History of Rock_Hamant_Final Study Guide

History of Rock_Hamant_Final Study Guide - San Francisco/...

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San Francisco/ California Music: Folk rock elements blended with R and B derived British electric rock 1) Drugs (on the part of performers and lyric subject matter) 2) High volume, technology sound system (provides recording studio ambiance for special effects, layering, overdubbing etc. 3) More emphasis on instrumentalist; especially guitar and improvisation 4) Electronically generated sound; use of synthesizer – Jefferson airplane Grace Slick: She was the first female lead in a band – Jefferson Airplane A composer of music and lyric and the front man June 1967 in Monterey, CA, the Monterey Pop Festival was made to be a charity event o Paul McCartney was a big part of it and an organizer o This was the real flowering of this music and culture, it was bigger than Woodstock (Monterey was the beginning of this music and Woodstock was the end of this music) “White Rabbit” – 1967 (“Surrealistic Pillow) o Discussing the nature of drugs in society o “Go ask Alice” – talking about Alice in Wonderland o “ones that mother give you don’t do anything at all” – talking about how people are conditioned early on to take medicine if something is wrong o “White Rabbit” – means cocaine o Uses a particular mode in this song – “Frigian mode” It becomes associated with Spanish music Gives an eerie quality o Uses a bolero type rhythm Very strong rhythmic pattern that repeats
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Has melodic pattern you hear from the beginning o The end becomes very intense and almost like a nightmare “Volunteers” – 1969 o Performed at Woodstock o There is a chant in the background o Takes on a different tune half way through o Physical revolt o Idea of extended improvisations live, not in recordings Grateful Dead: The quintessential California band, they started as bluegrass band All very skilled improvisers Appeared at 1967 Monterey Pop Festival Signed with Warner Brothers and first album came out in 1967 Live concerts were the charmer of the band, they never had anything planned “dead heads” were the fans of The Dead There was great irony because The Beatles were only doing recordings (had the ultimate recordings) while Grateful Dead was only doing concerts (ultimate live band) ‘the ultimate jam band’ Janis Joplin: Discovered at Monterey Pop Festival Originally from Texas Her 2 biggest influences o Bessie Smith o Lead Belly Moved to CA and started singing in clubs and got involved with drugs
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1966, after moving home she goes back to CA She has an energetic stage presence Incredible contrast in her voice Her sense of timing was amazing “Ball and Chain” o o Done in a traditional blues way; slow, done in 3, done as swing Janis goes off on her own and forms her own band; Full Tilt Boogie Band
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