Week 12 Notes
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Date Created: 11/13/15
Week 12 Notes The 19705 were a time of diversification and new turmoil Lifestyle amp politics Countercultural issues born in the 19605 were absorbed into the cultural mainstream in the 19705 0 Hippie fashion amp lifestyles personal grooming re ected hippie in uence The Vietnam War continued through the first half of the decade 0 Strongly divisive among the American people 0 Considered to be the first war that America quotlostquot The breakin at the Democratic national headquarters caused a political scandal 0 Covered up by the Nixon White House 0 Resulted in extensive distrust of the American government 0 President Nixon resigned because of his alleged involvement Problems with economy 0 Gasoline shortages 0 In ation 0 Nuclear disaster at 3 Mile Island raised concerns about safety of nuclear energy Political revolution in Iran 0 American hostages were taken 0 Foreshadowed further unrest in the Middle East Expanded focus on social issues begun in the 19605 Feminism became known as women s liberation Women s libquot 0 Gloria Steinem publishes Ms magazine in 1972 0 Virginia Slims cigarettes were marketed to women I Their slogan you ve come a long way babyquot Mary Tyler Moore Show dealt with issues of women in the workplace Chico amp the Man focused on issues in the Hispanic community Music programs expanded on American Bandstand 0 Midnight Special featured famous radio diskjockey Wolfman Jack 0 Don Cornelius s Soul Train focused on RampB 0 Saturday Night Live showcased rocks groups in live performance Radio became more divided between AM amp FM AM retained some of the old networkstyle programming 0 Preteen pop amp oldies FM became more corporate 0 Less control given to Ds on what to play 0 More tightly formatted 0 D15 lost some of their ability to in uence industry Film Addressed many social issues amp showcased new music The Hippie Aesthetic 2 important changes occurred in 1970s rock music 0 Rock music shifted from emphasis on the single to the album 0 Rock shifted from music for dancing to music for listening Focus on craft amp a distinctly artistic approach to music creation can be called hippie aestheticquot o Emphasis on studio technology 0 Rock musician has a responsibility to create sophisticated music using whatever means is available 0 Music should stand up to repeated listening 0 Lyrics should deal with important issues Musical ability is highly valued fans voted on who is the best in their field 0 Best Guitarist Keyboardist Drummer Bassist Vocalist Best Album Best New Act Led Zeppelin One of the most successful new British groups in the 19705 0 8 1 albums in the UK 0 Six 1 in US 0 Resisted releasing singles amp focused on creating albums Never released singles only complete albums Blend of traditional electric blues acoustic folk and psychedelic experimentation Came from Yardbirds Led Zeppelin lyrics often dealt overtly with sexuality Page produced all the albums 0 Master of layering guitar tracks 3 styles appear on their first album actually recorded amp released in 1969 Deep Purple Formed in London First band to mix it s bluesbased rock amp roll with classical music 0 One of the first albums to use a symphony orchestra o Concerto for Group amp Orchestra 1970 The lineup with Gillan amp Glover had several hit albums in the 19705 Depp Purple in Rock 19705 Fireball 1971 Machine Head 1971 Smoke on the Waterquot amp Highway Starquot were on Machine Head These two songs have been staples of rock radio stations ever since Black Sabbath Introduces gothic elements into metal Started as blues band Decided to use horror as a trademark to get noticed Renamed their band after the Boris Karloff film Black Sabbath Singer Ozzy Osborne First track on their first album Black Sabbath sounds like it belongs in a horror film Next album Paranoid contains Iron Manquot 0 Beings with ominous lowpitched tolling of guitars
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