The Big Four • Session 1 • Led Zeppelin: rock critics’ favourite art band • Deep Purple: both heavy and melodic • Session 2 • Black Sabbath, kings of heavy metal • Uriah Heep: underrated „black sheep”, rock press hostility, accused of plagiarism
Kings of heavy metal: Black Sabbathworking class band from around Birmingham • Considerthe part of Britain • Black Country intheMidlands • Industry, smoke and soot • Eponymousdebut album 1970. • Singer-twoguitars-drumquartet • Blues-playing origins • Guitarist Tony Iommipraised. • WarPigs, fromParanoid, 1970 • Two of theirgreatesthits, Paranoid and Iron Man, onGerman TV, allfrom album Paranoid, 1970 • www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrUmO8PeLEA&feature=related
War pigs lyrics Generals gathered in their masses Just like witches at black masses Evil minds that plot destruction Sorcerers of death's construction In the fields the bodies burning As the war machine keeps turning Death and hatred to mankind Poisoning their brainwashed minds Oh lord yeah! Politicians hide themselves away They only started the war Why should they go out to fight? They leave that role to the poor Time will tell on their power minds Making war just for fun Treating people just like pawns in chess Wait 'til their judgement day comes Yeah! Now in darkness world stops turning Ashes where the bodies burning No more war pigs have the power Hand of God has struck the hour Day of judgement, God is calling On their knees the war pig's crawling Begging mercy for their sins Satan laughing spreads his wings Oh lord yeah!
Black Sabbath’s music • Doom, gloom and thetechnique • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BohveBasJ1w&NR=1&feature=endscreen • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqUidIQ9j8w&feature=related • Video collage: Reasonsforthe „dark and gloomy” Sabbathsound, Tony’sfingers and theimportance of theband • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Jfi81eubo&feature=related • Evenmelodic: Solitude, fromMaster of Reality, 1971 • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8lAzfI90DE • Identifyaddedinstrument • Alternate version, wordsshorterbut more clearlyheard: • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3KjvLA_lA0&feature=artist • Video: DirtyWomen • Watch and donotfeelscandalised • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6ThBPs5i4w
Solitude lyrics My name it means nothing My fortune is less My future is shrouded in dark wilderness Sunshine is far away, clouds linger on Everything I possessed - Now they are gone Oh where can I go to and what can I do? Nothing can please me only thoughts are of you You just laughed when I begged you to stay I've not stopped crying since you went away The world is a lonely place - you're on your own Guess I will go home - sit down and moan Crying and thinking is all that I do Memories I have remind me of you
The Black Sheep: Uriah Heep • Reviledby rock press. Plagiarism? • Music • Strong vocals: D. Byron • Characteristicsound of electricorgan: K. Hensely • Fantasyworldmatchedby Roger Dean’s album covers • InfluenceforHungarian Omega • Formdebut album: Gypsy • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t28kudqwENs&feature=related • Sunrise • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRXymJj6nMs&feature=related • Live: Notgoodlookingguys • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpA5XK2CQWE • One more beauty: JulyMorning • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLZMMk8KZSU&list=ALBTKoXRg38BBXMMc4XaZIftF_pBlgS2AR
Gypsy lyrics • I was only seventeen I fell in love with a gypsy queen She told me: "Hold on" Her father was the leading man Said: "You're not welcomeOn our land" And then as a foe, he told me to goHe took me to a little shackAnd put a whip across my backThen told her: "Leave me" • I was out for quite a timeCame back with her on my mindSweet little girlShe means all the worldOh, I want my qypsy queenWill she still be torn betweenHer father and loverOne day I will go to himStrong enough to fight and winThe kind of a manThat he'll understand
Sunrise lyrics Sunrise and the new day's breakin' troughThe morning of another day without youAnd as the hours roll byNo one's there to see me cry except the sunriseThe sunrise and you...Tired eyes drift across the shoreLooking for love and nothing moreBut as the sea rolls byNo-one's there to see me cry... except the sunriseThe sunrise and you...Sun-rise bless my eyescatch my soul - make me whole again Sunrise .. new day.. hear my songI'm tired of fightin' and foolin' aroundBut from now on till who knows whenMy sword will be my penAnd I'll love you... love ya'... for all of my timeSun-rise.... bless my eyesCatch my soul - make me whole againSun-rise.... bless my eyesCatch my soul - make me whole againSun-rise.... bless my eyesCatch my soul - make me whole again... Sunrise
British invasion of the US?3-part BBC video Episode 2 (1/2) • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvQbxsw-RhI • Forerunners in the 1960s? • Technical problems, Am. technical contribution? • What rock? S_ _ _ _ _ _ rock? What the heck? • Humble station-wagon beginnings. In what sense? • What captivated American audience? • What was J. Bruce’s interesting and paradoxical statement?
Homework • Reviewing (listeningto) completePowerpoint, includingembeddedYouTube, lyrics, etc. • 3rd part of the video series. • Read allHandbook and Harmonyreadings.