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neo-punk lyrics. Speed metal is the evolution of mainstream American heavy metal, incorporating long melodic phrases and fast tempos. Death metal is a particular style which is defined by its lyrics with words like death, hell, blood, etc. Chapter seventeen moves onto punk, new wave, and alternative music. Punk is a term applied to a child or teenager who acts in a antisocial way. Punk was a form of rebellion, it turned against all other musical forms of the 1970’s. It is considered the third rock evolution following the formation of rock and roll and the Beatles. The music was as much cultural as it was musical. It was anarchic, against society, and against everything in the established order. New wave refers to new music, sometimes meaning contemporary music. New wave was

generally the philosophy of life that manifested itself in certain kinds of music. Alternative music is music that represents another option to what is already commercially viable or has been classified. Alternative groups have a short term following because they either become more mainstream or get other jobs. It has little lasting impact on rock and roll, but occasionally will have real impact. Chapter eighteen is the final chapter and discusses Techno-funk/pop, Rap, MTV, Dance music, and the future. Techno-funk was the standard way of defining what was happening. The technology of the time created the means to market rock which was through videotapes. Techno-funk/pop was more dominant in 1985 than any other time. Rap is a form of music that features a strong rhythm section,

with the slap bass so important to funk, soul, and reggae. The rapper tells his message in a punctuated style. Other aspects of rap that are important are the scratching style, dance steps, mouth beat box, and breaking. Pop rock was generally called dance music. In terms of attitude it represents a growing commercial period in rock. MTV had an impact on the relative success of the various kinds of music as well as the buying habits of younger viewers. Charle T. Brown concludes the book by stating the basic premises he established throughout the book which are the following: 1.Rock is a legitimate are form, with its own technique and its own complexity. 2.Like any art form, it has its highs and lows. 3.We can trace cycles in rock, which seem to correlate with social views. 4.Rock

has had a major influence on society and other art forms. 5.Although it began as a way for youth to rebel against their parents, rock in now a universal art form and a means of communication, spanning the gamut of generations all over the world.