chapter  3
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Song Notes

The following song notes are meant as an aid in understanding the sonic and lyrical aspects of some of the music discussed in this work. Ideally, the reader should purchase the various CDs listed here (refer to the Discography for addresses of music shops or band web sites). There are two basic ways of utilizing these notes. The reader may read the dissertation in a linear fashion, and, whenever applicable, listen to a given track (or set of tracks) and read the accompanying notes. Alternatively, the reader may choose to go through this list, cross-checking each cut or set of cuts with the appropriate sections of the dissertation. As a package, the CDs and notes should serve as a useful, independent supplement to the rest of the dissertation. Even without the CDs, however, some of the notes may be useful. Refer also to Appendix 2 for transcriptions and musical analyses of various songs and styles.