In 1977, when Fleetwood Mac released their multi-platinum album Rumours, I was 4 years old and far too young to appreciate music. As I entered my mid-20s, I had acquired a passion for music of the 1970s and fell in love with the Eagles, Rush, Led Zeppelin, but most importantly, Fleetwood Mac. Their music had become a part of me. It had developed into my personal therapeutic outlet and helped to keep me sane during any emotional upheaval that I might have been experiencing. It was then that I realized that the passionate, heartfelt music of Fleetwood Mac captured the very being of my soul and I became entranced. At any point of the day, whether at home or driving in my car, you could catch me listening to any one of their many albums.
Despite the fact that they were usually written by older and often male songwriters, common issues that were discussed in the songs are romance, heartache, the never ending search for true love and other, similar teenage drama. This made the lyrics, like the image, very engaging and relatable to the audience of the groups. The early girl groups kept their lyrics fairly light and optimistic, but during the ‘60s a new rawness of emotion and a certain darkness emerged in girl groups’ songs. An example is ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’ (1960) in which The Shirelles do not just describe an ideal romantic scenario, but go on to question its durability and permanence. The Shangri-Las took teenage angst to an even higher extreme in ‘Leader of the Pack’ (1964), which tells a ‘Romeo and Juliet’-style narrative where a ‘good girl’ loses her ‘bad boy’, the ‘leader of the pack’, to a motor cycle crash after her parents pressured her into breaking up with him. A different side to girl group lyrics, often combined with the teenage drama theme, is the description of the trendy dances of the time (e.g. the twist in ‘Twistin’ Postman’ (1962) by the Marvelettes)
My paper has become an Oral History of The Screaming Sirens. They were an all girl band from L.A that had a successful run from 1982-1987. THere is very little written about them. They came up with X, the Go-Go’s and The Bangles. Regarding girl bands at that time, they were different than other acts. They had an autonomy that others didn't have. They weren't under the manipulative control of a male manager like the Runaways. They were in control of their performance which had a reputation for being wild, and wrote their songs. They released two records, had a major motion picture with a narrative revolving around their band, and toured nationally. They created music on their terms.
Who am i? I am an individual who has achieved many goals despite a childhood and adolecense with much adversity. I grew up I Santa Clarita, California my child hood was realativley normal . My grandmother mary died, when I was 7 and my mother started drinking heavily . By the time I was 11 she was a raging alcoholic and was depressed most of the time. I was helpless, at the same time my father became a drug addict. As a result of her alcoholism my mother contacted cirrhosis and when I was 13 she passed away. I was devastated and too young to lose my mother.
A saying i've kept to myself is to get back up when knocked down. This saying doesn’t just stand for getting up when literally knocked down but can keep a deeper meaning than what it says as for example being knocked down by a difficult obstacle to overcome and getting up to find a way to get past it and achieving it. Some people may not see this as something important but they don’t think about how getting up after knocked down can be something that can or would have been like a positive outcome into their life and how they are given two choices when knocked down which is to stay down or get back up and continue going forward.
Some believe that about 30,000 to 60,000 years ago, music was first discovered. The love of a song back then could only be heard live or if you learned to play it yourself. Since then, there have been many inventions for you to listen to your favorite genres, songs, and artists anytime you like.
In 1975 all the hard work was recognized. "A Night At The Opera" was released backed by the epic single "Bohemian Rhapsody". The song gave them their first #1 in the U.K., and it reached the top
Identity-“Ones personal qualities.”Identiy is something only he or she can fully define. My uncle says I am affectionate,cheerful, and calm. My grandmother sees me as slim, pretty and sweet. My dad described me as perky, cheerful and happy, my mom says beautiful, gentle, and self-conscious. These adjectives describe me accurately, yet they are only abstract versions of me. Adjectives cannot begin to describe me and I aknowlege these descriptions for what they are, a condensed translation from my outward self to the world. It is impossible for anyone to understand me completely because nobody has experienced the things I have. My mother has never cherished a raggedy doll named Katie and my father never
When the 1980s rolled around I was finishing university. I was still sad that my high school years were behind me and nostalgic about the music I enjoyed while growing up. During this time in Los Angeles, California started a new musical trend known as “glam rock”. It blew in with bands such as Motley Crue performing in the clubs around the city. Pretty much this kind of music was either you liked it or you didn’t care for it. However a band changed all that by showing a different side to his music that was a tender side.
As much as I wanted to eat something healthy, I allowed myself to splurge and buy a bacon hamburger packed with macaroni and cheese and a side of fries. The burger was unreal. Yet despite the savory taste, this would come to haunt me during The 1975’s performance. After waiting four hours at Piedmont stage and nearly being thrown in a mosh pit during a Swedish heavy-metal band, Ghost’s, set, The 1975 came on stage and revived my life. At this point my legs were aching, I was about to collapse from the lack of sleep I got the night before, I felt nauseous from the amount of weed and cigarettes being smoked, and what lovely time for my stomach to start meeting up with the burger I just had. When I tell you I nearly threw up on the girl in front of me I am not kidding. I felt miserable, but it was all worth it. Having seen The 1975 two times prior to this event, you’d expect that I would be accustomed to their performances. This was not the case. As they grow bigger and bigger everytime I see them the moment feels more and more surreal. From everyone knowing the lyrics to ‘Robbers’ to making the entire crowd jump to ‘The Sound’, it just shows one the dedication us fans have towards a band. They never fail to surprise
“I wanted to have a band that was like a gang. I wanted us to be a real, wild, fast, punk rock, country band with girl group harmonies,” she says. Though she worked out the everything in her mind, this was, of course, in the days before the Internet—in other words, a bit of legwork was necessary to find other musicians, considering that female instrumentalists were thought of as a novelty at the time, especially drummers. She knew of one girl who could play, but they were constantly at odds with one another. Diane “Boom Boom” Dixon, was playing with the Keith Joe Dick band at the time. “We hated each other. I would see her get thrown out of clubs and think, who the hell is this girl?” she
I found relaxing bamboo flute music on YouTube when I was doing bad in school. This soothing flute music helped me to control all my built up energy. I feel like this music helped me to concentrate and it also helped me focus. It was during the middle of freshman year I realized that I had a lot of trouble concentrating so I looked up relaxing music. Once I heard the bamboo flute I felt it calm me down. Like when I listen to this music I can concentrate better. When ever I am upset or angry I put this song on and my feelings just go away, it's like the music puts me into a dreamland. Growing up I always would have a hard to paying attention and concentrating but when I heard the bamboo flute I felt like it changed me.
Summer of 1994. New York City smelled no different than hot rat piss and looked accordingly. Fresh off my 15th birthday and wandering the Brooklyn streets with Hakeem, we followed the music wherever it played. Our community cherished music through constant airplay. Anyone with loud speakers, either in their car, apartment, or boombox, blared any of the anthems from the future greats. Whether it's Nas, Wu-Tang, Biggie, or Tribe, the list is blissfully endless. Hakeem’s brother, a well-connected music promoter, gave Hakeem two tickets to this secret show he was putting on for Ice Cube, who, despite being the first notable west coast rapper, carries a rage within him that the east coast entirely recognizes.