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Week 8 Notes

by: Cynthia Bressler

Week 8 Notes Music 170

Cynthia Bressler
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History of Rock and Roll
Dr. Maxwell

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These notes include the blues revival, Rolling Stones, and psychedelia topics.
History of Rock and Roll
Dr. Maxwell
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Date Created: 10/16/15
Week 8 Rolling Stones blues revival They conveyed a more radical side of the British Invasion concept 0 Brash nonconformist rebellious Not in uenced by softer American pop music styles as were the Beatles amp other Beatletype bands 0 Stones drew from the 19505 Chicago electric blues tradition 0 Delivery styles similar to Muddy Waters They were involved in the blues revival that was taking place in London in the early 1960s Brian Jones was originally the leader forming the Stones in 1962 to cover American blues songs Oldham manager ordered Jagger amp Richard to start writing their own songs like the Beatles were doing 0 First original to be a hit in the UK was The Last Timequot 1965 Stones took longer to catch on in the US 0 Rebellious image wasn t as well received as the cleaner Beatles groups Eventually their troublemaker image became better received by US teens 0 First number one hit was I Can t Get No Satisfactionquot in summer 1965 I quotdirtyquot guitar sound Other important British blues revival groups 0 The Yardbirds 0 Even more dedicated to the blues than the Stones I Eric Clapton was replaced by Jeff Beck who was subsequently replaced by Jimmy Page 0 They developed long improvisatory sections at the end of songs displaying members virtuosity 0 These can be seen as a model for styles that appear later that focus on improvisation 0 Little chart success until the recorded Graham Gouldman s For Your Lovequot 1965 The entire band only played in the middle bridge section 0 Beck quit and Page continued on with they band until they disbanded in 1968 Page formed a new band the New Yardbirds which eventually became Led Zeppelin The Animals 0 Came from Newcastle in North England 0 Early background Preceded the Stones amp Yardbirds with hits in the UK amp US Lead singer Eric Burton amp known for their wild stage presence Moved to London in 1964 0 Important break came with a chance to play on a Chuck Berry tour in UK I They played House of the Rising Sunquot a slow folkblues number 0 Original band disbanded and Burton continued as Eric Burton amp the Animals I Bassist Chas Chandler discovered amp managed Iimi Hendrix The Kinks amp The Who had ties to both general categories 0 Like Beatles both groups had strong songwriting members 0 Like Stones both groups used raw power amp rhythmic drive The Kinks o Formed in 1963 Brother Ray 7 Dave Davies on guitar 7 vocal You Really Got Mequot covered by Van Halen in 1978 I Had sound that wasn t popular until mid 705 The Who 0 Formed in 62 but weren t popular in US until late 605 o Built act around captivating stage performance Songs were written by Pete Townsend Singer Roger Daltry fronted the band Iohn Entwistle ba55 Keith Moon drummer o Regularly on charts in UK My Generationquot 1965 Psychedelia Summer of Love luneAugust 1967 0 Several events signaled the breakthrough of psychedelia into mainstream popular culture I Emerging hippie culture amp ower power in San Francisco I Beatles released Sgt Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band Most in uential album by that band 0 Iimi Hendrix performed a virtuosic show at the Monterey Pop Festival 0 Stunning musical performance 0 Set his guitar on fire at the end of set 0 Origins are in and underground movement centered in both London amp San Francisco 0 Only people in those areas knew about it Bands Clubs Shops amp Newspapers What is Psychedelia The Doors of Perception Aldous Huxley 0 Use of mescaline peyotecactus exploring new ways to experience the world 19605 young adults thought that the 19505 was too focused on normalcy They challenged middleclass values with alternative lifestyles 19605 young adults became suspicious of American institutions gov schools churches big business the military the police Reasons for this increased suspicion civil rights movement amp Vietnam war resistance Young people began to believe that everything they heard from the establishment was a lie Drugs were added into youth culture during the 19605 0 They were a means of attaining a new perspective on the world I Marijuana amp LSD o LSD was developed in 1943 I Discovered working on a cure for migraine headaches I CIAmescaline amp LSD as a truth serum Two prominent adults figures advocated the use of LSD as a means of rejecting establishment values 0 ExHarvard professor Dr Timothy Leary amp Author Ken Kesey One Flew over the Cuckoo s Nest 0 They proposed taking hallucinogenic drugs unlocked the doors of perceptionquot I Leary advised people to turn on tune in and drop outquot Two psychedelic approaches to music Music in a secondary role to drugs 0 The important thing is the drug experience itself 0 The music is only a kind of soundtrack for trip Music itself as a trip 0 Music is a kind of aesthetic drug 0 Aural journey that may be enhanced by the use of drugs Essential in both cases are the trip amp quest for a higher consciousness Musicians became more experimental and ambitious about writing performing amp recording Paul McCartney suggested an album about an imaginary band This was for the Lonely Hearts Club band album The imaginary band could write imaginary songs about imaginary people amp situations Only 3 songs stay with this concept on the album 0 The first title song 0 The second song featuring Ringo Starr as imaginary singer Billy Shearsquot o The reprise of the title song before the last song The rest of the songs are united by their introduction of a wide variety of styles 0 Classical arrangements 0 Avantgarde techniques particularly in the aleatoric chance orchestral section of the last song 0 A Day in the Lifequot utilizes an orchestral buildup of randomly executed pitches Album cover design also serves as a unifying feature 0 The back cover featured all of the song lyrics a first for commercial music No singles were released from the album This placed emphasis on the album as the sales unit rather than the single song format


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