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dc.contributor.authorIzod, Johnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMagee, Karlen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMacKenzie, Kathrynen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGourdin-Sangouard, Isabelleen_UK
dc.contributor.editorForster, Laurelen_UK
dc.contributor.editorHarper, Sueen_UK
dc.description.abstractPrior to directing his 1973 film O Lucky Man!, Lindsay Anderson had been planning to shoot an 'on-the-road' documentary about Alan Price and his band. When this fell through he decided to use them instead in the feature, which is now a neglected critique of British society in the early 1970s. Anderson’s correspondence contains abundant material relating to Price’s work in the film. The music features heavily in these letters, mostly concerned with publicity and promotion. There were, for example, disputes over Alan Price's tour in the US and delays in the album’s release as Warner Bros and Anderson saw both (correctly as it turned out) as important publicity for the film. And indeed the album enjoyed favourable reviews, even more so in the USA where the film too was better received than in Britain. Whilst in marketing O Lucky Man! the band were working in the mainstream, their second function ran counter to dominant culture. Anderson had been influenced by Brecht’s dramatic principles and practice ever since Mother Courage had played in London in 1956. O Lucky Man! was constructed broadly in harmony with those principles and their purpose of casting a new, hard-edged light on contemporary society. So the band participate as characters in the narrative. However, they also comment as if from outside it, functioning through songs written for the production as an all-knowing chorus and providing the moral context that frames the protagonists’ self-seeking behaviour. Our paper investigates the various roles that Alan Price’s band played in O Lucky Man!en_UK
dc.publisherCambridge Scholars Publishingen_UK
dc.relationIzod J, Magee K, MacKenzie K & Gourdin-Sangouard I (2010) Music / Industry / Politics: Alan Price's Roles in O Lucky Man!. In: Forster L & Harper S (eds.) British Culture and Society in the 1970s: The Lost Decade. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 201-212.
dc.rightsThe publisher has granted permission for use of this book chapter in this Repository. The chapter was first published in British Culture and Society in the 1970s: The Lost Decade by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.; Published with the permission of Cambridge Scholars Publishing.en_UK
dc.subjectAlan Priceen_UK
dc.subjectLindsay Andersonen_UK
dc.subjectBritish films of the 1970sen_UK
dc.subjectAnderson, Lindsay, 1923-1994 Criticism and interpretationen_UK
dc.subjectPrice, Alan, 1941- Criticism and interpretationen_UK
dc.subjectO'Lucky Man (Motiona picture : 1973)en_UK
dc.subjectMotion picture musicen_UK
dc.titleMusic / Industry / Politics: Alan Price's Roles in O Lucky Man!en_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.citation.btitleBritish Culture and Society in the 1970s: The Lost Decadeen_UK
dc.publisher.addressNewcastle upon Tyneen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCommunications, Media and Cultureen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCommunications, Media and Cultureen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren_UK
local.rioxx.authorIzod, John|0000-0001-5124-5698en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMagee, Karl|0000-0003-3398-8951en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMacKenzie, Kathryn|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGourdin-Sangouard, Isabelle|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorForster, Laurel|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorHarper, Sue|en_UK
local.rioxx.filenameMusic Industry Politics.pdfen_UK
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