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while fully automated luxury communism was a pretty cool ~wave~ for a while it’s pretty much run it’s course at this point, and the problems inherent in the concept have come to the fore under scrutiny, BUT butbutbut that doesn’t mean we should just give up and let the primmies run the show, i say it’s time for a new techno-utopian wave of communist thought, which improves on FALC by being more plausible, and by addressing/prioritizing the struggle of the third world against the first, which FALC ideology is sometimes kinda oblivious toward

History Of Rock | [ [ [ L i s t e n ] ] ] ] 

A chronological anthology of Rock Music with archetypal selections from each section of Rock History.

Blues: 

Crossroad Blues - Robert Johnson // Smokestack Lightnin’ - Howlin’ Wolf // Call It Stormy Monday - T Bone Walker // Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters // Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown // St. Louis Blues - Bessie Smith // Hound Dog Blues - Big Mama Thornton

Rockabilly:

Tutti Frutti - Little Richard // Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley // Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry // Sh Boom - The Chords // Ain’t That A Shame - Fats Domino // Don’t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley // Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran

Teen Pan Alley:

Diana - Paul Anka // Charlie Brown - The Coasters // Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis // Locomotion - Little Eva // Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles // Be My Baby - The Ronettes

Soul/Motown: 

Stop! In The Name Of Love - The Supremes // You Send Me - Sam Cooke // In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett // Soul Man - Sam and Dave // I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye // Heat Wave - The Vandellas // Respect - Aretha Franklin

Surf:

Misiriou - Dick Dale // Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys // Wipe Out - Surfaris // California Girls - The Beach Boys // Rumble - Link Wray // Surf City - Jan & Dean // Pipeline - The Chantays

Folk:

Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio // Blowin’ In The Wind - Bob Dylan // California Dreamin’ - Mamas and the Papas // Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds // For What It’s Worth - Buffalo Springfield // If I Had A Hammer - Peter, Paul, & Mary // Talkin’ Dust Bowl - Woody Guthrie

British Invasion:

Twist And Shout - The Beatles // You Really Get Me - The Kinks // I’m A Man - The Yardbirds // Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals // Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones // Help! - The Beatles // Gimme Some Lovein’ - The Spencer Davis Group // My Generation - The Who

Drugs:

Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin // Let’s Get Together - Jefferson Airplane // Dark Star - Grateful Dead // Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix // White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane // God - John Lennon // Chest Fever - The Band // Truckin’ - Grateful Dead // People Are Strange - The Doors

Singer/Songwriter:

Fire And Rain - James Taylor // It’s Too Late - Carole King // Woodstock - Joni Micheil // Dreams - Fleetwood Mac // Nothing Compares To You - Sinead O'Connor // Poor, Poor Pitiful Me - Linda Ronstadt // I’m On Fire - Bruce Springsteen

Heavy Metal:

Stairway To Heaven - Led Zepplin // Paranoid - Black Sabbath // Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple // Barracuda - Heart // Back In Black - ACDC // Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream // Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

Southern Rock:

Done Somebody Wrong - The Allman Brothers Band // Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd // Ramblin’ Man - The Allman Brothers Band // Layla - Derek and the Dominos // Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd // The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show - The Band

Art Rock: 

Set The Controls For The Sun - Pink Floyd // 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson // Tuesday Afternoon - The Moody Blues // Bouree - Jethro Tull // The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - Genesis // Money - Pink Floyd

Punk:

Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie // Heroin - The Velvet Underground // New Rose - The Damned // Biltzkrieg Bop - The Ramones // London Calling - The Clash // Los Angeles - X // Rock The Casbah - The Clash

Techno/New Wave:

Once In A Life Time - Talking Heads // Tom’s Diner - Suzanne Vega // Autobahn - Kraftwerk // Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello // Message In A Bottle - The Police // Heart Of Glass - Blondie // Jump - Van Halen

Heavy Metal- The Later Years:

Smoking In The Boys Room - Motely Crue // Every Rose Has Its Thorns - Poison // Rock And Roll All Night - Kiss // Enter Sandman - Metallica // Dr. Feelgood - Motely Crue // Cult Of Personality - Living In Color

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Nearly 4 million copies sold in 84 countries, Daft Punk and their helmets became cult. Even at the other end of the world, as here in Australia. A consecration for two small Parisian gone from nothing. 

This is where all started. Daft Punk; Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Hommem-Christo met in this school in a wealthy neighborhood of Paris. Their former professor has conserved the class photos.

Pierre Chavatte (former drawing professor): This is the photo of “4th 6” of 87-88 years where the two boys met.

Thomas Bangalter, red sweater, thirteen years old. This is an applied and wise student.

“Good quarter,” “Good job” … I have a memory because they were often together so … Besides, it’s in the end of the year 91-92 that, according to comments, they created their band.

The band is named “Darlin”. At this time they are three, Thomas and Guy-Manuel have seventeen. Serge Nicolas, their friend, kept their first track pressed thousand copies and recorded with the means at hand.

Serge Nicolas (Daft Punk’s friend): Well, that was the pop sung with loud guitars and * laugh *

Dice this first disc, they already show their determination.

They wanted to be successful. Dice the outset, dice “Darlin ’, they said it, they aimed the bands they lionized, they wanted being the” Beach Boys “, you see, It was of this nature there.

But "Darlin” goes unnoticed except in England where a newspaper wrote an article about their music.

Philippe Manoeuvre (critic, journalist, editor): The “New Musical Express” in England, said “This is some kind of daft punk music”; the shy punks. And them, both of them, they decided to take the name of “Daft Punk”.

“Darlin” becomes “Daft Punk” and by changing their name, they also changed their style. The band surfs a new wave: techno. When it reach France, Thomas and Guy-Manuel had already started their first track for a British label.

Interview from 95: “Daft Punk - “Les punks timbrés”. The new techno darlings of england come from France and bring the house down.”

This is one of the rare document in which Daft Punk appear with uncovered faces. They are young, rebels almost insolents and especially concerned of their independence.

“Guy-Man: Now, we arrive to a time where the musical industry is open to all and everybody is launching in it cause we too much had the habit to have…

Thomas: Dams

Guy-Man: …finished products of shit who break our balls but not for long!”

Daft Punk are wary of labels, they even organize their own distribution networks.

“I recorded the tracks in my studio, in our studio, I engraved them in London in good mastering studios, I pressed them in France, I printed album art and I sell them to distributors in France who dispatch them to distributors abroad”

Insurance, pellet, Thomas and Guy-Manuel lead their boat out of traditional circuits. No label, no studio, their first album is made at home.

Serge Nicolas: Almost the entire album “Homework” was created in the Thomas’s room. After, they re-worked it with mastering but all compositions and songs were developed, because he had all the equipment and all machines, in his room.

Rico The Wizard ( artist and Daft Punk’s friend): Compared to the time, when it was the time of huge studios where there were mixers of three meters long, some things incredible, I mean, their entire studio was less expensive that a pair of cables that could be found on a mixer from a modern studio at the time.

This is a big success in the world, but Daft Punk want the fame without the ransom. The success becomes invasive, to preserve their private lives, they begin to hide their faces.

Serge Nicolas: It was in January 97, so they was on the cover at the occasion of the release of the album, so, they began to blur faces and inside during the interview, they put cellophane on their heads. There are currently no helmets, there is only the intention to not appear in a “normal" way on pictures in the media.

Daft Punk wear carnival masks, they hide in their own way, and when they give rare interviews on American television, they turn their backs to the camera.

"We tried and we managed to keep our anonymity. This is something we want as a personal point of vue and an artistic point of vue”

And it really allows them to live quiet today?

Ricco the Wizard: Oh yeah, totally. Guy-Man takes the subway every day to come here, same for Thomas, he lives in Paris, he brings his children to school… There is no problem so far, it’s great. * laugh *

But this personal choice will become a marketing trick. Daft Punk’s helmets are tailor-made. They define a new identity, build a universe, two robots. Merchandising, launch records, rare interviews, everything is managed with master’s hand. Daft Punk have become icons.

Philip Manoeuvre: Their robot characters invade everything! We saw them in an advert with the “Star Wars" robots, we saw them in "the Simpsons”, they have become prominent figures in pop culture exactly as were the Beatles.

The band can now book the luxury of refusing to compete for “ Les Victoires De La Musique”. They built themselves alone, abroad, and no longer up in their teen room but in the largest studios in the world.

Bold the music genres you like to listen to:

CLASSICAL
Baroque ♬ Chamber Music ♬ Chant ♬ Choir ♬ Folk / Traditional ♬ Impressionist ♬ Improvisational ♬ Medieval ♬ Minimalism ♬ Modern Classical ♬ Opera ♬ Renaissance ♬ Romantic ♬ Other

COUNTRY
Bluegrass ♬ Cajun ♬ Country Blues ♬ Country Pop ♬ Country Rock ♬ Cowboy/Western ♬ Honky Tonk ♬ Instrumental Country ♬ Other

ELECTRONIC
AmbientChiptuneDiscoDowntempoDrum & Bass ♬ Dubstep ♬ Electro ♬ Electronica ♬ Electric Folk ♬ Eurobeat ♬ Garage ♬ Hardcore ♬ House ♬ Industrial ♬ IDM ♬ Jungle ♬ New Age ♬ New Rave ♬ New Wave ♬ TechnoTranceOther

HIP HOP
Breakbeat ♬ Chopped & Screwed ♬ Crunk ♬ Freestyle Rap ♬ Gangsta Rap ♬ Ghetto ♬ Glitch Hop ♬ Grime ♬ Horrorcore ♬ Hyphy ♬ Mobb ♬ Nerdcore ♬ Reggae ♬ Trip Hop ♬ Underground ♬ Other

JAZZ
Avant-Garde Jazz ♬ Bebop ♬ Big Band ♬ Boogie-Woogie ♬ Bossa Nova ♬ Cool Jazz ♬ Electronic Jazz ♬ Freestyle Jazz ♬ Jazz Blues ♬ Latin Jazz ♬ Ragtime ♬ Samba ♬ Smooth Jazz ♬ Soul Jazz ♬ Swing ♬ Traditional Jazz ♬ Other

METAL
Alternative Metal ♬ Black Metal ♬ Deathcore ♬ Death Metal ♬ Drone Metal ♬ Folk Metal ♬ Gothic Metal ♬ Heavy Metal ♬ Nu Metal ♬ Power Metal ♬ Screamo ♬ Symphonic Metal ♬ Thrash Metal ♬ Other

POP
Bubblegum PopDance PopElectro Pop ♬ Euro Pop ♬ J-PopK-Pop ♬ Psychadelic Pop ♬ Pop Rock ♬ Power Pop ♬ Techno Pop ♬ Teen Pop ♬ Other

RHYTHM & BLUES
Blues ♬ Calypso ♬ Gospel ♬ Funk ♬ Ska ♬ Soul ♬ Other

ROCK
Alternative RockClassic Rock ♬ Comedy Rock ♬ Electric Rock ♬ Emo ♬ Folk Rock ♬ Garage Rock ♬ Glam Rock ♬ Grunge ♬ Hard Rock ♬ Indie Rock ♬ Progressive Rock ♬ Psychadelic Rock ♬ Punk Rock ♬ Rockabilly ♬ Rock & Roll ♬ Other

MISCELLANEOUS
AlternativeExperimental ♬ Musical ♬ Soundtrack ♬ Other Misc.