“Anticipation has a habit to set you up for disappointment,” sings Arctic Monkeys’ front-man Alex Turner, and if anyone should know, it’s him. In barely a year, his band of Sheffield teenagers has gone from an unsigned garage band posting their demos online to the biggest band in Britain with “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” becoming the fastest selling British debut ever. Anticipation had been mounting even before
the band signed to buzz-label Domino. Their sold-out hometown gigs were attended by rabid fans from all over the country. With all the hype around the band’s fame, it’s easy to forget the music, which does not disappoint.
The band is centered around Turner and his poetic tales of youth in suburban England. His words are sung with passion, and the speed and precision of a rap artist. He tells the angry tales of many teens in Sheffield and the many English towns like it. He’s angry at rude bouncers, girlfriends with less than sunny dispositions, and the countless unoriginal bands jumping onto the scene.
As Turner’s accented vocals are laid down thicker than molasses, the Monkeys back him up with a tight post punk that contains more hooks in one song than most bands can achieve in a whole album.
Last October, the Monkeys dropped their first single, “I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor.” This raucous number, which debuted at number one on the British singles chart, gets the album into full swing in the number two slot. From there, the CD barely lets up its racecar pace, with a string of solid songs that barely push three minutes each. The combination of jittery power chords and swiftly picked riffs wins on almost every track.
But the Monkeys save their best for last, and the last three songs end with a bang. “When The Sun Goes Down” is a grimy song about the guys and gals who roam the dark streets. Turner’s wit is evident around every lyrical turn as he croons, “So who’s that girl there?/I wonder what went wrong so that she had to roam the streets/She don’t do major credit cards/I doubt she does receipts/It’s all not quite legitimate.” Next is the scornful “From the Ritz to the Rubble,” during which Turner angrily describes his failed odyssey into a nightclub, complete with put-downs to the condescending bouncer.
The album closes with the epic “A Certain Romance.” This five-and-a-half minute opus is filled with bouncy ska rhythms, a poignant solo, and Turner’s constant stream of above-par lyrics. He comments on the sunken state of small-town England with striking clarity and verbosity. When the song and album come to a close, the listener feels surprisingly satisfied.
The ultimate triumph is not the songs themselves, but the emotions they provoke. Every song is filled with lust, passion, and the desirous rage that flow through the veins of the teenage spirit. It’s through these songs that the Arctic Monkeys claim their title as the hottest young British band today.
HCR230 – Lesson 1 Short Answer
Response to each question must be in the form of a 100 to 250-word well-developed paragraph, with well-developed sentences, correct spelling, and proper grammar. It is important to review the lesson objectives and be sure to demonstrate your achievement of those objectives in your response. Therefore, please include data, facts, key terminology, specific examples and direct quotations from the textbook and other resources to support your main point. For assistance with writing, please visit the Online Writing Lab or visit the Tutoring page. You may find it necessary to do outside research in order to thoroughly answer the questions; please contact Rio Salado Library, where we have librarians available by chat 24/7 to assist you with your research.
Cite all sources of information, including your textbook, using last name and page numbers in parenthesis in the text; for a book: (Author’s last name, year, p. ###). Provide a resource list at the conclusion of the assignment formatted as in this example: Author’s last name, first initial. (year). Title in italics. Location of publisher: Publisher. For more information, or for format examples required of other resource types, please visit the Rio Salado APA Citation Style page.
Question-Case Scenario: M.S. is a 9 year old boy currently hospitalized with kidney failure, which runs in his family. His family is from a remote area of Turkey, and follow the Islamic tradition. His parents believe that his ultimate fate is in God’s hands, and that M.S.’s illness is perceived to be a test of faith, administered by God. Since only God can predict how long M.S. will be ill, they do not perceive much benefit in making firm plans for the future. They use prayers and amulets to assist in healing. In making healthcare decisions for their son, their Imam was the person’s whose opinion was the most relevant.
Taken from “Giger and Davidhizar’s Transcultural Assessment Model: A Case Study in Turkey,” available by clicking the link in the required readings.
Question 1: Please describe “time orientation” as defined by Giger and Davidhizar, and assess how it appears in this scenario. How might this impact health care decision making?
Question 2: Analyze your response to the “space” section of the self-assessment. What do these results say about your cultural beliefs and practices? How might these beliefs and practices affect your interactions with health care providers? With patients, if planning a clinical career)?