Chapter 12-revised

Chapter 12-revised - Chapter 12 Heavy Metal Rap and the...

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Chapter 12: Heavy Metal, Rap, and the Rise of Alternative Rock (1982–1992) New styles from the 1980s underground Two early styles emerged during the early 1980s Heavy Metal Rap The common elements Roots in earlier styles Immensely popular and successful Image: representative of a disenfranchised segment of society Each style maintained its individual identity The rise of heavy metal Stylistic features that were inspirational to metal musicians Black Sabbath The heavy and gothic character of Sabbath's early music Driving riffs Dark themes Extended guitar solos The heavier side of Led Zeppelin's music Metal emerged from British and Los Angeles underground scenes Los Angeles heavy metal Van Halen Helped bring LA metal to mainstream Eddie Van Halen known for innovative guitar playing Los Angeles heavy metal (continued) Motley Crüe Featuring singer Vince Neil Drummer Tommy Lee Several successful albums throughout the decade First successful album Shout at the Devil (p17, 1983) b. Girls Girls Girls (p2 uk14, 1987) c. Dr. Feelgood (p1 uk4, 1989) Los Angeles heavy metal (Glam Metal) “Shout at the Devil” exemplifies the Los Angeles Metal style: Kind of guitar-driven, pop oriented metal Vince Neil's singing is high, almost screaming Influence of Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant Drumming is loud and assertive Unison, sing-along vocals on the chorus suggest an anthem-like quality Band drops out late in the track to focus on the vocal hook Less virtuosic guitar playing than usual Guitar is still the focus of the instrumental bridge Motley Crue, “Shout at the Devil” Contained on album, Shout at the Devil which went to #17 in 1983 Form: compound AABA
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0:00 - 0:41 Introduction Powerful figure in guitar, bass, and drums. Returns in the chorus. 0:41 - 1:01 Verse 1 Lead vocal enters. “He’s a wolf screaming lonely…” 1:01 - 1:11 Chorus Catchy backup vocals added. Same material as introduction. “Shout! Shout!. ..” 1:11 - 1:31 Instrumental As before. “He’ll be the love in your eyes…” Bridge 1:31 - 1:41 Verse 1 As before. “Shout!. ..” 1:41 – 1:57 Instrumental Lead guitar solo over material based on the Bridge chorus. 1:57 – 2:17 Verse 1 Repeat of first verse, “He’s a wolf…” 2:17 – 2:27 Chorus As before, “Shout!. ..” 2:27 – 2:37 Chorus Lead and backup vocals with drums only. “Shout!. ..” 2:37 – 2:47 Chorus Guitar and bass return. “Shout!. ..” 2:47 – 3:12 Coda and Backup vocals continue, but melody changes fade feel and lead guitar enters after 4 measures with melody from intro. The rise of the metal mega-stars and pop metal -“hair bands” Quiet Riot-first big MTV metal band Bon Jovi- brings female fans to metal Power ballad Heavy metal version of a slow song The singer displays his sensitive side Begins with a quiet expressive section Later in the song heavy guitars and drums enter Speed metal, thrash metal, and the hippie aesthetic Speed metal Fast tempos Virtuosic guitar passages Wide variety of textures Speed metal, thrash metal
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