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Week 12 Lecture Notes

by: Sydney Furth

Week 12 Lecture Notes Music 262

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Music 262 Rock Music: History and Social Analysis
Brian Carter

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Hope everyone is getting excited for the end of the school year! Here is week 12's notes!
Music 262 Rock Music: History and Social Analysis
Brian Carter
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Date Created: 04/12/15
Music 262 Week 12 Lecture Notes David Bowie Ar British artist of theatre rock Trained in theatre also accomplished actor Ranks among the 10 best selling acts in UK pop history Music is spacelike and theatrical Ranked 39th on Rolling Stones list of 100 Greatest Rock Artists of All Time Cross dressing resulted in Ziggy Stardust 1972 Ziggy sold in Britain not in US too mainstream 1st rock star since Little Richard to use makeup 1st to use large sets on stage theatrical sets 1st rock artist to publicly proclaim bisexuality Set the stage for glam rock Lou Reed Kiss NY Dolls Andy Warhol 1971 Acoustic song written by Bowie about Warhol Warhol was one of Bowie s major inspirations Warhol was the leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art Associated with avant garde theatre Coined the expression 15 minutes of fame Space Oddity 1969 Influenced by 2001 A Space Odyssey Fictional astronaut Major Tom who becomes depressed during an outer space mission Supposedly released to coincide with Apollo 11 moon landing Bowie revisited his Major Tom character in the song Ashes to Ashes and Hello Spaceboy The BBC featured the song in their coverage of the Apollo lunar landing t Rock aka Classical Rock Blending of classical music with rock Evolutionary development of rock music Lyrics use elements of symbolism and imagery Use of poetry and visual art for enhancement References to mythology Use of odd meters and frequent moodtempo changes Albums follow a central theme throughout Meant to be listened to from beginning to end in succession Use of instruments not normally associated with rock music Much of the music not meant to be danced to Use of synthesizers is frequent Quotes of classical music themes and at times rock versions of entire pieces Large percentage of art rock bands were british Art rock vs Progressive Rock Art rock Rock music influenced by classical music Progressive rock Rock music influenced by jazz styles Viewed by rock purists Overwrought music Attempt to legitimize rock music Aimed to broaden the market of listeners to rock music Too gimmicky British acceptance by upper class society Punk music was a revolt of art rock music Leading British art rock bands of the 60 s and 70 s Moody Blues Pink Floyd Moody Blues Days of Future Passed Released in 1967 1st of what would be a succession of concept albums Moved the band away from its early RampB roots Epic instrumental interludes between songs Composed in Arc form Programmatic music Paved the way for other art rock bands Emerson Lake and Palmer Used moog synthesizer Roger Dean Artist designer publisher and architect Best known for his work on album covers for musicians which he began painting in the late 1960 s The covers usually feature exotic fantastic landscapes Jethro Tull Draws more on folk artrock style King Crimson Pink Floyd Experimental spacerock band Inclusion of concrete music Creation of themes result in concepts on a massive scale Most grandiose albums are from the 70 s Began as a psychedelic band Syd Barrett an important founding member Barrett played a major role in the musical and stylistic direction of the bands early work Early stages of group used feedback sound effects wild instrumental freak outs Developed a London underground following Band s name is based on two bluesman The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 1967 Pink Floyd s debut album only one made under Syd Barrett s leadership Has been regarded as one of the most influential albums ever made influenced the psychedelic rock scene Pop psychedelic style and whimsical in nature Named after chapter 7 of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahme One of Barrett s favorite children s books published in 1908 Makes us of space themes as metaphors for hallucinogenic experiences Dark Side of the Moon State of the art production Brought the group to superstar status in the US One of the biggest selling albums of all time Album s themes include conflict greed aging and mental illness insanity Partly inspired by Barrett s deteriorating mental state Frank Zappa One of the most accomplished composers of the rock era Music combines an understanding and appreciation of 20th century composers Stravinsky Stockhausen Varese Late 50 s doowop and rock amp roll Social satire and stinging wit Avantgarde jazz Guitarheavy rock and RampB Collages of many styles Satirist with a wicked sense of humor and absurdity Lyrics cross over the broadest bounds of taste Most prolific record maker of his time recorded over 60 albums His band The Mothers of Invention Formed in 1996 1st album Freak Out was a key inspiration for Sgt Pepper Died of prostate cancer in December 1993


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