One" by Metallica shows a more serious side of heavy metal. How does the music fit the ly
One" by Metallica shows a more serious side of heavy metal. How does the music fit the lyrical content? What elements of the song show the band's influences? Who are they influential to?
2. "Rock Box" by Run-D.M.C. provides an example of the prototype of hardcore rap that was able to crossover to mainstream audiences. How does the mix of rock guitar and hip hop beats, seen as adversaries at the time, fuse to create their signature sound? How are they influential to later rap and hip hop artists?
3. Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" signals the emergence of a new style, a hybrid of the "post punk" era. What characterizes the "grunge" sound? How does the vocal delivery express the lyrical content? Is Nirvana similar or different from their contemporaries in the "alternative rock" movement?