Answer the following questions…… no cover page or reference page needed……
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. What role does recording technology advancements play in furthering artistic vision? Use three examples of different albums and artists.
Album Oriented Radio (AOR) represents a major shift in strategy for rock music in general. In spite of this focus on “big album” sales, some of the most popular rock music of the 70’s comes during this time period, including albums like Rumours, Hotel California, and artists such as Queen, Rush, Heart, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seeger, Boston, Foreigner, Kansas, ELO and Journey. What is your position on the involvement of corporations in art? Elaborate. Does it affect your opinion of these artists or music?
New Wave” becomes the “next big thing” from a music industry’s point of view. How does a musical style remain fresh and cutting-edge once it has become visible to the public at large? Use more recent styles as examples.
The English punk scene develops out of social upheaval. Groups such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam, and Siouxsie and the Banshees all come from these circumstances. What distinguishes them from each other? What is their common thread? Is there an underground movement today that represents the current turmoil?
The three major technological advancements in music transmission have been radio, MTV, and the Internet. Compare and contrast all three with examples of the strengths and weaknesses of each.
The wide range of music created during the 1980’s shows both a revival of earlier styles and a move forward with new music. Considering bands/artists as diverse as R.E.M., The Smiths, U2, Squeeze, Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen, The Stray Cats, Hall and Oats, The Cure, and Genesis, is this era as significant to the development of rock music as the early 1970’s were? Why?
British metal and L.A. metal both enjoy success during the 1980’s. How do they differ in approach? Are there similarities? Give examples of both styles for support.