As part of the students learning at City of Bath College the instrumental tutors perform to the class presenting them with a close look at the structures, techniques and musical approaches that different genres of music demand.
During this term we are looking at progressive rock, metal and alternative. This session included an in depth look into the following songs:
I performed ‘Bomb Track’ by Rage Against The Machine. I chose this specific song to highlight the fusion between two styles of music: rap/hip hip and rock/metal. The funky rock hybrid genre became a huge success in the early 90s with such bands as Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Faith No More as well as Rage Against The Machine each achieving success with their brand of rap metal.
‘Bomb Track’ – Rage Against The Machine
Performing: Jake Williams (Vocals), Tom Gardiner (Drums), Duncan Kingston (Bass), Richard Perkins (Guitar)
One of the occupational hazards of performing hard rock tunes is the energy you have to throw in to them. I do enjoy beating up my guitar but it does tend to get sore after a while!
And also as a side note it was an important lesson to students today, who are given ample access to rehearsal facilities for weeks on end, that these performances were given after only a couple of quick run throughs at 9.30am this morning!