History of Rock Notes - Exam1 12:45 1/20

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Exam 1 12:45 1/20 Lucinda Williams (lake charles, Louisiana) Refers to Robert Johnson in the beginning verse (delta blues player) “too cool to be forgotten” her music can be described as Americana, alternative country, country rock,  folk 3 grammys: best country song, best contemporary folk album, best female  rock performance Time called her America’s best song writer Doesn’t fit in mainstream radio formats 1 st  album all blues covers Album Little Honey, “Little Rock Star” Amy Winehouse “Stronger Than Me” influenced by early jazz singers Back to Black- 6 grammy nominations, 5 wins “Rehab” o Motown early 1960s blues o “girl group” from the 60s  o more raw style o influenced by black soul, Aretha Franklin Carol King
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Singer/songwriter Wrote “Natural Woman” 1/22 Red Hot Chili Peppers     “Suck My Kiss” o slap bass o influenced by funk (can trace it back to very early era) o psychodelic rock Influences o George Clinton (produced RHCP album) Acid rock guitar sound o Ben Kennedy “Holiday In Cambodia” punk vocal style o bury vocals into the music so that sometimes you can’t even hear them o Sly and the Family Stone Larry Gram- one of the first people to popularize bass played a certain  way “Under the Bridge” o more “touchy-feely” sound that was very uncommon to rock music and  their style in particular o struggling with drugs/loneliness 
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Stadium Arcadium- 2007 best rock album grammy o “Dani California” video pays tribute to their influences Elvis Jimi Hendrix Cobain The misfits David bowie Alice cooper New york dolls Greenday Sex pistols George Clinton Radiohead     ’85 British Rock band (named after talking heads song) debut album Pablo Honey- “Creep” (’93) early sound- grunge, “nirvana-lite” Okay Computer won grammy in ’97 for best alternative album o “Karma Police” Kid A (album in 2000) o Started as typical rock band and kept reinventing themselves to the point  where people questioned if they were still even considered rock o Music from other parts of the world, trance, brian ino, not form oriented, no  real lyrics, sonic youth, velvet underground
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o Throwing out traditional way of doing things and starting with something  new 1/25  (Radiohead continued) Avant garde roots/ experimental ideas o Utilizing sounds and repetition of sounds o Edgar Varez o Terry Riley: music that doesn’t have a verse, chorus Built on repetition, simple ideas, deep listening o Velvet Underground o Pink Floyd o Consider the experimental ideas that were happening in jazz
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