Indie y masculinidad en la música popular españolael rock alternativo de Los Bichos

  1. Sara Arenillas Meléndez 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Oviedo

    Universidad de Oviedo

    Oviedo, España



ISSN: 2014-3613

Year of publication: 2020

Volume: 9

Issue: 1

Pages: 1-24

Type: Article

DOI: 10.17583/GENEROS.2020.4609 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2020
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.16
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: Gender Studies Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 106/171
  • Area: Education Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 1154/1693

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  • Year 2020
  • Journal Impact: 0.080
  • Field: ESTUDIOS DE GÉNERO Quartile: C3 Rank in field: 19/25

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  • Area: Gender Studies Percentile: 40
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Los Bichos were one of the first groups of alternative and indie rock that emerged in Spain in the eighties. Led by Josetxo Ezponda, Los Bichos had influences from the Velvet Underground and Nick Cave, and were an original proposal within the Spanish scene, becoming a cult icon for later generations. Los Bichos had features that scholars like Matthew Bannister (2006a) link to British and American indie: archivalism (the obsession with collecting records) and the construction of an alternative canon through it, and the use of noise and lo-fi. Bannister (2006b) points out that the indie groups articulated a masculinity that used melancholy and victimhood to rearticulate patriarchy. This discourse is applicable to Los Bichos. The main goal of this research is to analyse how Los Bichos articulated the gender discourse described by Bannister through his music, his image and his performance. To pursue this, I have use material from musical magazines and newspapers, and songs of Los Bichos like "Verano muerto" or the cover that they made of "To know him is to love him". The methodology I have used is interdisciplinary: it combines cultural and gender studies, with popular music studies.

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