That feel when I'm taking a college class called "History of Rock and Roll" and the professor is very anti-drugs. In the last class he says drugs were the reason for a lot of boring rock like, "The Velvet Underground and the Grateful Dead".
Putting those bands in the same category. I actually wish I was teaching this class.
clarence clearwater revival
you should tell your professor to listen to marquee moon by television and tell anyone else you know as well
I had a professor once who was one of the producers on Blue Oyster Cult's albums. He was this huge purist who disdained Elvis and was all about the originals: Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, et cetera. Then his phone went off and his ringtone was the end of Stairway to Heaven.
You know how Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp pretty much own heartland rock? Well, Creedence Clearwater Revival pretty/John Fogerty pretty much owns Swamp Rock, a branch of blues rock.
I've taken History of Rock and Roll as well. My professor was a huge Beatles fan boy and always claimed that Sgt. Pepper's was the first concept album. I eventually gave him an education on a later paper after I got tired of it.
i took a history of rock and roll course and the professor spent about two minutes on glam rock and dismissed bowie entirely because "he was a weirdo."
i mean yeah, he was, but fuck.
I had an experimental music class last semester, was cool. The teacher was an avant garde musician who worked with John Cage and shit
Now I'm in a history of black music class. Our midterm was to list 75 jazz musicians, what they played and something notable about them.
what the fuck are you on about? most degree programs require you to take a fine arts course of some sort, no matter what you're majoring in. "well rounded" and all that horseshit.
My music appreciation teacher was a huge Led Zeppelin fan and always talked about how original they were. He and I talked about music fairly often, I always wanted to show him just how much of plagiarists they really were but I didn't want to break his heart.
I took it a year and a half ago
I had a cool Aussie guy as my professor and even though the book was pretty pandered to a Rolling Stone type audience it was still a usefull class for learning about the history and makeup of popular music in general.
>history of music at college
>couple of classes about classic
>rest of local folklore
>live in fucking latin america
Dropped like a hot potato, though thinking about it now I wouldn't have minded finishing it.
That don't mean shit. I once dropped an English class because the professor wouldn't stop talking about nirvana and the beatles. I'm sure I'd hate your rock history professor as well but he's right. Drugs were the source of a lot of boring rock music and there's nothing wrong with lumping two boring bands together even if they have nothing to do with one another.
>That feel when I'm taking a college class called "History of Rock and Roll"
>tfw had a Music Appreciation class and wrote an 8 page paper and did a 15 minute presentation on Krautrock (Can in particular)
Got an A and the professor told me it was one of the few papers' she had ever read where she learned something.
One of those bands did nothing but dick around in their live shows to compensate for the fact they didn't have any good material, just masturbating into the ears of millions of eager fans, and the other band had Jerry Garcia in it.
>That feel when I'm taking a college class called "History of Rock and Roll
If I was your parent, I would drive to your college and beat the shit out of you for taking a COLLEGE CLASS in "history of rock & roll"..
I'm guessing you're at a community college? Because I don't think any reputable college would have fucking history of rock & roll classes.
>I don't think any reputable college would have fucking history of rock & roll classes.
YOU'RE probably the one who went to a shitty school then. Most colleges have plenty of esoteric classes to take as electives. Tolkien classes and Star Wars classes are very popular and arguably more useless than History of Rock and Roll.