We all must take a responsibility for the harm in the world. Often the case with artistic critique, the critic will drop little hints for the audience to piece together into a more witty attack.
To find these, we must first put the previous band and piece of work into a historic and contextual framework. The Nothing's Shocking album was released in They disbanded after headlining in their Lollapalooza tour. The size and scope of this show were monumental. The tour was a union of many musical artists of differing styles with other contemporary art forms and causes. Body piercing and tattoo artists, environmental awareness booths, and garments of alternative, natural, non-animal materials were available to the concert-goer.
The entire extravaganza was the brainchild of Perry Farrell. However, Farrell stayed on as the organizer for three more years. In the end, he finally abandoned the project altogether, citing differences with the direction it took. In , Bush made its appearance on the musical scene with Sixteen Stone.
Bush seems to be saying that there is no relation between the violence in a person and their sexual desires. For Bush, to confuse the two is the error. They go on in their chorus to argue: It is this sixth precept that I believe worries those opposed to Zen. Gavin Rossdale argues that the Zen theme is not preferrable over any other concept.
Furthermore, dedication to such a laissez-faire approach to life is harmful. The history of art is a series of opinions about that which surrounds the artist. The case study I have attempted here is in no way complete. The true expressions of both artists cannot be conveyed on paper. The experience of the music and energy generated by these contemporary artists creates the canvas upon which I have singly examined only the lyrics.
However, the lyrics attempt to relay the arguments behind the music. The topics of these arguments, are relevant to the philosophical and theological questions raised by critical thinkers. As demonstrated above, philosophical themes exist in modern expressions of music. Gavin Rossdale hopes that we approach the future with more concern than he believes is present Zen.
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