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1990s Dance Music
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
mechanical, history, hippy, objective, objective, absorbed, Garage, recorded, techno, digitally, favorite, reception, Chemical, rave, beats, sucks
disco at end of 1970s
the disco            movement
rock and rollers hated disco
it threatened many of the aspects of the            aesthetic
radio stations were changing formats
the fad for disco gets                  in many ways
the idea of dancing music in a club
master-minded by a DJ doesn't go away
it's off the mainstream, not a style
continues to be a musical practice
continued as a club seen, went into the underground
1990s electronic dance music
sometimes called             
techno didn't quite replace rock and roll as some said
the job of making electronic music work has to do with the DJ
keep people on the dance floor dancing
a DJ is restricted since they have to depend on what is already                 
have a danceable part of a turn on two turn tables
in the 1990s they could do it                   
it takes some artistry to make it happen
Larry Levan
New York
garage style
Frankie Knuckles
house style
get a drum machine, add extra           
took the best bits of the records and extended them
Belleville three
Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson
European synthesizer music like Kraftwerk
futuristic synth style
the beginning of techno
all night          culture
New York
San Francisco
Los Angeles
the second summer of love
gets transplanted to the UK
1990s the first important records emerge
United States
The                  Brothers
1997 Did Your Own Head
The Prodigy
1997 Fat of the Land
Out of Space
1999 Play
a resurgence of dance music, but in a way that is less simplistic or pop-minded than say, The Twist or Saturday Night Fever
sophisticated instead of simply using a                      beat so everyone can dance
wrap up of the History of Rock course
as time passes, our perception of the past changes
we try to be                   
try not to change the history to reflect values that we hold now
tracks the ways things change as values change throughout history
what may seem important at the time turns out to be less important
and visa versa
history does it's best work when it can look back at events with an                    way
you don't want to read rock history pulling for your                  band
so the 1990s are difficult since the dust hasn't settled yet
getting into the period after 2000 is not really                yet

Ideas and Concepts:

The origins of 1990s electronic dance music, via tonight's History of Rock and Roll class:

"The Chemical Brothers are an English electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, originating in Manchester in 1989. Along with The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, The Crystal Method, and fellow acts, they were pioneers at bringing the big beat genre to the forefront of pop culture.

The video for The Chemical Brothers' "Do It Again" is similar to that of Fatboy Slim's "Ya Mama" video, which includes a cassette tape that causes uncontrollable dancing.

Do It Again takes place in Morocco and is centered around a little boy and his older brother. The younger boy has a toothache and must have his tooth removed but he escapes with his brother, whom he begs not to let anyone take his tooth away.

Whilst walking through the desert, a cassette tape falls from the sky. The brothers get a tape player and once they hit play, the music causes them to dance uncontrollably. As they bring it back home, they see that anyone who hears the music starts dancing too.

By hitching rides on cars, motorcycles and on top of buses, they travel to a larger city into a market where they use the hypnotic music to help them acquire money from a bank. With it they fix the boy's tooth instead of pulling it out, and return home.

YouTube commentary:"When u are In iraq and everybody have autism. This clip is fucking cringe, but the music is good, finally found it now my life is complete."
1990s sophisticated dance music, via tonight's History of Rock and Roll class: "In the 1990s, we see a resurgence of dance music, but done in a way that is a little less simplistic or pop-minded than, say, in the 1960s The Twist or 1970s Saturday Night Fever. The 1990s bands such as Moby prided themselves on being sophisticated, not in simply using a mechanical beat so everybody could dance, but creating a hipper, more cultivated expression of music that was also danceable. / YouTube comments on Moby's Honey video:This reminds me of that misunderstood sense of existence, when we are born just to die, just to do some complicated things during our long and weird life and then just disappear again, vanish in that weird something from which we were born. Like Moby in the video. He got up from the box, got somewhere weird, did some complicated things and all of these things he did in order to get back to the box. Like there's totally no sense in his existence.""
Discovered during tonight's History of Rock and Roll class, a Letter to America from 1990s electronic musician Richard Melville Hall, known as Moby, written after the 2016 national election: "america, why are you so afraid of evidence? you smoke cigarettes, naively believing they won't kill you. you eat garbage, believing it won't make you sick and obese. and now you've elected donald trump. but here are the facts:junk food makes you fat and kills you. cigarettes give you cancer. and donald trump is a racist and a misogynist who has ruined countless businesses and will be the worst president our country has ever, ever seen."
1970s: Hippie Aesthetic, Corporate Rock, Disco, and Punk
British Blues-Based Bands and the Roots of Heavy Metal
American Blues Rock and Southern Rock
The Era of Progressive Rock
Jazz Rock in the 70s
Theatrical Rock: KISS, Bowie, and Alice Cooper
American Singer-Songwriters of the 70s
British and Canadian Singer-Songwriters
Country Rock's Influence on 1970s Music
Black Pop in the 1970s
Sly Stone and His Influence on Black Pop, Funk, and Psychedelic Soul
Motown in the 1970s
Philadelphia Sound and Soul Train
Blaxploitation Soundtracks
The Uniqueness of James Brown
Bob Marley and the Rise of Reggae
The Backlash Against Disco
1975-1980: The Rise of the Mega-Αlbum
Continuity Bands in the 1970s
Rock and Roll in the Second Half of the 1970s
U.S. Punk 1967-1975
1974-77: Punk in the UK
American New Wave 1977-80
British New Wave 1977-80
The Hippie Aesthetic: 1966-1980
The Rise of MTV
Michael Jackson: MTV's Unexpected Boon
Madonna as Disruptive Shock Artist
Prince and Janet Jackson
Other Groups Who Benefited from MTV
1980s New Traditionalists and New Wave
1980s New Acts, Old Styles and Blue-Eyed Soul
1970s Progressive Rock Adapts to the 80s
1980's Heavy Metal
1980s Heavy Metal and L.A. Hair Bands
1980s Ambitious Heavy Metal
The Beginning of Rap
1980s: Rap Crosses Over to Mainstream
Late 1980s Hard Core Rap
Punk Goes Hardcore
Late 80s Indie Rock Underground
1990s: The Rise of Alternative Rock
1990s Indie Rock and the Question of Selling Out
1990s Metal and Alternative Extensions
Hip-Hop in the 1990s
Classic Rock of the 1990s
1990s Jam Bands and Britpop
Female Singer-Songwriters of the 1990s
The Rise of Teen Idols in the 1990s
1990s Dance Music