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Transcript of 1970's

The 1970's
Across the Pond
Sex Pistols
Fast rock and roll music
American Punk Music
The Ramones
Bands That Defined the Genre
Van Halen
ZZ Top
Judas Priest
Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath
Led Zeppelin &
Black Sabbath
"...weak, unimaginative songs" - John Mendelson of Rolling Stone, 1969
Heavy debates over which one was the "first"
Led Zeppelin came first, but had a wider sound
Black Sabbath's lyrics and sound portrayed gloominess & doom
"Black Sabbath" by Black Sabbath on
Black Sabbath
General Overview of 70's
Watergate Scandal
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
First Glimpses of Disco
Saturday Night Fever
The Abrupt
Fall of Disco in the US
- End in the late 70's
- Shallow Art form
- Anti-Disco Movement

Background & Roots
Roots in mid-1960s garage rock, blues, and psychedelic
Originated primarily in England (British Invasion) and the United States
Heavy, powerful & aggressive vocals
Distorted guitars
Defined the rock n' roll stage show
Use of makeup, costumes, and bizarre stage antics
Each member wrote and sang lead
Brackett, David. "Chapter 52. Heavy Metal Meets T
he Counterculture." The Pop, Rock and Soul Reader.
Third ed. Vol. 1. New York: Oxford UP, 2009. 290-94. Print.
Stanley, Paul.
Face the Music: A Life Exposed.
New York: HarperOne, 2014. Print.
Brackett, David. "Chapter 57. Get On Up Disco."
The Pop, Rock and Soul Reader.
Third ed. Vol. 1. New York: Oxford UP, 2009. 328-39. Print.

- Rock music difficult to dance to
- Clubs playing music that later played on the pop radio
- The Hues Corporations and George McCrae
- "The Hustle" - Van McCoy (Early '75)
Disc Jockeys
Discoteques transformed from 1960's to 1970's
Music in 1960's - Live Band
Music in 1970's - Dj's
Selecting and Sequencing music
Roe v. Wade
End of Vietnam War
Elvis' Death
Talking Heads
Dead Kennedys
Served as an outlet for frustrated American youth to energetically voice their concerns
The Clash
The Damned
Defining Punk
Angry, often politically charged lyrics
DIY Ethics
Stripped down rock instrumentation
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