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The 70's Part 1 by TennisHero The 70's Part 1 by TennisHero
The 70's Part 1: "Bring Back the Rock!"

Classic and her brothers go to a talent agency to get their family band a gig. Glam tries to sweet talk a secretary.

ROCK REFERENCES

1. Joplin, Morrison and Hendrix (along with Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones) had died between 1969-1971, all at the age of 27 years old.

2. I like Simon & Garfunkel and I like Billy Joel. Which is why I pick on them. The line is reference to a line from John Holmstrom, founding editor of Punk magazine, "punk rock had to come along because the rock scene had become so tame that acts like Billy Joel and Simon and Garfunkel were being called rock and roll, when to me and other fans, rock and roll meant this wild and rebellious music."

3. The reason why "The Brady Bunch" and "The Partridge Family" are relevant at all is because they are fictional groups from 70's TV shows. The Jackson 5 were a real singing group, whose label capitalized on the group's youth appeal by licensing dozens of products including a Saturday morning cartoon show.

4. Because Prog albums were generally concept albums with very long durations, few prog songs fit in with the radio formats. That's why they don't get much airplay, and nobody knows who Prog is.

5. In the U.S., it has become a tradition of humor for the audience in many concerts to shout "Freebird" as a request to hear the song, regardless of the performer or genre of music.

6. It's typical of Thrash Metal fans to put down other metal genres different from there own, which is why Thrash says "That ain't real metal!"

7. The two tattoos on Glams cheeks are of a star and a lightning bolt. The star represents The Starchild (Paul Stanley of KISS) and the lightning bolt represents Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie's alter ego.)

8. When Glam dashes out of the room, the word "ZOOM" can be seen. "Zoom" was the name of a 1972 TV show (that Glam was a child star on). Not a music reference, but a 70's reference. They brought the show back in 1999.


NOTE: Any comments asking me why I did not mention *insert your favorite band name here* will be deleted.
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RelativelyExtreme Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Let it Ride is a FANTASTIC song! Also, Led Zep, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple: awesome.
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Buccaneers6 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Cool, but what about that one canadian band that made their first album in '74 :)
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RelativelyExtreme Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHHH I have that album! And 2112 :)
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MidnaofTwilight3519 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Cute! BUT-NAY, COULD IT BE?! Zeppelin, in the METAL category?!?!?! Sweetheart, they even said THEMSELVES they're heavy rock, not metal! :faint: LOL Just sayin'. this is cute, though! I love how you gave each genre a person!
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TennisHero Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate the feedback and taking time to read my comics.

The problem I have with Metal's character is that people have different definition for what is and isn't metal. He likes a little bit of everything and the series have a few character for the subgenres like Thrash, Speed and Nu Metal.

After doing some research, I found that Led Zeppelin was often cited as pioneers of the heavy metal genre next to Black Sabbath. Their first two albums especially had the trademark heavy guitar-driven blues rock sound. Even if you see him them as "hard rock" or "blues rock", characters are allowed to listen to a few bands outside their genre. The Metal character also likes George Thorogood, The Kinks, and Rush (who have some elements of metal in their music).
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MidnaofTwilight3519 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime at all.

Ah, I see. I understand the plight. Bit of an awkward bit, then, eh?

Mm. Yeah, I mean, I see the influence, I do. They obviously had a hell of a lot to do with it, innit. I dunno, I just feel that they're slightly seperate, d'you know what I'm saying.
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sophisticatedcow Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I've always failed to comment, but these are fun to read. :)
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TennisHero Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
Are you into rock music?
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sophisticatedcow Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Yes indeed! Queen is my personal favorite.
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TennisHero Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's cool! Is there a particular genre you like?
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