Disco, Punk, New Wave, Heavy Metal, and More: Music in the 1970s and 1980s

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  • ISBN-13: 9781615309085
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 12/15/2012
  • Series: Popular Music Through the Decades Series
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 1,564,513
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction x

Chapter 1 Life After Woodstock 1

Rock Goes Mainstream 1

Rock on the Airwaves 3

The Decline of Pirate Radio 4

WMMS 5

Capital Radio 5

WNEW 6

DJ Culture 6

John Peel 6

B. Mitchel Reed 8

Charlie Gillett 9

Larry Lujack 10

Chapter 2 The Makings of a Classic 11

Led Zeppelin 11

Queen 14

Traffic 15

Freddie Mercury 16

Bruce Springsteen 18

Representative Works 22

Fleetwood Mac 23

Sir Paul McCartney 24

Power Pop Pioneers: Big Star 28

Bob Seger 29

Steely Dan 30

Boston 31

Tom Petty 32

The Allman Brothers Band 33

Southern Rock 34

Lynyrd Skynyrd 35

ZZ Top 36

Chapter 3 Heavy Metal Thunder 38

Jeff Beck 39

Representative Works 41

Black Sabbath 42

Ozzy Osbourne 43

AC/DC 45

Alice Cooper 46

Aerosmith 47

Van Halen 48

Def Leppard 49

Guns N' Roses 50

Metallica 52

Chapter 4 The Sounds of So-Cal: Country Rock 55

Representative Works 57

The Flying Burrito Brothers 58

The Dillards 59

The Eagles 59

Check Out Any Time You Like: L.A in the 1970s 62

Linda Ronstadt 63

Poco 64

Chapter 5 The Song-Poets: Singer-Songwriters 66

Representative Works 68

John Lennon 68

George Harrison 71

Paul Simon 73

Neil Young 74

Asylum Records 78

Joni Mitchell 79

Nick Drake 80

Carly Simon 81

James Taylor 82

Emmylou Harris 83

Laura Nyro 83

Isaac Hayes 84

Harry Chapin 85

Lou Reed 86

Jackson Browne 87

Warren Zevon 88

Randy Newman 89

Steve Earle 90

Townes Van Zandt 91

Neil Diamond 91

Tom Waits 93

Joan Armatrading 95

Michael McDonald 96

Billy Bragg 97

Songwriting Goes Pop 98

Sir Elton John 98

Billy Joel 100

Barry Manilow 102

Chapter 6 Classical Influences: Art Rock and Progressive Rock 105

The Moody Blues 107

Yes 108

WBCN 109

Genesis 110

Peter Gabriel 111

Emerson, Lake and Palmer 112

Kraftwerk and Krautrock 113

Roxy Music 114

Kate Bush 116

Chapter 7 Fierce Fusion: Jazz-Rock 118

John McLaughlin 119

Chicago 121

Earth, Wind and Fire 121

Herbie Hancock 124

Chapter 8 Tear the Roof off: Funk 126

Representative Works 127

Parliament-Funkadelic 128

Sly and the Family Stone 130

The Ohio Players 133

Funkytown; Dayton in the 1970s 134

Kool and the Gang 135

Chapter 9 Sound and Spectacle: Glam Rock 136

David Bowie 137

West Berlin 140

The New York Dolls 140

Chapter 10 Down to Earth: Pub Rock 143

Dire Straits 144

Stiff Records 145

Billy Thorpe 146

Lobby Loyde 146

Chapter 11 Rude Boys: Reggae 148

Sir Coxsone Dodd 150

Toots and the Maytals 150

Studio One 151

Bob Marley 152

Representative Works 155

Rastafari 156

Lee ("Scratch") Perry 158

Peter Tosh 159

Jimmy Cliff 159

Desmond Dekker 160

Roots of Reggae: Ska 160

Dancehall Music 162

2-Tone Records 163

Chapter 12 Dance Fever: Disco 165

Representative Works 166

Donna Summer 167

Musicland Studios 168

The Bee Gees 168

Frankie Crocker 169

Miami: Sounds of Sunshine 170

RAK Records 171

Casablanca Records 171

The Other Side of the Velvet Rope 172

Barry White 173

Europop 173

ABBA 175

Chapter 13 Diy: Punk and New Wave 178

Proto-punk in the Motor City 178

The MC5 179

Iggy and the Stooges 179

Rock Rebels Against Itself: Punk 180

Anarchy in the U.K. 182

The Sex Pistols 182

The London Punk Scene 185

The Clash 188

Representative Works 190

Ari Up and the Slits 191

The Jain 191

Joy Division/New Order 192

Tony Wilson 193

Factory Records 194

The Mekons 194

The Gang of Four 195

Kathy Acker 196

Television 197

CBGB-OMFUG 198

Patti Smith 199

Jim Carroll 200

Robert Mapplethorpe 201

The Ramones 203

Lux Interior and the Cramps 204

X 204

Black Flag 205

Henry Rollins 206

Hüsker Dü 208

Fugazi 209

Romantics, Postpunks, and Miserabilists: New Wave 210

Elvis Costello 211

The Smiths 212

Liverpool's Second Coming 214

The Police 214

Sheffield: A New Wave Hotbed 215

Blondie 216

Devo 217

Brian Eno 218

Talking Heads 219

Conclusion 222

Glossary 223

Bibliography 226

Index 235

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