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Music 28 Slides No. 6 - S12 Music 28 Slides No. 6 - S12 Presentation Transcript

  • American Blues and the Brits
    • In 1958 Muddy Waters was invited to play in England. It was the first time many had seen an electric guitar.
    • British bands fell in love with American blues.
      • Alexis Korner led his own band “Blues Incorporated” and eventually opened his own club.
      • He is often called “the founding father of British Blues”
        • At his club American blues and R&B was heard by many in England for the first time
        • The Blue Boys , consisting of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Dick Taylor and Mike Avory made their debut at Korner’s club
  • The Rolling Stones
    • The Blue Boys changed their name to the Rolling Stones after a Muddy Waters song
      • A Rolling Stone is a blues man who never settles down.
    • Their common bond was the blues and R&B
    • “ We wanted to sell records for Jimmy Reed, Muddy, John Lee Hooker, we were disciples – if we could turn people on to that, then that was enough. That was the total original aim.”
    • – Keith Richards
    • The Rolling Stones are the longest lasting band in all of Rock & Roll – 1962 to the present – 50 years
    • Members: Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, later joined by Billy Wyman and Charlie Watts
      • Ian Stewart left the band in 1963 but remained as road manager
      • Brian Jones died in 1969 – drowned in his pool
      • Mick Taylor replaced Jones (he quit in 1974)
      • Replaced by Ronnie Wood
  • The Rolling Stones
    • By 1964, the Stones formed their counter-image to the Beatles.
      • They dropped the coordinated suits and bowl hair cuts for street clothes and longer hair.
      • Their manager Andrew Oldham purposely built in an image of “surliness, squalor, rebellion, and menace”
  • The Rolling Stones
    • Not only was their appearance rougher but their sound was also rough and blues-based
    • Their performances, especially Mick’s, were sexually suggestive
      • They were banned by the BBC
  • The Rolling Stones
    • Their style:
      • Rough, dirty sound
      • Many covers early in the group
      • They expressed what their audiences were thinking and feeling
      • Mick flamboyant on stage
        • Influenced by Little Richard
    • One of the most influential groups to inspire the blues revival of the mid-late 1960s
  • The Rolling Stones
    • “ Satisfaction” – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” Became their first US no. 1 hit in 1965
    • Important to the history of rock for many reasons:
      • First true pre-punk rock hit
      • Perfect guitar riff
      • A 1960s anthem
      • Keith wrote it in his sleep
      • Mick wrote the verses about what annoyed him
      • It marks the end of the age of innocence
    • Controversial lyrics:
      • Banned by mainstream radio
      • About sex and anti-commercialism (selling out)
  • Satisfaction
    • I can't get no satisfaction,
    • I can't get no satisfaction.
    • 'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try.
    • I can't get no, I can't get no.
    • When I'm drivin' in my car
    • and that man comes on the radio
    • and he's tellin' me more and more
    • about some useless information
    • supposed to fire my imagination.
    • I can't get no, oh no no no.
    • Hey hey hey, that's what I say.
    • I can't get no satisfaction,
    • I can't get no satisfaction.
    • 'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try.
    • I can't get no, I can't get no.
    • When I'm watchin' my TV
    • and that man comes on to tell me
    • how white my shirts can be.
    • Well he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke
    • the same cigarettes as me.
    • I can't get no, oh no no no.
    • Hey hey hey, that's what I say.
    • I can't get no satisfaction,
    • I can't get no girl reaction.
    • 'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try.
    • I can't get no, I can't get no.
    • When I'm ridin' round the world
    • and I'm doin' this and I'm signing that
    • and I'm tryin' to make some girl
    • who tells me baby better come back later next week
    • 'cause you see I'm on losing streak.
    • I can't get no, oh no no no.
    • Hey hey hey, that's what I say.
    • I can't get no, I can't get no,
    • I can't get no satisfaction,
    • no satisfaction, no satisfaction, no satisfaction.
  • The Rolling Stones
    • In 1966 the Stones released their 4 th album Aftermath which contained all original songs by Jagger and Richards
      • “ Paint it Black” hits no. 1 in the US
    • 1967 they release the album Their Satanic Majesty’s Request – a reaction to the Beatles Stg. Pepper’s
    • Lennon/McCartney on opening track
    • Use of Mellotron throughout
    • “ She’s a Rainbow”
    • The album was not well received
  • The Rolling Stones
    • Hot Rocks – a greatest hits compilation of the years 1964-71 is the Rolling Stones’ best selling album
    • In 1967 Keith and Mick are busted for drugs
    • 1968 Brian Jones leaves the band
    • 1969 He is found dead in his own
    • swimming pool – he was only 27
      • Drugs and alcohol abuse
  • The Rolling Stones
    • 1971 album Sticky Fingers – listed as no. 63 on Rolling Stone Magazines 500 greatest albums of all time
      • Partially recorded at Muscle Shoals Studios in Alabama
        • The Muscle Shoals sound is a blend of country, gospel and R&B
      • Partially recorded in the Stones’ portable studio
    “ Brown Sugar” “ Wild Horses”
  • Altamont, CA Riots
    • 1969 the Stones were scheduled to perform at a concert at Altamont Speedway in No. California
      • Free outdoor concert – Woodstock West
      • Over 300,000 were in attendance
      • Hell’s Angels acted as “security”
      • Violence had erupted even before the Stones took the stage
      • The Stones tried to perform “Sympathy for the Devil” but had to stop and plead with the crowd to “cool out”.
      • 18 year old black youth Meredith Brown was stabbed to death
        • Other deaths occurred, suicides, run over by cars, drownings
    • It would be 6 years before the Stones would perform “Sympathy for the Devil” again
      • “ We always have something funny happen when we start that number.” – Mick Jagger
  • Altamont, CA Riots
    • Please allow me to introduce myself I'm a man of wealth and taste I've been around for a long, long year Stole many a man's soul and faith And I was 'round when Jesus Christ Had his moment of doubt and pain Made damn sure that Pilate Washed his hands and sealed his fate Pleased to meet you Hope you guess my name But what's puzzling you Is the nature of my game I stuck around St. Petersburg When I saw it was a time for a change Killed the Czar and his ministers Anastasia screamed in vain I rode a tank in the general's rank When the Blitzkrieg raged And the bodies stank Pleased to meet you Hope you guess my name, oh yeah Ah, what's puzzling you Is the nature of my game, oh yeah (woo woo, woo woo)
    • I watched with glee While your kings and queens Fought for ten decades For the gods they made (woo woo, woo woo) I shouted out, "Who killed the Kennedys?" When after all It was you and me (who who, who who) Let me please introduce myself I'm a man of wealth and taste And I laid traps for troubadours Who get killed before they reached Bombay (woo woo, who who) Pleased to meet you Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah (who who) But what's puzzling you Is the nature of my game,
    • oh yeah, get down, baby (who who, who who) Pleased to meet you Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah But what's confusing you Is just the nature of my game (woo woo, who who) Just as every cop is a criminal And all the sinners saints As heads is tails Just call me Lucifer 'Cause I'm in need of some restraint (who who, who who)
    Sympathy For the Devil So if you meet me Have some courtesy Have some sympathy, have some taste (woo woo) Use all your well-learned politesse Or I'll lay your soul to waste, mmm yeah (woo woo, woo woo) Pleased to meet you Hope you guessed my name, mmm yeah (who who) But what's puzzling you Is the nature of my game, mmm mean it, get down (woo woo, woo woo) Tell me baby, what's my name Tell me honey, can ya guess my name Tell me baby, what's my name I tell you one time, you're to blame What's my name Tell me, baby, what's my name Tell me, sweetie, what's my name
  • Kent State University, May 1970
    • Pages 199-200 of our textbook
    • Students protested Nixon’s decision to send troops to Cambodia
      • Violent protests
    • National Guard sent in with rifles
      • 4 students killed, 10 others wounded
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  • “ Ohio” – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    • Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
    • We’re finally on our own.
    • This summer I hear the drumming,
    • Four dead in Ohio.
    • Gotta get down to it
    • Soldiers are cutting us down
    • Should have been done long ago.
    • What if you knew her
    • And found her dead on the ground
    • How can you run when you know?
    • La, la…
    • Gotta get down to it
    • Soldiers are cutting us down
    • Should have been done long ago.
    • What if you knew her
    • And found her dead on the ground
    • How can you run when you know?
    • Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
    • We’re finally on our own.
    • This summer I hear the drumming,
    • Four dead in Ohio.
    • Four dead in Ohio.
    • Four dead in Ohio…
    • [ fade...]
    • … How many more…?  Why?…
    Written by Neil Young on May 15, 1970 after he saw the Life mag. photos
  • The Rolling Stones
    • Despite the disasters at Altamont, the Stones continued to succeed throughout the 1970s, 80s, 90s and to the present day
    • Highlights:
      • 1972 – Album Exile on Mainstreet – written while they were exiled from England due to tax problems and the band members’ drug problems
        • Some consider it the Stones best album – No. 7 on the RS mag. list
      • The cover shot, assorted pictures of circus freaks, is not a collage but a photo taken in 1950 of the wall of a tattoo parlor somewhere on Route 66.
    “ Tumbling Dice”
  • The Rolling Stones
    • 1989 The Stones embark in the largest concert tour in the history of Rock – the Steel Wheels tour - $260 million
    • 1994 – Voodoo Lounge tour is the top money maker concert of all time $370 million
    • 1995 – the present: the Stones return to their blues roots
      • 2008 concert documentary “Shine a Light” directed by Martin Scorsese
        • Shot a the Beacon Theater in NYC
  • Mods vs. Rockers
    • Rockers were represented by groups like the Rolling Stones
      • Rockers were rough, dirty, wore street clothes
      • Rockers’ music was gritty blues based rock
    • Mods
      • Clean-cut, Ivy League, & fashion conscious
      • Music was pop oriented, R&B and Jamaican Ska
      • Many Mods rode Italian scooters
      • Amphetamine use
  • The Who
    • Originally called The High Numbers , they began as another R&B British cover band
      • Their first manager was a Mod and envisioned a band for Mods made up entirely of Mods
        • He wanted to make them stand out from all the other emerging British blues bands
    • Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, John Entwistle became The Who in 1964
  • The Who
    • Their trademark look became bull’s-eye T-shirts, graphic designs and clothing made from the British flag
    • The Who also began to
    • perform original music
    • written by Townshend
    • “ My Generation” became
    • an anthem for the Mods
      • Stuttering made fun of
      • amphetamine users
    • People try to put us d-down
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • Just because we get around
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • Things they do look awful c-c-cold
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • I hope I die before I get old
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • This is my generation
    • This is my generation, baby
    • Why don’t you all f-fade away
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • And dont try to dig what we all s-s-say
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • Im not trying to cause a big s-s-sensation
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • I’m just talkin bout my g-g-g-generation
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • (Chorus)
    • Why don’t you all f-fade away
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • And don’t try to d-dig what we all s-s-say
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • I’m not trying to cause a b-big s-s-sensation
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • I’m just talkin bout my g-g-generation
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • (Chorus)
    • People try to put us d-down
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • Just because we g-g-get around
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • Things they do look awful c-c-cold
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • Yeah, I hope I die before I get old
    • (talkin bout my generation)
    • (Chorus)
    My Generation
  • The Who
    • Roger Daltrey screamed the lyrics of songs while Townshend strummed power chords. Keith Moon added more energy with his skillful drumming
    • All of these elements captured the anger of the English Mods
    • Their stage spectacle enhanced this image with Townshend’s leaping, windmill arm strumming, smashing guitars, Moon’s smashed drums and Daltrey’s microphone swinging
    • No one had done these things on stage
  • The Who
    • Pranksters, Townshend & Moon
      • The two band members were always playing pranks on each other
      • Moon’s flash powder drum
      • Townshend’s hearing loss
        • Headphones in the studio
  • The Who
    • Loud concerts
      • The Who concert at Charlton Athletic Football Ground, London, on 31 May 1976 that was listed as the "Loudest Concert Ever" by the Guinness Book of Records
        • 126 decibels, 32 meters from the stage
      • 130 = Deafening - Threshold of pain, decibels at or above 130 cause immediate ear damage. Hydraulic press, pneumatic rock drill
      • 120 = Deafening - Riveter, chipper, thunder, diesel engine room, fireworks display
  • The Who
    • Rock Opera
      • A genre of art rock that utilizes the musical style of rock in an operatic format
    • Tommy – 1969 is considered the first Rock Opera
      • The story of a deaf, dumb, and blind boy who triumphs by his incredible pinball skills
        • A metaphor for how success & stardom takes its toll
        • The film came out in 1975
  • The Who
    • 1971 their next important album
    • Who’s Next
      • “ Baba O’Reilly” (teenage wasteland)
        • Uses innovative electronics
    • 1973 – 2 nd Rock Opera Quadrophenia
      • A battle between the Mods and Rockers
      • Lead character Jimmy represents all 4 members of The Who
      • “ Outta My Brain on a Train on the 5-15” about speed use
    • This album hit no. 2 on the US charts
      • The film came out in 1979
  • The Who
    • 1978 hit “Who Are You?” – the band is actually asking themselves this question
      • Many changes over the years
    • 2 weeks later drummer Keith Moon dies at 31 years old
      • A destructive lifestyle “Moon the Loon”
      • Wasted hotel rooms, friends homes and even his own home
        • Blew up toilettes
      • His behavior was fueled by alcohol and drugs
      • He would pass out during gigs
    • In an attempt to get clean he took 32 sedatives and died in his hotel room
      • 6 pills was a lethal dose
  • The Who
    • The 70s ended badly for The Who
      • 1979 11 concert goers in Cincinnati were trampled to death
        • Seating was first-come-first-seated – festival seating
        • The Who were not told of the deaths until after the show
      • The Who loses interest in concert performing
  • The Who
    • The Who maintains their status as “The Godfathers of punk”
      • Townshend’s subject matter
      • Stage violence, angst
      • Strong, power guitar
      • Intense vocals
    • Reunited for The Concert for New York City, a benefit concert for police and fire fighters after 9/11
      • The last time the three remaining members would play together