30 - Alternative - 30 Alternative Dead Kennedys Holiday in...

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30 – Alternative Dead Kennedys “Holiday in Cambodia” California hardcore punk band (1978-1986 and partly reunited in 2001) “Shock is a way of ungluing the insides of people’s heads” Guitar experimentation Sarcastic warbling delivery of Jello Biafra (vocals) Sonic Youth Group forms in NYC, 1981 Alternative rock icons o On independent label (until early 90s) Punk/hard rock influences Avant-garde experimentation o Wrote many unconventional songs “Silver Rocket” (1988) o Cover art taken from painting ( Drei Kerzen , 1982) by Gerhard Richter, a renowned contemporary German artist o 2 guitars, bass, drums Speed, punk, intensity o Alternate (micro) guitar tunings o Noise, feedback, dissonance (chaotic guitar interlude rather than typical solo) o Conventional except for the middle of the song “Alternative” music
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course MUSICOL 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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