Chapter 3. SOUND RECORDING and Popular Music. What are some of the images that come to mind when you think of rock and roll? What might life in the US be like without rock and roll?. With a partner, make two parallel lists:
and Popular Music
Five to ten ways rock and roll has had a positive impact on American culture since the 1950s
Five to ten ways rock and roll has had a negative impact on American culture since the 1950s
Analyze the patterns that emerge in both lists:
Can negatives be seen as positives (and vice versa), depending on the viewer’s point of view?
Overall, evaluate rock and roll as either a negative or positive force in American culture.
“This tongueless, toothless instrument mimics your tones, speaks with your voice, utters your words and centuries after you have crumbled into dust, may repeat every idle thought, every fond fancy, every vain word that you choose to whisper against the thin, iron diaphram.”
--Neil Strauss, The New York Times
What role has recorded music played in your life?Who was your first favorite group or singer? How old were you at the time? What was important to you about the music?