Rock and Roll Exam 1 - Rock and Roll Exam #1 The Rolling...

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Rock and Roll Exam #1 The Rolling Stones (pg. 203-204) 1 st major hit = “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (uses a fuzztone) o Demonstrates the enormous influence of the blues and band Muddy Waters o Subconsciously refers to a sexual undercurrent Mick Jagger (vocal), Keith Richards (guitar), Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman (bass), Ian Stewart Rebellious image The Perfection of Rock Rhythm (pg. 210-211) The breakthrough came in the late 60’s in “Jumping Jack Flash” and “Honky Ton Women.” o It involved 2 interrelated developments: a change in timekeeping and an enrichment of the rhythmic texture. o The new approach to timekeeping involved two major changes: Increased emphasis on the rock rhythmic layer and the backbeat The virtual elimination of steady beat keeping Jagger is the visual focus of the band “the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band” The Liberation of Rock and Roll (pg 219-221) Rick revolution was over by early 1970’s. It took rock musicians 15 years to assimilate the numerous musical influences and transform them into the now-dominant style and to become comfortable with the conventions of this new style. o The assimilation of deep blues o The evolution of rock rhythm The Who o Alan Pearlman founded ARP Instruments in 1969 o Monophonic—capable of playing only one sound at a time. o Synthesizer—capable of creating a variety of electronic sounds o Pete Townshed (guitar), Roger Daltrey (vocal), John Entwhistle (bass) High Numbers; became The Who when Keith Moon (drummer) joined them o “My Generation” became the anthem for the “live hard, die young, and don’t trust anyone over 30” crowd. o “Substitute” o 1960’s rhythm and blues o Album Happy Jack , which included “A Quick One While He’s Away,” and the release of rock opera Tommy (1969) changed the perception of the band o On the album Who’s Next , the song “Won’t Get Fooled Again” spotlights the synthesizer. Rock Opera: The Who (pg. 260-261) The Who began as a blues oriented band
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Rock and Roll Exam #1 James brown was Daltrey’s idol and influenced the sounds of the band in the beginning. There was an absence of a rhythm guitarist. The Who Sell Out was a concept album built around the idea of a radio broadcast. Opera is the most spectacular and prestigious of classical music genres. Labeling Tommy as “rock opera” immediately implied its highbrow status. o Story: a deaf, mute, and blind child becomes a messiah via pinball wizardy The other feature that immediately sets Tommy apart from standard rock fare is the pacing of the work. The tracks are as short as 12 seconds and as long as 10 minutes. Tommy
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Rock and Roll Exam 1 - Rock and Roll Exam #1 The Rolling...

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