Popular music as resistance/coping in VietName

Mon, 22 Jan 1996 10:31:44 -0500

Hello. I'm new to the list and am thrilled to find a place where people
discuss the things I am interested in.

I am wondering if anyone can direct me to sources that discuss the role
popular music played for the troops in VietNam. I think it's more widely
recognized that music was used as a way of speaking against it in the U.S.
I am interested in discovering the uses to which it was put in Viet Nam.
(This question stems from recent readings about the potential for resist-
ance in popular culture, as well as Oliver Stone's comment that he could
not have made it through the VN war without the Doors [a very loose and
distant recall of the comment].) If anyone has any information about
this, whether the music was used as morale-booster, coping mechanism, or
even resistance, I would love to hear it.

Thanks --

Kim Heikkila