Popular Culture Review 29.1 (Spring 2018) - Page 84

como este, particularmente en la era presente era de plataformas de noticias multimedia para mejorar nuestra comprensión de la variedad de influencias que la vida política y cultural cotidiana ejerce sobre nuestro consumo literario. Palabras clave: ficción de aventura, redes de publicación, historia de la publicación, serialización, literatura de imperio, periodismo de principios del siglo veinte, publicación y tecnología, Joseph Conrad, H.G. Wells, Conan Doyle, John Buchan Social protest has a long history, particularly in rock and roll – one only need think of Credence Clearwater revival or the Rolling Stones in the 1960s, directly addressing foreign wars and protest movements through their lyrics. Black Sabbath’s seminal protest song “War Pigs” – an anthem that first appeared on their 1970’s album Paranoid, which has been recorded over two dozen times (to date) by other musicians. Musicians from all heavy metal genres acknowledge the importance and influence of Black Sabbath’s reshaping approach to rock and roll in the 1970s. In many ways, Sabbath’s cavalier 1 anti-war song is the prototype for subsequent generations of bands who address political subject matter. While political engagement and the rhetoric of protest has been a mainstay of the rock and metal scene during the last several decades, there has also been a resurgence of nuclear rhetoric in contemporary music videos on the global stage. This essay highlights recent videos that express a steadfast anxiety 1 Originally titled “Walpurgis,” for witches’ night – the record company worried it was too satanic sounding, according to lyricist Geezer Butler; the band changed the title, but none of the lyrics. Wiederhorn, John. “Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler Gets ‘Paranoid.’” Noisecreep. 30 July 2010. Re- trieved 15 February 2017. http://noisecreep.com/black-sabbath-bassist-geezer-butler-gets-paranoid/. 84