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#1
I'm doing a 10 page, analysis-styled paper on the trends in metal, mostly from its origination (I know the point of origination is mostly opinion based; just bear with me here) to recent times. I'll be looking at the change in sound (in regards to each instrument and their styles), lyrical topics, image (fashion, themes), air play, and overall popularity. So what are some good, reputable sources to find some of these things in?
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Quote by Maidenheadsteve
I'm doing a 10 page, analysis-styled paper on the trends in metal, mostly from its origination (I know the point of origination is mostly opinion based; just bear with me here) to recent times. I'll be looking at the change in sound (in regards to each instrument and their styles), lyrical topics, image (fashion, themes), air play, and overall popularity. So what are some good, reputable sources to find some of these things in?



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#5
I'd say it's unfortunate that The Pit is really the only place I could have posted this thread, but I'm still cracking up at the fact that out of the entire post, angusfan found the word "bear".

Had a feeling there'd be jack-s**t to work with for sources; guess it was worth a shot.
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#7
That is a little ambitious for a ten page paper. Why don't you just pick one or two trends, like fashion and lyrical themes?

I would ask your school and library was databases you guys have access to and search through those. For example: EBSCO, http://www.rocksbackpages.com/. Look at the references used in wiki articles for primary sources.
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#8
Metal is pretty gay tbh, do a 10 page paper on something interesting and not for 12 year olds
#9
Quote by Maidenheadsteve
I'd say it's unfortunate that The Pit is really the only place I could have posted this thread, but I'm still cracking up at the fact that out of the entire post, angusfan found the word "bear".

Had a feeling there'd be jack-s**t to work with for sources; guess it was worth a shot.


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#10


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#12
There was a miniseries on VH1 Classic called "Metal Evolution" around 2 years ago. It followed from the works of late Romantic composers (Wagner mostly) and went all the way up to stuff like Power Metal and Hair Metal. It should pretty much fit your bill perfectly.
EDIT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Evolution
Lists all the episodes, if you want to pick and prod.
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#14
Quote by Skullivan
There was a miniseries on VH1 Classic called "Metal Evolution" around 2 years ago. It followed from the works of late Romantic composers (Wagner mostly)

OH My *******S GOD
#15
Quote by Skullivan
There was a miniseries on VH1 Classic called "Metal Evolution" around 2 years ago. It followed from the works of late Romantic composers (Wagner mostly) and went all the way up to stuff like Power Metal and Hair Metal. It should pretty much fit your bill perfectly.
EDIT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Evolution
Lists all the episodes, if you want to pick and prod.

Of course, VH1 is the most cited source in music-related scholarly articles.
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#17
Quote by JackWhiteIsButts
Of course, VH1 is the most cited source in music-related scholarly articles.

*VH1 Classic
And it wasn't really a VH1 production, they just funded him. The guy has a degree in anthropology and did a ton of interviews with artists, producers, promoters, etc. So I would consider primary sources pretty good evidence.
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Quote by JackWhiteIsButts
Of course, VH1 is the most cited source in music-related scholarly articles.


We can use TV episodes as a source; I might pick through a few to see if there were any good commentators, though I'm not holding my breath.
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#19
Quote by Skullivan
*VH1 Classic
And it wasn't really a VH1 production, they just funded him. The guy has a degree in anthropology and did a ton of interviews with artists, producers, promoters, etc. So I would consider primary sources pretty good evidence.


Was that the same guy who did A Headbangers Journey?
#21
I don't get why people act so dismissive when it comes to this genre. Metal is an established genre of music with a surrounding culture and I see no reason for it to not be researched like any other genre that has made a significant impact in society. You lot can be so fucking retarded sometimes; it's unreal.
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#22
So would you guys suggest using VH1?
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#23
Quote by StewieSwan
Metal is an established genre of music

Yeah, established genre of shit lmao
#24
Quote by Maidenheadsteve
So would you guys suggest using VH1?



If it's a reputable documentary that cites its sources or uses primary sources like interviews then yeah you're fine.


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Yeah, established genre of shit lmao



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#25
Quote by StewieSwan
I don't get why people act so dismissive when it comes to this genre. Metal is an established genre of music with a surrounding culture and I see no reason for it to not be researched like any other genre that has made a significant impact in society. You lot can be so fucking retarded sometimes; it's unreal.

true say it's ability to bring in the most socially/mentally challenged people together deserves all the study it can get
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Quote by StewieSwan
I don't get why people act so dismissive when it comes to this genre. Metal is an established genre of music with a surrounding culture and I see no reason for it to not be researched like any other genre that has made a significant impact in society. You lot can be so fucking retarded sometimes; it's unreal.

they be takin the piss
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#28
If you're above middle school level and get above a C on this I will be amazed
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#29
I wouldn't do a serious paper on metal... maybe and I mean maybe if it was anthropology but that would be mostly field work.
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#31
Quote by StewieSwan
I don't get why people act so dismissive when it comes to this genre. Metal is an established genre of music with a surrounding culture and I see no reason for it to not be researched like any other genre that has made a significant impact in society. You lot can be so fucking retarded sometimes; it's unreal.

lol
#32
Quote by StewieSwan
I don't get why people act so dismissive when it comes to this genre. Metal is an established genre of music with a surrounding culture and I see no reason for it to not be researched like any other genre that has made a significant impact in society. You lot can be so fucking retarded sometimes; it's unreal.

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Quote by StewieSwan
I don't get why people act so dismissive when it comes to this genre. Metal is an established genre of music with a surrounding culture and I see no reason for it to not be researched like any other genre that has made a significant impact in society. You lot can be so fucking retarded sometimes; it's unreal.


Yeah whys there no peer reviewed journals on metal u guys
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#38
Seems like a huge topic. Explaining each "trend" is going to be very short lol. i would need 10 pages just to explain one.
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Quote by Maidenheadsteve
I'd say it's unfortunate that The Pit is really the only place I could have posted this thread, but I'm still cracking up at the fact that out of the entire post, angusfan found the word "bear".

Had a feeling there'd be jack-s**t to work with for sources; guess it was worth a shot.

Why would you want to write an academic paper on Metal anyway? I love Metal, but pick a better topic. Damn.

Quote by StewieSwan
I don't get why people act so dismissive when it comes to this genre. Metal is an established genre of music with a surrounding culture and I see no reason for it to not be researched like any other genre that has made a significant impact in society. You lot can be so fucking retarded sometimes; it's unreal.

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