COMM 428: The Rhetoric of Rock Music

Dr. Tony Palmeri

Note: The Rhetoric of Rock Music is based on two major texts; David Szatmary's Rockin' in Time: A Social History of Rock-And-Roll (5th ed.) (Prentice-Hall, 2004) and Anna Tomasino's Music and Culture (Pearson/Longman, 2005). Most of the songs and related items linked below correspond to chapters in those books. This page will be updated regularly until the end of the fall, 2005 semester in December. The photo above is Justin Mitchell (right) and I performing (?) a version of Neil Young's "Rockin in the Free World" at the Oshkosh Algoma Club in the summer of 2004. --Tony

September 7: New Orleans Rock

Professor Longhair: Go to the Mardi Gras

Fats Domino: The Fat Man

Fats Domino: Walkin' to New Orleans

Fats Domino: Blueberry Hill

Fats Domino Wikipedia Entry

Clarence "Frogman" Henry: Ain't Got no Home

Clarence Henry Rockabilly Hall of Fame Entry

September 9: Tunes For Tomasino Chapter 1

Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man (Boston Pops)

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer: Fanfare for the Common Man

The Beatles: I Want to Hold Your Hand

Nirvana Videos

Richard Berry: Louie Louie (original 1957 version)

The Kingsmen: Louie Louie

The Lyrics and Music of Louie Louie

Nas: Life's a Bitch

Nas Lyrics: Life's a Bitch

September 12: Blues

King Biscuit Time

Blues Legends

Big Bill Broonzy: Baby Please Don't Go

Big Bill Wikipedia Entry

Muddy Waters: Got my Mojo Workin'

Muddy Waters

Howlin Wolf: Spoonful

Howlin Wolf: Moanin at Midnight

Howlin Wolf Interview

Howlin Wolf Photos

Little Walter: Juke

Little Walter Jacobs: Boom Boom Out Go The Lights

Little Walter Photo

Little Walter Wikipedia Entry

Elmore James: Dust My Blues

Elmore James Wikipedia Entry

Bo Diddley Guitar Riff

Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley Interview

Little Richard: Tutti Frutti

Pat Boone: Tuttie Frutti

Little Richard with the Beatles

Little Richard

Little Richard at the piano

Chuck Berry: Maybelline

Chuck Berry photos

Arthur Crudup" That's Alright

September 14: Elvis and Rockabilly

Sam Phillips of Sun Records: "If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars"

Szatmary: "By Late 1956, Sam Phillips had groomed a stable of white country boys who willingly sang with the feeling of black men and the intensity of whirling dervishes, driving white, teenaged girls to hysteria."

Blues Stars v. Rockabilly Stars

Amos Milburn: One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer

Amos Milburn

Delmore Brothers: Blow Your Whistle, Freight Train

Arthur Smith and his Crackerjacks: Guitar Boogie (1948)

Jimmie Rodgers: Pistol Packin' Papa (1930)

Elvis' Rockabilly influences

Rock Fans Celebrate 50th Anniversary of "That's Alright"

Sun Records "Big Four": Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis

Elvis Hits

Johnny Cash: I Walk the Line (1956)

Johnny Cash: Folsom Prison Blues (1955)

Carl Perkins: Blue Suede Shoes (1955)

Carl Perkins: Honey Don't (1955)

Jerry Lee Lewis: Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On (1957)

Jerry Lee Lewis: Great Balls of Fire (1957)

Rockabilly Stars

Other Sun Artists: Billy Lee Riley, Roy Orbison, Ray Harris, Sonny Burgess

Billy Lee Riley: Flying Saucer Rock and Roll (1956)

Billy Lee Riley: Red Hot (1957)

Roy Orbison: Ooby Dooby (1956)

Ray Harris: Come on Little Mama (1956)

Sonny Burgess: Red Headed Woman (1955)

Decca Artists: Bill Hailey & His Comets, Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio, Buddy Holly

Bill Hailey & His Coments: Rock Around the Clock (1954)

Bill Hailey & His Comets: Shake, Rattle and Roll (1954)

Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio: Rockabilly Trio (1956)

Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio: The Train Kept a Rollin' (1956)

Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away (1957)

Buddy Holly: That'll be the Day (1957)

Buddy Holly: Peggy Sue (1957)

Miscellaneous: Gene Vincent, The Everly Brothers, Ricky Nelson, Eddie Cochran

Gene Vincent: Be-Bop-A-Lula (1956)

The Everly Brothers: Bye Bye Love (1957)

Everly Brothers: Wake up Little Susie (1957)

Ricky Nelson: Believe What You Say (1958)

Eddie Cochran: Summertime Blues (1958)

September 19: Dick Clark, Don Kirshner, and the Teen Market

Bandstand Boogie

Bandstand Reenactment

Dick Clark Movieland

Dick Clark's Creations

Fabian: Turn me Loose (1959)


Frankie Avalon: Venus (1959)

Frankie Avalon

Bobbie Rydell: Wild One (1960)

Bobby Rydell

Chubby Checker: The Twist (1960)

Sam Cooke: Twistin the Night Away

Joey Dee and the Starlighters: Peppermint Twist (1961)

Joint Statement on Current Issues in Radio

Don Kirshner's Creations

Connie Francis: Stupid Cupid (1958)

Connie Francis


Neil Sedaka: Breaking up is hard to do (1962)

Neil Sedaka

Doo Wop Groups

The Ravens: Count Every Star (1950)

The Ravens

Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers: Why do fools fall in love? (1956)

Frankie Lymon

The Coasters: Young Blood (1957)

The Coasters

Dion and the Belmonts: A teenager in love (1959)


The Girl Groups

The Ronettes: Be My Baby (1963)

The Ronettes

The Shirelles: Will you love me tomorrow? (1960)

The Shirelles

The Crystals: He's a rebel (1962)

The Crystals: Then he kissed me (1963)

The Crystals

The Shangri-Las: The leader of the pack (1964)

The Shangri-Las

The Dixie Cups: Chapel of love (1964)

The Dixie Cups

September 21: Surf Music


Gene Krupa and the Benny Goodman Orchestra: Sing! Sing! Sing!

Duane Eddy: Rebel Rouser (1958)

Duane Eddy: The King of the Twangy Guitar

Duane and Annette

Link Wray: Rumble (1958)

Link Wray

Link Wray Ad

Dick Dale: The King of Surf Guitar

Dick Dale and the Del Tones: Let's Go Trippin' (1961)

Dick Dale and the Del Tones: Miserlou (1962)

Dick Dale Night

Dick Dale

The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys

Surfin' (1962)

In My Room (1963)

Good Vibrations (1966)

Pet Sounds (1966)

Pet Sounds

Wouldn't it be Nice?

You Still Believe in Me

Let's Go Away For Awhile

Jan and Dean

Surf City (1963)

Drag City (1965)

Miscellaneous Surf

The Pyramids: Penetration (1963)

The Surfaris: Wipe Out (1963)

UW Oshkosh Connected Car Song

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen: Hot Rod Lincoln (1971)

Commander Cody (George Frayne): After graduating in the spring of 1968, I took a job as instructor of art at Wisconsin State University in Oshkosh. I went back to Ann Arbor every weekend, which kept the band going, but eventually got me fired.

September 23: Doug Henkle Presentation


September 26: Bob Dylan and the New Frontier

The Folk Revival

The Kingston Trio: Tom Dooley (1958)

Kingston Trio Wikipedia Entry

Hootenannny (1963)

New Christy Minstrels: Green Green (1963)

I always thought one man, the lone balladeer with the guitar, could blow an entire army off the stage if he knew what he was doing...
To the aspiring songwriter and singer I say, Disregard all the current stuff, forget it, you're better off if you read John Keats, Melville, and listen to Robert Johnson and Woody Guthrie.
booklet for "Biograph", 1985

Dylan Influences:

Jimmie Rodgers: Blue Yodel ("T For Texas") (1927)

Robert Johnson: Love in Vain (1937)

Woody Guthrie: Do Re Mi (1937)

Woody Guthrie: This Land is Your Land (1945)

Official Woody Guthrie Site

The Weavers: Good Night Irene (1955)

The Weavers: If I Had A Hammer (1956)

The Weavers

Pete Seeger Remembers the 1950s

Bob Dylan: The Music of Protest

Blowin in the Wind (1963)

Masters of War (1963)

The Times They Are a Changin' (1964)

With God on our Side (1964)

My Back Pages (1964)

Bob Dylan Discography

Bob Dylan Wikipedia Entry

The Singer Activists

Peter, Paul, and Mary: Where have all the flowers gone? (1962)

Peter, Paul, and Mary

Buffy Saint-Marie: Universal Soldier (1964)


Phil Ochs: I Ain't Marchin' No More

Phil Ochs: Cops of the World (1966)

Phil Ochs

Phil at Berkeley 1965

Dave Von Ronk: Cocaine Blues (1963)

Barry McGuire: Eve of Destruction (1965)

Eve of Destruction

September 28: Joan Baez, Dylan Goes Electric, Brief Return to Protest, Christian Conversion, Unplugged, Folk Rock

Joan Baez

Joan Baez

Dylan and Baez

Dylan Goes Electric:

Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965)

Like a Rolling Stone (1965)

Brief Return to Protest:

Hurricane (1975)

Christian Convert:

Gotta Serve Somebody (1979)


John Brown (on CD)

John Brown Lyrics

Folk Rock:

Donovan Leitch: Catch the Wind (1965)

Donovan Leitch: Sunshine Superman (1965)

Donovan Leitch: Hurdy Gurdy Man (1966)


The Byrds: Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)

The Byrds: Turn! Turn! Turn! (1965)

Simon & Garfunkel: The Sound of Silence (1966)

Simon & Garfunkel: I am a Rock (1966)

Simon & Garfunkel Wikipedia Entry

The Lovin' Spoonful: Do you Believe in Magic? (1965)

The Lovin' Spoonful: Summer in the City (1966)

John Sebastian Wikipedia Entry

September 30: The British Invasion (not including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones):

Lonnie Donegan and "skiffle" music: "Rock Island Line"(1956) (with comments by George Harrison).

Wikipedia Entry: Skiffle Music

Lonnie Donegan Wikipedia Entry

Mods and Rockers Wikipedia Entry

The Mersey Beat: Liverpool Bands

Gerry and the Pacemakers: Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (1964)

Gerry and the Pacemakers: Ferry Cross the Mersey (1965)

Gerry and the Pacemakers: It's Gonna be Alright (1965)

Gerry and the Pacemakers Wikipedia Entry

The Searchers: Needles and Pins (1964)

Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas: Bad to Me (1963)

Cilla Black: You're My World (1964)

Cilla Black Wikipedia Entry

The Mersey Beat: Other Parts of England

Freddie and the Dreamers (Manchester): Do the Freddie (1965)

Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders (Manchester): The Game of Love (1965)

The Hollies (Manchester): Bus Stop (1966)

Herman's Hermits (Manchester): I'm Into Something Good (1964)

The Dave Clark Five (London): Glad all Over (1964)

The British Blues Invasion (Blues Inspired Bands)

The Who: I'm the Face (1964)

The Who: My Generation (1965)

The Who Wikipedia Entry

The Yardbirds: Heart Full of Soul (1965)

The Yardbirds: Shapes of Things (1966)

The Yardbirds Wikipedia Entry

The Kinks: You Really Got Me (1964)

The Kinks: All Day and All of the Night (1964)

The Kinks Wikipedia Entry

The Spencer Davis Group: I'm a Man (1965)

The Spencer Davis Group: Gimme Some Lovin (1965)

Manfred Mann: Do Wah Diddy Diddy (1964)

The Animials: We Gotta Get Out of This Place (1965)

The Animals: It's My Life (1965)

The Animals Wikipedia Entry

Them: Gloria (1965)

October 3rd: The Beatles

The Beatles Wikipedia Entry

Love Me Do (1962)

She Loves You (1963)

Meet the Beatles


Norwegian Wood (1965)

Norwegian Wood Wikipedia Entry

Nowhere Man (1965)

Nowhere Man Wikipedia Entry

Rubber Soul Album Cover

Love You Too (1966)

Tomorrow Never Knows (1966)

The Beatles Revolver Album Cover

Tomorrow Never Knows Wikipedia Entry

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Wikipedia Entry

Sgt. Pepper's album cover

Strawberry Fields Forever (1967)

Strawberry Fields Forever Wikipedia Entry

I Am The Walrus (1967)

I Am The Walrus Wikipedia Entry

Magical Mystery Tour Album Cover

The Beatles' Helter Skelter was Paul McCartney's attempt to out do the Who's I Can See For Miles

Helter Skelter (1968)

October 5th: The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones Wikipedia Entry

Beatles and Stones Image

Not Fade Away (1964)

Maybe the Stones should have performed in blackface?

Blackface (Wikipedia)

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (1965)

Satisfaction Wikipedia Entry

Paint It Black (1966)

Paint It Black Wikipedia Entry

Street Fighting Man (1968)

Street Fighting Man was a response to the Beatles Revolution

Sympathy for the Devil (1968)

Sympathy for the Devil Wikipedia Entry

Brown Sugar (1971)

Brown Sugar Lyrics

Sticky Fingers

October 7th: Motown

Berry Gordy


Jackie Wilson: Reet Petite (1957) (written by Berry Gordy)

Jackie Wilson Wikipedia Entry

Barrett Strong: Money, that's what I want (1959) (written by Berry Gordy)

Barrett Strong

Marvelettes: Please Mr. Postman (1961) (Motown's first #1 hit)

The Marvelettes Wikipedia Entry

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas: Heat Wave (1963) (HDH)

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas: Dancing in the Street (1964) (HDH)

Motown's Reeves Advances to Detroit City Council General Election

Martha Reeves and the VanDellas

Mary Wells: My Guy (1964)

Mary Wells Wikipedia Entry

The Four Tops: I Can't Help Myself (1965) (HDH)

The Four Tops: Reach Out I'll Be There (1966) (HDH)

The Four Tops Wikipedia Entry

Marvin Gaye: How Sweet It Is (1965) (HDH)

Marvin Gaye: What's Goin' On? (1971)

Marvin Gaye Wikipedia Entry

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: Shop Around (1961)

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: I Second That Emotion (1967)

Smokey Robinson Wikipedia Entry

The Supremes: Where did our love go? (1964) (HDH)

The Supremes: Baby Love (1964) (HDH)

The Supremes: Come See About Me (1964) (HDH)

The Supremes Wikipedia Entry

The Temptations: The Way You Do The Things You Do (1964)

The Temptations: My Girl (1965)

The Temptations' "Psychedelic Soul" Period

The Temptations Wikipedia Entry

October 10th: Soul Music

Stax Artists:

Booker T. and the MGs: Green Onions (1962)

Booker T. and the MGs: Time is Tight (1969)

Booker T. and the MGs Wikipedia Entry

Otis Redding: Sittin on the Dock of the Bay (1967)

Otis Redding Wikipedia Entry

Wilson Pickett: In the Midnight Hour (1965)

Wilson Pickett Wikipedia Entry

Sam and Dave: Soul Man (1967)

Sam and Dave Wikipedia Entry

Percy Sledge: When a Man Loves a Woman (1966)

Percy Sledge Wikipedia Entry

The Geniuses

Solomon Burke: Got to get you off my mind (1965)

Solomon Burke Wikipedia Entry

Ray Charles: Hit the Road Jack (1961)

Ray Charles: Let's got get Stoned (1966)

Ray Charles Wikipedia Entry

Aretha Franklin (on CD)

Aretha Franklin Wikipedia Entry

James Brown (on CD)

James Brown Wikipedia Entry

October 12: Acid Rock

LSD Wikipedia Entry

Beat Poets/Icons:

"The so-called Beat Generation was a whole bunch of people, of all different nationalities, who came to the conclusion that society sucked."

- Amiri Baraka

The New York Connection:

The Fugs: Saran Wrap (1965)

The Fugs Wikipedia Entry

The Blues Magoos: We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet (1966)

The Velvet Underground: Venus in Furs (1967)

Velvet Underground: Heroin (1967)

Velvet Underground Wikipedia Entry

California Bands:

The Electric Prunes: I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night (1966)

Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow (1967) (CD)

Jefferson Airplane Wikipedia Entry

The Grateful Dead (CD)

Grateful Dead Wikipedia Entry

The Doors: The End (1967)

The Doors Wikipedia Entry

Big Brother and the Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin: Piece of My Heart (1968)

Janis Joplin Wikipedia Entry

Blue Cheer: Summertime Blues (1968)

Blue Cheer Wikipedia Entry

Iron Butterfly: In A Godda Da Vida (1968)

Quicksilver Messenger Service: Fresh Air (1970)

British Bands:

Pink Floyd: See Emily Play (1967)

Eric Burdon and the Animals: A Girl Named Sandoz (1967)

Odes To San Francisco:

Eric Burdon and the Animals: San Franciscan Nights (1967)

Scott McKenzie: San Francisco (1967)

October 14: Militant Blues on Campus

The Psychedelic Blues

Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced? (1967)

Jimi Hendrix: Little Wing (1967)

Jimi Hendrix Wikipedia Entry

Cream (CD)

Ten Years After (CD)

Jeff Beck Group (Rod Stewart on vocals): Blues Deluxe (1968)

Jeff Beck Group: Spanish Boots (1969)

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son (1969)

Creedence Clearwater Revival Wikipedia Entry

Heavy Metal Thunder

Steppenwolf: Born to be Wild (1968)

Steppenwolf Wikipedia Entry

Led Zeppelin: How Many More Times (1969)

Led Zeppelin: Dazed and Confused (1969)

Led Zeppelin Wikipedia Entry

Black Sabbath (CD)

Black Sabbath Wikipedia Entry

Deep Purple (CD)

Deep Purple Wikipedia Entry

The Rebirth of the Blues

Johnny Winter (CD)

Johnny Winter Wikipedia Entry

Canned Heat: On The Road Again (1969)

Canned Heat Wikipedia Entry

The Allman Brothers Band (CD)

The Allman Brothers Wikipedia Entry

Woodstock and the End of an Era

Country Joe & The Fish: Fixin' to Die Rag (1967)

Country Joe McDonald: Cakewalk to Baghdad (2004)


Black Sabbath: Wicked World (1970)

The world today is such a wicked place
Fighting going on between the human race
People go to work just to earn their bread
While people just across the sea are counting their dead

A politician's job they say is very high
For he has to choose who's got to go and die
They can put a man on the moon quite easy
while people here on earth are dying of old diseases

A woman goes to work every day after day
She just goes to work just to earn her pay
Child sitting crying by a life that's harder
he doesn't even know who is his father

October 21st: Soft Sounds of the Seventies

"These days nobody wants to hear songs that have a message." Robert Lamm, Chicago (@1971)

Jazz-Rock Fusion

Blood, Sweat and Tears: Spinning Wheel (1969)

Blood, Sweat and Tears Wikipedia Entry

Chicago: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (1969)

Chicago Wikipedia Entry

Steely Dan: Reelin' in the Years (1973)

Steely Dan Wikipedia Entry

Jan Hammer/Billy Cobham: Quadrant IV from "Spectrum" (1974)

Jan Hammer Wikipedia Entry

Billy Cobham on Drummerworld Site

Seventies Soul

The Chi-Lites: Have You Seen Her? (1971)

The Chi-Lites

Al Green: Let's Stay Together (1974)

Al Green Wikipedia Entry

Stevie Wonder: Living for the City (1974)

Stevie Wonder Wikipedia Entry

The O'Jays: Love Train (1974)

Love Train

The Spinners: The Rubberband Man (1976)

The Spinners

The Brothers Johnson: Strawberry Letter #23 (1976)

Brothers Johnson

Classical Rock

Yes: Close to the Edge (1972)

Close to the Edge Lyrics

Yes Wikipedia Entry

October 26: The Era of Excess

Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) (CD)

Elton John Wikipedia Entry

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Album Cover

Heavy Metal Theatre

David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)

Davie Bowie: Suffragette City (1972) (CD)

Mott the Hoople: All the Young Dudes (1972) (CD)

Mott the Hoople: Marionette (1974) (CD)

Mott the Hoople Wikipedia Entry

Kiss: Rock and Roll All Night (1975)

Kiss Wikipedia Entry

Alice Cooper: I'm Eighteen (1971) (CD)

Alice Cooper Wikipedia Entry

Iggy Pop and the Stooges: Search and Destroy (1973) (CD)

Iggy Pop Wikipedia Entry

The New York Dolls: Personality Crisis (1974) (CD)

The New York Dolls Wikipedia Entry

Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)

Queen Wikipedia Entry

Art Pop in the Arena

Kansas: Carry on my Wayward Son (1976)

Kansas Wikipedia Entry

Boston: More than a Feeling (1976)

Boston Wikipedia Entry

Electronic Music

Kraftwerk: Autobahn (1974)

Kraftwerk Wikipedia Entry

October 31: Punk Rock and the New Generation

New York Punk

The Talking Heads

Patti Smith

Richard Hell

Blank Generation

The Ramones

The Sex Pistols and British Punk

The Sex Pistols

The Clash

Siouxsie & the Banshees

Generation X


The Jamaican Connection: Reggae and Ska

The Wailing Wailers

Jimmy Cliff

The Selecter

English Beat

Post Punk Depression

Throbbing Gristle

The New Wave

The Police

Adam & the Ants

The Cars

The Pretenders

November 2: Music Videos

Eminem: Mosh

Gorillaz: Feel Good, Inc.

Fatboy Slim: Weapon of Choice

System of a Down: Boom

Johnny Cash: Hurt

Lenny Kravitz: Mr. Cab Driver

Pearl Jam: Do The Evolution

November 4: The Promise of Rock and Roll

Bruce Springsteen Wikipedia Entry

Born in the USA cover

Band Aid: Do They Know it's Christmas? (1984)

Band Aid Wikipedia Entry

USA For Africa: We are the World (1985)

Singers on We are the World

Paul Simon: Graceland

Paul Simon: Graceland (1985)

Paul Simon Graceland Wikipedia Entry

Tracy Chapman: Fast Car (1988)

Tracy Chapman Wikipedia Entry

Suzanne Vega: Luka (1987)

Suzanne Vega Wikipedia Entry

U2: Gloria (1981)

U2: Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983)

U2 Wikipedia Entry

Bush and Bono

November 7: The Generation X Blues

The Hardcore Generation:

X Wikipedia Entry

X Los Angeles Lyrics

The Germs Wikipedia Entry

Darby Crash


Rip them down
Hold me up
Tell them that
I'm your gun
Pull my trigger
I am bigger than-
Mr. Prez in his big White House
Listen he says we're comin' out
Infiltration-we're numbin' your minds
Concentration-we've done time
[repeat chorus]
Over there the Queen she says
Let's stamp them out and dry
those tears
Saturation-we want in taxes
Flagelation-we've got gashes
[repeat chorus]
In the cold, the czars claimin'
Just protectin', rockets aimin'
Alteration-Earth is changin'
Observation-we want action
[repeat chorus]
I the Emperor proclaim
Us the masters we rule the game
Inclination-somethin' to dream on
Deprivation-we are sons
[repeat chorus]

Black Flag Wikipedia Entry

Black Flag Life of Pain Lyrics

Dead Kennedys Wikipedia Entry

Kill the Poor:

Efficiency and progress is ours once more
Now that we have the Neutron bomb
It's nice and quick and clean and gets things done
Away with excess enemy
But no less value to property
No sense in war but perfect sense at home:

The sun beams down on a brand new day
No more welfare tax to pay
Unsightly slums gone up in flashing light
Jobless millions whisked away
At last we have more room to play
All systems go to kill the poor tonight

Kill kill kill kill Kill the poor:Tonight

Behold the sparkle of champagne
The crime rate's gone
Feel free again
O' life's a dream with you, Miss Lily White
Jane Fonda on the screen today
Convinced the liberals it's okay
So let's get dressed and dance away the night

While they:
Kill kill kill kill Kill the poor:Tonight

Thrash Metal:

Iron Maiden Wikipedia Entry

Motorhead Wikipedia Entry

Metallica Wikipedia Entry

The Industrial Revolution:

Skinny Puppy Wikipedia Entry

Testure lyrics:

in nervous convulsion crouches infant ape trembling in mothers shit
cage eyes tear less filled with contempt clinic mask experiment with
life and death smell lingering noxious mixed scent anxiety omnipotent doctor
grinds the cage door revealing loves primal instinct taken away the tiny
face terrified rant and rave smash your head against the cage vacuum
clicks on high conscious of the pain pass off as humane white coat seems
so clean most dirt bleached out of greed force the point of habit eyes burn
in a rabbit push the pain test button spines cut trip mucous inflection
more die. pills each day what goes around comes back stronger tap into
the brain break the skull again smash price research rat lab rent pain
in flesh more ill drug store sales sharpen the knife emphasis on money
new disease everyday end is seen and coming reseach turns it's back
to gain crush the spine genocide kitten drags its dead limb continuing
all suffering it will come back and win shock paralyse turn trauma
burns out the will to live the lying message 5 year genocide 1945 suicide
vivisect vi

Ministry Wikipedia Entry

Stigmata Lyrics

Nine Inch Nails Wikipedia Entry

Nine Inch Nails Closer Lyrics


Soundgarden Wikipedia Entry

Soundgarden Hands All Over Lyrics

Pearl Jam: Do The Evolution

Pearl Jam Wikipedia Entry

Nirvana Wikipedia Entry

Nirvana Videos

Alice in Chains Wikipedia Entry

Alice in Chains Man in the Box Lyrics

November 9: The Rave Revolution

Roland TB-303

Roland TR-808

Roland TR-909

House Music (Chicago):

Frankie Knuckles Wikipedia Entry

Jesse Saunders

Techno Music (Detroit):

Cybotron Wikipedia Entry

A Rave New World:

Rave Party Wikipedia Entry


808 State Wikipedia Entry

Primal Scream Wikipedia Entry



Darkcore Wikipedia Entry

Goldie Wikipedia Entry

Roni Size/DJ Die Strictly Social

Roni Size Presents

Roni Size BBC Profile

4 Hero Tunes

4 Hero Wikipedia Entry

"Intelligent" Techno:

KLF Wikipedia Entry

The Orb Wikipedia Entry

November 11: The Many Faces of Hip-Hop

The Old School:

King Tubby Wikipedia Entry

The Sugarhill Gang Wikipedia Entry

Grandmaster Flash Wikipedia Entry

Afrika Bambaataa Wikipedia Entry

Universal Zulu Nation

Kurtis Blow Wikipedia Entry

The Second Wave:

RUN-DMC Wikipedia Entry

The Beastie Boys Wikipedia Entry

November 14: Artist Profile -- Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa Wikipedia Entry

The Zappa Discography

November 18: Youth and Morality/Music and Sexuality

Ozzy: Suicide Solution Lyrics

Nine Inch Nails: Big Man With A Gun Lyrics

Eminem: '97 Bonnie and Clyde Lyrics

Madonna: Justify My Love

Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville

November 21: The Business of Music

We Will Rock You