Interested In Music Most people know Fleetwood Mac is a Rock and Roll band, but that’s not how they started. Fleetwood actually started as a blues band (Lowe, 2004). Originally a blues band, a little later in their career
They are really significant due to having a big influence in the early teen dance shows of American Culture. American Bandstand was all about dancing to rock and roll music. It eventually started a whole new dance craze, since it developed new dance moves such as the fly and the fish. This ignited the teen marketing, because it brought all the things of rock and roll together, it attracted many audiences when they came back from school, and it also made rock and roll more acceptable to adults. Over all, Bandstand established rock and roll within the American Culture.
Even with the guitar, Bowie changes the standard three chord melodies that rock had known and further expanded on the electric solos he touched on in earlier albums. Even though Ziggy Stardust is the first part of the Ziggy story, the album easily stands on its own for the listener that only want to hear one album instead of three with a clear conclusion. The only thing lacking is the length. Coming in at thirty-eight minutes, the album appears to be lacking, but the story is able to be told in a condensed, well wrapped package that does not require more
With regards to their contributions to musical artistry, drugs have allowed many artists to move past the conventions of Western musical theory, and thus build arrangements and other approaches far outside the mainstream. With artists like the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix using drugs in such a fashion, it is thus clear that the use of illicit drugs has contributed significantly to enhancing some elements of creativity amongst musicians. Moreover, and with fans also making use of drugs so as to heighten their enjoyment of this music, it very much appears that drug use in rock n’
They referred to a drug called LSD in one of their songs and it became widely popular. It was a legal drug at they did it often and wrote about it. A quote from one when they were referring to the drug was “turning off your mind” in their song “Tomorrow Never Knows”. “The Beatles appearance with the with the “moptop” hair set them aside from the other bands”(biography.com). “Every record was a shock when it came out” (Simon&Schuster).
During my freshman year of high school I was introduced to Led Zeppelin. I recall being mesmerized by the way the band was able to play so smooth and with seamless cohesion. The way Jimmy Page grips the neck of the guitar as if it was a snake trying to escape and his ability to transition from each string to create a symphony of sounds, the way the John Bonham’s drums resembles the roar of thunder, and the way Robert Plants presence on stage matches that of a thousand men is all so captivating to me. If I had a ticket in hand, I would use that ticket to travel back in time and watch Led Zeppelin perform at Madison square garden in New York City in 1973. When I get to the concert the first thing I will do is look around at the enormity of
Punk rock has played a huge role in the lives of the youth throughout history. During the 1960s, the youth of America was going through a period in which their voices were not being heard. Unhappy that their voices were being unheard and ignored, rebellion began to occur with the formation societies all across the country. One movement in particular, The Free Speech Movement, emerged at the University of California at Berkeley and was a huge step forward for teens having a say in politics. In the background of this youth movement was music, more specifically artists who had a role on punk rock in America.
How Hip-Hop and Rap Lyrics Affect Males If you want to understand how gender roles affect aspects of our daily lives the music industry is one place to look. This is simply because music is a diverse form of media that is used in almost everything we do, see, or consume. Music surrounds us every day, whether we’re in the car driving, going to the movies, or simply watching an advertisement on television.
While Elvis Presley was mostly known for rock, he also gained recognition for his work in the country and gospel genres. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame. Elvis also became known as the "King of Rock n' Roll". On the other hand, Michael Jackson was known as the "King of Pop". Most of his music fell into the pop, R&B or soul genres.
Something else that I believe is important in the evolution of jazz is the ability to read and understand musical notation. I was surprised to find out how many rock musicians were classically trained. I listened to an interview of Cory Wells lead singer of Three Dog Night, expound on the basic need for classical music training. This were the Europeans came into play. They brought with them musical notation.
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
Disco was a popular fad started in the 70’s and clubs were started to play the music. Rock music was also becoming more and more popular because of the rebellion in the 70’s. A rock band that became popular in the 1970’s was Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin appealed to the younger generation because they finally had a band they could grow up to (Schuman 57). Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd skynyrd were some of the bands that became popular in the 70’s.
Many metal listeners have metal listening friends. After that, Walser explains how rock critics are not fond of heavy metal: “[The rock critics] have rarely written anything about it [heavy metal] that its enemies haven’t already said.” This chapter is useful for my research because it gives an in-depth history of the evolution of heavy metal and provides clear distinctions for the “generations.” I will be able to use the generations to explain how heavy metal evolved both commercially and