Final Project – Alvin & Ryan

Our project places a emphasis on the influence feminism has had in punk, post-punk, metal, and rock and roll culture in music. Throughout this project, we take a look at bands and artists like New Order, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Lita Ford, as well as the Riot Girrrl movement. The idea of these bands & artists was not necessarily to promote feminism, but rather, to stomp on traditional mindsets carried on in the music culture.

The 1970’s marked the prime introduction of heavy metal and rock with bands like Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne (solo career), Motorhead, The Velvet Underground, and alternatively, Lita Ford and The Runaways. The Runaways were an all female girl band who paved the path for future female artists. Additionally, Lita Ford put on a unique mindset for future rock and metal artists – “Rock ‘n’ roll is not just a man’s world.” Initially failing to make success in the U.S, The Runaways soon became a major significance worldwide and helped influence other women artists as well. The arrival of Riot Girrrl, a feminist movement occurring in the 1990’s, provided a rebel attitude and allowed women to express their ideas and beliefs more openly in society.

The short clip provides a satirical view on common issues occurring today, also showing the influence punk and metal music has created on fashion. Throughout this project, I was in charge of picking out the topics and what we essentially wanted to focus on while Ryan helped create the website and part of the video. The website marks a similar comparison to Tumblr.   



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