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U.S. Punk 1967-1975
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
Exploding, Kansas, Nico, Furs, gritty, psychedelia, existential, musically, Blondie, Iggy, crazy, Fun, rejections, 1960s, Sex, peanut, nuggets, MC5, drunken, corporate, CBGB, crowd, Sinclair, uptown, happenings, Ramones, Blitzkrieg, Velvet, Mohawk, professionalism, attitude, simplicity, Cale, confrontation, glam, Patti, Dolls, 1970s
punk rock is an significant phenomenon in the history of Rock music
a return-to-                     movement
begins to bubble up in an underground scene way off the radar at the beginning of the           
then explodes on the scene in the UK in 1977 with the        Pistols
New Wave becomes the adaptation of the punk                 
a push back against the ideas of                                and musical ambition which are part of the hippy aesthetic
both punk and disco were                      of the hippy aesthetic
roots of punk
           in the states
a music about                           
about rejecting the status quo
not only culturally but                   
Sex Pistols
British
first group to break through into a punk scene
U.S. punk roots
The              Underground, late 60s
in the period of                        they had influence but not much
they had more influence on punk in the New York punk scene
formed by Lou Reed, song writer in New York
John         , avant garde music
associated with Andy Warhol
he would have artist                     
not tie-die, hippy happenings
more             , on the cusp of artistic development kind of events
one of them was called "The                    Plastic Inevitable" and the Velvet Underground did the music for it
1967 The Velvet Underground and Nico
         was Andy Warhol's idea
"Heroin" and "Venus in         "
dark and                       
didn't resonate with the happy, flower-power vibe of the day
         Pop
from Detroit
1970 The Stooges,        House
Iggy Pop was influenced by Lou Reed
"I heard Velvet Underground and I thought, that guy can't sing, I can't sing, I think I want to do music"
a            performer who would do all kind of things
smear his body with              butter
walk out into the            and have them hold him up with their hands
live shows were happenings
The       
1969 Kick Out the Jams
lots of energy, profanity
managed by John                 
refused to say that he managed a group because that seemed to controlling
raw, aggressive approach to music
against what the groups stood for who were popular at the time, e.g. the hippie aesthetic and professionalism and polish, even though they were being             
MC5 was being gritty without the polish
The New York           
creates a connection between the Velvet Underground and what was happening in punk
1973 The New York Dolls
1974 Too Much Too Soon
         meets the gritty city
the first to put on lipstick and wigs and put on cowboy outfits
they dressed it up to seem weird and shocking in various kinds of ways
there was a sexual,               , drug undertone to a lot of what they did
never had very big success
but very important to other artists who came after them
New York Punk Scene
situated around a single club: CBGB
Country Blue Grass Blues
also Max's              City
the best they could do at first was to get a Sunday night at         , a slow night
early groups like
Patti Smith
The               
Talking Heads
underground groups
           Smith Group
more of a poet than a singer
teaming together with Lenny Kaye
garage band singles called               
garage band became an influence on the punk sing
1975 Horses, "Gloria"
Television
1977 Marquee Moon
The Ramones
Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, Tommy
1976 Romones, "                     Bop"
outside of the punk community they were largely unknown
              
went on to have commercial success
Debra Harry
obvsiously doing a kind of Marylin Monrow
took the past and put it in ironic quotation marks
1978 Parallel Lines
early 70s punk
nobody really knew about it unless you went down to those clubs and saw what was going on
without the New York punk scene, the UK punk scene with the Sex Pistols, would never have happened
Punk fashion
ripped jeans
leather jackets
safety pins on clothes and through skin
trademark hairstyle being the             
sometimes dyed
DIY aesthetic
did everything themselves
recording
promotion
done on small scale, not                   , not even organized

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From the 1960s, early forerunner of punk rock music department, via tonight's History of Rock and Roll class: "The Velvet Underground was a New York band active between 1964 and 1973 who achieved little commercial success during its career, but is now recognized as one of the most important and influential bands of its era, especially on the early impetuses of punk music which surfaced much later at the end of the 70s. The Velvet Underground was formed by Lou Reed, a New York song writer, and John Cale, avant garde music specialist, and they associated with Andy Warhol, especially playing the music for his uptown, on the cusp of artistic development kind of event happenings, including playing the music for Andy's Warhol's traveling art show "The Exploding Plastic Inevitable". Their debut album featured German singer-songwriter and fashion model Nico (Christa Päffgen), by that time an already famous Warhol Superstar. The songs of this album, especially tracks such as "Heroin" and "Venus in Furs", were very dark, very realistic, had an existential draw to them, and certainly didn't resonate with the happy, flower-power vibe of the day, although if you compare what the Velvet Underground were doing with what the Doors were trying to do in L.A. with some of the darker sides of psychedelia, you find some kinship here, both exploring more of the darker side of the drug world, some of the seedier, off-the-radar sub-culture elements of it, and this type of music that the Velvet Underground was doing became increasingly influential to artists who followed them."
Telling quotes via tonight's History of Rock class: "Iggy and the Stooges, are an American proto-punk band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, first active from 1967 to 1974. Although they sold few records in their original incarnation, and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences, the Stooges are widely regarded as instrumental in the rise of punk rock, as well as influential to alternative rock, heavy metal and rock music at large. Iggy Pop was very influenced by Lou Reed, which is evidenced by, although I don't know if it is the best compliment in the world, when Iggy said, I heard Velvet Underground and I thought, that guy can't sing, I can't sing, I think I want to do music!"
1970s: Hippie Aesthetic, Corporate Rock, Disco, and Punk
British Blues-Based Bands and the Roots of Heavy Metal
American Blues Rock and Southern Rock
The Era of Progressive Rock
Jazz Rock in the 70s
Theatrical Rock: KISS, Bowie, and Alice Cooper
American Singer-Songwriters of the 70s
British and Canadian Singer-Songwriters
Country Rock's Influence on 1970s Music
Black Pop in the 1970s
Sly Stone and His Influence on Black Pop, Funk, and Psychedelic Soul
Motown in the 1970s
Philadelphia Sound and Soul Train
Blaxploitation Soundtracks
The Uniqueness of James Brown
Bob Marley and the Rise of Reggae
The Backlash Against Disco
1975-1980: The Rise of the Mega-Αlbum
Continuity Bands in the 1970s
Rock and Roll in the Second Half of the 1970s
U.S. Punk 1967-1975
1974-77: Punk in the UK
American New Wave 1977-80
British New Wave 1977-80
The Hippie Aesthetic: 1966-1980
The Rise of MTV
Michael Jackson: MTV's Unexpected Boon
Madonna as Disruptive Shock Artist
Prince and Janet Jackson
Other Groups Who Benefited from MTV
1980s New Traditionalists and New Wave
1980s New Acts, Old Styles and Blue-Eyed Soul
1970s Progressive Rock Adapts to the 80s
1980's Heavy Metal
1980s Heavy Metal and L.A. Hair Bands
1980s Ambitious Heavy Metal
The Beginning of Rap
1980s: Rap Crosses Over to Mainstream
Late 1980s Hard Core Rap
Punk Goes Hardcore
Late 80s Indie Rock Underground
1990s: The Rise of Alternative Rock
1990s Indie Rock and the Question of Selling Out
1990s Metal and Alternative Extensions
Hip-Hop in the 1990s
Classic Rock of the 1990s
1990s Jam Bands and Britpop
Female Singer-Songwriters of the 1990s
The Rise of Teen Idols in the 1990s
1990s Dance Music