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iopasdfghjklzxcvbnmrtyuiopasdfghjklzxcvb The History of Alternative Rock And the bands and technologies who continue to help it grow 11/1/2009 Paula Lewis University of Phoenix Axia College
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Alternative Rock The Edge of Sound The sound that emerged from the Seattle Rock Scene formerly Punk Rock Scene, was a diverse sound that captivated a generation and changed the way music was recorded and ingested. In the 1990s, the rock scene changed from the 80s hair band and thrash metal to a diverse sound that changed the music world. The History of Alternative Rock To understand alternative rock, a person would have to understand in which it came from and the musical influences that attribute to it. Alternative rock is a name given to rock music that did not fit any other genre. Before Nirvana brought alternative rock to mainstream; this type of music already gained popularity in the college and underground music scene. Before there was alternative, grunge emerged, which officially denounced commercialism, ultimately setting the ground work for the future of rock music. The Seattle Movement Originally, Nirvana and similar bands started out as Punk Bands. Nirvana’s first album released, Bleach , was of the punk rock genre with drummer Chad Channing . When Dave Grohl joined the band as Nirvana’s last drummer, before the unfortunate suicide of led man Kurt Cobain, Nirvana’s sound was complete. Other bands such as Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, and Soundgarden, all came and reinvented themselves and broadened the sound of alternative rock Different Styles of Alternative
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A l t e r n a t i v e R o c k | 3 Earlier in the essay I mentioned how diverse alternative music is. One example is the different types of music mixed together with alternative rock. Mixing up different styles brings an interesting sound. Alternative with a Reggae Undertone Bands such as 311, Sublime, and a few others all came out with this sound that had a Reggae Undertone, and it was an interesting and new sound to hear. It was a diverse sound that did not last as long as hoped. Today the music can still be heard on the radio and can take a person back to when alternative and Reggae met in the middle. Rap Rock The Rap Rock scene was a very entertaining scene. Rap Rock is a creative mix of music loved and hated. Groups such as The Beastie Boys, Rage against the Machine, Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and even Aerosmith, have all sampled with a hardcore rap rock sound. Rap artists who have experimented with the rock rap scene include; Run DMC, LL Cool J, Ice-T, and Public Enemy. Beginnings
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2010 for the course CRT 220 crt 220 taught by Professor Axiacollege during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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