History of Rock ? McCollough ? 8/21/09 & 8/26/09 Friday 8/21 -There are vast differences in the sound and overall loudness of today?s music from music before our time -Now music is electronically constructed *Old rock = more dynamically constructed -Compression & loudness are altered in new music -Makes it louder to the ears *Digital manipulation: a good thing or a bad thing? -The creation of an mp3 removes a lot of the audio information (particularly with cheaper mp3?s) -Not full sonic depth of tracks Wednesday 8/26 Lucinda Williams ? 90?s -First album: blues -Won a Grammy in modern folk -What genre would she be in? -Alternative country? Roots rock? Modern folk? *All genres have multiple roots -Many artists that do not fit neatly into labels are not played on the radio -Things don?t fit neatly into labels in music -Labels aren?t good things -Artists strongly dislike terms like that -Wilco grew out of Uncle Tupelo (first alternative country band) -Graham Parsons: huge alternative country singer First great/significant concept album in the history of rock: *The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band -Wilco & Pink Floyd both drew from this
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