Remembering the Coop Alice Cooper, probably the greatest hard rocker of this century. He and his band has been the influence of many other greatly known music artists such as Rob Zombie, Marylyn Manson, Twisted Sister, Ozzy Osbourne and Kiss. He grew up under the name of Vincent Furnier until he official changed his name to his stage name sometime in the late 1960s. His most favorite band of all time is The Yardbirds. What made his band so appealing was inventing a more violent sense on rock music which he called shock rock.
Even in the 50’s rockstars seemed to live a more chaotic lifestyle but this did not become apparent to the public until the 60’s. Drug use has always seemed to be a big part of rock’n’roll and to this day that idea is not fading. LSD being the drug of choice in the 60’s and 70’s was very easily accessible and the artists music seem to imitate the effects of it. This became known as psychedelic rock; there lyrics usually seemed to revolve around something un-tangible like dreams or feelings. In this time you saw artist such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan.
As time went by, selling millions of hit records and producing such great masterpieces like Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, and so on, they approached their lifetime dream as becoming a band that would change people’s perspectives in music. In the 80’s, Ozzy went to become a solo artist and to form his band Ozzy Osbourne. Making such hit songs like Crazy Train, Bark At The Moon, Flying High Again, and loads more, he had made a legend out of himself. He sure changed my interpretation about music and is one of my biggest influences. This novel really helped me learn more about Ozzy, and really made me think how legendary he was.
Jimi Allen Hendrix Jimi Hendrix, a name that has and will continue to last throughout history and for years to come. Though Jimi Hendrix was just a musician he made major contributions to the music industry; which was a turning point in guitar playing. His style of guitar playing still influences musicians today. From musicians like Slash, to Prince to Eric Clapton who have all mentioned how Jimi Hendrix influenced them. This paper will not simply be about Jimi Hendrix and his music career, but it will also tell about the man off the stage, his childhood, the struggles he had to go through to get to where he was in his life, and the decisions he made that cost him not only his music career but also his life.
Therefore, when you listen to all of the lyrics of every song on this album, one could say, Revolver is one of the very first psychedelic LPs – not only because of its numerous shifts in mood and production texture, but in the way it manipulates sounds (double tracking vocals) and the amplification and electronics to create new sounds on drums, the sitar, and guitars as well as other instruments. The timing of the release of Revolver, by the Beatles was significant. They were trying to mark the changes of the latter 60’s when the enthusiasm of youth and the permissiveness of sex, led to a darker and more cynical viewpoint on life. The Beatles were trying to state the changes of the times in 1966. They, themselves were changing from the typical rock style to a more unique and variable type of band.
Dylan was influenced by “the political ferment touched off among young people by the civil rights and ban the bomb movements.” His genre of American Folk can be called protest music, as “he engaged in his songs with the terror of the nuclear arms race, with poverty, racism and prison, jingoism and war” (Marqusee). Another key impact of the hippie revolution was the popularization of music festivals, coined the ‘Woodstock generation’. In 2009, there was worldwide media interest as it was the festival’s 40th anniversary. While some may consider Woodstock a demonstration, to the leftist concertgoers it was just that, a concert
Part A: Charles Manson is one of the most notorious killers in history. He lead a troubled life early on, mostly living in institutions as his mother abandoned him. After going to prison several times, he discovered his passion for music, and tried not to be released from prison as it was “his home”. Soon after his emancipation, he quickly formed “The Family”, a hippie cult which believed in “Helter skelter”. This idea, which Charles Manson derived from the Beatles song of the same name, involved a race war between whites and blacks.
It was considered to be by others a model of a protest song. It mainly expressed the frustrations and the fears of the people of youth in the 1960s during the ages of the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the arms race using nuclear weapons, and the civil rights movement. It also mentions through a verse of the song "You're old enough to kill, but not for votin'. ", meaning that a person as the right to take another person’s life in war before they are allowed to vote. It was an attempt to help the the movement to lower the age of voting to eighteen years old.
Inspired by British psychedelic folk and the North-American style of folk rock, Pentangle, Fairport, and other related bands began to incorporate elements of traditional British folk music into their repertoire. Shortly afterwards, Fairport bassist, Ashley Hutchings, formed Steel eye with traditionalist folk musicians who wished to incorporate overt rock elements into their music and this, in turn, spawned a number of other variants, including the overtly English folk rock of The Albion Band (also featuring Hutchings) and the more prolific current of Celtic
The called it "The Jimi Hendrix Experience". Therefore, Jimi went ahead from that point to be the first guitarist to utilize and regulated reaction speakers squealing when joined with a guitar amp in light of volume over-burden and attractive closeness, upset the way pedal impacts were utilized wah, fluff, and so on, and serve to pioneer the utilization of stereophonic sound in rock