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  1. Militant Blues on Campus History of Rock & Roll Chpt. 12

  2. The Vietnam War

  3. Vietnam Protest

  4. The Psychedelic Blues • The music of the oppressed race • Made popular by College kids

  5. Jimi Hendrix • Part Cherokee • From a broken home in Seattle • Hendrix and the Experience • Flower Children • Freely experimented with drugs • “Stone Free”

  6. Jimi and the Blues • Rock’s greatest virtuoso • Grew up listening • Muddy Waters • Howlin’ Wolf • Honorable discharge as paratrooper • Played with: • Little Richard, James Brown & B.B. King

  7. Psychedelic Jimi • Delivered loud, angry electric blues that captured the violence of the era. • Electronic devices • Wah-wah pedal • Fuzz box • Feedback

  8. Machine Gun • Trying to express that at every moment there are terrible things going on all over the world – war, destruction, and terror…he wanted to open people’s eyes • “to all the soldiers who are fighting in Chicago and Milwaukee and new York, oh yes, and to all the soldiers who are fighting in Vietnam.” • “That’s all I’m singing about. It’s today’s blues”

  9. Wild Thing

  10. Janice Joplin • Hitchhiked from Port Arthur Texas to San Francisco • Influenced greatly by Blues artist Bessie Smith • Razor sharp cries of anguish • Sang with several different groups: • Big Brother and the Holding company • Kosmic Blues Band • Full Tilt Boogie Band

  11. Janice Joplin

  12. Heavy Metal Thunder • Militant mood of the times • Delivering loud, explosive blues • Unfettered by psychedelia • Initially defined by Steppenwolf

  13. Led Zeppelin • Reworked version of Howlin’ Wolf’s “How Many More Years” called “How Many More Times” • Lead guitarist Jimmy Page became one of heavy metal’s main stars

  14. Led Zeppelin

  15. Black Sabbath • Perfected the loud, aggressive blues that characterized heavy metal • Originally called themselves Earth • When they were “Earth” they did more blues from Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters & John Lee Hooker. • They began doing heavier stuff and in 1969 changed their name.

  16. Black Sabbath

  17. Led Zeppelin vs Black Sabbath

  18. OzzyOsbourne • Lead vocalist of Black Sabbath • John “Ozzy” Osbourne • “Now you consider everyone’s all jolly and tip-toein’ around, stoned on acid, havin’ Woodstock and all love, peace, sex, drugs and rock-’n’-roll, and all that’s great…but for us guys that were livin’ in this hole in the world, it wasn’t that way.”

  19. OzzyOsbourne

  20. Woodstock

  21. Jimi at Woodstock