As is the Case with its metaphorical brother, heavy metal, punk is a genre of music that is thoroughly entwined with philosophies. From Johnnies Ramone to Rotten, Spanning across oceans and throughout various different nations, many disgruntled youth and those tired with an unfair system have flocked to the then burgeoning culture, allowing for it to grow exponentially into something far greater. Thus, due to it establishing a firmly anti-establishment view, creating an entirely new culture for an entire generation, and changing the face of music, punk has become one of, if not the most, prolific genres of music of all time.
“Sweet Child O’ Mine” is a song created by the band known as Guns N’ Roses or GNR. Guns N’ Roses is a metal, rock group. Their band consists of members, Axl Rose (vocals), Duff McKagan (bass guitarist), Slash (lead guitarist), Izzy Stradlin (rhythm Guitar), and Steven Adler (Drummer). Guns N’ Roses performs classic Rock N’ Roll and Metal. In 1985, the band formed in Los Angeles, California and were not very popular the year that they formed. Axl dropped out of high school with a police record and then formed the band. Axl found the original rhythm guitarist, Izzy Stradlin, and together they formed a band. They became more popular around 1986 when they got signed to Geffen Records. The name comes from the lead singer Axl “Rose” and the band’s starting guitarist Tracii “Guns.” After approximately three months, Tracii Guns was replaced by Slash, who became the lead guitarist. This band has a conflicting name because guns usually represent violence and roses a sign of peace and love. Guns N’ Roses released six studio records that have sold over 100 million records
This argumentative essay will focus on an English punk-rock band called the Sex Pistols. Julien Temple’s documentary, The Filth and the Fury portrays the Sex Pistols as a rebellious band who generated from the hardships the working class faced in England after the Second World War. Such hardships included jobs being very difficult to get, especially for working class teenagers who were looking for their first job (123 anarchy). As a result, “everyone was on the dole” (Temple chp 1). The working class had little hope was told by everyone that they didn’t “stand a chance.” Basically if you weren’t born into a riches you were doomed. The hardships resulted in social chaos, rioting and strikes. (documentary). “It seemed there was little hope of a future in 1975 if you were young and working class” (Anarachy Pop 124). Therefore, the Sex Pistols formed to “propose an alternative social system (youth domination) and alternative politics.” (Anarchy pop 124)
Many people look at those who are successful and think it is so simple. An example, Slash from Guns N' Roses, he makes shredding on guitar look simple. The thing is though, no one looks at all the hard work that people put in to be successful. Drug addicts, they go through relapses but they still keep moving forward and kick the drugs. Another example would be body builders, it's not like one day they magically decide that they want to have intense muscles. It takes time to be successful. No one really knows how hard it is to be successful until they actually try.
Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Matt Sharp, and Jason Cropper formed the alternative rock group known as Weezer in 1992 in Los Angeles, California. The band went through several names before lead singer Rivers Cuomo christened the band as Weezer after his childhood nickname due to his asthma.
The Rolling Stones, self-acclaimed and fan-supported, is “The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.” The Rolling Stones is well into its fifth decade performing together as a group. They are the longest lived, continuous performing band in the history of music. From the band’s early British beginnings through the present, The Rolling Stones has continued to adapt its music to the sounds and styles of the past five decades, to remain ever visible and popular in the eyes of the world. The “Stones,” as the band has become known by, was formed by the blues-loving London born, childhood friends, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Over the period following Jagger’s and Richards’ chance reunion on a train at the Dartford
AC/DC’s “Back in Black”, http://youtu.be/HQywr-PBR_o, was release just five months after their lead singer Bon Scott died (“Songfacts”). “Back in Black” was to be a tribute to Bon (“Songfacts”). The lyrics suggest that he’ll never die, because he’ll live on forever through their music (“Songfacts”). Brain Johnson later joined the band after being discovered in a
Bill Kreutzmann, the "heartbeat" of the Grateful Dead, had been behind a kit since the age of eleven when Jerry Garcia met him in 1962. His early love of drums allowed him to be heavily involved in the "rock and roll" scene. As a teen, Kreutzmann even created rock in roll bands in which to play, as the interest was barely there. After meeting
Their history is a long winding road with a few hills along the way and the birth of the is just as interesting. The Beatles were British and was first known as the Quarry Men. Paul McCartney joined the Quarry Men when he was fifteen years old. John Lennon and Paul got to know a great deal about each other and became good friends, which is good because John is the head of the band. They were inspired by the Crickets and started to write songs in Buddy’s style, which was the leader of the Crickets. Paul and
On the other hand, the Rolling Stones have stayed together since the beginning and are still working as a band. They turned impudence into insolence, peace and love into aggression and overt sexuality. ” (Campbell & Brody, 174)
This was the least of the confusion, the two bands matters were in original instrument choice among the members, music style, the band members themselves, and at last the band names. Coincidentally, both bands lost a member who motivated the group; Stuart Sutcliffe for the Beatles, and Syd Barrett mentally handicapped before Pink Floyd’s success. The most common factor for the two United Kingdom, sixties era bands is that they both succeeded.