1980s Unit Test
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What was the introduction that was announced before MTV first aired in 1981?
"Ladies and Gentleman, rock & roll!"
Why did MTV portray the Apollo 11 moon landing in their introduction?
It occurred earlier that year and it symbolized new beginnings and a groundbreaking use of technology in the music industry.
What was the first video that aired on MTV?
"Video Killed the Radio Star"
Define "hip-hop" music.
Music genre consisting of stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping.
Name the 4 key stylistic elements of hip-hop.
Mcing/rapping; DJing/scratching; break-dancing; graffiti writing.
What decade did hip-hop music and culture form?
What are the musical elements that define 1980s new wave music?
twitchy, agitated feel; choppy rhythm guitars; fast tempos
What genre has been called "one of the definitive genres of the 1980s"?
Name the New Wave artists discussed in class.
The Police; B-52s; Elvis Costello; Blondie; Duran Duran; INXS
What are the other names that are interchangeable with "hair metal"?
glam metal; sleaze metal; pop metal
Describe the distinctive look of hair metal bands of the 1980s.
Flashy clothing; heavy makeup; large, teased hair
Name the hair bands discussed in class.
Poison, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Van Halen
Heavy Metal has roots in what two previously established music genres?
Blues rock & psychedelic rock
Describe the characteristics of heavy metal rock music.
thick massive sound characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness
Name the heavy metal artists discussed in class.
AC/DC; Metallica; Iron Maiden; Def Leppard; Skid Row
Punk rock was a reaction against what music genre of the late 1970s?
Describe the message of punk-rock music.
Anti-mainstream; Anti-establishment; anti-commercial
What is the meaning of the DIY attitude that was synonymous in the punk rock music scene?
Many bands were self-produced or self-recorded.
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