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Rock in the 70s: Punk and New Wave. PUNK Continuation of garage bands like The KingsmenContinuation of garage bands like The Kingsmen Combined with “in.

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1 Rock in the 70s: Punk and New Wave

2 PUNK Continuation of garage bands like The KingsmenContinuation of garage bands like The Kingsmen Combined with “in your face” attitude, rejection of commercial rockCombined with “in your face” attitude, rejection of commercial rock Rebellion against nearly all rock after early 1960sRebellion against nearly all rock after early 1960s

3 Punk- The Beginning Surfaces in NYC at club CBGB OMFUGSurfaces in NYC at club CBGB OMFUG –Country, Blue Grass, Blues, and Other Music For Urban Gourmandizers First punk band: New York DollsFirst punk band: New York Dolls –Modeled after English glam rockers like T. Rex, David Bowie –Performed in drag –Limited musicianship

4 Punk - Style Rock reduced to most basic elements –Saturated eight beat - rock style beat aggressively stated by every instrument –Extremely fast tempos Rejection of overt moves to court commercial popularityRejection of overt moves to court commercial popularity Talent optional; passion essentialTalent optional; passion essential

5 The Ramones Surf band on speedSurf band on speed –Extremely fast tempos –Repetitive, yet catchy lyrics Ex. Blitzkrieg BopEx. Blitzkrieg Bop

6 The Sex Pistols English punk group, modeled after NY DollsEnglish punk group, modeled after NY Dolls Added to characteristics of Dolls, Ramones:Added to characteristics of Dolls, Ramones: –Nihilistic attitude –Gross antics and stage behavior –Screamed, monotonous lyrics

7 The Sex Pistols Lyrics, behavior calculated to offendLyrics, behavior calculated to offend Songs like God Save the Queen, Anarchy in the UK banned from BBCSongs like God Save the Queen, Anarchy in the UK banned from BBC –Tons of free publicity –Shot Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols to the top of UK charts

8 Anarchy in the UK Complete saturation of texture by eight beat rock rhythmComplete saturation of texture by eight beat rock rhythm –Rhythm guitar –Bass –Snare Screamed, aggressive vocal styleScreamed, aggressive vocal style Verse/refrain formVerse/refrain form Confrontational lyricsConfrontational lyrics

9 Punk’s Demise Burns itself out in a few yearsBurns itself out in a few years –After sparking trends in fashion, social behavior Influence enduresInfluence endures –Brings certain drive back into rock –Fuses with other influences to create…

10 New Wave Punk + otherPunk + other Wide variety of styles mix well with punkWide variety of styles mix well with punk –Punk + reggae –Punk + pop –Punk + art rock

11 Punk + Reggae Riff-based punk fuses particularly well with reggaeRiff-based punk fuses particularly well with reggae –Political and social protest in both –Rhythmic activity in reggae, especially accented afterbeats Exs: The ClashExs: The Clash Elvis Costello Elvis Costello

12 The Clash - The Guns of Brixton Eight-beat rhythm in drums, occasionally divides to sixteen-beatEight-beat rhythm in drums, occasionally divides to sixteen-beat –Not saturated eight-beat Ska afterbeats in guitarSka afterbeats in guitar Thin textureThin texture Rough, unmelodic vocal styleRough, unmelodic vocal style

13 Punk + Pop Back-to-basics feel of punk revitalized pop rockBack-to-basics feel of punk revitalized pop rock Bright, rhythmic feel of pop works with saturated eight-beat textureBright, rhythmic feel of pop works with saturated eight-beat texture Both employ stripped down, simple texturesBoth employ stripped down, simple textures Exs: BlondieExs: Blondie B-52s B-52s Elvis Costello Elvis Costello

14 Punk + Art Rock Basic, stripped down textures of punk canvas for artistic elaborationBasic, stripped down textures of punk canvas for artistic elaboration Can addCan add –Beat-type poetry –World music –Electronic music –Or pretty much anything else Exs: Patti SmithExs: Patti Smith Devo Devo Talking Heads

15 Talking Heads - Psycho Killer Thin, transparent textureThin, transparent texture Eight-beat rhythm present as simple, continuous rhythmic pulseEight-beat rhythm present as simple, continuous rhythmic pulse “Behind the beat” feel from reggae“Behind the beat” feel from reggae Nearly monotone lyric deliveryNearly monotone lyric delivery


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