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With roots in , and the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, powerful sound, characterised by overt rhythmic basslines, highly amplified , extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles often incorporated elements of fantasy and science fiction, and are generally associated with masculinity and . The three pioneering heavy metal bands, , , and , were all British and, while gaining little critical acclaim, they and the next generation of metal groups, which included American, Australian and continental bands beside British acts , and , attracted large audiences and record sales. Rainbow moved heavy metal into while introduced a sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed. After a decline in popularity in the late 1970s discarded most of the genre's influences, particularly on their 1980 album , which opened the door for the including , , and , and a return to popularity in the 1980s.
Australian Rock : Essays on Popular Music
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Neuenfeldt, Karl. 2008. “Aboriginal contemporary music as Australian cultural heritage: The black image band’s CD, beautiful land and sea.” Popular Music and Society 31(4):453-67.
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The history of Australian popular music presents us with a long and complex heritage. It reflects, in its very constitution, the lives of those who create it and is underscored by the dynamic relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia. This unit of study will explore the continuing experience and influence of a wide range of music made in Australia, from songlines to bush ballads and dance anthems, Countdown and Rage. We will examine the folk revival of the 50s, pub rock of the 70s, reggae, punk and indie rock of the 80s and 90s as well as the emergence of the multiplicity of styles and expressions that mark the contemporary Australian music scene.