Coinage of Musical Term "Heavy Metal"
juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Wed Mar 26 18:48:30 UTC 2003
I hadn't either, but the point is, HE does --I guess the power cord [sic] thing would explain it. The Kinks' music was really very different from everything else in 1964/5, it was on the cutting edge. That could have been the heavy metal of that time period. I once had someone tell me that Elvis really wasn't rock n roll. The use of "punk rock" of the early 60's bears little resemblance to its use in the late 70's. I don't know of any bands from the 60's who had the antics of the Sex Pistols, Wendy Williams etc. So, terms change over time.
>>> edkeer at YAHOO.COM 03/26/03 09:27AM >>>
Hmm. I don't think of the Kinks as Heavy Metal either,
but Led Zeppelin would be THE Heavy Metal band. Dave
Davies does have a point though about the guitar sound
on those songs. I'd credit him and Pete Townsend with
power cord, a crucial element of Heavy Metal.
--- Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> At 8:38 PM -0500 3/24/03, Fritz Juengling wrote:
> >I remember reading an interview with Dave Davies of
> the Kinks claiming that
> >HE had INVENTED heavy metal back in the early/mid
> 60's (You Really Got Me,
> >All Day and All of the Night, etc.), but I do not
> remember him claiming that
> >he invented the term, tho.
> Really? Actually, I don't think of either the Kinks
> (or at least the
> Kinks of the above numbers) or Led Zeppelin (at
> least of Stairway to
> Heaven) as heavy metal, just as straight rock. But
> that's just my
> native listener's intuition; I'm no expert here.
> > >
> >> That's interesting. I had laways heard (not from
> >> reliable sources) that the term heavy metal was
> >> related to the Le(a)d in Led Zeppelin. I
> remember John
> >> Entwhistle saying that Led Zeppelin took their
> >> from a phrase describing a bad gig: "We went
> down like
> >> a lead zeppelin."
> >> soundsl ike the two are unrelated though.
> > > Ed
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