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Siouxie and the Banshees

FACTS:

  • 1976 - 1996 (returned in 2002)
  • Female fronted 
  • London, UK

INFLUENCES: 

  • The Beatles, David Bowie, The Sex Pistols

INFLUENCED:

  • The 'gothic rock' genre

SONG - DEAR PRUDENCE:

  • Female vocals
  • Repetative/Simple riffs
  • Panning (Guitars)
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The Clash

FACTS:

  • 1976
  • British punk band, mixed with elements of reggae, ska and funk

INFLUENCES: 

  • Rolling Stones, The Who, Elvis Presley

INFLUENCED:

  • U2, Arctic Monkeys

SONG - London Calling!:

  • (1979)
  • 130 bpm
  • Very catchy and repetative opening riff (continues throughout)
  • Accented vocals
  • Panned (vocal and guitar)
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The Sex Pistols

FACTS:

  • Punk Rock/Ska - Patriotic
  • 1975 - 1977
  • UK
  • Very opinionated and controversial - average talents (proof you dont need to be talented to be successful)

INFLUENCES: 

  • The Rolling Stones, The Who, T.REX, The Sex Pistols

INFLUENCED:

  • Green Day, Nirvana, Adam Ant, The Ramones

SONG - God Save The Queen:

  • Accented/Aggressive shouted vocals
  • Simple Chords
  • Guitar heavy
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Ramones

FACTS:

  • 1970s - 1990s - New York, USA
  • Punk/Pop/Rock
  • One of the first punk bands
  • Minimised rock and roll - simple 3/4 chords, catchy melody, insane lyrics, fast tempo

INFLUENCES: 

  • The Stooges, Elvis Presley, Alice Cooper

INFLUENCED:

  • The Sex Pistols, Blondie, Joy Division 

SONG - Pet Semetary:

  • Repetative chords
  • Not much editing (simple)
  • No complex drum patterns
  • Low male vocal and harmony, spoken rather than sung
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Blondie

FACTS:

  • American punk band founded by Debbie Harry - Eclectic style, disco/reggae/ska influcences
  • 1974 - 1982
  • New York, USA

INFLUENCES: 

  • Ramones, David Bowie, Iggy Pop

INFLUENCED:

  • Lady Gaga, Madonna, The Pretty Reckless

SONG - One Way or Another:

  • Female vocals
  • Repetative, simple, catchy riffs
  • Lazy sounding vocals
  • Quite complex drum patterns
  • Has regular song structure - 130bpm
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Toyah

FACTS:

  • Female fronted
  • 1977-1983
  • UK
  • Gothic Rock

INFLUENCES: 

  • David Bowie, Ultravox

SONG - It's a Mystery:

  • Repetative synth
  • Slightly aggressive sounding vocals, accented
  • Bass low in mix, repetative
  • Simple sounding, few basic chords
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Ultravox

FACTS:

  • London, UK
  • 1976 - 1978
  • New wave, synth pop

INFLUENCES: 

  • Roxy Music, The New York Dolls, David Bowie, Kraftwerk

SONG - Dancing With Tears in My Eyes:

  • (1984)
  • Pitch bends, Panning on synths
  • 4 to the Floor drum pattern
  • Disco Influence
  • Drums develop around chorus
  • regular song structure
  • simple chord progression
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The Jam

FACTS:

  • English punk/mod band 
  • 1970s - 1980s

INFLUENCES: 

  • The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who

INFLUENCED:

  • Green Day, Oasis

SONG - Going Underground:

  • Catchy, repetative riff
  • Quick, breathy vocals (staccato)
  • Shouty/grunts - aggressive
  • Bass loud in mix
  • Key change
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