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1980s Ambitious Heavy Metal
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
single, popular, Jethro, thrash, Metallica, mastery, progressive, epic, Ulrich, Extinction, electric, Rhodes, aesthetic, shorter, important, orientation, seriously, dandyism, Reign, philosophical
heavy metal bands that captured the spirit of the                        rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s
took heavy metal                   
wanted to do something with a sense of seriousness of purpose
not the                  of the L.A. Hair Bands
or the kind of radio-friendly, hook-oriented bands such as Guns-n-Roses, Van Halen, or Bon Jovi
music that had substance to it
had contrasts: light and dark
acoustic and                 
loud and soft
major and minor chords
building music that goes seven or eight minutes in length
not only thinking of the radio             
blending together speed metal and              metal
from Los Angeles
drummer Lars             
guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield
Kirk Hammett
1983 Kill 'em All
1984 Ride the Lightning
1986 Master of Puppets
1988 And Justice for All
breakthrough album
made Metallica an                    band
large-scale, two-part form
over seven minutes
an          piece in two parts
serious lyrics, textual contrasts
in the 1989 Grammy performances
everyone thought they would get it
winner was              Tull: Crest of the Nave
was kind of a make up of what should have happened
was a big surprise, just had performed One
this scandal did Metallica good in the sense of publicity
became the founders of serious heavy metal
Dream Theater followed
progressive metal
take their point of                        from Metallica
formed by Dave Mustaine
was kicked out of                   
1985 Killing is My Business... And Business Is Good
1986 Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
not a lot of commercial success
not like Metallica or Bon Jovi
1992 Countdown to                     
was a big album
we often thing of Metallica and Megadeth together
the closeness of the members
the closeness of the                    of the music
out of New York City
1987 Among the Living
1986            in Blood
Heavy Metal Ambition
virtuosity instrumental playing
we see this in Heavy Metal generally
when the song is emphasized, the guitar solo is               
Richie Blackmore of Deep Purple
Eddie Van Halen from Van Halen
Randy              from Ozzie Osbourne and Quiet Riot
1990s alternative rock was acting against this
hearkens back to the Hippie rock guitar solos
many guitar players practicing 4-6 hours a day just to gain technical                of the instrument
big ideas
album cover art
Ambitious Heavy Metal carried the torch for the hippy aesthetic in many ways
also with videos
1987 Headbangers Ball
devoted entirely to Heavy Metal videos
viewers could now focus on smaller groups as well as the most                groups

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From the high-quality-Heavy-Metal-that-still-sends-chills-down-my-spine department, via this evening's History of Rock and Roll class:

"There was a second group of heavy metal bands in the 80s, bands that captured the spirit of the progressive rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s. They took heavy metal seriously and wanted to do something with a sense of seriousness of purpose, not just the dandyism of the L.A. Hair Bands with their makeup and teased hair.

These higher-quality heavy metal bands wanted to go beyond the kind of radio-friendly, hook-oriented bands such as Guns-n-Roses, Van Halen, or Bon Jovi, and produce music that had substance to it, with light and dark contrasts, both acoustic and electric guitar, loud and soft movements, major and minor chords, building music that goes seven or eight minutes in length into epic pieces that have sophisticated and philosophical lyrics blending together speed metal and thrash metal.

There was no better representative band for this genre than Metallica, and for their early fans before their 1988 And Justice for All album which launched them into mainstream stardom, there is no more representative epic song than Master of Puppets, which introduced a new level of heaviness and complexity in thrash metal, displaying atmospheric and precise execution. Hetfield's vocals had matured from the hoarse shouting of the first two albums to a deeper, in-control yet aggressive style.

Master of Puppets explores themes such as control and the abuse of power. The lyrics describe the consequences of alienation, oppression, and feelings of powerlessness, ominous yet unnamed forces of power wielding total control over helpless human subjects The lyrics were considered perceptive and harrowing, and were praised for being honest and socially conscious."
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