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Music 262 Week 6 Lecture Notes

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Music 262 Rock Music: History and Social Analysis
Brian Carter

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Date Created: 02/20/15
Music 262 Lecture Notes Week 6 The Instrumental Groups 1950 s Rock has always had instrumental hits Usually built on a simple riff Early 60 s became an important time for instrumental groups 1950 s groups set the trends for the music that followed Rock s first garage bands Duane Eddy Most instrumental rocker of the late 50 s Developed a style known as twangy guitar Formed the mood for the surf band guitarists that followed 1960 s Instrumental Groups Surf Music Surf music was primarily an instrumental style Accompanied dancesbeach parties along Pacific Coast Lack of vocals necessitated experimenting with sounds on the guitar Guitar had virtually disappeared as lead instrument in early 60 s pop Surf bands grew from Chuck Berry and rockabillies Reestablished the guitar as a central role in Rock and Roll Use of tremolo reverb and whammybar created a unique sound Aggressive drumming was another key ingredient to the surf band sound The Ventures A Seattle based band Solidified the two guitarbassdrum lineup Heavily reverbed band sound Not originally a surf band Became a favorite with the surf crowd Dick Dale and The Deltones King of the surf guitar Produced by the public in Southern California Never had a national hit but was a popular local star A professional surfer Lived the surf lifestyle Exaggerated Duane Eddy s twangy guitar Added rapidfire runs that captured the waves of the sea Dale s Deltones spawned many garage bands around Southern California Left handed player with guitar inverted Garage Rock Simple raw form of Rock and Roll Created in mid 60 s by a number of American bands Inspired by British Invasion bands Results were much cruder than their inspirations made sound exciting though First wave of doityourself punk rockers Louie Louie The Kingsmen Composed in 1956 by Richard Berry First recorded by Berry s group The Pharaohs Lifted their version from The Wailers a Seattle band who missed out on the success of this Kingsmen was a Portland based garage band Paul Revere and The Raiders recorded the song the day after The Kingsmen in the same studio Slurred singing style Disc jockey said it was the worst song he39d ever heard which in turn made people listen to it It was also banned for what people thought was obscenity which also increased its popularity US Congress had a fullscale investigation FBI declared it incomprehensible at any speed The group has a career today because of this incident Who is Louie Abartender


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