Metal in the Late 1970s, 80s

Metal in the Late 1970s, 80s - 1980s Metal Bands o Largely...

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Metal in the Late 1970’s, Early 1980’s New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) o Diamond Head o Motorhead o Judas Priest o Saxon o Iron Maiden o Def Leppard o Influenced by Black Sabbath, Deep Purple o Still somewhat dependent on blues AC/DC, You Shook Me All Night Long o Hard-driving, steady rock beat o Songs based on catchy riffs o Lyrics: sex, violence, drinking Van Halen, Eruption o Classical training Long, lyrical melodies (guitar) Unusual harmonic progressions Virtuosic guitar solos “Tapping” (tap technique) Cadenza: improvised solo section within a tune; no rhythm section Judas Priest, Better By You, Better Than Me o One of the most influential British bands of the 1970’s o Dark, heavy-textured sound
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Unformatted text preview: 1980s Metal Bands o Largely based in Los Angeles Motley Crue Slayer Dokken Quiet Riot Metallica Poison Guns n Roses o Several world-wide groups: Loudness (Japan) Europe (Sweden) o Style Characteristics Abandonment of blues sounds, techniques: no slides, bends Almost no use of 12-bar blues progressions Melodies (solos) based on diatomic scales (not blues scales) Chord progressions based on guitar techniques, move by 1-2 frets = disjunct or angular progressions Extremely fast tempos Rapid scale passages (thrashes) Tapping is common Metallica, Master Puppets...
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