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Module 11 - History of Rock Music - Lecture 11 History of...

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Unformatted text preview: History of Rock Music - Lecture 11 History of Rock Music Lecture 11: Into the 1980s New York City-December 8, 1980: As John Lennon was leaving the Dakota Building (where he lived), on his way to recording studio to work on Yokos song Walking on Thin Ice, he stopped briefly to sign an autograph for fans, including Mark Chapman (seen on the right side of the picture). A few hours later, upon his return from the studio, Chapman shot and killed Lennon a few feet away from where this picture was taken. The picture would become the last taken of Lennon alive. Selected Songs from John Lennons last officially released album Double Fantasy Starting Over Song lyrics Watching The Wheels Song lyrics Im Losing You Version that Lennon recorded e band Cheap Trick. This video features ers of Cheap Trick (with Tony Levin on Bass) Song lyrics imated drawings by Lennon. Beautiful Boy written for his son Sean Song lyrics Here Today Song written by Paul McCartney mory of John Lennon Song lyrics Late 70s and into the 1980s NEW WAVE Punk music was too offensive and unpredictable to join the stagnating rock/pop world. Still, when punk's musical and lyrical elements were co-opted into the mainstream, there occurred a rejuvenation of popular music. These were the NEW WAVE musicians, a repugnant media term coined to signify an indefinably broad spectrum of music (much like the term "alternative" is used in the nineties). New wavers reproduced some of punk's minimalist musical feelings, including an eighth-note rhythm but without the rigidity, the droning vocal style, and the absence of harmony and improvised solo. Many new wave lyrics adopted punk's critical attitude toward society but without the shock element. It also borrowed punk's penchant for unconventional dress and quirky stage movement. First Wave of POP-PUNK Synthesis The first wave of this punk-pop synthesis included English artists Elvis Costello and the Attractions, the Police, the Jam, punk survivor Billy Idol, Joe Jackson, the Pretenders (with American Chrissie Hynde), UB40, and integrated (or two-tone) bands such as Madness, the Specials, and the English Beat. In the United States punk had appealed to a white, suburban drop-out aesthetic, but it did not achieve the commercial success garnered in England . 2 songs by Elvis Costello Pump It Up Song lyrics Watching the Detectives Song lyrics Elvis Costellos album Spike included two songs co-written with Paul McCartney, Veronica and Pads, Paws and Claws. Elvis Costello The Talking Heads American punk-pop synthesists included Talking Heads, Blondie, the B-52s, the Motels, Pere Ubu, and the hardcore Dead Kennedys. Each of these bands in one way or another adapted punk's music, worldview, dress, and performance style. Thus an era that began with a new, controversial, underground form exploding upon the public consciousness, ended a few years later as more palatable elements were molded...
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