- Class Dates
- 01/16/2024 to 05/03/2024
- Delivered By
- Online Asynchronous
- Meeting Times
- Meets by Appt
- Meeting Location
- Distance Education
Inventing the Future/Underground Rock/1968-1993
MUSIC 171 - Class Number: 15727
An examination and consideration of what Roni Sarig described as "The Secret History of Rock: The most influential bands you never heard." This course explores underground music scenes and movements including, but not limited to the 1960s through the 1980s and how they came to influence mainstream music and culture. There is an examination of payola and the recording industry including the major record labels (RIAA) and radio as contrasted with independent (indie) record labels, the DIY (Do it yourself) approach of indie musicians and labels, and the rise of college radio. Includes discussion of the advent of digital music, peer-to-peer file sharing from Napster forward, and implications of technology on the future of music. Music movements explored include "20th Century Composers," "International Pop Underground," "Psychotic Reactions and Garage Rock," "Absurdists and Eccentrics," "Frayed Roots," "Krautrock," "Sound Sculptors," "Original Rappers," "The Post-Industrial Wasteland," "Riot Moms And Other Angry Women," "American Hardcore," "Post-Punk," and others.
- Instructor Thomas Bell's permission is required after 01/23/2024.
- Internet access
- Enrollment Dates
- 10/23/2023 to 01/16/2024
- Enrollment Limit
Enrollments received on or after the first day of class may be assessed a $65 special handling fee.
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