Not only did the band impact music but also “they were the greatest and most influential act of the rock era, and introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century” (Unterberger). One of the things that I really liked about the band is that not only were they able to deliver their music, but also changed the world by presenting themselves as a new figure in music and reached an artistic achievement far beyond the the entertainment level. Even though they were a really successful band, the upcoming of each member was not a smooth transition. The Beatles raised their interest in music in their hometown Liverpool, England a port city where they happened to live with their middle class families. Due to this beneficial opportunity they were able to hear the latest music trends at first hand from sailors that were traveling and bringing in the latest music styles.
Since February of 1964 when the beatles showed their music to the souls of America, everyone was hooked. The Beatles transformed not just the United States form of music but the entire world’s perspective on Rock and Roll; by their attitudes, style and sound. John Lennon and Paul McCartney are very famous names that have come up in many different topics. These guys are the vocalists behind the Beatles. Lennon and McCartney wrote over 300 songs together but not all were put to music and released.
Constant fighting, numerous affairs, and divorces…would destroy most bands, but not Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Mac is a Rock and Roll band, but they didn’t start that way. One of their top selling albums was Rumours. They had many problems that led to them splitting up twice. Fleetwood struggled with many of their problems, but won a Platinum and Grammy award for their music, and got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Fleetwood Mac one of the most emotional and one one of the greatest bands of the 20th century.
The quick run down of the story did not require research other than listening to the album because the clear vocals and vivid story allowed Bowie to convey the meaning he wanted to get across. The album’s opening track Five Years let’s the listener know that the world is ending, Starman introduces Ziggy, Ziggy Stardust is the shifting point to his story, and Rock 'N ' Roll Suicide is obvious it is his downfall. The story also does well in having a clear climax which is also easily the best song on the album. The song Ziggy Stardust has an iconic guitar riff in the verse and a synth sound to the chorus which sets it out from the others even though they all are unique in their own right. The album follows the standard guitar, drums and bass of a rock band, but adds saxophone and piano to a few songs to change the sound.
After it was released, “Reviews came pouring in for the album, and, on the strength of the videos for the singles "I 'm Not Okay (I Promise)" and "Helena" the band became a staple on MTV” (“My Chemical Romance”). The band became popular on MTV because teenagers could relate to the lyrics in My Chemical Romance’s songs, and they enjoyed the catchy instrumentals behind the lyrics. For these reasons, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge became one of the most popular albums in the emo genre during the early 2000s, and other bands, such as Panic! At The Disco, were influenced stylistically by it.
Although they are not from our time, Elvis Presley and Michael Jacksons’ names are known all over the world. These two are arguably the most influential artists in music history. Elvis was an actor, singer and dancer, while Michael chose to focus mainly on his music and dancing. Despite their differences, both helped sculpt the music industry into what it is today. The popularity of Jackson and Presley causes many to ask “Who was more influential?”
It’s a song that remains popular even today and was rated as one of the most played songs of the century. Written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and produced by Phil Spector, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” .was recorded in 1964. The song starts by slowly layering, building from a single vocal, adding with slight increments, first the percussion instruments, then acoustic guitars, background vocals are introduced next, followed by the remaining instruments. The song is comprised with a crescendo affect followed by a diminuendo or a decrease of intensity, repeating this format three times within the song.
He often played "Pipeline" by The Chantays and "Louie Louie" by The Kingsman. Whenever he showed me open chord finger formations, I quickly gave up becoming frustrated by not being able to learn it all in one day. It wasn't until I was in my early 20's before I mastered chords well enough to quickly change them and play along correctly in time to classic rock songs. Having played guitar for many years, I do appreciate what the Beatles have contributed to music. My favorite Beatles songs that I enjoy listening to are: Ballad of John and Yoko, Norwegian Wood, I Am the Walrus, Octopus Garden, and Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight.
Although Michael Jackson was a controversial figure; he will ultimately be remembered for his fantastic singing ability and incredible dancing style. Michael Jackson was an incredible singer and a generous volunteer. Not only did he change the music world he also had an effect on society. He captivated the world with his dancing and fashion. He inspired many people in the singing industry right now.
Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She rose to prominence after releasing her self-titled debut studio album Mariah Carey in 1990; it went multiplatinum and spawned four consecutive number one singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Under the guidance of Columbia Records executive and later husband Tommy Mottola, Carey continued booking success with follow-up albums Emotions (1991), Music Box (1993), and Merry Christmas (1994), and was established as Columbia 's highest-selling act. Daydream (1995) made music history when its second single "One Sweet Day", a duet with Boyz II Men, spent a record sixteen weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100, and it remains the longest-running number-one song in U.S. chart history. During the recording of the album, Carey began to deviate from her slower R&B and ballad-oriented beginnings and slowly transitioned into hip
The relationship between politics and music in the 1960’s are very related. Due to all of the war and the assassination of JFK, music had to be happy to make people happy. And that was the start of hippie music. All of them tried to do the drop-out thing ( which did not last ) and they all made LSD music. All very linked to the
In Bruce Cockburn’s Hoop Dancer, a song written in 1979 from the album The Trouble with Normal, he expresses his theme using a number of vivid rhetorical devices. The song begins by illustrating the scene using vivid personification. When recalling the sound heard he gifts it life recalling its laugh fading, its snake like nature, as well as its t sliding over the “seeming infinity of while light in neon,” This simple personification paints a vast picture that contrasts the age old sound with the crowded neon lit utopia of the present, this picture and contrast will set us up for the theme of this song. The next device cleverly utilized in this song is an anaphora this writer used to emphasize their point. After illustrating this horizontal
Kool and The Gang is a band which originated in 1964, New Jersey, who are now notable for their R&B and Disco music, two genres which were very prominent around the 1980’s during the growth of black pop along similar genres. Kool and The Gang was initially made up of two brothers (Robert and Ronald Bell, two Muslim brothers born in Ohio) in addition of five other members, and over time the many other members joined and left the band. They were originally a Jazz band, but later started playing Funk music, gaining them some success during the beginning of the ‘70s; and then gained even more success in the later years - when disco became popular - with hits like “Celebration”, “Get Down on It”, and “Fresh”. Although they have 22 studio albums
Answer: Melancholy. Answer: This song fits very well in what I would consider to be blues music. It has all of the right ingredients, love, sadness, and a broken heart. It also uses instruments that are traditionally linked to blues music, the piano, and saxophone.