29 - Metal - 29 Metal AC/DC You School Me All Night Long...

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29 – Metal AC/DC “You School Me All Night Long” (1980) Group forms in Australia (1973) o Notorious stage antics o Back in Black sells 40 million worldwide Minimalist approach to metal o Melodic chants/shouts/screams o Amplified, distorted power chords o Direct, simple lyrics About sex and uses women as sex symbols in the video Tame compared to other heavy metal artists/songs Angus Young (lead guitarist) wears schoolboy costumes on stage Heavy Metal Genre develops in late 1960s, early 1970s, then explodes in 1980s o Power/volume/distortion/speed o Thick, heavy drumming o Instrumental virtuosity (esp. electric guitar) o Machismo o Dark themes (madness, power, desolation) o Make-up, outrageous clothing Judas Priest, “Electric Eye” (1982) Forms in Birmingham, England (1970) Metallic sound of two guitars o Virtuosic electric guitar solo High, screaming vocals (Rob Halford) Outlaw imagery Lyrics: suspicion/distrust of government. Thinks government is spying on you
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