Art Rock Notes

Art Rock Notes - D Alice Cooper and David Bowie 1 Vincent...

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A. Characteristics 1. Mostly British artists in late 60’s, early 70’s 2. Progressive rock 3. Lyrics get “out there” 4. Sophisticated, lengthy pieces 5. Concept/theme albums B. Rock shows staged in arenas rather than theaters, made audience expect good show with lights and special effects C. Pink Floyd and Genesis 1. Offered elaborate extra-musical performance 2. Artists assumed roles of fictional characters onstage
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Unformatted text preview: D. Alice Cooper and David Bowie 1. Vincent Furnier became Alice Cooper onstage and would end the show with a gruesome act E. Moody Blues 1. 1966-1967 – “Days of Future Past” 2. Use of symphony elements 3. “Knights in White Satin” – 12/8 time F. Yes 1. Most successful art rock group 2. Classical structured songs 3. Cosmic lyrics 4. Powerful / delicate vocals...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUS 115 taught by Professor Lalli during the Fall '07 term at Binghamton.

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