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1980’s - Present
1980’s glam metal developed out of the disco and rock
movements of the 70’s.
 The 1980’s were all about excess, and the music scene was
no different. The musicians took everything to excess,
from their clothes to their hair to their lifestyles.
 The musicians took the sound of rock and the sound of
punk, along with the flamboyancy of disco, and created a
new movement that had a harder edge, but was still
flashy.
 Many of the bands came from bars on the Sunset Strip in
Hollywood, where bar owners didn’t want to hire punk
bands because of the fear of violence, yet wanted music
that had a harder edge.
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During this time period, small batteries were invented
which meant that people could carry their music with
them without having to plug it in – this meant that
ghettoblasters and walkman’s were possible.
 Cassette tapes were invented, which made music more
transportable.
 Video recording was invented, which prompted the
invention of the music video, and television stations like
MuchMusic and MTV.
 Punk bands in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the
United States were very popular, and often incited riots
and violence after their concerts as they promoted and
encouraged rebellion among teenagers.
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The music was all about rebellion, heart break, and loss of
love.
The musicians all grew long hair, wore flashy clothes, and
were into partying and rebelling against authorities.
This music has a harder edge than the music of the 70’s,
but isn’t as hard as death metal.
The songs use mostly electric instruments (guitars,
keyboards, bass guitar), but also use percussion
instruments (drums), and acoustic instruments on
occasion (acoustic guitar)
It has a lot of catchy guitar riffs and drum solos.
One of the most popular forms of this type of music is the
power ballad, which is a slow song about loss or love.
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Metallica
Poison
Motley Crue
Def Leppard
Skid Row
Bon Jovi
Guns ‘n’ Roses
Ozzy Osbourne
Kiss
Aerosmith
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Motley Crue was one of the first glam metal bands to
become popular in the mainstream.
They were composed of four people: Vince Neil (vocals),
Nikki Six (guitar), Tommy Lee (drums & piano), and Mick
Mars (bass guitar)
They sang such songs as “Without You”, “Dr. Feelgood”, and
“Kickstart My Heart”.
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They put out 9 albums and have done over two dozen tours
since 1980.
Over the years, both Vince Neil and Tommy Lee have left to
do solo projects before rejoining the band.
Their most recent album was Saints of Los Angeles, which
was released in 2008.
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They were the first glam metal band to become
mainstream and have hits on the Billboard Top
100.
They have sold over 80 million albums
worldwide, making them one of the top sellers
of all time.
They are one of the most notorious bands, and
their antics were very public, which brought
their music into the limelight.
They invented new sounds, new traditions, and
other bands were constantly trying to keep up to
what they were doing and inventing.
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Without You
Home Sweet Home
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Formed in 1983 by four people: lead vocalist Bret Michaels,
guitarist C. C. DeVille, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki
Rockett.
They played night clubs in Hollywood, and made it big with
the hit single, “Cry Tough”.
In 1986, their album Look What the Cat Dragged In became
the biggest selling record (ever!) for their record label,
Enigma.
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They have released 14 albums and have done twelve tours.
Bret Michaels has had a very successful solo career, and has
done shows like Celebrity Apprentice and Rock of Love.
The band split up in 2008, but many of them have gone on to
have separate careers.
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They have had 10 hits on the Billboard Top
100, most recently in 2006.
They have sold over 30 million albums
worldwide.
Their songs have been featured in many
movies and television shows.
“Every Rose Has Its Thorn” is one of the
highest selling singles of all time.
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Fallen Angel
Every rose has its thorn
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oztkl0GK
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Dynamics – For a heavy metal song, this is soft
and quiet
Rhythm – Tempo: this song is slow
Pitch – The guitar and his voice are both medium
pitch, the guitar solo is a higher pitch
Timbre – The guitar is acoustic rather than
electric
Texture – There are only a few layers, the
guitars, drums, and his voice
Principles of Composition – the song is repetitive
in the chorus and beats, but the solos add
variety.
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Glam Metal became much less popular with
the rise of grunge music and bands like
Nirvana and Pearl Jam
Many of these artists still enjoy some success,
but not like they did in the 1980’s.
Artists from this era who enjoy the most
success are those who have adapted their
musical style to match contemporary tastes.
These artists include Bret Michaels and Jon
Bon Jovi.
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