History of rock April 11 weekly notes
History of rock April 11 weekly notes MUCO 120
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History of Rock Week of April 11 Notes The 70s - The Rise of Corporate Rock o Artists were suddenly making a much larger amount of money which was both a good and a bad thing - Blockbuster Albums: record companies focused most of their resources on one or two artists to sell the largest amount of records o Frampton Comes Alive o Fleetwood Mac Rumors - Fleetwood mac o Grew out of the British blues revival o Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Logan McVie, Christine McVie, and Lindsey Buckingham - Kiss o Prime example of Rock’n Roll as Theatre and Merchandise o It was not just enough to get on stage and play your music - Experimenting in the Studio o Many bands tried to create albums like Sgt. Peppers o “Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd was the only album that came close - Progressive Rock/Prog. Rock/Art Rock o Adding elements of other styles of Rock and Classical Music o Experimentation o The Moody Blues “Knights in White Satin”** o King Crimson “Court of the Crimson King” - Pink Floyd o Did not completely fit in the Prog. Rock category but used similar styles o Grew out of the psychedelic movement o Syd Barrett “Astronomy Domine” o Dark Side of the Moon Very dark lyrics about alienation “Money” Roger Waters wrote a good portion of the lyrics after Syd Barret left the band “Brain Damage” o The Wall Album Talks about post war alienation - The Who o Pete Townsend was exploring new ideas in religion such a Zen Buddhism and tried to turn these ideas into music o Tommy The First Rock Opera “Pinball Wizard” o “Baba O’Riley” ** Blends Zen Buddhism ideas and Minimalism - Led Zeppelin o Grew Out of the British Blues Revival and the Psychedelic movement o Very much a Blues Oriented Band o The Largest Rock Band in the 70s o Much of their music was acoustic but was also called heavy metal from some people o “Whole Lotta Love” - Heavy metal o Grew out of the British blues revival o Riff based, centered around the guitar riff o Cream “Sunshine of Your Love” o Black Sabbath “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” Ossi refers to this as doom rock Dark music that explores the ideas of death o Glam Metal Alice Cooper “School’s Out” o Aerosmith Pop metal “Sweet Emotion” Slight blues nature to their music Steven Tyler lead singer o Van Halen Hair Bands: guitar laden bands with big hair “Running with the Devil” Alex and Eddie Val Halen Eddie Van Halen- fantastic guitar player, popularized tapping on the guitar strings “Eruption” guitar solo o Metallica Thrash Metal “Master of Puppets” - Southern Rock o The Allman Brothers “Stormy Monday” Duane Allman also played as a musician for the Muscle Shoals Recording studio “Whipping Post” Eric Clapton and Duane Allman “Layla” o Lynyrd Skynyrd “Freebird” About Duane Allman dying - Country Rock o The Eagles “Hotel California” “Take it Easy” Written by Glen Frey o The Byrds The birth of country rock “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” o written by Bob Dylan Graham Parsons and Emylou Harris “Love Hurts” Graham parsons died of a Heroin overdose o Dylan and the Band “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” - Folk Rock o Crosby, Stills, and Nash Occasionally Neil young played with them Folk Rock Super Group “Suite Judy Blue Eyes” - Singer Songwriters of the 70s o James Taylor “Fire and Rain” o Carole King Started at the Brill building writing songs Tapestry “You’ve Got a Friend” o Joni Mitchell “All I Want” o Van Morrison Came out of the British Blues revival “Into the Mystic” - Punk Rock o Neil Young A mix of singer songwriter and punk rock “My, My, Hey, Hey”
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