4-18-06 - American Punk Rock - 70s Punk 4/18/06 Iggy Pop...

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70’s Punk 4/18/06 Iggy Pop Sound of raw power Post-Doors antics Raw energy of Jerry Lee Lewis Unpleasant voice New York Dolls Post-Glam transvestitism Andy Warhol, Velvet Underground influences Trashy look/clear voice About personality crisis and teenage anxiety Mic Jagger as archetype Trashy glam Politics of the Mid-70’s End of Vietnam ‘73 o No peace dividends – sudden release of military funds money goes into the cold war Cynicism, “Me Decade” Rise of Women’s, Gay Rights Push to the left in social welfare interests Rise of Christian and Islamic fundamentalism Revolutions in South America, US covert interference Carter is elected ‘76 o Reasonably centrist – reinstates the draft card system, etc… American Punk Appears out of Andy Warhol sensibility – satire of gender, consumerism, sentimentality Equal opportunity rock music – really strong women musicians Women Punk Critiques of Femininity: Patti Smith and Deborah Harry
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