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Rock Music : Rock And Roll

- Rock music has had its ups and downs over the past sixty or so years. It has gone from being seen as a sin or sexual term to a genre that has taken over the world and is not looking back. The genre had a unique beginning because it was the combination of jazz, gospel, blues, and western country music. Rock music also has its fair share of controversy, but it has many more bright points that have shaped the genre as a whole. With this being a new genre of music, many new ideas were brought into the music world that had never been thought of....   [tags: Rock music, The Beatles, Rock and roll, Blues]

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Rock Music : The Pop Music

- “Rock music [is] never meant to be safe… there needs to be an element of intrigue, mystery, subversiveness…parents should hate it.” (Hilburn, 1994). Parents hating rock music is exactly the allure of rock music for youth. Rock music provides youth with the ability to express their anti-authority ideology through music, which makes rock music a perfect medium to establish anti-authority culture. To properly understand the anti-authority culture of rock music it is essential to understand the history of rock music....   [tags: Rock music, Punk rock, Punk subculture]

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Hardcore Music And The Rock Music

- Coming from someone who listens to rock music, people who don’t listen to this genre and hate it would put you into categories such as rebel, violent, troublemaker, Satanist, outcast, etc. the list goes on. But what they got right about rock music is about rebelling and disobeying when it comes to higher authority. Punk music is a great example of bands and artists using their music to give the people a voice to fight against authority and make a change. Since the rock music that everyone knows is considered Western music, I looked for other types of rock music in other parts of the world and went for Mexican punk rock....   [tags: Rock music, Punk rock, Reggae, Heavy metal music]

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Effects Of Rock Music On Teenagers

- Effects of Rock Music on Teenagers (Including me) These days when it some people listen rock music, specifically Punk or Metal, if it is even mentioned they think of the loud screaming and bad messages being sent to our youth. Some even consider that this music is "changing" us and causing teenagers to rebel and do bad illegal actions, but they are wrong. A lot of people do not realize there is so much more to rock music than they think, and it actually does a lot for us as teenagers/ young adults....   [tags: Rock music, Heavy metal music, Singing, Punk rock]

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Rock Music : Rock And Roll, But I Like It !

- Introduction The radio disc jockey leads in with, “And now, here’s a number from the Rolling Stones!” The drums throb, the guitars wail, and Mick Jagger belts out, “It 's only Rock and Roll, but I like it!” America liked it, too. From its roots in black gospel to its modern version, rock music has evolved along with and because of American societal changes. By the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, Americans were enjoying a prosperity that had not been seen since before the Great Depression of the 1930’s....   [tags: Blues, Rock music, Rock and roll, Jazz]

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The Differences Between Pop Music And Rock Music

- The Differences between Pop Music and Rock Music Almost everyone everywhere in the world listens to some type of music. Pop music and rock music are among the most popular music genres today. Sometimes it is hard to classify songs as rock or pop music. It all depends on perspective and opinion. Everyone may believe different things about each genre or songs in those genres and that 's okay. Even though everyone may see pop and rock music in their own light, there are still distinctive and provable differences between the genres, such as, their basis, their lyrics, and their audiences....   [tags: Rock music, Pop music, Popular music, Singing]

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The Impact Of Punk Rock On The Music And People That Surrounded Me

- The Subcluture Of Punk Rock has influenced my out look on the world by broadening my mind through the music and people that surrounded me. This expansion of knowledge through compassion, respect and challenging others ideas has shaped my own identity as a punk -vegetarian. Punk Rock has shaped me through music and through my personal experiences with the punks. Attending Punk shows and seeing first hand the aggressive, loud and political stand points felt like home. To someone unfamiliar with this sub-culture, a concert hall with a Punk show seems like a world of loud destruction....   [tags: Punk rock, Punk subculture, Rock music, Oi!]

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The American Of Rock N Roll Music

- The British invasion was one of the most important periods in the history of rock n roll. It brought many different bands and styles to America. Many bands including The Beatles, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, and Herman’s Hermits swept the nation with their music. Americans jumped into the hype and the British invasion changed rock n roll music forever. Without these British bands, rock music would never be the same. Rock music was not a top choice of music for many Americans in the 1950’s. Elvis was in the army....   [tags: Rock music, Rock and roll, The Beatles]

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The Music Of Rock And Roll

- The music we know as rock and roll emerged in the mid-1950s, although its advent had been on the horizon for at least a decade. A quarter of the American population moved during World War II, and that brought southern, rural, sacred and secular traditions into new contact with urban based music and audiences. The product of many regional musical scenes and independent record labels, rock and roll emerged in Memphis, Los Angeles, Shreveport, New York, Detroit, Baltimore, and dozens of other cities....   [tags: Rock music, Elvis Presley, Rock and roll]

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Rock Music and Confined Sexual Repression in the 1960's

- In the 1960s, rock music had an increasing impact in teen culture. According to teenage girl response to the confined sexual repression, rock music created many controversial consequences. Music became a commodity that served escapism from reality instead of creating options and choices and brought the teen cultures to go against the mainstream culture to bring forth identities that are more coherent and ideal. Rock and roll was the most compelling commodity to enter the teen consumer culture. Gender roles being unequal created a sexist double standard and women were the object of needs and desire of men....   [tags: rock, music, sexuality, history, argumentative, pe]

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The Music Of Punk Rock

- "There was no question about starting an all-girl band,” says Pleasant Gaiman. She was writing songs for years but didn’t play guitar. She loved learning but hated school, making her a strong contender to become a graduate of La. Punk’s first generation. “ I grew up in Punk Rock,” she proudly shares. Arriving in 1977 right before her sixteenth birthday, she immediately found the community she was longing for during her rebellious early teen years. She watched her roommate Belinda Carlisle play drums in the Germs with bassist Lorna Doone and eventually start the Go-Gos....   [tags: Rock music, Punk rock, Heavy metal music]

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Rock Music in the GDR and the Eastern Bloc

- The well-known riff of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” opens Andreas Dresen’s movie Changing Skins (Raus aus der Haut, 1997). The film opens in a crowded music club where young people are dancing ecstatically, turned on by pulsing rock and roll. This could be a trite depiction of youth culture if it were not located in a country that suppressed this kind of music: the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It is therefore worth reflecting on the social and political controversy in the former East Germany that, finally in the 1970s, permitted the performance of rock music and even imports from the capitalist part of the world....   [tags: Rock and Roll Music]

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Rock Music through the Ages

- From clubs in Britain, to the garages in the United States, rock music is and has been taking the world head on for 60 years. It has always been the rebel in the music world, breaking all the rules and always making unexpected turns. With this said, let’s go back to where it all started, back to the 1950’s… Around the mid 1950’s, a new type of music began to rise in the Southern United States. This music was like no other, for it wasn’t defined as just one type of music, but it had elements of many different genres all combined into one, this is music was called rock....   [tags: history of rock 'n' roll, musical genres]

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The Evolution of Rock and Roll Music

- Rock and Roll has the most incredible history. Before there was rock and roll, there was blues. Most people think rock music started with Elvis Presley, but he didn’t record his first single until 1953. The first recorded song described as “Genuine Rock-and-Roll” was “Rocket ’88” by pianist Ike Turner and singer Jackie Brenston in 1951. Rock-and-Roll music in the 1950’s was described as a mixture of jazz, blues, country, and has a stronger guitar, bass, and drums. (A&E Biography Channel UK “SAM PHILLIPS The man who Invented Rock & Roll”....   [tags: History of Rock and Roll]

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Why is Authenticity Important In Rock Music?

- Throughout the decades the face of rock music has changed drastically because of a series of small events that have occurred for example, the song that saw the birth of early rock music The Comets hit Rocket 66 a 50's classic that endeared audiences with its atypical crunchy guitar tone, this was brought about by Ike Turner who dropped his guitar amplifier outside of the recording studio causing the amplifier to break and distort the sound this small accident caused Rock and Rock if we fast forward around 20 years and you have a young man called Tony Iommi working in a steel factory in Birmingham when he loses concentration severing the tips of two fingers causing him to de-tune his guitar...   [tags: Music Analysis ]

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Rock And Roll : Rock & Roll

- Rock and Roll Rock music is something lots of people love and isare part of their lives., Yyet there was a time whenre churches banned this music while calling it “Satanic”. Rock and roll started in the early 1940s but didn’t become popular until mid 1940s-early 1950s, which was after the WWIIwar. The veterans were starting to settle down after the war for some peace but that short period of peace made people, especially the younger generation, restless. The economy was fine with no wars nor lack of money....   [tags: Rock music, Rock and roll, Youth, Blues]

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The Birth of Rock and Roll Music

- Not parents, not teachers, but music changed the decade of the 1950s. Welcome to the decade, where rock ‘n’ roll music emerged. Rock ‘n’ roll changed the world, but it wasn’t just the music. The music created a movement. People were not afraid to be different. The Birth of Rock ‘n’ roll, created a major impact on many cultures and society. When I think of Rock ‘n’ roll music, I think of the music, as a stepping stone for Americans. I think of Rock ‘n roll music as a stepping stone for Americans because the music reflects on the change of America after the war....   [tags: Study of Music]

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The Fascination with Rock Music in The 1960s

- Throughout the 1960’s, popular music empowered youth and emphasized this portion of the population as a whole. As the cold war comes to an end in history, society’s unnerve, especially among the newer generations, assembled ideas in order to create a certain understanding of their desires. However, unlike most of social uprisings in the past where demands were normally written through official documentation, in the sixties, rebellion is introduced in a lyrical manner through Rock Music. The fascination with this type of music reflects the controversy in times of war regarding race, gender, and social class....   [tags: cultural icons, beatles, presley]

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Pop And Rock Music : An Overview

- One of the biggest misconceptions by the general public about mainstream pop and rock music is that it is musically bland and not theory intensive. While it is safe to assume that some music does follow that criteria, some music happens to go the extra mile and be catchy while also incorporating various theoretical elements. As a group, we found that two songs that are exemplary of that idea are “Love on Top” by Beyoncé and “Blackbird” by The Beatles. Beyoncé Carter-Knowles is a Houston born singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress....   [tags: Key signature, Relative key, Chord, Musical keys]

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Rock And Roll : Influences On American Culture

- Rock and roll started in a lot of states not like the other types of music I was talking about. And that’s what makes rock and roll unique from the other types of music. Rock and roll started in many states not just in one state but many and then evenly spread out through America and became a big hit after the World War II. There are many types of rock and roll to soft rock to hard rock to slow rock and so on. It also had its problems as to any other type of genre. Rock and roll was known for their sexual lyrics and rebellious lyrics that changed American culture....   [tags: Music, Rock music, Music genre, Rock and roll]

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The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

- Since its inception in 1995, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted over 300 artists, composers, producers, and other aficionados who have influenced the progression of Rock and Roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is founded on principles of musical influence, innovation, superiority of style and technique, and, most importantly, musical excellence. It has inducted a variety of styles and decades from the pre-rock and roll era through the 80’s. One of the most important component’s to musical excellence is the artist’s ability to create important and memorable music....   [tags: Rock music, Heavy metal music, Punk rock]

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How Rock And Roll Causes A Moral Panic

- "HOW ROCK AND ROLL CAUSES A MORAL PANIC" Name Course Date In "On the concept of moral panic" Garland, David (2008) argues that, from subliminal messages to witch hunts, the moral panic has existed for many centuries especially when related to the music industry (25). Moral panic even predates television. A moral panic in particular that experienced much media presence and public reactions were in the1980s when allegations arose on how subliminal messages were being hidden in songs through the process of back masking....   [tags: Rock music, Rock and roll, Backmasking]

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Rock And Roll : A Genre That Originated

- Rock and Roll is a genre that originated in the United States in the 1950s. It is said to have developed “from African-American musical styles such as gospel, jazz, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues, with country” (Wikipedia). Just like jazz and rhythm and blues, rock and roll came from the southern United States. In 1951 the song “Sixty Minute Man” was said to be the first rock and roll song ever recorded. Rock and roll has had a huge impact on many of the issues that arose between the 1950 and 1970s....   [tags: Blues, Jazz, Rock music, Rock and roll]

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Influence Of The Rock And Roll Era

- After World War II, America 's youth twisted and gyrated celebrating their way out of the war at the chagrin of any person over the age of thirty. The 1950 's were a time when teenagers had money and were spending it on records, albums, and concerts stirring up the world in a way no previous generation ever accomplished. Parents no longer had to scrimp and save every penny; the Great Depression was over and America 's youth did not have the worries others before them had. These affluent teenagers would go into the stores to buy records and would skip right over Sinatra and Como and reach for Pressley and Holly....   [tags: Rock music, Blues, Rock and roll, Alan Freed]

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Rock Is A Genre For The Youth

- Our entire lives have been shaped by the events happening around us. Along with us many factors in our day to day lives have evolved too, including musical genre. One such genre is rock. Rock is a genre for the youth, by the youth, it has evolved to stay with the times and stand up for what’s right. In this essay I will prove why rock is a good example to show how genre has been defined, maintained, constructed and negotiated through the past 60-70 years since the very first Proto Rock song came out....   [tags: Heavy metal music, Rock music, Genre, Blues]

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The Music Of Jazz Music

- Jazz is one of the most popular music in the world, which represents satisfaction and encouragement. There’re lots of styles in jazz because it’s cultural melting pot and emerges from a combination of brass bands, blues, and the party atmosphere. This first American type of music always drew attention from all around the world and it’s also is mixing funk and R&B rhythms and amplification and electronic effects of rock music nowadays. For myselves, as a international student study abord, sometimes sympathetic with some jazz artist because as a foreigner living in American, always have some emotion went on....   [tags: Blues, Rock music, Music, Piano]

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Fashion Influence Of Rock And Roll

- Throughout the history of rock and roll, fashion influence has become increasingly commonplace in the industry. Taking stylistic risk when it comes to what clothes to wear has now become a trademark of various artists. These risks changed the very foundation of society in 1950, and gave the youth of this generation something to call their own. These teenagers became the driving force of the fashion industry, since clothing trends in the 1950s mostly catered to an adult fashion sense. As rock and roll became popularized from the 50s through the 70s, teens across the country rallied to copy the fashion sense of their favorite artists....   [tags: Rock music, Rock and roll, The Beatles, Clothing]

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The History of Rock and Roll

- Rock music has come a long way since its development in the early 20th century. The genre, defined “as a merger between rhythm&blues and country” (Scaruffi, The History of Rock Music:1955-1966), started out more as an underground market, but ended up becoming a significant aspect of American popular music history. Rock-n-Roll music produce many legendary artists who will for ever be known as innovators of the genre. Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry were some of the many artists in Rock-n-Roll who will always live on in their music.Many teenagers were also to identify it due to its rebellious nature their disapproval of the cold war....   [tags: rock music, elvis presley, chuck berry]

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Music Throughout The Decades Of Music

- My essay is about music throughout the decades, I chose this topic because everyone loves music and can relate to it. I personally like the past decade music because I felt like they were more thought out, but there some songs I don’t mind listening to this day. I will answer some questions you might have been wondering or a least I hope I do. It might introduce you to new artist that you never heard about and make you start listening to new genres of music. My essay will show you how music has really changed and in what aspect did it change in....   [tags: Blues, Jazz, Rock music, Rock and roll]

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Punk Rock And Jamaican Ska

- Punk Rock and Jamaican SKA are two very well-known music genres, but they are not as popular as they were when they first began. However there still is a huge fan base that likes to keep the music and culture of both genres alive. Also both music styles come from different countries, but stand for a similar meaning. When one hears the sound of the music it is easy to tell apart which music style is which, but many of the early punk bands were influenced by ska which started a huge connection that brought the two genres together....   [tags: Rock music, Heavy metal music, Ska, Punk rock]

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Black Men Can’t Rock? Towards an Understanding of The Lack of Black Men in Rock Music

- Introduction Let say you were kidnapped, blindfolded, driven to a secret venue, taken through the back door and into the stalls just in time for a show to begin. It’s unlikely I know, but stick with me. The stage is empty, the lights are dimmed and you can just about make out some instruments on the stage. Four men make their way from the side of the stage; they’re black, maybe mid-twenties and dressed in jeans and t-shirt. Before they play a note or even pick up an instrument what genre of music do you expect them to play....   [tags: Music]

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Why Is Nineties Alternative Rock the Best Music Ever?

- The nineties were an exceptional decade for music which, unfortunately, has not been reprised to this day. The formerly mentioned decade witnessed the emergence of alternative rock music as an outlet for those who were saturated by the excesses that characterized the eighties and the lack of substance of some of its music. Accordingly, during the nineties, music audiences began to value talent over appearance, catchy rhythms, meaningless lyrics, and flashy choreographies. Moreover, throughout this time, music was conceived as a means to inspire and move listeners, rather than a mere tool for product placement....   [tags: grunge, music generes]

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The Rock Hill Police Department

- The Rock Hill Police Department employs approximately 200 people – a little more than 140 sworn officers and 60 civilian support staff. The police officers have the opportunity to work their way through and join a specific division, such as: Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Community and Youth Services, Forensic Services, Traffic, Violent Crimes, and Street Crimes. There are also a few specialty units including the Crisis Negotiation Team, Special Weapons and Tactics Team, Bomb Squad, Canine, and Latino Outreach Team....   [tags: Crime, Police, Constable, Rock music]

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The Evolution of Rock Music

- The Evolution of Rock Music In this essay, I'm going to introduce to the reader a topic not touched a lot because of its complexity and its avoidance by conservative adults. This topic is, of course, Rock Music. During one week, I looked for information in the library and at my house, and from the information I gathered and my one knowledge about the topic, I'm going to lead the reader to a better understanding of Rock n' Roll. I chose to do Rock music because I can identify myself with it. Rock music is very complex....   [tags: American America History]

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The Development Of Rock And Roll

- The development of rock and roll in the 1950 's coincides with the advent of the teenager and youth culture in post-war America. Initially, white teens began to rebel against the music of their parents and the conservative norms of the times by listening to rhythm and blues over the AM radio (Covach 79). Teens were rebelling against the prudish, inhibited, old-fashioned culture that was dominant in post-war America; rhythm and blues, and eventually rock and roll, was the perfect platform for that rebellion....   [tags: Rock music, Heavy metal music, Blues, Punk rock]

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Marilyn Manson And The Shock Rock

- Marilyn Manson and The Shock Rock Effect on America Marilyn Manson is a shock rock and industrial rock band known for their gothic stage shows and controversial music during the 1990s and the 2000s. Discovered by Nine Inch Nails producer Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson produced extremely gothic industrial metal albums aimed towards young people who enjoyed trash metal, death metal, industrial rock, and grunge. This enabled the band to gain a cult following that eventually broke into the mainstream, getting major hits and Grammy nominations....   [tags: Heavy metal music, Rock music, Nine Inch Nails]

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Rock Music and Creativity

- Rock Music and Creativity As the reader may verify by looking at my name, I originate from Cyprus, a Greek island in the Mediterranean Sea. As I grew up in a Greek environment, Greek music predominated in my listenings with a glimpse of classical music added when my studies in the piano encouraged it. My short stay in the States has, apart from many other things, introduced me to rock music. According to Google.com, "rock 'n' roll can be defined as a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of Black rhythm-and-blues with White country-and-western; rock is a generic term that evolved out of rock 'n' roll." The purpose of this essay is not, however, to provide an analysi...   [tags: Creative Creativity Essays]

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Comparing Rock Music Magazines

- Comparing Rock Music Magazines In the world of music media there are many different magazines for all types and genres of music. In this piece of coursework I shall be exploring the different elements that make up these magazines. In particular I shall be exploring (in basic language) rock music magazines. I have also chosen to compare 'Kerrang', which is a commercial magazine, to 'Terrorizer' which is not as well known but is still a popular magazine. Firstly we can see a difference in the two magazines without even opening a page....   [tags: Papers]

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Three Qualities Of Music. Sound, Lyrics, And The Video

- Three Qualities of Music When trying to find the meaning of a song one must review the three main qualities of music; sound, lyrics, and the video. Artist and writers express their emotions by telling a story. Artists hope the listener is able to feel something or want to dance and move. Twenty one pilots a band under the genre of rap rock released a single called “Stressed Out”. This song tells the story of two young adults undergoing the pressures of growing up. Hearing the uproar in the beats, watching the video of the band members dealing with their family, and hearing the lyrics of the song depict the troubles and pressures you endure when you are older....   [tags: Rock music, Rock and roll, Rapping, Pop music]

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The Effects Of Music On The Music

- Introduction In this paper I will be going over music that affected me during difficult times and during happy occasions. I will also be discussing why and how the music I listened to helped or even influenced my actions towards these events. This paper will also go over some of the artist for the music that would comfort the events that I was going through during the age I was at. We will show how it can be used to educate, edify, inspire, and unite. However, music can, by its tempo, beat, intensity, and lyrics, dull your spiritual sensitivity....   [tags: Rock music, Elvis Presley, Lynyrd Skynyrd]

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Rock Music

- Rock is a popular form of music that has evolved over the past couple of decades starting in the 1950s until present day. Rock music has been know to be used as a form of expression over the years. Despite its sometimes negative and defiant lyrics, rock is a form of art that allows one to release his/her feelings through singing in an expressive tone. I personally don’t see problem with people expressing their emotions and that is in part why I dont’t agree with Richard Brookhiser in stating that,‘‘Rock is a popular culture that aims downward in terms of class and age instead of aiming up....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Music Is A Universal Language, And Human Individuality

- In life people need to be able to communicate their individualism. Music is a universal language, and human individuality has created countless different genres to communicate their own beliefs and personality’s. While looking at all the artists in all the different genres and the people who listen to them, it is very easy to see how many different kinds of people exist in the world. Every genre has things to make them unique, certain stereotypes that types of music tend to carry. Rock has the non-conformist rebels who listen to music that really means something to them; pop is associated with a large group of teenage girls swooning over the latest boy group, rap with large amounts of money...   [tags: Rock music, Rock and roll, Music genre, Pop music]

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Music: Rock and Roll

- Rock and roll also called simply “rock” is a form of popular music. Rock has had a social impact on society more than any other type of music. Rock is also one of the most famous music genres not only in the United States but also in the whole world. It began in the late 1940s and early 1950s when blacks and whites were are at the height of segregation. The elements of rock and roll can also be seen in rhythm and blues as far back as the 1920s. Rock and roll has been an important part of people’s lives for decades and will continue to impact people for years to come....   [tags: musical style, US, social impact]

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Compaing Hip Hop and Rock Music

-      People all over the world listen to various types of music. The most popular kinds of music in America are hip hop and rock. As they seem to be totally different types of music they have a lot of similarities . Hip Hop and Rock music have more differences than similarities.      Hip Hop and Rock music are today’s people choice of music. People will find that teens and adults from the age of 20 to 34 listen to these two types of music. Not too often will you see or hear a teen listening to Blues, Opera, Reggae, or Oldies....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]

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Music Is The Medicine For His Soul

- “It is a normal thing for people to be worried about their image, but I force myself to almost not care because if I care too much, I won’t be who I wanna be.” This was how Mathew Meyer jumpstarted our discussion about his life as a musician in the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library on a dreary Friday evening. Everyone is different in their own way and everyone is gifted. We all have something that influences who we are, and for Mathew, playing music is the medicine for his soul. Eighteen-year-old Mathew Meyer grew up in Madison, Alabama, with a supportive family....   [tags: Rock music, Heavy metal music, Hardcore punk]

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Alan Freed:History Of Rock Music

- Alan Freed Alan Freed was born December 16, 1922 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He was considered the most the most famous Disc Jockey(DJ) in rock 'n roll history, however, controversy encircled the man and he recieved lots of criticism especially from white adults during his career. I think that Alan Freed greatly helped shape the sound of music today and further advanced the progression of rock music. He is the person who coined the term "Rock & Roll" and also put up with a lot of nonsense regarding the term....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hard Rock Music on the Go! Sony Headphones Bring It All

- The Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony Inc needs no introduction. All its products are exclusive and speak for itself. Sony is not only well known for its televisions, music systems, laptops, and Smartphones but also is very popular with its headphones. The transducers, with its high sound quality, add to the accurate frequency range produced by the headphones giving complete pleasure to the listener’s ears. The headphones from Sony create crystal clear audio input to produce crisp and clear sound....   [tags: music listening devices]

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Hardcore Music And The Punk Scene

- In the second half of this course on politics and popular culture, we have assessed how music can either reinforce or resist the political status quo, and the significance of political depictions of zombies in film and literature. Drawing from examples from these two categories, I will critically assess what I learned about politics from these sources, as well as what they can teach us about the political significance of popular culture. Through studying the intersections of music and political culture, punk adamantly resists the political status quo, while country music often reinforces it; zombie depictions in film and literature are useful in understanding international relations and fore...   [tags: Rock music, Punk rock, Punk subculture]

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Bill Graham: Wolfgang Grajonca, A Pioneer in Hosting Rock Music Events

- The rock community owes a great deal to Bill Graham for his contributions to the development of rock music. His ingenuity when it came to producing and promoting rock concerts helped to expose artists to new audiences and launch several of the artists’ careers. The concerts he produced provided the audience with a better concert experience as well as helping to improve the showmanship of the artists that performed. Graham’s concert producing allowed rock music to become the means of communication that many people could understand....   [tags: Producing, Promoting, Orphan]

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The History of Rock and Roll Music

- The 1960s were the "classic" age of rock music. The main sub-genres were defined in the 1960s. The paradigm of rock music as the "alternative" to commercial pop music was established in the 1960s. Wild experimentation alloweds rock musicians to explore a range of musical styles that few musicians had attempted before 1966. Captain Beefheart and the Velvet Underground also created a different kind of rock music within rock music, a different paradigm within the new paradigm, one that will influence alternative musicians for decades....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How the Music Industry Utilized Film to Help Create the Image of Rock Star Icons

- ... was a transnational film whose pursuit driven plot was filmed onsite at locations that were chosen purely because The Beatles’ wanted to travel there. (Sinyard; 1985:32) Help. also undermined the characterization of HDN in the fact that the characterization of the band members were, in Marx brother style, reduced to a single aspect: “George was mean, Paul cocky, John Sardonic and Ringo loveable.” (1985:34) This style was utilized once again in the animation Yellow Submarine (1967) This characterisation of the band is partly to blame for the poor reception that this film received....   [tags: rock rebel, rock culture]

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Music Is The Source Of A Young Individual 's Violent Behavior

- There have been multiple cases where music is claimed to be the source of a young individual’s violent behavior. Although there are many factors that go into determining aggression and violence, I was interested if certain genres of music such as rap, rock, and heavy metal and its lyrical content could really cause some violence. It’s a growing epidemic in our country of violent children committing brutal acts on society. Many claim that these violent behaviors can come from violent video games and movies, but is violent music being overlooked as a cause....   [tags: Heavy metal music, Rock music, Hardcore punk]

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Influence Of Music : An Analysis Of Sonny 's Blues

- The Influence of Music: An analysis of Sonny’s Blues Throughout history, humanities have been used as a way to soothe the masses. In the ancient and Middle Ages, exposure to art and literature was limited to wealthy since they were the only ones with enough riches to appreciate the classic works. The plebeian masses were mainly illiterate and because of this music was one of the only sources of entertainment that they had at their disposal. Over time music became a way to unite people, in the Middle Ages the Gregorian Chant was used by the Catholic Church to enhance their services and bring congregations together....   [tags: Heavy metal music, Rock music, Music, Blues]

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Music And Its Effects On The Way We Think, Act, And Even

- Music is a major form of media that everyone is exposed to from a very young age. It is also a form of media that can have profound effects on the way we think, act, and even feel. An example of this would be some of the studies that have shown a correlation between people who listen to heavy metal music and mental illness such as ADHD or depression. This is not a causal relationship, however, which is probably good considering the fact that this is actually the type of music that I most frequently find myself listening to....   [tags: Rock music, Heavy metal music, Bass guitar]

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Rock and Roll Music

- Rock and Roll Music Rock and roll is a form of popular music that evolved in the 1950’s from rhythm and blues, characterized by the use of electric guitars, a strong rhythm with an accent on the off beat, and youth oriented lyrics. As we all know, rock and roll music is a form of entertainment, however it is not the same kind of entertainment as reading a book or playing a sport. Rock and roll music is not opera and it is not dance. It is it’s own form of entertainment. There are many slang terms used for rock and roll music....   [tags: Papers]

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The Music Department At Rock Creek Campus

- Portland Community College (PCC) has the music department at three campuses, Sylvania campus, Rock Creek, and Cascade. The first two campuses have the music program for students transferring to a four year university and the cascade is for being professional musicians. Each program has the concert or music events to show the students’ progress each term. However, there is a tendency that few audiences come to visit the concert. It is the consequence of that people do not know the detail of the activity of the department very much since the advertisement of those events tends to be presented less....   [tags: University, College, Portland, Oregon]

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The Subculture of Jimi Hendrix

- Jimi Hendrix, perhaps the best guitarist in rock history became the definition of rock music. In 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience shocked the nation with their first album; Are You Experienced. Hendrix had a short life due to drugs. When he was only 27 years old, he died while choking on his own vomit on his way to a hospital. In a few years, rock and roll changed a great deal and Jimi was the sole influence. Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington on November 27, 1942. When he was a child he would play along with his R&B records whenever he could....   [tags: Music, Guitar, Rock Music]

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The Impact of Music on Society

- “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato. Profound memories are often linked to listening to music many of which are latent; or unintended, even unrecognized until later in time. Then at that moment it is suddenly apparent the impact music actually has on life. Music has been vital to society essentially since the beginning of civilized existence, and has directly shaped life and the way people express themselves still today....   [tags: rock and roll, counter culture, music]

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History of rock and roll music outline

- History of the rock music industry Introduction: I. How has an industry grown to become a 32 billion dollars a year machine. II. Ill tell ou how, by scouting new talents from each and every corner of the world to bring us the music that each of us desires. III. This is the recording industry which even though their sales have been steadily declining due to internet piracy it is still an industry which has great importance in our lives. As college students alone spend about 450 million dollars on music, according to Harris Interactive a worldwide market research and consulting firm....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Vietnam War and Rock and Roll Music

- Fan blades/helicopter blades rotating slowly above a troubled dreamer, Jim Morrison's voice singing "The End"... Young soldiers, on their way to Vietnam in the summer of Woodstock, marching on board their plane at Ft. Dix singing "Fixing To Die"... Correspondent Michael Herr catching helicopter rides out to the firebases, "cassette rock and roll in one ear and door- gun fire in the other," or crouched under fire in a rice paddy while Jimi Hendrix' music blares from the recorder held by the soldier next to him......   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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Who is Better: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones

- Who is better: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. This is quite possibly the most debated question in the history of rock music. Unfortunately, many debaters don’t learn the facts about these two legendary bands before plunging into heated arguments about this topic. What is surprising about these two groups is that they are exceptionally alike. Though they are minuscule, there are distinctions that set The Beatles and The Rolling Stones apart. The Beatles are known, respectively, as the fathers of modern pop music....   [tags: rock music, charts, albums]

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People Who Do Not Like Country Music

- “My life’s been a country song; it’s been the words when I couldn’t find ‘em. A friend when I’ve been alone. It’s been the toast to remember, the strength for moving on...” — Chris Cagle. The thought might run across your head, what is exactly is country music anyways. According to Dictioray.com country music is defined as “a style and genre of largely string-accompanied American popular music having roots in the folk music of the Southeast and cowboy music of the West, usually vocalized generally simple in form and harmony, and typified by romantic or melancholy ballads accompanied by acoustic or electric guitar, banjo, violin, and harmonica.” Everyone has their different imputation of cou...   [tags: Country music, Rock and roll, Guitar]

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Supply, Demand and Challenges of the Music events Industry

- This essay will discuss music events by demonstrating specific examples of the supply, demand and challenges of the music events industry. The supply of music events enlarges day by day. There are many types of these events and also a large number of kinds of music genres. Festivals have been a cultural phenomenom for hundreds of years. The reasons why the first festivals started were religious celebrations. Later on the festivals took part for reaffirming and rivaving a local culture or tradition of the town....   [tags: music festivals or rock concerts]

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The Evolution of American Music from 1950 to 2013

- The Evolution of American Music from 1950-2013 Roots of music in America; The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley started his illustrious career in the 1950’s performing Rock and Roll. This was a style of music that many in the United States could have argued was, “not music at all.” The era had begun and this “freight train” was not slowing for anyone. How did this thing called, “Rock and Roll” begin, and who was responsible for casting the die that would evolve to become what we all know today as Rock and Roll....   [tags: rock and roll, African-American music]

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The Impact Of Rock And Roll Music On The United States During The Vietnam War

- The changes in rock and roll music reflected the mood of the population in the United States during the Vietnam War. Rock and roll, written as rock ‘n’ roll, music was fully born in the 1950’s and formed from electric blues and gospel music. Rock and roll is characterized by electric guitars, a strong rhythm and youth-orientated music. This music became popular because of the children of the decade. Parents called this type of music “noise.” While parents were listening to calm music, their children were listening to rock n roll....   [tags: Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam]

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Rock and Roll in the Early Fifties

- Rock and Roll in the Early Fifties Hail, hail rock ‘n’ roll, Deliver me from the days of old. Long live rock ‘n’ roll The beat of the drum is loud and bold, Rock, rock, rock ‘n’ roll, The spirit is there body and soul.” - Chuck Berry (Hibbard and Kaleialoha, 19) An African- American euphemism for making love, rock and roll spurred from all genres of music, but mainly that of folk, country, jazz, pop and rhythm & blues (Yorke, 11). It is a type of music that generally involves heavy pounding of the piano, a loud drum beat, saxophone backgrounds and boisterous shouting by the singer....   [tags: Music Art Musicians Rock and Roll Essays]

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Music’s Effect on Society

- Rock n’ Roll is a type of music that came about in the late 50’s. Before that, there was no music that resembled Rock n’ Roll; instead, folk and other genres dominated. Then the Korean War ended. Shortly thereafter, the Vietnam War began, and with it came a new type of music, featuring hateful songs and concerts. The introduction and evolution of rock and roll music from the late 50’s and 60’s made a generation more violent both physically and verbally. The first sign of music changing in society can be seen in the differences between songs protesting the Korean and Vietnam wars....   [tags: Rock N Roll, Music History, American History]

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A Brief History Of Rock And Roll And The Woodstock Music Festival Of 1969

- A Brief History of Rock and Roll and The Woodstock Music Festival of 1969 Throughout history, major social transformations have taken place that has changed how people perceive themselves and the world around them. With each social reformation, cultural forms and institutions also change as well as their meanings. For Example, the development of recording and electronic communication within United States capitalism spurred the unique coming together of music traditions in twentieth century United States society....   [tags: Music History]

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Influence Of American Bandstand And The Ed Sullivan Show

- Influence of American Bandstand and The Ed Sullivan Show On Rock and Roll During the 1950’s the musical genre of rock and roll was becoming vastly popular (Charlton). The television helped increase this genre’s fame by broadcasting new rock and roll music to the country. By 1954 about 83.2 percent of American households owned a television set (Baughman). TV was a fast and effective way of reaching millions of people which became quite useful to up and coming musical artists. Two television shows that dominated the air in the 50 's were, American Bandstand and The Ed Sullivan Show....   [tags: Elvis Presley, Rock music, Rock and roll]

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Analysis Of ' All Shook Up '

- Rock-n-roll In the 1950s rock-n-roll established its own marks in history. It spread throughout the decade in a thrilling, substantial, and even livid to those Americans trying to get rid of all sorts of conflicts and challenges that occurred during this time period. As exciting as this music was, the novel “All Shook Up” portrays how rock-n-roll brought many changes to the American culture and later to the sixties. It expresses many concerns such as race relations, moral decays, and communism, but in ways that are partially true....   [tags: Rock music, Rock and roll, Elvis Presley, Funk]

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American Music: Where Did it Come From?

- Who would have guessed that a set of drums, guitar, bass, and vocals would have had such a profound effect on American history. Even at a time in history, when all was well in the country, some people still felt the need to “escape” from the troubles in their life and other negative circumstances. At one point in American history, people were oppressed as slaves and to try to cope with their situation emotionally, they would sing. They would create music to be able to express the feelings and emotions that they would have otherwise not have been able to express....   [tags: rock and roll, blues, music history, Elvis]

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Baroque Era Music Compared to Modern Rock

- When comparing Baroque era music to any modern day rock band, one most listen to the music with open ears. It is hard to identify the similarities of Baroque music and that of modern day rock. Although, the advances made in music during the Baroque era (1600-1750) are still noticeable in modern day rock. A perfect example of the noticeability of modern rock influenced by Baroque music can be heard in the Baroque music of Johann Sebastian Bach’s, “Brandenburg Concerto No 4 G major BWV 1049”(Classical Vault 2), and modern day rock band, This will destroy you combined instrumental music, “Three legged work horse and there are some” (TheRealConcertKing)....   [tags: musical industry, bach]

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The Beatles ' Influence On The Soviet Union

- Momo (Beatles Influence in the Soviet Union) The Beatles was an English rock music band, which was formed in 1960 in Liverpool. Its members were: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. Its members were widely regarded as the most influential act of the era of rock. Rooted in beat, 1950s rock and roll, and skiffle, the Beatles later tried a number of musical genres such as pop ballads, Indian music, hard rock, and psychedelia, while innovatively incorporating classical elements....   [tags: Rock music, The Beatles, Soviet Union]

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Taylor Swift 's Shake It Off

- Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”, the first single off of her sixth album 1989, debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in late August of 2014. Swift, whose start as a country-pop performer had thrust her in the limelight when she was sixteen, cemented her transformation from country sweetheart to pop superstar with the track and subsequent album. Dealing with the many criticisms she had faced over the years, particularly the sexist accusations that she was a serial dater and crazy girlfriend, the song’s universally-appealing message of resilience combined with its catchy and carefully crafted sound ensured its positive reception....   [tags: Rock music, Punk rock, Bass guitar]

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The Beatles Were More Influenced By Buddy Holly

- Upon further analysis of both videos, I agree with Riley’s observation. The Beatles were more influenced by Buddy Holly rather than Elvis, based on a comparison of the Beatles overall product (i.e. song, video, and dance motions) and the videos presented of each in the prompt. The two singers differ in appearance, physicality, musicality, source of music, and in how each served as inspiration to the Beatles. When a person thinks of rock music in the 50s, they usually think of Elvis Presley, “the King of rock and roll”....   [tags: Rock music, Elvis Presley, Rock and roll]

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Is The Best Hits So Far?

- Less than Perfect In celebration of a 10 year milestone in the music industry, Pink launched the song “F---in’ Perfect”, a hit single. It was part of her first greatest hits album named “Greatest Hits… So Far!!!” which consisted of her biggest hits from all her albums within her career. Alecia Moore, better known as her stage name, Pink is an American songwriter and singer who first debuted as an R&B artist back in 2000. She is best known for her creative but edgy pop music. The song’s genre is pop rock, with cymbal crashes, straightforward synth beats, and an echoed string section flowing through the song....   [tags: Meaning of life, Suicide, Rock music]

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School House Rock: Animated Educational Music Videos for Kids

- The Benefits of School House Rock: Animated Educational Music Videos for Kids "As your body grows bigger, your mind must flower, it's great to learn, 'cause knowledge is power!" Any person in their twenties can tell you where this phrase comes from, and that is because every Saturday morning in between Saturday morning cartoons children would wait anxiously for a five minute break of School House Rock. Little did we know that while we were singing along to "Sufferin' Till Suffrage" we were learning a history lesson....   [tags: Educational Music Videos]

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Personal Experience: My Favorite Type of Music is Rock and Roll

- Out of all the various types of music we have studied, I would have to say my favorite type of music would be from the mid to late 60s’, 70’s and 80‘s era. My favorite style of music would be rock& roll. To be specific I am talking about some of the music we studied in unit 12, 13 and 18 of our text book. I like this style of music the best because it best represents who I am and what I enjoy. The lyrics to the songs during these times were mainly fun and easily understood compared to other genres of earlier music that seemed were very dark, depressing, or hard for me to understand or relate to....   [tags: rhythm, backbeat, genres]

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Buddy Holly’s Influence on Rock n’ Roll Music

- The music industry during the 1940s was filled with many talented artists who impacted the music industry and the history of rock n’ roll forever. But one of the very well known and talented artists was Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly was the first to pioneer new music genres and progressive music. Charles Hardin Holley (1936-1959) was an American musician and artist whose creative career began in 1956. The family name is correctly spelled “Holley” but his first recording contract from Decca Records in 1956 spelled his last name “Holly” and he kept it that way for the rest of his career (Griggs 1)....   [tags: musicology, history]

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Punk Is Not Always A Political Statement

- Punk is not always a political statement, but it does give off a controversial vibe because of the ways it is expressed. Punk does protest the norm of society and government, but being seen as a political statement or issue isn’t the only objective of punk or punk rockers; it is an act of expression. Punk is given a reputation as careless and individualized and because of this, the government feels threatened and so do the people society who do not encourage it. Although punk has many definitions, many of them encompassing the word “political”, it has other objectives and intentions besides threatening and corrupting the people of a society....   [tags: Punk rock, Punk subculture, Rock music]

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