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Flashcards in Rock, Punk, and Heavy Metal in Mainland China Deck (19):
1

Where is the "cradle of Chinese rock?"

Beijing.

2

When was Chinese rock born?

Mid-1980's.

3

When did Chinese rock become part of pop culture?

After the Tiananmen Square Protests.

4

Who is known as the father of Chinese rock?

Cui Jian.

5

What were the Tiananmen Square Protests?

-Student-led demonstration in 1989.
-Government declared martial law.
-Students were killed.

6

Cui Jian was described as a cross between ___, ___, and ___.

Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Kurt Kobain.

7

Who was Cui Jian inspired by?

John Denver, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Talking Heads.

8

What was the name of the Cui Jian song played at Tiananmen Square in May of 1989 that became the unofficial anthem for student protesters?

"Nothing to my Name"

9

What are some examples of Chinese punk bands?

-Brain Failure.
-Underbaby.
-Reflector.
-New Pants.
-Angry Jerks.

10

Which band was considered one of the most successful punk bands in China?

Brain Failure.

11

How is the Brain Failure's style characterized?

Mix of ska punk and hard rock.

12

What are some differences between Chinese and American punk bands?

-More reserved, less explicit appearances.
-Avoidance of blood, violence, anti-government/social elements.
-Musicians' awareness of healthy public images (no drug use, charities).

13

Give the name of the Chinese heavy metal band studied in class.

Tang Dynasty.

14

When did the Tang Dynasty emerge as a heavy metal band?

1988.

15

The Tang Dynasty believed in a ___ of the past, and ___ of the present.

Celebration, despair.

16

How can the musical style of the Tang Dynasty be described?

British heavy metal and classic Chinese elements.

17

What happened to Chinese heavy metal in the mid-1990's?

It developed into subgenres, such as Nu metal, death metal, etc.

18

Compare Chinese Nu Metal with American Nu Metal.

-Less swearing.
-Less exploitation of women.
-More representation of street culture.
-More subtle approach to lyrical content.

19

American and Chinese Death Metal are similar in ___.

Aggression.