21 - Counterculture - 21 Counterculture Mid-1960s shift...

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21 – Counterculture Mid-1960s shift from Rock ‘n Roll to Rock Musical experimentation (Instrumentation, Timbre, Studio production) Varied musical form: complex songs vs .free-form hams Rock as art (Concept albums , “serious” music for listening, Rock criticism) The Beatles (1967) – sgt peppers lonely hearts club band Revolutionary and influential Rolling stone #1 all-time Concept album o Imaginary band and concert o Cover art, includes lyrics Studio experimentation “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” (1967) o Surreal , dreamlike lyrics o Trippy psychedelic timbre o Countercultural sympathies o Fashion design lyrics o Reference to Alice in Wonderland sequel, through the looking glass o Initials “LSD” Countercultural Tropes Anti-establishment Sexual liberation Drug experimentation Peace and love The Doors Dark undercurrent of counterculture Los Angeles band (debuts in 1967) Distorted, driving psychedelic rock
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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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