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Intro to Greaser Culture--Outsiders

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Michael Schulte

on 17 March 2014

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Transcript of Intro to Greaser Culture--Outsiders

Elvis, Sha-Na-Na, and The Temptations
The Boogie-Woogie, Jitterbug, Swing and More
Others were biased against Greasers because they were delinquents, rebellious, and dressed differently.
Music (Rock and Roll/Doo-Wop)
Dancing with the Greasers
Fitted, Colored T-Shirts (with sleeves rolled up), Italian knit shirts, Levi denim jeans, leather jackets, boots, Converse Chuck Taylors

Girls: Their fashion was really similar to the guys.
Dance at this time was swing-based but with some changes.

Teenagers didn't want to do the dances their parents danced because their parents disagreed with their lifestyle.

Some teens sought out African-American sources for new steps.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
The Greasers Counter Culture
"Oh shoot! It's the fuzz!"
Greaser Slang
Originated in the early 1950's and grew increasingly popular toward the 1960's
Originated among young northeastern and southern United States street gangs
Arose from working class families that didn't have access to the greatest educational resources or life opportunities
The Fuzz--The Police

Broad--a woman

Heater--a gun

Rank--something that is horrible

Tuff--something cool or hip

Hood--a person who lives in the poor part of town

Cancer Stick--cigarette
Guys: Hair was slicked back with different types of gel and pomade

Girls: More feminine version of pompadour, rockabilly style, and some "updos"
Hacked Off--mad

Pickled--under the influence

The Cooler--prison


Jumped--to be attacked
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