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History of Rock, 1970-Present
John Covach, University of Rochester
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The Rise of Teen Idols in the 1990s
Notes taken on June 2, 2018 by Edward Tanguay
some of the things we see happening in the 90s remind us of things that have happened before in the history of rock music
idols that specifically appeal to a teen audience, especially teen girls
Boyz II Men
from Philadelphia
signed to the Motown label
Michael Jackson had left Motown
revitalized Motown
returned to earlier styles of music
early doo wop groups
influenced by New Addition, New Kids on the Block
1991 Coolyhighharmony
Kenneth Babyface Edmonds
1992 "End of the Road"
slow dance numbers, a make out song
goes back to old values of harmony singing
influenced others
Boy Bands
Lou Pearlman put two together
based in Orlando, Florida
1. Backstreet Boys
1997 Backstreet Boys
Quit Playing Games with my Heart
As Long as You Love Me
1999 Millennium
were jealous that Lou Pearlman was not spending time on them
2. 'N Sync
JC Chasez
Justin Timberlake
1998 NSYNC
God Must Have Spent a Little More Time On You
2000 No Strings Attached
goal was to get young girls to scream
UK group with a girl band
Spice Girls
like the Ramones
Posh, Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger
1996 Spicemania
in UK #1
and in 24 countries
1997 Spice
1997 Spiceworld
"Spice Up Your Life"
look at the machinery that is making this go, much like:
Michael Jackson
Frankie Avalon
Britney Spears
1999 Baby One More Time
had been in the Mickey Mouse club
even guys who hated the music like to watch them
2000 Oops I did it again
Christina Aguilera
Genie in a Bottle
What a Girl Wants
singer-song-writers would have said about these teen idols
almost soft-porn stripper mentality
it was objectifying women
exactly what the singer-song-writers were trying to get away from
two approaches to imagining of a female artists
a certain amount of tension between the two of them