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Unformatted text preview: Mainstream 70’s Rock Mainstream 70’s Rock Rod Stewart b.1945 ­ “Maggie May” Foreigner ­ ’76 ­ present ­ “Feels Like the First Time” AC/DC ­ ’73 ­ present ­ “Back In Black” Boston­ “76 ­ present ­ “More Than a Feeling” Rush ­ “68 ­ present ­ “Tom Sawyer” Aerosmith ­ ’70 ­ present ­ “Walk This Way” Bachman Turner Overdrive ­ ’73 ­ ’04 ­ “Takin’ Care Of Business” Free ­ “68 ­ ’73 ­ “All Right Now” Jefferson Starship ­ “70 ­ present ­ Blows Against the Empire Journey ­ ’70 ­ present ­ “Don’t Stop Believing” Supertramp ­ ’69 ­ present ­ “ The Logical Song” Abba ­ “72 ­ ’82 ­ “Dancing Queen” The Bee Gees ­ “58 ­ ’03 ­ “Words”, “1914 Mining Disaster”, “To Love Somebody” Electric Light Orchestra ­ ’70 ­ present ­ “Livin’ Thing” Styx ­ ’70 ­present ­ “Come Sail Away”, “Mr. Roboto”\ Fleetwood Mac ­’67 ­ present ­ “Rhiannon”, “Don’t Stop” Peter Frampton ­ b.1950 ­ “Baby, I Love Your Way” Queen Queen ’70 ­’91 with Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Roger Taylor and Brian May ’75 ­ A Night At the Opera ­ with “Bohemian Rhapsody ’91 ­ Mercury dies of AIDS ’04 ­ Band reforms with Paul Rodgers from Free and Bad Company Known for eclecticism, good guitar work, lush harmonies and stage theatrics Prologue/Chorus Prologue/Chorus Is this the real life, is this just fantasy Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy Because I'm easy come, easy go, little high, little low Anyway the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me ...to me Aria: “A” section Mama, just killed a man, put a gun against his head Pulled my trigger, now he's dead Mama, life had just begun But now I've gone and thrown it all away Mama oooh... Didn't mean to make you cry If I'm not back again this time tomorrow Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters Too late, my time has come, sends shivers down my spine Body's aching all the time Goodbye everybody, I've got to go Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth Mama oooh (any way the wind blows) I don't want to die, I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all Chorus: opera buffa elements I see a little silhouetto of a man Scaramouche, scaramouche, will you do the Fandango Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening me Galileo (Galileo) Galileo (Galileo) Galileo figaro (Magnifico) But I'm just a poor boy and nobody loves me He's just a poor boy from a poor family Spare him his life from this monstrosity Easy come easy go, will you let me go Bismillah! No, we will not let you go, let him go Bismillah! We will not let you go, let him go Bismillah! We will not let you go, let me go Will not let you go, let me go Will not let you go let me go No, no, no, no, no, no, no Mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me “Exit" Aria: contrasting “B” section + da capo So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye So you think you can love me and leave me to die Oh baby, can't do this to me baby Just gotta get out, just gotta get right out of here Expanding guitar scales: consumation/apotheosis Nothing really matters, anyone can see Nothing really matters, nothing really matters to me Any way the wind blows... Elton John Elton John b.1947 as Reginald Kenneth Dwight in a London suburb, When 11 years old was in the Royal Academy of Music on scholarship Multiple Grammy and Academy Award winner “Your Song”, “Candle In the Wind”, “The Circle Of Life" (with Tim Rice) Career long musical partner lyricist Bernie Taupin Early songs characterized by Paul Buckmaster string arrangements Bruce Springsteen “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen “The Boss” b.1949 in New Jersey He has 15 Grammys, an Oscar and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Connected to audiences with a working class image and lyrics His longtime band ­ The E Street Band First album 1973­ Greetings From Asbury Park, New Jersey ­ 1975 ­“Born To Run” American Punk American Punk The music of rebellion, boredom, pessimism The third rock revolution 1. R&R ­mid ’50’s 2. The Beatles ­ mid ’60’s 3. Punk ­ mid ’70’s 2 or 3 chords Technique not important Rehearsals not important Songs written by group Patti Smith ­ Blondie ­ The Ramones ­Richard Hell ­ Television The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground ’65­’71, ’92­’95 The name comes from an S&M novel Andy Warhol bankrolled them and designed the first album cover The Velvet Underground with Nico ­ 1967 Lou Reed (until ’70) ­ guitarist, poet, classical pianist John Cale ­ avant­garde composer and multi­instrumentalist ’67 ­ White Light/White Heat ­ black cover on one side lyrics deal with prostitution, drugs, murder Big influence on British Punk bands especially White Light/White Heat Heroin ­ The Velvet Underground Heroin ­ The Velvet Underground I don't know just where I'm going But I'm gonna try for the kingdom, if I can 'Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man When I put a spike into my vein And I'll tell ya, things aren't quite the same When I'm rushing on my run And I feel just like Jesus' son And I guess that I just don't know And I guess that I just don't know I have made the big decision I'm gonna try to nullify my life 'Cause when the blood begins to flow When it shoots up the dropper's neck When I'm closing in on death And you can't help me now, you guys And all you girls and your sweet talk You can all go take a walk And I guess that I just don't know And I guess that I just don't know I wish that I was born a thousand years ago I wish that I'd sail the darkened seas On a great big clipper ship Going from this land here to that In a sailor's suit and cap Away from the big city Where a man can not be free Of all of the evils of this town And of himself, and those around Oh, and I guess that I just don't know Oh, and I guess that I just don't know Heroin, be the death of me Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life Because a mainer to my vein Leads to a center in my head And then I'm better off and dead Because when the smack begins to flow I really don't care anymore About all the Jim­Jim's in this town And all the politicians makin' crazy sounds And everybody puttin' everybody else down And all the dead bodies piled up in mounds 'Cause when the smack begins to flow Then I really don't care anymore Ah, when the heroin is in my blood And that blood is in my head Then thank God that I'm as good as dead Then thank your God that I'm not aware And thank God that I just don't care And I guess I just don't know And I guess I just don't know The Ramones The Ramones ’74 ­’96 from Queens, New York Name comes from Paul McCartney's’ pseudonym used in hotels Joey (Jeffrey Hyman), Johnny (John Cummings), Dee Dee (Douglas Colvin), and Tommy (Thomas Erdelyi) Nihilists, anarchists with a sense of humor Greatly influenced the British punk scene 1st album ­1976 Spawned The Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, and Generation X (with Billy Idol) Had a uniform ­ sneakers, leather jacket Patti Smith Patti Smith B. 1946 in Chicago but raised in New Jersey Only one top 20 single and no gold records yet considered to be an important figure in rock history Had a #13 hit with “Because the Night” co­written by Bruce Springsteen Is still artistically and politically active Blondie Blondie ’75 ­ ’83, ’98 ­ present from New York Deborah Harry (former waitress and Playboy bunny) and Chris Stein were married partners Pioneers in punk rock and New Wave Incorporated eclectic elements to their punk beginnings Regulars at CBGB’s and Max’s Kansas City 1981 solo album by Deborah Harry ­ Kookoo British Punk British Punk British punk more angry, more political, much less humor British unemployment in the ’70’s estimated at 25% of the youth and young adults Inflation ca. 25% Tax rate for middle class ­ 33%, over 60% for the upper class Youth faced no jobs, boredom, drugs They felt great dissatisfaction with progressive rock and all ’60’s groups including the Rolling Stones The Sex Pistols The Sex Pistols ’75­’78 from London Johnny Rotten (vocals), Sid Vicious, ’76 ­ #1 single “Anarchy in the UK” “God Save the Queen was banned in the UK Signed and released by EMI then A&M, finally signed by Virgin After an incident on UK TV New Wave New Wave Inspired by the punk rock movement of the ’70’s but more accessible and less angry Often infused with reggae, ska and funk The Police, The Pretenders, Elvis Costello, Devo, The Talking Heads, Duran Duran, Nick Lowe, The B­52’s, The Cars Often added synths, horns and percussion to the typical punk lineup Mike Stone Mike Stone Jamaican music Jamaican music Late 50’s ­ Calypso (Harry Belafonte) > Ska > Rock Steady> Reggae Bob Marley ­ 1945 ­ 1981 “Stir It Up” ­ 1973 ­ Major label debut Oct. ’73 ­“I Shot the Sheriff", (Eric Clapton version ­1974) Other signature songs ­ “No Woman No Cry”, “Get Up, Stand Up” Other significant artists ­ Toots and the Maytals, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear No Woman No Cry No Woman No Cry No woman no cry No woman no cry No woman no cry No woman no cry Cause I remember when we used to sit In a government yard in Trenchtown Observing the hypocrites Mingle with the good people we meet Good friends we have, Oh, good friends we have lost Along the way In this great future, You can't forget your past So dry your tears, I seh No woman no cry No woman no cry Little darling, don't shed no tears No woman no cry Said I remember when we use to sit In the government yard in Trenchtown And then Georgie would make the fire lights I seh, log would burnin' through the nights Then we would cook cornmeal porridge Of which i'll share with you My feet is my only carriage And so i've got to push on thru, Oh, while i'm gone Everything 's gonna be alright Everything 's gonna be alright No woman no cry No woman no cry I seh little darlin' Don't shed no tears No woman no cry. Funk Funk James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Earth, Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, Kool and the Gang, George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic Generally characterized by less harmonic and melodic development, jazz tinged solos ­ most often brass or keyboards Bassists and drummers enter into the forefront ­ Larry Graham of Sly an originator of the “slap” style of bass playing Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder Born Steveland Hardaway Judkins in 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan Studied classical piano at the Michigan School for the Blind Multi instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Signed with Motown at the age of 11 “Signed, Sealed Delivered”, “Uptight”, You Are The Sunshine of My Life”, “My Cherie Amour”, “Higher Ground”, “Living For the City”, “ I Just Called to Say I Love You” 22 Grammys The King of Pop The King of Pop Michael Jackson B. 1958 in Gary, Indiana Revolutionized music videos ­ “Thriller” “I Want You Back” ­ 1968 with The Jackson 5 1979 ­ Off the Wall ­ first album ever to have four top 10 hits. “Billie Jean”, “Beat It” (solo by Eddie Van Halen), “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” 1985 ­ co wrote “We Are The World” with Lionel Ritchie. It became one of the top 5 singles of all time. Disco Disco Started in the mid ’70’s Dominated mainstream pop until the late ’70’s Characterized by quarter notes on the bass drum in 4/4 time and a sixteenth note high­hat pattern with the pedal being lifted up on the off beats Barry White, The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Chic The Hue’s Corporation ­ “Rock the Boat” ­ the 1st disco #1 hit Mainstream Disco Hits Mainstream Disco Hits Earth, Wind and Fire ­ "September", "Boogie Wonderland", and "Let's Groove" Rod Stewart ­ "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" and "Passion" David Byron ­ "African Breeze" Olivia Newton­John ­ "Totally Hot", "Xanadu", "Physical", and "Make a Move on Me" Bill Withers ­ "You've Got the Stuff" Barry Manilow ­ "It's a Miracle" and "Copacabana" Dionne Warwick ­ "Once You Hit the Road", "Track of the Cat" Queen ­ "Another One Bites the Dust" Blondie ­ "Heart of Glass", "Atomic" and "Rapture" The Tubes ­ "Prime Time" Carly Simon ­ "Why" Paul McCartney and Wings ­ "Goodnight Tonight" Dead Kennedys ­ A "Disco Version" of their song "Kill the Poor" can be found on the album "Live at the Deaf Club". Hank Marvin and The Shadows ­ "Ghost Riders In The Sky" Surf Punks ­ "Surf Instructor"; the band makes an explicit reference to this marketing­driven "cross­over" phenomenon in the intro to this song, where a gruff male voice (perhaps that of a record­company executive) says "We need a goddam disco hit!", to which the lead singer replies "O­kayyy" in time with the opening beat of the song Mike Oldfield ­ "Guilty" The Rolling Stones ­ “Miss You” Kiss ­ “I Was Made For Loving You” Early Rap Early Rap Modern rap started in the Bronx, New York in the early ’70’s Rapping (MC’ing), hip­hop dance (breakdancing), graffiti, and DJ’ing (scratching) were all part of the hip­hop culture 1979 ­ “Rapper’s Delight” ­ The Sugar Hill Gang­ the first rap hit…#36 Early samples came from funk music (James Brown, George Clinton, Chic) ...
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