YouTube links for KMB003 (Sex Drugs Rock N Roll) lecture, semester 1 2013, week 2
I need a snappier title for this series.
Week 2: Defining Critical Moments in Popular Music
These critical moments are from a personal perspective, you understand. The first song was played as intro music as students shuffled in.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Babe, I’m On Fire
The following were all used to illustrate certain key concepts (subculture, syncretism, sonic narrative, technology, authenticity).
Royal Headache – Girls
Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys – Devotion
Gurrumul Yunupingu – Wiyathul
Etta James – I’d Rather Go Blind
The Books – A Cold Freezin’ Night
The White Stripes – The Hardest Button To Button
This last one had an essay attached from the Wall Street Journal, Anatomy of a Tear-Jerker.
Adele – Someone Like You
Groove Hook + Sound
Once again, I completely ran out of time – instead opting for the crowd-pleasing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ exercise, whereby the song is stopped every 30 seconds and students have to note what they’re listening to.
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
There seems to be clear parallels between ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and The Shangri-Las.
The Shangri-Las – Leader of The Pack
Incidental music during this week’s (storming) Kelvin Grove tutorials.
The Muppets – Ode To Joy
Thanks to everyone whose words I quoted, in particular Steve Dillon