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By Robert G. Weiner

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

Appealing to thankful lifeless students, fanatics, and creditors alike, those twenty-two essays are grouped by way of topic, and every essay incorporates a bibliography of assets for extra research.

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