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The Rolling Stones. Overview: The British are Coming. Many British rock stars attained popularity in their own country Unable to export their success back to the United States From 1964 on several important trends were initiated or co-founded by British rock artists.

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Overview the british are coming
Overview: The British are Coming

  • Many British rock stars attained popularity in their own country

  • Unable to export their success back to the United States

  • From 1964 on several important trends were initiated or co-founded by British rock artists


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Overview: The British are Coming

  • Did the British dominate the charts?

  • With the British invasion came a split in rock's mainstream

  • The dichotomy within the Beatles themselves is the prototype for an even larger division within the British invasion as a whole


The rolling stones the years before satisfaction
The Rolling Stones:The Years Before Satisfaction

  • Early years

  • Alexis Korner

  • The Blue Boys

  • Brian Jones

  • Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts


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The Rolling Stones:The Years Before Satisfaction

  • NEMS

  • May 1963

  • Counter-image to the Beatles

  • Stones join the British invasion of America

  • James Brown


Satisfaction
Satisfaction

  • Ed Sullivan Show

  • 16 bar chorus

  • I bVII I bVII

  • Phrase 4 guitar riff


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Satisfaction

  • Alternates chorus with verses based on this guitar riff

  • Intro on riff


Satisfaction2
Satisfaction

  • Chorus (AABC) 16 bars

  • Verse (CCCC) 18 bars (2-bar drum break before 4th C)

  • Chorus (AABC) 16 bars

  • Verse (CCCC) 18 bars

  • Chorus (AABC) 16 bars

  • Verse (CCCC) 18 bars

  • Riff x 3 (CCC) 12 bars

  • Fade-out on riff


Satisfaction

  • Drugs and alcohol

  • A string of hits

  • Andrew Oldham formed Immediate Records

  • Scandal and increased controversy

  • Satanic Majesties Request was a gross disappointment


Jumpin jack flash
Jumpin’ Jack Flash

  • less innovative in form

  • quintessential rock beat

  • chorus is delineated by active harmony

  • modal harmony


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Jumpin’ Jack Flash

  • rock-defining groove

  • loose, variable texture

  • equality of instruments or at least virtuosity

  • Jagger’s singing and Richard’s guitar project insolence


Sympathy for the devil
Sympathy for the Devil

  • Basic harmonic vocabulary

  • Chorus consists six phrases

  • Repetitions

  • Five-bar phrase


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Sympathy for the Devil

  • Intro on drums (add maracas on bar 4) 10 bars

  • Lead vocal and full accompaniment enter

  • Chorus 1 (aaaa) 17 bars + (bb) 8 bars (fourth statement of a is 5 bars long)

  • Chorus 2 (aaaa) 17 bars + (bb) 8 bars


Sympathy for the Devil

  • Chorus 3 (aaaa) 17 bars + (bb) 8 bars (add background vocals)

  • Chorus 4 (aaaa) 17 bars + (bb) 8 bars

  • (add guitar lead in a-section; lead vocal re-enters in b-section)

  • Chorus 5 (aaaa) 17 bars + (bb) 8 bars


Sympathy for the Devil

  • Closing Section (aa) 8 bars

    • Vocal interjections over guitar lead (with piano)

  • Repeat and fade-out


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Sympathy for the Devil

  • Samba beat

  • Timbral changes

  • Visceral

  • Stone’s simplicity and repetiveness


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The Rolling Stones

  • Stones rid Brian Jones

  • Mick Taylor

  • The Hyde Park concert


Altamont
Altamont

  • The American Tour

  • The Hells Angels

  • Sympathy for the Devil


After altamont
After Altamont

  • Altamont created considerable resentment toward the group

  • Tax trouble

  • Brown Sugar

  • America tour 1972

  • 1974-1976

  • Keith vs. Mick


The bad boys of rock
The Bad Boys of Rock

  • The first significant rock group to foster an overtly negative image

  • Brian Jones

  • Keith Richard

  • Mick Jagger

  • Concert behaviour

  • Anti-social violence


Summary
Summary

  • Since the end of the 1950s, rock had gradually moved away from its R & B roots.

  • This fundamental split within the ranks of the British invasion, the fork in the road created by the Beatles and the Stones, is central to the history of rock since the mid-1960s.


Summary

  • Since its beginnings, rock had always had a seamier underside.

    4. Finally the Stones deserve an important place in rock history simply because of their longevity.



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