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Music 102 notes
Name two Urban Folk Music artist.
Simon and Garfunkel
Who was Bob Dylan?
Began singing in Greenwich Village
Supported by increasing culture and political awareness of baby boomers
Stood out for
-Remarkable quality of original songs
--Poetic lyrics/Use of irony
-Rough-hewn performance style
"Went electric" in 1965 at Newport Folk Festival
His songs were successfully covered by more "pop" friendly success
Successful albums artist, but not singles artist
Who was Simon and Garfunkel?
One of the most enduring folk-rock acts
"The Sound of Silence" was inspired by Dylan's electric success
Paul Simon later created adventurous "world beat" albums
What was Counterculture?
Label for innovative, rebellious, radical aspects of 60's musical/political culture
Rock music was an important part of the definition of "counter culture"
Developed its own sense of jargon, including long hair, beads, tie-dyes, and embracing "exotic" cultures
Critiqued values of mainstream
Associated with liberated sexuality and drug experimentation
What was SGT.PEPPER?
At the time most expensive album
Evoked influence of Indian classical music
Directly addressed audience as if it were a "live concert"
Use of innovative studio techniques
First album they made after deciding quit touring
Redirecting attention away from singles to the album
-Track merge together, last track on record does not end
-Offered a sophisticated cultural critique
What was Psychedelic Rock?
Feature wild imagery, long instrumental improvisation, and associated with counterculture movement.
Name three bandsin San Francisco Music Scene.
Who were the Jefferson Airplane?
First nationally successful band to emerge out of SF scene
Developed a hard-edged style with emphasis on open forms, instrumental improvisation and visionary lyrics
Despite anti commercial rhetoric, revived a large advance from RCA
Lead by Grace Slick
Use of guitar distortion
Who were the Grateful Dead?
Lead by Jerry Garcia
Helped pioneer urban folk music to acid rock
Best known for live performances
Known for long, extended jams
Had a fanatical, devoted following
Who was Janis Joplin?
Lead singer for Big Brother and Holding Company
Bold, blues influenced performance styles
Use of rough rasping tones
Never crossed over to R&B charts
Name three Guitar Heroes?
Credence Clearwater Revival
Who was Hendrix?
Most innovative and original of rock era guitarists
Began career in R&B bands
Moved to London in 1966
Known for flamboyant, sexuality performance style
Used sound manipulating devices (distortion, wah-wah, etc.)
Did not cross over on to R&B charts
Who was Clapton?
Joined bands "Yardbirds," "Cream," and "Derek and the Dominoes" as well as having a successful solo career
Known for long, extended solos
Strongly influenced by county blues and Chicago blues
Focused on instrumental virtuosity and electronic feedback
Who was Credence Clear water?
Deliberately "old fashioned" Rock and Roll
Avoided imagery and exotic influences of psychedelic rock
Known as a "singles" band