Why Won T They Talk To Me Analysis

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“Why Won’t They Talk To Me?” A Groovy Semiotic Analysis

The spaced out and complex tunes of psychedelic rock born in the 1960’s by numerous artists ranging from The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, Pink Floyd, The Doors, and more have evolved over the years into a mix of antique guitar and present-day disco pop. The discourse community of psychedelic rock which arose in the 1960’s is still alive and evolving today while holding the same values of peace, love, and sharing the love for music through dance, and spirit.
Tame Impala, a modern psychedelic rock/pop band is the ideal example of the transition from 1960-1970’s sounding psych-rock to 2000’s psych-rock/pop. In the song “Why Won’t They Talk To Me?” by Tame Impala, Kevin Parker communicates his deep perspective of himself and relates to other members of the psychedelic rock community through the use of spacey guitar riffs, changes in pace of the song, and the lyrics. Kevin Parker, in
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Members of this community typically share the values of spreading love and peace and good vibrations to the environment and those that surround you. Psychedelic music took over the 1960’s and 1970’s and is derived from a very drug influenced background involving the use of LSD and other hallucinogenic drugs which are believed to open the minds of those under the influence, inducing extreme feelings of euphoria and relaxation. Therefore, music like Tame Impala or Pink Floyd is meant to induce these same emotions naturally through uniquely intriguing sounds. This results in many members of this discourse community to be open minded to sharing spiritual, emotional, and physical experiences with others through art and love and music, making them very approachable people with bright souls, living with optimism and curiosity as the leader of their

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