The History of Rock 'n' Roll

(Partridge)

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Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 0'22.
    Produced by Andy Partridge.
    Released in October 1980 on the Miniatures (“fifty-one tiny masterpieces edited by Morgan-Fisher”) LP in the U.K.
    Also available on Rag & Bone Buffet.

    Andy: “There was this project called Miniatures. Each cut was supposed to be less than a minute. I went for the gigantic: a history of rock 'n' roll in 22 seconds. The 50's: an echoed hiccupping vocal of the word 'well'. The 60's: A snatch of a fuzzbox riff in indian scale. The 70's: A power chord. The 80's: At the time, this was done in 1981, the 80's threatened to go horribly synthetic, and a lot of it did, so the 80's is an electronic fart. The 90's? I suspect that will be a bit of a James Brown drum rhythm.”

Art

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Lyrics

So, let's briefly summarize what we know, shall we?

The 50's
The 60's
The 70's
And finally, the 80's

Thank you, and goodnight.

[transcribed by J.D. Mack]


Chords and Tablature

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