Music of the 60

Music of the 60 - metal genres. Grunge bands such as...

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Music of the 60’s 9/21/07 MUSC205 Most of the genres of rock we associate with today either had their roots or really blossomed in the 60s. Folk rock and protest rock by Bob Dylan, pop music, psychedelic music and by the Beatles. Those two artists are without a doubt the two most influential recording artists of the 60s. The third most influential recording artist of the decade is Black Sabbath. The band Black Sabbath basically created and popularized the Heavy Metal genre. Their use of heavy distortion, power chords with an occasional and thumping drum rhythms is present in all metal. Bands such as Led Zeppelin, Pantera, Metallica and Megadeth all have Black Sabbath as one of their main influences. However their musical influence can be felt outside of just the traditional heavy metal, death metal and thrash
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Unformatted text preview: metal genres. Grunge bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam show hints of Black Sabbath influence. They influenced these bands with their lyrics too. Their lyrics had darker themes such as mental illness, depression, death and destruction. Songs such as Paranoid, War Pigs, and Iron Man were all darker lyrics. These themes are also present in the lyrics of Nirvana, Iron Maiden, Soundgarden and bands which can be considered their followers. Black Sabbath was an extremely influential band, in a time where the foundations for modern music were laid. They defined an entire genre and the ripples from their music affected a wide variety of artists outside of their traditional genre, the mark of true influence....
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