MUS307 exam 3 - 11/01/06 Frank Zappa From California 1956...

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11/01/06 Frank Zappa From California 1956 – Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliot) 1959 moved to LA o Johnny “Guitar” Watson o Jazz music o Avant Guarde classical o Pachuco Bands 1964 – Soul Giants “Mothers of Invention” Steve Vai, Terry Bozzio 1956 – Tom Wilson – spotted the Mothers 1966 – Freak Out! 1968 – We’re Only In It For The Money Cruisin With The Jets “Air sculptures” “Instant Compositions” The Velvet Underground Louis Allen Reed – From L.I. Lou Reed Went to college at Syracuse U o Delmore Schwartz Sterling Morrison (UT Professor) 1963 – moved to N.Y. o –Pickwick Records “Do The Ostrich” 1964 – John Cale – from Wales o Played viola (La Monte) – Minimalism Angus McLise Maureen Tucker – stand up drummer Drug of choice – Speed – “Heroin” 1968 White Light / White Heat 1969 – Velvet Underground 1970 – Loaded MGM – Verve
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11/03/06 1970’s Janis Joplin died Jimi Hendrix died Jim Morrison died The Beatles broke up 1969 Altamont – the 60’s died 70’s – “Me Decade” – Tom Wolfe Vietnam finally over in 1975 Oil shortage crisis Watergate Counterculture becomes mainstream culture New generation – born in the late 50’s and early 60’s Nostalgia – Elvis came back, Chuck Berry “My Ding-a-ling” 70’s looking back to the 50’s o Grease o Happy Days Rock- increasing the artistic qualities Music Industry Consolidation o Colombia/CBS o Warner o RCA – Victor o Capitol – EMI o MCA o United Artists/MGM $2 billion in sales in ‘73 $4 billion by ‘78 New Formats 8 track Audio cassette – prerecorded cassettes AM – top 40 FM radio – higher quality o AOR – Album oriented Rock Left of the Dial stations – low budget stations 1. Pop Rock – Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney 2. Adult Contemporary – Carpenters 3. Singer – Songwriters – Paul Simon, James Taylor
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4. Soft Soul – Al Green, Barry White 5. Country Pop – John Denver – “Rocky Mountain High” 6. Bubble Gum – Osmonds, Jackson 5 11/06/05 Album Oriented Rock -Apartheid Oriented Rock -Rock bands become larger than life -Stage sets, lighting, PA (sound) -Styx, Journey, Rush Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon - 1973 o On Billboard LP charts for 14 years o “Wizard of Oz” Syd Barrett Main Members- Roger Waters – bass, songwriter David Gilmour – guitar Studio Technology – panning the tracks quadraphonic one man band recording 1971 – What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye #2 on LP charts, 3 #1 singles Led Zeppelin – 1968-1980 Jimmy Page – guitar John Paul Jones – bass
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