'Great American Rock Anthems - Turn It Up To 11', BBC TV , Boxing Day (feats JRNY, Toto, Foreigner, BOC, Survivor)
Posted by: MSL ()
Date: December 21, 2013 11:15PM

On BBC four, Boxing Day @ 9pm if you are in the UK. No, it won't feature W.E.T. and Harem Scarem, but worth a look.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03n2w37

"It's the sound of the heartland, of the midwest and the industrial cities, born in the early 70s by kids who had grown up in the 60s and were now ready to make their own noise, to come of age in the bars, arenas and stadiums of the US of A. Out of blues and prog and glam and early metal a distinct American rock hybrid started to emerge across the country courtesy of Alice Cooper, Grand Funk Railroad et al, and at its very heart is the Great American Rock Anthem.

At the dawn of the 70s American rock stopped looking for a revolution and started looking for a good time - enter the classic American rock anthem with big drums, a soaring guitar, a huge chorus and screaming solos. This film celebrates the evolution of the American rock anthem during its glory years between 1970 and 1990, as it became a staple of the emerging stadium rock and AOR radio and then MTV.

From Schools Out to Smells Like Teen Spirit, these are the songs that were the soundtrack to teenage lives in the US and around the world, anthems that had people singing out loud with arms and lighters aloft.

To track the emergence of this distinct American rock of the 70s and 80s, Huey Morgan narrates the story of some of the greatest American rock anthems including Schools Out, We're an American Band, Don't Fear the Reaper, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Don't Stop Believin', I Love Rock n Roll, Eye of the Tiger, I Want to Know What Love Is, Livin' on a Prayer and Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Contributors include: Alice Cooper, Dave Grohl, Butch Vig, Meat Loaf, Todd Rundgren, Richie Sambora, Blue Oyster Cult, Journey, Survivor, Toto and Foreigner."

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'Great American Rock Anthems - Turn It Up To 11', BBC TV , Boxing Day (feats JRNY, Toto, Foreigner, BOC, Survivor)588 MSL 12/21/2013 11:15PM
Re: 'Great American Rock Anthems - Turn It Up To 11', BBC TV , Boxing Day (feats JRNY, Toto, Foreigner, BOC, Survivor) 325 Terry K. 12/22/2013 01:55AM
Re: 'Great American Rock Anthems - Turn It Up To 11', BBC TV , Boxing Day (feats JRNY, Toto, Foreigner, BOC, Survivor) 239 Quicksand 12/22/2013 06:29AM
Re: 'Great American Rock Anthems - Turn It Up To 11', BBC TV , Boxing Day (feats JRNY, Toto, Foreigner, BOC, Survivor) 232 Terry K. 12/22/2013 07:35AM
Re: 'Great American Rock Anthems - Turn It Up To 11', BBC TV , Boxing Day (feats JRNY, Toto, Foreigner, BOC, Survivor) 214 Quicksand 12/23/2013 06:25AM
Re: 'Great American Rock Anthems - Turn It Up To 11', BBC TV , Boxing Day (feats JRNY, Toto, Foreigner, BOC, Survivor) 166 Terry K. 12/23/2013 10:28AM
Re: 'Great American Rock Anthems - Turn It Up To 11', BBC TV , Boxing Day (feats JRNY, Toto, Foreigner, BOC, Survivor) 185 MIKE 12/23/2013 04:06AM
Re: 'Great American Rock Anthems - Turn It Up To 11', BBC TV , Boxing Day (feats JRNY, Toto, Foreigner, BOC, Survivor) 187 Terry K. 12/23/2013 05:25AM


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