Rock and Roll class notes Exam 3

Rock and Roll class notes Exam 3 - Rock N Roll and American...

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Rock N’ Roll and American Society Part II 03/10/10 I want my MTV! (when M still stood for Music)—synthesizers and good looks over music 80’s = musical melting pot Synthesizers became the standard component of rock ensemble, and the ‘80’s has been often called the decade of “synthpop.” DOR (dance-oriented rock) o Sleek dance pop with accented backbeats, multiple, repetitious, rhythmic layers with reliance on riffs The 80’s “slice of life” lyrics were rarely socially, politically oriented Digitalization of Music Media o The CD, available on the market since late 1982, remains the standard playback medium for commercial audio recordings BLONDIE Were one of the 1 st bands to signal the arrival of the ‘80’s pop “Call Me” GARY NUMAN “Cars” SYNTHESIZER MEDLEY (’85) LEAGUE “Don’t you Want Me Baby” SHEENA EASTON “Morning Train” MTV MTV has affected both consumers and creators and became a key tastemaker of the
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