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1

What are some of Led Zeppelin's musical influences?

Folk, The Beatles, blues, Rock n' Roll, bluegrass, hillbilly/country.

2

What was the Led Zeppelin song that we listened to in class?

"When the Levee Breaks."

3

Who was known as the first "heavy metal" band?

The Black Sabbath developed what we now consider heavy metal sound. Led Zeppelin also had elements of heavy metal, but only incorporated parts of it.

4

Contrary to popular belief, heavy metal is musically ___.

Complex.

5

Heavy metal often incorporates...

Religious/anti-religious imagery.

6

Who was Alice Cooper?

A glam-rock singer who emphasized on the theatrical, and had an androgenous costume.

7

What was David Bowie also known as?

Ziggy Stardust.

8

What was David Bowie known for?

Played role of an actor (adopted persona), artistic plagiarism.

9

David Bowie's detachment set him apart from the...

Authenticity of the work of singer-songwriters.

10

How did Bowie plagiarise, and what was his attitude towards it?

Bowie "borrowed" openly, both musically and artistically. He considered his plagiarism to be a compliment to those whom he bothered to plagiarise, and he says that he is flattered when others "borrow" from him.

11

From the mid 1960's to the 1970's, rock began to become the music of ___.

Yesteryear.

12

What is nihilism?

Philosophical doctrine that suggests the negation of one or more repeatedly meaningful aspects of life. Most commonly, nihilism is presented in the form of existential nihilism, which means that life is without meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value.

13

What are the musical features of punk in relation to rock?

Lighter, faster paced, with different lyrical content.

14

What is New Wave?

New Wave was originally a complimentary term for punk, or an alternate term. However, they were put in opposition, each reflecting a range of characteristic associated with the genre. Arty, avant-gardish, studied, and ironic dimension that accompanied the streetwise, working-class and raucously ‘vulgar’ dimension.

15

Give descriptor words for punk.

Loud, fast, crude, angry or pseudo-angry.

16

Give descriptor words for New World.

Ironic, cool, distant.

17

Give an example of a punk band and a New World band.

Punk- Ramones.
New World- Talking Heads.

18

Who is primarily known to be a reggae singer?

Bob Marley.

19

What is reggae composed of?

Ska + slower tempi + socially conscious lyrics = reggae.

20

What are some additional musical characteristics of reggae?

Active baselines, neo-African inspired drumming, and lyrical content associated with the Rastafarian religion.

21

Bob Marley began known as the first...

"Third World Superstar".

22

Bob Marley always maintained a strict ___ dedication.

Political.

23

Bob Marley was covered by artists such as...

Eric Clapton and Johnny Nash.

24

Bob Marley first gained recognition in America when he released his album titled...

Catch A Fire.

25

Disco was considered to be an antithesis to...

The rock of the 60's.

26

What are the differences in keywords between 60's music and 70's music?

60's music is described as natural, serious, sincere, painful, braless, lumpy, heavy, rough, romantic, and cheap. 70's music is described as unreal, fun, artificial, frivolous, stylish, sleek, smooth, contrived, controlled, and expensive.

27

Which kind of music was a mind trap, and which kind was a body trap?

60's music (rock) was a mind trap, and 70's music (disco) was a body trap.

28

One author stated that the difference between disco and rock is the ___.

Gayness.

29

What are the three types of disco?

1. R&B Disco.
2. Eurodisco.
3. Pop Disco.

30

What is R&B Disco?

Derived from soul and funk, often retained gospel-inspired vocals, employed syncopated guitar and bass parts, recorded by self-contained bands.

31

What is eurodisco?

Featured simple, chanted vocals, less frequent use of syncopation, thick arrangements, use of orchestral instruments, and heavy reliance on studio producers who recorded anonymous musicians.

32

What is pop disco?

A combination of R&B disco and eurodisco elements represented by mainstream pop artists such as the Bee Gees. Typically dependent on studio producing, however, recording artists recieved credit for the music.

33

In disco, the DJ's were basically compilers, and got famous for their taste- they were not ___.

Musicians.