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Pekin [pseud. Chicago, Ill. Princeton, N. Anthology Track Listing Disc One 1. SIDE A 1. SIDE C GUN bonus - previously unreleased WORDS bonus. SIDE D Each record will contain a selection of period-specific bonus tracks, outtakes, and singles: at the very least, there will be an additional side of music per album. John Herndon - amazing tattoo artist and drummer for Tortoise - handled the re-imagined artwork for There's A Star Above The Manger Tonight hit me up if you'd like to write about that one as well.
At the end of the vinyl reissuing campaign, Jealous Butcher will also be releasing Red Red Meat's debut album, for the first time both digitally and as an ultra-limited LP copies as well as part of an even more ultra super limited copies career-spanning eight-LP book containing the band's entire recorded catalog. This eight-LP book will be limited to copies, will be hand-assembled in Portland, Oregon, numbered of course , and each LP will be pressed on a limited colored vinyl that is being made specifically for the book.
They might even throw in a bonus ninth LP of live material!
Downloads of the material will be made available at the time each album is released, with the book and all records delivered once the series is complete ETA Fall But, that's not all! Along with all of this amazing vinyl, both limited and otherwise, there will be a collection of posters designed and printed by various amazing screen printers around the country, as well as a limited collection of posters, photos and art from the time the band was originally active.
To help Jealous Butcher bring this amazing collection of items to the public, they will be partnering with the folks at PledgeMusic. PledgeMusic are the perfect partner to bring people an extraordinary, behind the scenes view into Jealous Butcher and Red Red Meat's process as they dig through boxes, scour closets, and pour through the archives searching for lost treasures for this project. We wanted to do something new. It will be available on Record Store Day worldwide ex. All details, including tracklisting, available here. Medicine Bottle A3. Japanese To English B1. Down Colorful Hill B2.
Lord Kill The Pain B3. Grace Cathedral Park A2. Down Through A3. Katy Song A4. Mistress B1. Things Mean A Lot B2. Funhouse B3. Take Me Out B4. Rollercoaster C1. New Jersey C2. Dragonflies C3. Mistress Piano Version D1. Mother D2. Strawberry Hill D3. Brown Eyes. Evil A2. Bubble A3. I Am A Rock A4. Helicopter B1.
New Jersey B2. Uncle Joe B3. Blindfold B4. Star Spangled Banner. Cabezon A2. Summer Dress A3. San Geronimo A4. Shadows B1. Over My Head B2. Red Carpet B3. Brockwell Park B4. Moments C1. Long Distance Runaround C2. Drop C3. Brockwell Park Part Two D1. Shock Me. The group's transformation into a global phenomenon is retraced with a five-disc collection that includes four of the Bee Gee's studio albums, along with a selection of songs from the multi-Grammy-winning soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever , plus b-sides and outtakes from that era.
The set will also be available digitally. The collection begins with the group's 12th album, Mr. Among the highlights are the soulful "Throw A Penny" and the power ballad "Charade. The group's 14th album Children of the World rose even higher on the Billboard album chart, peaking at 8, and earning platinum certification. The Bee Gees began recording music for a follow-up album, but ultimately many of those songs would appear on the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever, which spent 24 weeks at 1 and sold more than 15 million copies in the U.
A selection of the group's soundtrack contributions appear here on a bonus disc dubbed "The Miami Years. It reached 1 on the album charts in America, Australia and throughout Europe, was certified 4x platinum in the U. Natural 1. Natural" 8. Freed, he went on to perform professionally from , when he was 46, until his death in , appearing on the emerging folk-music circuit of schools, clubs and rallies, recording for various record labels and, notably, for Alan Lomax and the Library of Congress.
Smithsonian Folkways has previously issued more encompassing sets on each of those, but not this broad, if selective, overview. The inclusiveness of their performance selections is an equal contribution. This set is an excellent way to discover, or rediscover, the force that made that happen. Natural LP. Yeah, I'd like to hear more of their pre-Saturday Night Fever disco. Meanwhile: a pretty good album reissued for a usually cool hot Mavericks set archived this week radio show's benefit:.
Proceeds donated to the Beale Street Caravan radio program. This reissue will serve a similar purpose, as a portion of the proceeds will go to support the radio program Beale Street Caravan, which focuses on Memphis music, new and old. It finally makes widely available this important music and historical Memphis document for new audiences to discover. Only in the grooves of this record does this Memphis exist, the ghosts telling the stories to the kids, aged memory and youthful fantasy combining to create a world all its own.
World Boogie is coming. So, welcome home. Hernando Horn — Fred Ford 3. Rock Me Baby— Teenie Hodges 8. Rock Me Baby — Alex 9. Frisco Blow — Johnny Woods Handy Told Me 50 Years Ago. Roll on, Mississippi — Grandma Dixie Davis. March 3, - Burbank, CA - As previously announced, Mastodon have announced they will reissue all of their Reprise Records titles on vinyl in the coming months. The first album in the series will be 's Blood Mountain, which will be issued today, March 3rd, on a mix of solid yellow and transparent green vinyl.
Upon its release, Guitar World called Blood Mountain "pulverizing," with an "utter restlessness that grips you tighter with each cut. The next installment will be on June 2nd, featuring 's Crack the Skye, pressed on baby blue vinyl. Earning Mastodon unanimous critical praise, the album led to Rolling Stone calling them "the greatest metal band of their generation - no one else comes close," while Revolver praised Crack the Skye as the work of "a band at the peak of its musical and conceptual powers.
Mastodon will also release a Limited Edition 12" vinyl picture disc in celebration of Record Store Day on April 18th, which features original artwork by Mastodon guitarist, Brent Hinds. The disc is comprised of a new song titled "Atlanta," featuring guest vocals from Gibby Haynes from Butthole Surfers, originally only available digitally as part of the Adult Swim Singles Series. Paul, MN, with support provided by Big Business. Sweden's Graveyard will then take over the main support slot starting in Los Angeles on April 29th for the remaining dates, closing out the tour in Columbus, OH on May 24th.
Tickets are on sale now. Please visit www. The prog-rock pioneers' fifth studio album Close To The Edge was a smash success as audiences around the world packed arenas to see the legendary group perform. The band captured the magic of that tour on its first live album, Yessongs. Released in , the triple-LP sold over a million copies and blew minds with Roger Dean's iconic artwork. The band recently discovered recordings of seven complete concerts from the weeks leading up to the shows heard on Yessongs.
The latest audio technology was used to restore the reel-to-reel recordings and bring out incredible sonic detail, creating an open, immediate sound that drops listeners right into the front row. Rhino has assembled three new releases featuring previously unreleased music included on these newly discovered tapes. Available on two CDs or three LPs, the music flows like a typical setlist from the tour as it spotlights standout performances from different cities.
The set will be available May This comprehensive set comes in a cigarette-style flip top box with new artwork by Dean and will be available on the same day. This was Yes' first tour with drummer Alan White, who's been with the band ever since. White only had three days to learn the band's live show before his first night on stage with Jon Anderson vocals , Steve Howe guitar , Chris Squire bass and Rick Wakeman keyboards.
Recorded three months into the tour, these powerful performances attest to how quickly the new line-up came together musically as they navigate hits like "Roundabout," and complex pieces like "And You and I. I saw one of those shows, from the wings, with bass and drums dominating. Much better that way, I suspect could hear the other stuff too. When Numero threw open its doors eleven years ago, our city was teeming with independent labels all trying to break bands and seasons. Many of our peers have celebrated 20th birthdays in this span, and more than a fair share have chased the roadrunner over the cliff.
Will we make nine more trips around the sun? Time will tell, but we think so. Places the local media is too scared to cover. Best stash of master tapes in Dolton? We know that. We know him. Best places to get tacos in Little Village? In honor of our new acquisition, this will be an all-Chicago edition. For 23 straight Saturday nights of , The Chicago Party dance show assaulted Chicagoland UHF eyeballs with Spandex, Southside fly guys, tender tenderonies, magicians, contortionists, prismatic video gimmickry, and lip-synched singles by a rising regime of local post-disco casualties.
Die-cut cathode-ray jacket and six in-package stills put the Party at your fingertips. Available on CD or 2LP, each edition of Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party will arrive in one of six cover configurations, all of which are interchangeable via printed inner sleeves and enclosed booklet. Both editions include our entertaining DVD mix tape, isolating the most absurd and outrageous moments from the original broadcasts. Play functions enable viewers to enjoy 23 unique musical performances, as well as a mini-documentary about the creation and realization of The Chicago Party.
For fans of electronic soul with a public access aesthetic, Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party is the place to be. Hours of songs remained on the shelf until we hagen doing research on the short-lived public access dance show The Chicago Party, where UTB performed on episode 21 in Round out your LP, CD, or digital file order with a limited edition single featuring two tracks not on the album. There was so much Chicago Party material that we were forced to press four 45s to commemorate the embarrassment of riches:. From the dawn of doo-wop to the death of disco, the Notations saw—and sang—it all.
Offering up a platter of golden-dipped harmonies, inventive arrangements, and super-powered soul, the Notations survived as unheralded legends in their own time. If we were going to move anywhere, LA is the place. With that in mind, we want to shout out our good friend Ned Doheny who is leaving on a two week tour of the British Isles in a few weeks. To commemorate this sojourn, Numero has screened the very first Ned Doheny tee and pressed up a single for the punters to get autographed. Kevin K. An album of previously unreleased audio material will be available October A DVD boxed set of video catalog will be released on August Bill Hicks is one of the most important stand-up comedians to have walked this planet.
During the s, he toured the United States extensively and made a number of high-profile television appearances. Hicks also achieved a modicum of recognition as a guitarist and songwriter. Now through Comedy Dynamics, his work will once again come to the forefront and be celebrated and influence another generation of comics while being celebrated by those lucky enough to live through his existence on earth. Hailing from the Show-Me State, White Eyes lugged their heavy psych and harmony-clad ballads across the Midwest, honing their live set wherever audiences were abundant.
Whether it be the famed Cowtown Ballroom in Kansas City or the nearest American Legion , the quintet of long-haired bohemians loaded a double bass drum set, a wall of Marshall amplifiers, and a array of acoustic guitars into their Cadillac hearse to deliver their impeccable stage show across the plains. Despite years of relentless gigging, White Eyes never caught their break. This previously unissued LP, recorded between the fall of and , was originally intended as a demo for talent buyers and industry prospectors.
Well-crafted arrangements and pro-sounding production make this an exceptional piece of lost psychedelic pop. It's For You 2. Streetcar Love 3. Rider 4. October 5. I Know What It's Like. Red Krayola fans the world over! The years keep on turning and you keep getting younger - how do you do it?
Ah, it's the fact that there are always more of you with the decades that roll on, with new fans being born every day, yes? The Krayola catalog is vast, however, and while popping in at any one particular entry point yields incredible reward, it's likely that certain devastatingly exciting titles have circumvented your radar screen and then your desk top, now tablet, cellular device, etc.
Insofar as vinyl is relevant again and whoever said it wasn't, fool? It marked the beginning of Jesse Chamberlain as full time collaborator with Mayo Thompson, a run that would last 5 years, and was an album which received one known review - from Interview magazine, who were reasonably perplexed enough to ponder the album's sincerity.
You be the judge! This particular line-up found the group joined by Pere Ubu's Allen Ravenstine, yet it's absolutely Mayo's guitar that shines in this particular configuration. Malefactor, Ade comes next, originally released on Glass Records in , the first utterance of the Crayola in 5 years.
Curiously, it's sonics alarmed the pressing plant enough to wonder if there were imperfections in the master. Opeth's Damnation and Deliverance are being reissued as a four-disc set each album is remixed and remastered and you get a CD and 5. I've sampled a track from each album, and the difference is amazing. The drums on Deliverance the loud one are bigger; the guitars are clearer; Mikael's vocals are more forceful; everything has its own space in the mix. Damnation the quiet one sounds even more proggy and '70s than before no surprise, since that one was remixed by Steven Wilson.
When I first heard that these albums were going to be paired and sold this way, I thought it was a pure cash grab. Now that I've heard the results Always wondered about thisanybody heard it? The series will highlight and celebrate Cleveland's long running and rich history of challenging, culturally significant, and often bombastic music.
Here's the deal: you have to pre-order by the end of the day on November 9. Anyone who has pre-ordered up until now will receive the bonus as will anyone who pre-orders by the deadline. The super secret extra special bonus will ship with the Mr. Stress Blues Band release. The bonus will never be for sale on the Smog Veil site or in stores. The only way to get it is to pre-order!
A hallmark of the series will be that each release contains extensive liner notes, all carefully researched. Stress releases. The Mr. Stress Blues Band LP contains a free download with extra tracks. White rockers were finally tolerated, and even promoted by the majors. They or, rather, Sam Phillips' production defined "rockabilly", a style whose singer sang in a stuttering and hiccuping style, accompanied by a small combo of slapping bass and frantic guitars, while the whole was captured using two recorders to produce an effect of "slapback" audio delay. Rockabilly songs were simulated bursts of lust.
Among early white rockers, Jerry Lee Lewis was, by far, the most faithful to the wild style of black rockers. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On and Great Balls Of Fire coined a style of psychotic singing that will make the history of rock music unlike Presley's, that will make the history of easy listening and coined a style at the. Wanda Jackson was the "queen" of rockabilly, and one of the very first women to adopt a provocative, rebellious stance.
The fact that their songs didn't climb the charts does not mean that they were any less talented than Presley. If nothing else, they wrote the songs they sang. The limit of white rockers was their roots in country music. Their music was rarely as powerful and original as the music of black rockers. Black rockers who developed a unique style included Junior Parker, whose Mystery Train was the best wedding of country and blues, Joe Turner, whose Shake Rattle And Roll would remain one of the most frenetic songs of all times, Screamin Jay Hawkins, from Cleveland Ohio , who introduced voodoo into rock'n'roll with I Put A Spell On You and whose macabre stage antics virtually invented gothic-rock.
Eddie Cochran was perhaps the greatest talent of the second generation, but he died at Summertime Blues and C'mon Everybody , on which he overdubbed all instruments and vocals, were moving away from rockabilly. Buddy Holly was even more of an "enfant prodige": he also died at 22, but left behind an impressive corpus of songs. He radically altered the image of rock'n'roll: wearing glasses and a formal high-school outfit, he represented the exact opposite of the juvenile delinquent. His childish, naive optimism contrasted with the nasty, morbid world of the other rockers.
His lyrics reached for the primal child in every teenager: they were made of onomatopoetic tongue-twisters and of "baby talk" syllables, rather than words, silly repetitions, trifling rhymes. His vocal phrasing was a recital of exaggerated tones of voice, hiccupping from bass to falsetto, a nonsense lingo of guttural ejaculations and martial slogans.
His music was catchy, but set to bizarre accompaniments clapping, tom-toms, celeste , distilled from blues, tex-mex, folk, pop and country. Slowly but steadily, these rockers overthrew two entrenched praxes of the recording industry. First, the guitar took over the piano. Second, singers began to sing their own songs.
Since the beginning of the recording industry, professional songwriters had been writing the hits for pop singers to sing and nameless players to accompany. Black rockers, instead, were writing most of the songs that they were singing. Pop songwriters were mainly pianists: they would compose a song on the piano, and then score the orchestral arrangements. Black rockers were composing on the guitar, just like bluesmen had been doing ever since, and knew too little about other instruments to arrange their compositions for an orchestra they also used much simpler chords.
Thus rock'n'roll became essentially a guitar-based genre. Thus the natural unit of delivery for rock'n'roll was the small combo, instead of the orchestra. Thus rock'n'roll emphasized the rhythm, not the harmony. The guitar soon became integral part of the character: while pop singers only dealt with microphones, rockers were expected to swing a guitar in front of them even though the majority of white rockers did not know how to play it.
Pop songwriters had always focused on universal values and feelings: each story was rehearsing the eternal themes love, for example of western literature. Black rockers came from a. Black rockers continued that tradition, except that they set their stories in a modern milieu that connected with the personal experiences of the white American youth. Rock'n'roll was, in many ways, the by-product of changes that were taking place within the American society: mass education through a public school system that put kids of the same community in daily contact with each other , the widespread diffusion of the radio, the juke-box and the 45 RPM record that put kids from far-flung communities in daily contact , consumerism that granted teenagers limited financial independence from their parents , increased racial integration that allowed white kids to learn the more libertine customs of black people.
The sexual revolution may have started before rock'n'roll, but certainly rock'n'roll became its soundtrack. The net effect of these developments was to favor a "clandestine" genre such as rock'n'roll was in the beginning. In the establishment applied the capitalistic rules of mass marketing to this new product, and sanctioned its existence.
Rock'n'roll was, therefore, an almost inevitable synthesis of the American civilization of the s. The tone of rock'n'roll was certainly different from the traditional tone of popular music. The sentimental, the tragic and the comic tones of popular music became respectively erotic, violent and sarcastic.
That "was" a teenager's view of the world. Rock'n'roll was revolutionary at several levels. It originated from small, independent labels rather than big corporations. It ridiculed the stars and the sounds and, indirectly, the lifestyle of the establishment. It bridged the gap between the white public and the black public. It invented the notion of a rebellious youth. These were all destabilizing facts. Puritans were right when they claimed that rockers by appropriating the convulsions of strippers, the sensuality of perverts, and the "savagery" of blacks were inciting male teenagers to become criminals and female teenagers to become prostitutes.
It was their way to vent a generation's feeling of independence. Through rock'n'roll, young people began searching for an identity, a process that would continue for decades, parallel to the evolution of rock music. There had already been signs of discontent and dissent within the white capitalistic society the beatniks in literature, for example , but they had not affected the masses. The "revolutionary" power of rock'n'roll far exceeded any political or cultural movement that had preceded it. Music became the terminal stage of an anelastic process: from social alienation to musical alienation to musical revolution to social revolution.
Music became more than entertainment. Music became more than a universal language. Music became more than a message board. Music became a revolutionary tool for the youth of the USA. The popularity of rock'n'roll caused the record industry to boom and allowed independent labels to flourish. The US market had increased from million dollars to million, and the market share of rock'n'roll increased from The excellent health of the recording industry was probably one reason why they kept experimenting with the format. In Elektra pioneered the "compilation" record, containing songs by different musicians, and in RCA introduced the first stereo long-playing records.
Musicians were allowed to make more and more bizarre records. Mexican composer Esquivel concocted super-kitschy lounge music, scoring odd melodies and counterpoints for exotic instruments and just about anything that had an unusual sound, from theremins to harpsichords. Rock'n'roll was only the tip of the iceberg. Music was changing at every level. The Chordettes and the Chantels were the first girl-groups. The first Jamaican recording studio had opened in and recorded "mento" music, a fusion of European and African folk dance music: fusing the mento rhythm and Memphis' rhythm'n'blues, a new genre, "ska" began to spread in Jamaica.
While the youth of America danced at a faster rhythm and was being entertained by rebellious singers, classical music was experimenting with ever more unusual sounds. In the Hungarian composer Georg Ligeti, while studying at Cologne, coined "texture music" that had minimal movement the precursor of minimalism and of ambient music. One of the most under-rated and eccentric geniuses of the 20th century, Moondog, who was a blind New York street performer, virtually invented every future genre of rock music between and Louis and Bebe Barron's soundtrack for the science-fiction film Forbidden Planet employed only electronic instruments.
LaMonte Young composed his first music for sustained tones static, minimalistic pieces with no development in Two years later he would found the "Fluxus" movement of musicians and artists. Also in , Max Mathews began composing computer music at Bell Laboratories. Edgar Varese premiered his Poeme Electronique in a special pavilion designed by architect Le Corbusier, where the music was reacting with the environment.
In John Cage performed "live electronic music". In Ornette Coleman invented "free jazz". The impact of these ideas would not be felt for decades, but would eventually catch up with the music for guitar, bass and drums invented by Chuck Berry. It didn't last. Soon, the puritanical element that was so pivotal in the American society managed to kill the new genre.
Actually, there were at least three forces working against rock'n'roll, despite its commercial success: a political force the USA was coming out of Joseph McCarthy's "witch hunt" but unruly behavior was easily suspected of communism , a religious force rock'n'roll, with its obvious references to sex, wasn't exactly the kind of music that church-goers desired for their children , and a racial force rock'n'roll was clearly a black invention, in an age that was still obsessed with racial separation. The impact of rock'n'roll could still be felt long after the last rocker retired or emigrated: the new pop idols promoted by Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" program which was broadcast by tv stations , were younger, and spoke to a younger audience.
This was not true in Britain, where neither of those three forces was particularly strong, and where bluesmen and jazzmen were treated like living legends. Black music became very popular among white kids of the British middle-class at the same time that was being forgotten in the USA. In fact, two of the most influential phenomena of the s originated from this passion for the Afro-American culture. London was the center of "trad" "traditional jazz" , which spawned a generation of white musicians playing black music, notably Alexis Korner.
Liverpool was the center of "skiffle", a sort of fast-paced, exuberant and melodic jug-music performed with traditional blues instruments such as washboard and kazoo, that had been imported by Lonnie Donegan's Rock Island Line Many thought that rock'n'roll had simply died, an ephemeral, short-lived fad like many others.
The wild, lascivious, insolent rocker was quickly replaced by a generation of polite, well-dressed, romantic "teen-idols" that ruled the airwaves till In Don Kirshner opened offices for songwriters and producers at the Brill Building of New York that would become the most powerful force in pop music. This event is symbolic of the return to the old order of the pop singer backed by an orchestra. The impact of rock'n'roll was evident even on these conservative, pop songwriters: the focus of their lyrics was the teenager.
No question, though, that the success of these songwriting companies was a sign of the decline, demise and defeat of rock'n'roll both the music and the culture. However, like all "dark ages", the dark age of rock'n'roll hatched the embryos of the cultural revolution to come. In Link Wray's Rumble invented the "fuzz-tone" guitar sound. In Eddie Cochran the most talented of latter-day rockers overdubbed all instruments and vocals on Summertime Blues and C'mon Everybody.
These were impressive and influential achievements. The industry, however, was not paying attention anymore, and neither were the masses. The late s were the years of the novelty tunes, of the "dance crazes", of the vocal groups, of instrumental rock, of exotica, of soul music.
Each of these phenomena contributed something to the renaissance of rock music, although at the time they were perceived as burying Chuck Berry's invention for good and forever. Dance crazes The most famous of the "dance crazes", the twist, was the closest thing to rock'n'roll to come out during the dark ages. The dance had no clear moves and it was clearly erotic. Dance music was mutating into a genre of its own, thanks to a French invention.
When the occupying German troops shut down Paris' dance halls which were guilty of promoting Jewish and Black music , private clubs began playing dance records for their customers. At the end of the war, the phenomenon spread everywhere: after all, it was also cheaper to play a record than to hire a band, and dancers would rather listen to a set of different styles from different musicians than to a set played by the same band. During the s, Paris lived its own "dolce vita" and the "discotheques" were its headquarters. Live music would remain the main business for all these discos, but the seeds of a record-oriented club scene had been planted.
Instrumental rock Instrumental rock abandoned the sax-driven and organ-driven sound of rhythm'n'blues, best illustrated by Johnny Paris and the Hurricanes' Red River Rock , and shifted the emphasis on the guitar. Even the drums were employed as lead instrument in instrumental rock, as was the case with Sandy Nelson's Teen Beat and Preston Epps's Bongo Rock Exotica Exotic sounds were still percolating into the American psyche, but now the emphasis was shifting towards Latin America. In the meantime, a Jamaican singer named Theophilus Beckford cut the first "ska" record, Easy Snapping , and the word "reggae" was coined to identify a "ragged" style of dance music, with its roots in New Orleans' rhythm'n'blues.
Doo wop While they were symptomatic of the ideological realignment, even vocal-harmony groups introduced new elements in their art. The Five Royales, who had already topped the charts with Baby Don't Do It in , were one of the most original of the vocal groups. They relied on Lowman Pauling's compositional skills he penned both Think in and Dedicated To The One I Love in , both highly influential and on his inventive guitar style he virtually invented guitar distortion and feedback on 's The Slummer The Slum : they bridged the gap between the black vocal groups and the first rock bands.
The range of styles was actually far wider than the charts would suggest: the Monotones' Book Of Love was quite aggressive and the Marcels' Blue Moon was hilarious. White singers, in turn, were not only "vehicles" for the Brill Building. There were white rhythm'n'blues singers, whose songs, such as Dion's Runaround Sue , introduced new styles to rock singing, and there were serious purveyors of the "heartbreak", particularly Del Shannon, whose Runaway employed one of the early electronic sounds, and Roy Orbison, the world's specialist of orchestral melodramas, the terrifying voice of Only The Lonely and Oh Pretty Woman Last but not least, those were also the years when soul emerged as a major genre in its own, although it will take a few more years for its artists to become household names.
As rhythm'n'blues and gospel singers mutated into soul singers, they created whole new sexy and provocative ways of delivering a song. Continuing the progression. In Stax founded three years earlier in Memphis began producing soul records with a distinctive style that was bluesy and melodic. And, in the same year, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff founded Philadelphia International to produce soul records with orchestral arrangements, yet another major addition to the canon of black music. Prodromes of the flood At the turn of the decade, a number of events announced what was about to happen.
In Larry Parnes, Britain's most famous impresario, arranged a show for the Silver Beetles in Liverpool, and the following year the magazine "Mersey Beat" was founded in Liverpool and in the same year the Shirelles' Will You Love Me Tomorrow coined the kind of romantic multi-part vocal harmonies that would make the Beatles rich and famous. In Dick Dale used the term "surfing" to describe his instrumental rock'n'roll. In a Seattle guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, began working as a session-man. In Robert Wyatt and others formed the Wilde Flowers, the beginning of the dynasty of the Canterbury school.
These were all premonitions. But, within a year, the Beach Boys' Surfin' released in december made surf-music and California much more relevant, and the American producer Phil Spector also based in Los Angeles invented a style of production named "wall of sound", best exemplified by the Crystals' He's A Rebel and Da Doo Ron Ron Surf music was an innocuous invention, but sometimes the most unlikely event turns out to be the spark that starts a revolution.
Surf bands were playing rock'n'roll, and they were playing it with new subtlety and vigor. They bridged rock'n'roll with pop music, and came up with a genre that had both a strong rhythmic element and a strong melodic element. The Beach Boys 2 were still essentially a pop, vocal group, but played the kind of music that Chuck Berry had invented. Songs such as the Trashmen's feverish and demented Surfin' Bird were even more unconventional.
Instrumental surf bands were even more futuristic, playing something that did not relate to pop music at all, as immortalized by the Surfaris' Wipe Out , written by Merrell Fankhauser and by the Chantays' Pipeline Last but not least, surf music put California on the map of rock music, a fact that would have momentous consequences. Launched in by the Kingstone Trio's Tom Dooley, and celebrated in at the first Newport Folk Festival, the folk revival introduced a sense that music was meant to be more than mere entertainment.
Within a few years, its. Joan Baez turned folk music into an austere form on Joan Baez 2 Bob Gibson was one of the very early folk-singers who set to renovate the art of folk music. Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger had invented the symbiosis between folk-singers and the Left. Between April when Bob Dylan's Blowing In The Wind was released and when almost everybody was singing protest songs that invention became the ruling paradigm for folk-singers around the country. Folk-singers became the voice of both the civil-rights movement and the peace movement.
A song was expected to be a miniature political rally, its title a political slogan, its lyrics a political speech. The epicenter of this phenomenon was the Greenwich Village in New York. The so called "Greenwich movement" helped the folk-singer mutate into the singer-songwriter: politically-aware folk-singers were writing their own lyrics and music, and were placing the emphasis on the story, not on the melody.
True to their non-violent ideals, they did not advocate violent resistance. Their songs were rebellious in a melancholy and desolate way. The Greenwich Movement was also important because it gave young people a "voice", and that voice was a musical one. Music became the vehicle for young people to vent their political frustration. It was a different kind of music, and a different kind of frustration, but the similarity with rock'n'roll was obvious. It was just a matter of time before the personal rock'n'roll and the public protest song would find a common ground.
While the music of protest singers was not expected to be innovative, other folk musicians focused just on that: innovation. Davy Graham in Britain, John Fahey on the West Coast, and Sandy Bull 12 on the East Coast played and composed pieces that fused folk, blues, jazz and Indian raga, while Joseph Spence in the Bahamas invented an intricate, polyphonic and polyrhythmic guitar style. While he would compose his best works several years later, it was around this time that John Fahey, following the intuition of Pete Seeger's Goofing Off Suite , invented "American primitivism", a new way of exploiting the folk and country tradition, and one that was more fit for the classical auditorium than for a Nashville stage.
The most famous of them, the Beatles 2 , quickly became the second great swindle of rock'n'roll. They became even more famous than Presley Presley had a large but still mainly "cult" following, while the Beatles had a mass following and sold records in quantities that had never been dreamed of before them. Presley had proven that there was a market for rock'n'roll in the USA. Countless imitators proved that a similar market existed in Europe, but they had to twist and reshape the sound and the lyrics.
Britain had a tradition of importing forgotten bluesmen from the USA, and became the center of the European recording industry. European rock'n'roll was less interested in innuendos, more interested in dancing, and obliged to merge with the strong pop tradition. European rock'n'roll, from Italy to England, was much more melodic than the original. In fact, none of the British, French and Italian rockers qualify as a "true" rocker": they were still pop singers.
A clear difference between American rock'n'roll and British rock'n'roll was that American rock'n'roll had a rural Mid-western origin, whereas British rock'n'roll was urban and industrial from the very beginning. London, in particular, was experiencing a rebirth. Just like all other European capitals, the "swinging London" was awash in money and enthusiasm. But, unlike most European capitals, London and all the other British industrial cities had a vast reservoir of poor, alienated youth, the price to pay for being the most industrialized country in Europe.
A more crucial difference was one that truly changed the way rock'n'roll was perceived by the public: the British had a stronger concept of the "group" as opposed to the "individual". The rocker had been a typical American phenomenon: a musical transposition of the "loner", the misfit, the nomad that is frequently celebrated by American novels and films. Britain had a different musical tradition, that was grounded on the orchestra, and a jazz or blues or rock "band" was simply a small-scale orchestra.
Also, Britain had a different social background: the "gang" prevailed over the "hero". The names of the first rock bands were aping often in a mocking way the name of the gangs that operated in their territory. American rock'n'roll had translated the sense of individual frustration into the cult of personality. British rock'n'roll translated the sense of collective frustration into the cult of the group. American culture, particularly in the Midwest were rock'n'roll was born, emphasized identity, but British culture, particularly in the industrial cities, emphasized the loss of identity in favor of membership in a group.
When the London bands pared down the "trad" orchestra to a guitar-driven combo, British rhythm'n'blues was born namely Rolling Stones and Yardbirds. When the Liverpool bands replaced the instruments of skiffle with drums, bass and electric guitar, skiffle mutated into a new genre, that was renamed "Mersey-beat" from Liverpool's river. Just like Presley's success spawned a generation of rockers, the success of the Beatles spawned a generation of rock bands. As the Beatles were easily accepted by the mainstream they conformed with the conventions of the white, conservative "teen idol" era , rock bands that imitated them were also tolerated.
True to their musical roots,. Brian Wilson, the genius behind the Beach Boys' I Get Around , Help Me Rhonda , Barbara Ann , and Good Vibrations , the first pop hit to employ electronic sounds, became the quintessential eccentric of melody, particularly on Pet Sounds and the "lost album", Smile recorded in , but never released. The Beatles, thanks to the creativity of their producer George Martin, simply popularized whatever new style was emerging from the underground. Less famous but far more arduous were the vocal harmonies of the Hollies, whose creativity also peaked at the same time with Bus Stop and Carrie-Anne , and the baroque album For Certain Because The success of Mersey-beat and of the girl-groups altered the panorama of pop music, forcing even the most conservative teen-idols to adopt a more lively style.
Britain was not only the Beatles. In fact, the Beatles were mis-representing the British scene. The three great British bands of were rather the Kinks 1 , the Animals and, of course, the Rolling Stones Each of them defined a new style, that, decades later, still stands on its own.
The Rolling Stones were probably the most impressive set of talents to come together in Britain before the Soft Machine. Steeped in the blues, they redefined the rock performer, the rock concert and the rock song. They turned on the degree of vulgarity and provocation to levels that made Chuck Berry look silly.
Rock music would never be the same again after the Rolling Stones sang The Last Time and Satisfaction , which redefined the meaning of "anthemic" in music lascivious, bluesy, dirty, limping. And Aftermath went already beyong that model with the lengthy Going Home, the dulcimer-tinged ballad Lady Jane and the majestic crescendo of Out Of Time. The sound hardened with Jumping Jack Flash and Street Fighting Man , the whole band charging like rabid dogs, while Beggar's Banquet revisited their blues roots in a slower, almost ecstatic tone.
Sympathy For The Devil , which wed demonic tribalism and epic piano Nicky Hopkins , and Gimme Shelter , which abstracted the Stones' jamming style to an oneiric texture of barely hinted sounds, were post-modern meditations on their own sound. The sound of Honky Tonk Women and Brown Sugar was the classic of the classics, exuberant and irreverent, visceral and incendiary, the ultimate bacchanal on Earth, while Sticky Fingers sounded like a pensive analysis of their blues roots and of their demonic mission.
Exile On Main Street was the satori of this self-referential phase. These songs, zooming in on a milieu of neurotics, psycopaths, prostitutes, punks and junkies, and arranged mainly by Brian Jones with harpsichord, marimba, violin, dulcimer, trumpet, xylophone and flute, revolutionized each of the classical instruments of rock music: the drums incorporated the lascivious tom-tom of tribal folk, the martial pace of military bands and the sophisticated swing of jazz; the guitar amplified the raw and ringing style of Chuck Berry; the bass invented a depraved sound, the singing turned the sensual crooning of soul music in an animal howl, half sleazy lust and half call to arms; and the arragements of keyboards, flutes and exotic instruments completely misinterpreted the intentions of the cultures from which they were borrowed.
The revolution carried out by the Rolling Stones was thorough and radical. Indirectly, the Rolling Stones invented the fundamental axis of rock'n'roll: the sexy singer, sexual object and shaman, and the charismatic guitarist. For at. The Stones represented a generational trauma. The Kinks were purveyors of the melodic miniature, but with a much stronger emphasis on the riff than the Beatles ever dreamed of. Their style was sophisticated and full of wit, a fact which turned each song into a realistic vignette of middle-class life. They were by far the band most rooted in the British tradition, with a keen awareness of history and British values.
In fact, the young Ray Davies sang about himself and his generation, and the adult Ray Davies would sing about the British nation, his goal consistently Homeric in creating myth out of public history and social memory. They also invented the most famous riff of all times, You Really Got Me , thereby single-handedly invented garage-rock, hard-rock and heavy-metal. They are also among the inventors of the concept album, thanks to their masterpiece Village Green Preservation Society , and among the most prolific writers of rock operas ever. The Animals were probably the most creative among the British bands that reinterpreted the blues tradition for the young punks of the s.
They turned rhythm'n'blues into the epic call to arms for masses of frustrated teenagers. In their hands, the blues became an anthemic sound of rebellion. Very few bands captured the spirit of the time as the Animals did. These bands were not only producing original and exciting music. They were also advancing the process of identification of the fan with the star. The rocker was still a "hero", somewhat detached from the masses sometimes a black singing about white kids, sometimes an adult singing about teenage life , while the singer of these new bands was a kid like everyone else, singing, basically, about his own life.
The genre of the generational anthem peaked with the Who Few bands embodied the rebellious spirit of the young urban misfits like the Who, the most celebrated of the "mod" bands "mods" were the urban thugs, organized in gangs. I Can't Explain and My Generation "were" pure rage and desperation. Those geysers of youthful energy also revealed the talent of the greatest songwriter of that generation, Pete Townshend. While the Who continued to wave the flag of the generational uprising with Magic Bus and We Won't Get Fooled Again , Townshend proceeded to refine his compositional skills with ever more complex suites, such as A Quick One and Rael , and eventually coined a whole new format with his influential rock operas, Tommy and Quadrophenia Throughout their career, the Who consistently reflected the mood of their generation.
Their entire repertory can be view as the long and epic autobiography written by an entire generation. On the way to erect the myth of their generation, they also invented a music anchored to colossal guitar riffs, pounding drums and operatic vocals, which ten years later will be renamed "heavy-metal". While the Rolling Stones, the Animals and the Kinks were rooted in the past whether rhythm'n'blues or musichall , the Who invented a style that was the future of rock and roll.
It was only fitting that these bands emphasized the anthemic element of rock music. Their songs often sounded like a miniature anthem: a "generational" anthem. Other early purveyors of this genre where the Them, with the feverish Gloria , and the Troggs, with a demonic version of Chip Taylor's Wild Thing , two of the songs that became the epitome of garage-rock. While they never became particularly famous, the Yardbirds 1 were innovators of momentous importance.
First and foremost, the Yardbirds are the band that established the supremacy of the guitar, granting dignity to the rock solo and pioneering the use of dissonant techniques such as feedback and fuzztone. They invented the "rave-up," the fast, wild, reckless blues spasm that would serve as the foundation of rock music for the rest of the decade. Roger The Engineer Epic, was a tour de force of guitar and rhythm experimentation. Garage-rock, hard-rock, progressive-rock and acid-rock all owe their existence to the Yardbirds.
It is not a coincidence that their. The contagion spread to the USA, where rock bands sprang up in every garage. The Kinks and the Who were the main influence on countless garage bands that had nowhere to perform at, and no crowd to perform for. Truth is, those bands already existed. What did not exist before the British Invasion was the mass market to support those bands. These bands were born in the early s, before their British counterparts even began recording. Their sound was raw and raunchy. Their attitude was vicious and insolent. They were the proto-punks.
But certainly was the year that these "garage bands" became popular, that every kid wanted to be in a band. That was the year when Dick Clark's "Where the Action Is" began airing from a different location every week. Each city developed its own scene, although few of the most virulent bands made it nationally. The southern states were not immune to the revolution. Ironically, it was a band of Mexican musicians,? Question Mark And The Mysterians, who, with 96 Tears , popularized the trademark sound of this age: the tinny organ usually, a Farfisa organ that provided both a drone in the background and rousing riffs for the chorus.
The Monks 1 were formed by American soldiers stationed in Germany. They played primitive and furious rock and roll, somewhere between the Kinks' You Really Got Me and the punk-rock of ten years later. Black Monk Time Polydor, is one of the most formidable albums of the era. The Missing Links were Australia's premier garage-punks.
The relationship between soul music and the British rebels was explicit: a soul record, Marvin Gaye's Can I Get A Witness , became the anthem of the "mods". Otis Redding's I've Been Lovin' You Too Long was soul music in which the instrumental backing had de facto replaced the gospel choir, and his Respect was a nod to the civil-rights movement.
The "Memphis sound" was very much the invention of instrumental bands that went almost unnoticed despite the fact that they provided the "music" for those stars. Just like the trivial pop of the Beatles sold a lot more records than the bold rock'n'roll of the Who or the Rolling Stones, the kind of soul music that revolutionized the charts in the early s was the catchy, mellow one. But the audience perceived soul music as party music, as epitomized by the ultimate party song of the era, Dancing In The Street , written by Marvin Gaye for the Vandellas.
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The H-D-H trio probably remains the greatest pop phenomenon of all times. These songs were a simplified form of soul music, but these were the kind of black music that white radio stations had no problem broadcasting. They were meant to dance at private parties, they complied with the conventions of the romantic ballad, they were sung by polite young people, and they implied no more than the usual stories of falling in love and heartbreak. There were none of the controversial elements of the Afro-American culture that had alarmed white American parents when their children were listening to rhythm'n'blues.
James Brown had clarified the relation between sexual lust and religious fervor with Please Please Please It took several years for the rest of soul music to catch up with his intuition, but eventually his monotonous and anti-virtuoso style created a new kind of music.
The deadly combination of psychotic falsetto, metallic guitar strumming, fractured bass lines, noisy horn section and pulsing polyrhythm was dance-music to the square. His visceral shrieks amid guttural lascivious wails and lyrics full of sexual innuendos invented a new vocal form. Sex Machine , with Bootsy Collins on bass, was one of the songs that invented funk-music and its piano figure virtually invented house-music.
At the same time, the American folk-singers were changing the way rock'n'roll was "consumed". The fusion of music and politics that occurred in the early s had lasting effects on the very nature and purpose of rock music.