This paper integrates ethnographic description of several tribute band performances and a critical reading of popular music discourse in order to explain historical consciousness and examine the role that tribute bands are playing in its development. Tribute bands both construct and partake in this new attitude that treats the events of the popular music past with historical respect and legitimacy. Focusing on rock music as a case study, this paper provides an example of how events from the past can be re-made and re-configured into "history."
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- Cultural Studies