Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto - '14: Toby Over Moby, 1:74' and '15: This is Zodiac Speaking, 1:87' Summary & Analysis

Chuck Klosterman
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'14: Toby Over Moby, 1:74' and '15: This is Zodiac Speaking, 1:87' Summary and Analysis

In chapter fourteen, Klosterman analyzes the attraction of country music. He notes that, when he reported on a Dixie Chicks concert, he noticed that the audience was teeming with teenage girls, showing that country is the new rock. Modern country, he believes, speaks to modern civilization and does so in a rational way most understand. Alternative country is vacant and blank, and is a conscious effort to move away from modern country. Klosterman believes these songs feel authentic, but only to those who glamorize poverty and the lifestyle talked about in lyrics. Popular music is often the result of listening to lyrics about conditions that don't apply to one's own life. Alternative country singers often speak down on popular...

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