5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- break dancing
- Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
- Thoughts on Bowie
- Patti Smith
- a poet; free verse/improv rock; suggested new roles for women in rock
- b showed that rap could be much more than novelty: its lyrics could now be taken seriously
- c Slim Shady; commercial success; double standard?
- d b-boy (break, beat, or Bronx); women danced from the beginning; art of the battle
- e huge impact on punk; provided outrageous model for punkers; huge success with dance music; genius for constructing and re-inventing himself as an always changing media icon even before Madonna
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- metal becomes mainstream with Def Leppard, Van Halen, Bon Jovi; shorter catchier songs, more sophisticated production; emphasis on virtuosity & classical music a source
- trademark falsetto sound; crossover media aspect; John Travolta's image made disco safe and popular; huge commercial success with biggest selling record at time
- unforgettable image: slacks, beehive hairdos; retro sound
- "Do it yourself", "Refuse to conform"
- Kurt Kobain: influences from Beatles, Zeppelin; all can be heard in their sound
5 True/False Questions
Corporate Rock → rebellious & noisy; made alienated by youth; both attacked by PMRC
Misogyny in Hip Hop → economic hard times attempted to be solved with New Right conservatism; punk was British lashing out with anger against govt
Disco → funk-based style of dance music popular in second half of 70s; non-stop dance music with thumping beat dominating charts
elements of hip hop → why do so many female fans listen to music that degrades women?
The Ramones → trademark falsetto sound; crossover media aspect; John Travolta's image made disco safe and popular; huge commercial success with biggest selling record at time