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24 - Art Rock - 24 Art Rock Album-Oriented Rock Early 1970s...

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24 – Art Rock, Album-Oriented Rock Early 1970s Countercultural ideas filter into mainstream (packaged differently) Growth of more specialized rock genres (less interracial interaction) Rock festivals lead to arena rock Concept albums lead to album-oriented rock (aided by RM radio) Art Rock / Progressive Rock Rock musicians position themselves as “artists” o talk about their art expression o moving away from regular music Long, complex, innovative songs o Studio experimentation, avant-garde technique (beyond conventional ideas) o Improvisation o Serious (and often mysterious) lyrics Virtuoso musicians o Going out of their way to wow people Incorporation of classical music o Instruments, techniques, form o Took classical compositions and turned it into rock cover Pink Floyd Band forms in London in 1960s Takes name from blues musicians Gradually becomes more experimental and avant-garde The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) o
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