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Musc2150 exam review f17 siouxsie and the banshees

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MUSC*2150 EXAM REVIEW ­ F17 ­ Siouxsie and the Banshees: dark, brooding albums ­ New Wave ­ Punk had no existence on FM radio ­ Elvis Costello on SNL (December 17, 1977) was breakthrough for punk music ­ “One of rock history’s happy accidents” ­ Replaced The Sex Pistols (who could not get their work visas) ­ Costello constantly changing style from R&B to country to classical; assumed role as Britain’s Punk Ambassador ­ “New Wave” gave it more artistic approach compared to angry image ­ CBGB (country bluegrass and blues) bands had this new wave, worked it to their advantage ­ Talking Heads: one of genres leading groups, liked by many critics ­ British New Wavers ­ Elvis Costello ­ Clever/aggressive attacks on status quo ­ Band, the Attractions (joined in 1978) ­ Rock songwriter ­ The Police ­ Reggae influence ­ Not a lot of success until 1980s ­ New wave artists were influenced by earlier musical styles and visuals ­ Clothing, hair, art, music and lyrics rejected hippie culture ­ The 1980s ­ Marked beginning of election of Ronald Reagan ­ 1989: Berlin Wall fell, end of the Cold War ­ AIDS epidemic ­ American economy grew, especially in high­tech area (Apple and Microsoft, beginning of public internet use) ­ 1986: Space shuttle Challenger exploded ­ Cable TV (HBO, MTV, ESPN, CNN) ­ AM radio: talk ­ TV shows: Dallas, Family Ties, The Cosby Show, The Simpsons (1989) ­ Movies: ­ The Big Chill (1983): friends from the 60s meetup for friends funeral, realize they have all changed and have lost touch in what they wanted/what inspired them ­ Wall Street (1987): stock market professionals and how money and power control people ­ The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire: young adults and social issues that face them ­ Music Television (MTV) ­ Aligned with cable TV ­ Showed promotional videos for upcoming records at the expense of the record companies (advertising) ­ Videos came artistic (filmmakers and music brought together in symbolic relationship) ­ August 1, 1981: went on air with music video “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles
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MUSC*2150 EXAM REVIEW ­ F17 ­ Played mainstream pop (popular in midwest); dance orientated styles became central to lineup ­ Faced challenges with HBO in early days; rivalled with FM radio (music videos were important for promotion) ­ Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean aired March 1983, popularity of video increased popularity for MTV (rumoured that they refused to play video because Jackson was black but his company threatened to remove all of their videos from MTV if they didn’t air it) ­ Controversy in 1980s: representing non­white performers and the growing population with music videos ­ Dance music ­ Michael Jackson (King of Pop) ­ Went solo from Jackson 5 in 1975 ­ Thriller is best selling album in history (100 million copies sold) ­ Athletic choreography (moonwalk) silver glove ­ Accused of selling out his blackness; tried bridging gaps between cultures and extended musical range ­ Madonna ­ Most successful and controversial figure of video age; shocked
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