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By Robert G. Weiner

The thankful useless, the most meticulously documented rock bands, considerably encouraged American tune and pop culture. Its reputation has persisted for 3 a long time regardless of combined severe reception. Jerry Garcia, considered between many as a musical icon and spokesperson for multiple iteration of enthusiasts, used to be usually both scorned by means of a variety of critics. This number of scholarly essays attests to the numerous fields of curiosity the band and its fans, referred to as Deadheads, have affected, together with psychology, legislations, and ethnomusicology. The contributions discover the range of the tradition of lovers, empirically study the song, practice literary feedback to the lyrics, and discover Dead-related philosophical and theological suggestions — in different phrases, they're as eclectic because the myriad thankful useless fanatics themselves.

Appealing to thankful useless students, fanatics, and creditors alike, those twenty-two essays are grouped through topic, and every essay contains a bibliography of assets for extra research.

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