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In the UK, hardcore split into two camps in the early 1990s. One half would lead to jungle, but within breakbeat hardcore, a faction of DJs and ravers felt that the music was getting too gloomy. Producers and DJs such as Slipmatt, Seduction, Vibes, Brisk and Dougal effectively led an exodus of white ravers away ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer
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As the 1990s began, dance music was really only subdivided into house or techno. However, another genre was forming alongside the explosion of big outdoor raves – hardcore, where extreme hedonism met a kind of underclass desperation. Hardcore has meant different things at different times. In the early 1990s, different parts of Europe had different words for ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer
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of innovation to be found and enjoyed. ‘If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution.’ Emma Goldman, American feminist writer Styles Disco House Acid House Tribal/Progressive House Hardcore Happy Hardcore Trance Jungle Drum’n’Bass Techno Gabba Breakbeat Big Beat UK Garage US Garage Tech-House Dance Style As it is made for dancing to, dance music is characterized by ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer
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acoustic guitar, acquired a band and plugged in an electric guitar, the purists were unforgiving. Pete Seeger tried to pull the plug at the Newport Folk Festival and hardcore fans howled ‘Judas’, but the fuse had been lit and nothing was ever quite the same again. Musical boundaries shattered as the folk revival splintered. Electric folk bands emerged from ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer
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Like so many of black America’s most enduring musical genres, hip hop was born out of invention. When, as the 1970s came to a close, a combination of disco and big record company involvement had diluted funk and soul to the extent that it had become boring to go out to a club on a Saturday night, something rumbled out of New ...

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York. Mould was 16 when, inspired by The Ramones, he took up the guitar. While attending college in Minnesota in 1979, he founded Hüsker Dü, originally a hardcore punk/thrash band, with drummer Grant Hart and bassist Greg Norton. The band’s third album, Zen Arcade (1984), was a double album that broadened the noisy, guitar-driven style ...

Source: Rock Guitar Heroes, consultant editor Rusty Cutchin
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(Vocal/instrumental group, 2003–present) Thunderous UK alt-rockers project Enter Shikari announced their arrival with the scream-filled hardcore debut Take To The Skies, which entered the UK charts at No. 4 in 2007, thanks to self promotion on networking sites like MySpace. The band hit the festival circuit, starring at Reading and Leeds, Download and Glastonbury, before ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1978–87) Bob Mould (vocals, guitar), Grant Hart (drums, vocals) and Greg Norton (bass) were forefathers of emo, and an immensely important bridge between hardcore and alternative rock. The Minneapolis trio are cited by the likes of The Pixies and Nirvana as a massive influence. Their third album Zen Arcade (1984) is an exemplary collection of ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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payment was a little money, food, something more than tobacco to smoke and a bed for the night. Musically, although they drew water from established punk and hardcore bands, main songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong also had a tentacle in other musical pockets such as the melodic throb of The Buzzcocks. Their early material demonstrates this musical variety. ...

Source: Green Day Revealed, by Ian Shirley
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bands. He moved to New York City in 1990, where he continued his musical education, taking in Qawwali, the devotional music of Pakistan, Robert Johnson and hardcore punk. His first public appearance was at a tribute concert for his father in 1991, after which he joined future collaborator Gary Lucas in Gods and Monsters before opting ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Guitar Heroes, consultant editor Rusty Cutchin
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Channing departed. Nirvana’s second Sub Pop single – ‘Sliver’/‘Dive’ – was followed by the recruitment of experienced drummer David Grohl (born 14 January 1969) who had toured and recorded with hardcore act Scream. Courted and signed by Geffen, Nirvana set about recording a second album with producer Butch Vig. Geffen were taken by surprise when initial pressing of 50,000 ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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that, spawning hits and turning Cocker into a media darling – especially after his bottom-waving protest at Michael Jackson’s 1996 Brit Awards performance. Two further albums, This is Hardcore (1998) and We Love Life (2001), and a nine-year hiatus followed. Styles & Forms | Nineties | Rock Personalities | Rage Against The Machine | Nineties | Rock ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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Although Robert Cray’s clean, good looks, precise guitar lines and slick presentation earned him some knocks from critics early on in his career (hardcore blues aficionados tended to dismiss him as ‘blues lite’ for yuppies), he later gained their respect for his smart songwriting and razor-sharp guitar licks, along with an intensely passionate vocal style reminiscent of the ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel
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(Vocal/rap/instrumental group, 1981–present) The Beastie Boys – Michael ‘Mike D’ Diamond, Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch and Adam ‘King Ad-Rock’ Horovitz – began life as a New York hardcore punk band, but under the auspices of producer Rick Rubin became the first important white rap act. Debut Licensed To Ill (1986) was a good-time rap-metal crossover, which spawned the ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1975–95) In the middle of the new-grass revolution, five young East Coast musicians swam against the tide by forming a hardcore traditional bluegrass quintet called The Johnson Mountain Boys. Led by Dudley Connell (vocals, guitar, b. 1956) and Eddie Stubbs (fiddle, b. 1961), this band from the D.C. suburbs revitalized Monroe’s tradition from ...

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