MMC1702 Exam 1 Study Guide

MMC1702 Exam 1 Study Guide - Three instruments of Rock:...

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Three instruments of Rock : Guitar, Bass, Drums Defining instrument of Rock : Solid body electric guitar (Les Paul invented in 1950s) Three Guitar Gods : Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck (all played for Yardbirds at some point) The Big Three : Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple Led Zeppelin : - Robert Plant (V) - Jimmy Page (G) - John Bonham (D) - John Paul Jones(B) Jimmy Page (who began career in the Yardbirds) started the band Led Zeppelin Credited as first heavy metal band Combo of blues, folk, classic, funk, went beyond eclectic Shattered 4 min. barrier for songs, established importance of album Changed concert circuit and way business was done in tours and management Huge impact on vocal and guitar styles, stage manners and ways songs are created Style Characteristics: riff-based style, unbridled emotionalism, loud, active drumming, plant’s singing Stairway to Heaven ” (1971) -off of the Four Symbols Album, or the Fourth Album, or Untitled, Led Zeppelin (IV) -Untitled Album or the Four Symbols Album was most influential, best album -a verse of the song played backwards led people to accuse band of being Satanists Ahmet Ertegun —music executive, concert held in his memory by Led Zeppelin The Honeydrippers —had highest charting song in US for Zeppelin related material “Sea of Love” 1984 Black Sabbath : - Ozzy Osbourne (V) -Tony Lommi (G)
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-Geezer Butler (B) -Bill Ward (D) One of the most influential of heavy metal genre sound wise Much of album could be seen as social statement Second album: Paranoid : birth place of heavy metal, most influential Career peak (1971-1975) Ozzy Osbourne : Considered godfather of heavy metal Career spanned over 40 years Musical talent overlooked by outrageous behavior, drug abuse “Crazy Train” (1981)- Blizzard of Oz Randy Rhoads —guitarist who Osbourne made famous, died in car accident in 1982 Ronnie James Dio : revitalized Black Sabbath after Ozzy went solo Heaven and Hell (1980): Sabbath’s comeback album with Dio (also name of band) Dio is credited with starting the “devil horns” Deep Purple : -Ian Gillian (V) - Ritchie Blackmore (G) -Roger Glover (B) -Ian Pace (D) -Jon Lord (key) A lot of big named people played for Deep Purple at some time Ritchie Blackmore-a fervent discipline of Fender Stratocaster Machine Head album (1972): defined their style, career took off from this album Smoke on the Water ” (1972) Richie Blackmore brings classical and blues influences together in heavy metal
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“the riff”-Blackmore created the most recognized riff with “smoke on the water” Discipline of Fender Stratocaster, face of Fender Rainbow : Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio-continuation of Deep Purple took “baroque” influence to higher level Ritchie Blackmore got to shine overtime turned into pop rock and away from heavy metal The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger (V),
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