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The Velvet Underground “Heroin” (1969) group forms in mid-1960s • Lou Reed (songwriter, guitarist) • promoted by Andy Warhol (below right) proto-punk • spare, minimalist music • noise, drones, dissonance • social realism (drugs, alienation, despair)
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Punk (forerunners) The MC5 (Motor City Five) “Kick Out the Jams” (1969) Forms in Detroit in 1964, moves to Ann Arbor in 1967. Noisy, dissonant, aggressive, minimalist music. Musical arm of revolutionary cultural movement led by John Sinclair (“total assault on the culture by any means necessary”).
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Early Punk Iggy Pop and the Stooges James Osterberg (b. Ypsilanti), forms this band in 1967. Raw / primitive / noisy / outrageous
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New York City rock club “Country, Bluegrass, Blues & Other Music for Urban Gourmandizers”
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Spoken word poetry + minimalist rock Dark, complex, despairing lyrics that completely reinvent earlier version of tune (by Van Morrison) Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course MUSICOLOGY 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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