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Unformatted text preview: Dead Kennedys Holiday in Cambodia California hardcore punk band 1978-1986 (and later reunion) Shock is a way of ungluing the insides of peoples heads Sarcastic warbling delivery of Jello Biafra (vocals) Dead Kennedys Holiday in Cambodia (1980) Its a holiday in Cambodia Its tough, kid, but its life Its a holiday in Cambodia Dont forget to pack a wife Well youll work harder With a gun in your back For a bowl of rice a day Slave for soldiers Till you starve Then your head is skewered on a stake Sonic Youth Group forms in NYC, 1981 Alternative rock icons on independent label (until early 90s) Punk / hard rock influences Avant-garde experimentation Sonic Youth Silver Rocket (1988) 2 guitars, bass, drums speed, punk intensity Alternate guitar tunings Noise, feedback, dissonance (chaotic guitar interlude rather than typical solo) Cover art taken from painting ( Drei Kerzen , 1982) by Gerhard Richter, a renowned contemporary German artist. Alternative music...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2010 for the course MUSICOLOGY 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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