To what degree was glitter an expression of homosexuality, and to what degree was it merely rebellion against those who were easily offended by it?.
Topic A: Art rock is often called pretentious. Is it? To what degree was glitter an expression of homosexuality, and to what degree was it merely rebellion against those who were easily offended by it?
Topic B: Reggae is music of politically and socially oppressed people in Jamaica. Is the international popularity of reggae most likely to be based on its identity with those people, or is it popular more because it is good dance music?
Topic C: Punk is angry music, and it is the most effective when the anger is directed at some particular issue, person, or practice. Could a positive message be delivered in a punk style and be taken seriously? Elaborate on your response: how might this work? Why do you think punk might or might not be a reasonable mode of expression for a positive message?
Topic D: Along with most rock music, funk is a style that is primarily dominated by male performers (at least as group leaders), whereas many disco stars are female. How do those styles each compare with other rock styles that are or are not also male dominated? Are the male-dominated styles ones that women would not care to perform, or is there something inherently “macho” about them to the point that fans do not want to hear female performers? Are there any characteristics about disco that give it particular appeal for women and homosexuals?