange". 

Specielt skal man være opmærksom på, at der kan være mange fejl i teksterne – enten fordi de er nedskrevet ved aflytning af sangene eller også på grund af simple skrivefejl. Man bør derfor altid efterkontrollere teksten med andre forlæg. 
Skal man finde rocklyrik på Internetetet kan man søge på flere måder, nemlig via: 

  • Generelle søgemaskiner
  • Musikrelaterede søgetjenester 
  • Netsteder – udvalgt specielt for interesserede i rocklyrik 
  • Kunstnernes hjemmesider og fan-sider 

Sangtekster er omfattet af reglerne om ophavsret. Af hensyn hertil findes der ingen linkning til sangtekster på Feed Your Head's netsted – de såkaldte 'dybe' links – kun henvisninger til overordnede, alment tilgængelige netsteder. 

Generelle søgemaskiner

Den sikreste – men ikke nødvendigvis den hurtigste – måde er at finde den ønskede sangtekst ved at bruge en af de store søgemaskiner – f.eks. Google eller AltaVista.

Søgetip: Det kan være en god idé at søge på hele [ tekstens titel ] og/eller [ artistens navn ] efterfulgt af ordet [ lyrics ] 
– altså: [ The Rolling Stones lyrics ] 

Musikrelaterede søgetjenester

Song Lyrics Search 
– Søgemaskine beregnet på søgning af sangtekster. Med søgevejledning.

Søgetip: Det kan være en god idé at søge på hele tekstens titel og/eller artistens navn efterfulgt af ordet "lyrics" – altså: The Rolling Stones lyrics

Netsteder – udvalgt specielt for interesserede i rocklyrik

Always On The Run
- Side med masser af oplysninger. Lyrik, boglister og links.

Polystyreneman's Lyrics Database
- "A shrine devoted to great alternative bands of the '90's". Fortrinsvis nye navne, alfabetisk ordnet.

Rockmagic.net 
– Stor samling rock-lyrik from 60'erne til i dag. Links til kunstner- og fansider.

LetsSingIt.com
– Søgemulighed blandt mange navne og titler. Bl.a. kariokee og links til fan-sider.

Lyrics Robot
– Søgemulighed efter sang og kunstner – afsøger andre steder på nettet. Desuden alfabetisk opslag.

DIVERSE: 

Am I right.com 
– Side med korrektioner til forkert aflyttede ('fejlhørte') tekster. Indeholder også sjove eller fejlciterede navne på bands og sange, gennemgående humoristisk a la avisernes citatklip fra andre avisers 'bøffer'.

Original Hip-Hop Lyrics Archive
– Hip-hop- og R'n'B-tekster, ordnet efter kunstner. Anmeldelser og linksamling.

Harry's Blues Lyrics & Tabs Online
– Side med et utal af oplysninger om blues, herunder tekster med kildeoplysninger. Opdelt efter kunstnere. Indeholder også leksikon over specielle slang-udtryk, relateret til blueskulturen.

3. KUNSTNERNES HJEMMESIDER OG FAN-SIDER – ET UDVALG

Kender man kunstnernes pladeselskab, kan man altid gå den vej til de officielle sider.

Generelle sider 
MTV-fansite database 
The Rolling Stone artist site

The Beatles
http://www.thebeatles.com
http://www.beatles.net/ (The official site)
http://www.beatlefans.com/

David Bowie 
http://www.davidbowie.com

Leonard Cohen 
http://www.LeonardCohen.com

Bob Dylan 
http://www.bobdylan.com

Jefferson Airplane
http://www.airplane.freeserve.co.uk/airplane.htm

The Kinks
http://kinks.it.rit.edu/ 
http://www.raydavies.com/ (Ray Davis' official site)

John Lennon 
http://www.keno.org/Lennonhomepage.htm

Joni Mitchell 
http://www.jonimitchell.com

Nirvana 
http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Alley/9911

Procol Harum 
http://www.procolharum.com

Radiohead 
http://www.radiohead.com 
http://www.ateaseweb.com/

R.E.M. 
http://www.retroweb.com/rem.html

The Rolling Stones
http://www.stonesplanet.com 
http://www.keno.org/Home.html

Patti Smith 
http://www.gungho2000.com/ (The Officiel Site) 
http://www.oceanstar.com/patti/

Bruce Springsteen 
http://www.brucespringsteen.net/

U2 
http://www.u2.com 
http://www.interference.com/

The Velvet Underground 
http://www.loureed.com/ (Lou Reed's official site)

The Who 
http://www.thewho.net/ 
http://www.alwaysontherun.net/who.htm
(Pete Townshend's official site)

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