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Rock music
Stylistic origins Rock and roll, electric blues, folk music
Cultural origins 1950s and 1960s, United Kingdom, United States
Typical instruments Electric guitar , bass guitar, drums, synthesizer, keyboards
Mainstream popularity Worldwide
Derivative forms New Age Music - Synthpop
Subgenres
Alternative rock - Art rock - Beat music - Britpop - Christian rock - Desert rock - Detroit rock - Experimental rock - Garage rock - Girl group - Glam rock - Group Sounds - Grunge - Hard rock - Heartland rock - Heavy metal - Instrumental rock - Indie rock - Jangle pop - Krautrock - Madchester - Post-Britpop - Power pop - Progressive rock - Protopunk - Psychedelia - Punk rock - Rock noir - Soft rock - Southern rock - Surf - Symphonic rock
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Fusion genres
Aboriginal rock - Afro-rock - Anatolian rock - Bhangra rock - Blues-rock - Country rock - Flamenco-rock - Folk rock - Glam Punk - Indo-rock - Industrial rock - Punk rock - Jazz fusion - Punta rock - Raga rock - Raï rock - Rap rock - Rockabilly - Rockoson - Samba-rock - Space rock - Stoner rock - Sufi rock
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Backbeat - Rock opera - Rock band - Performers - Hall of Fame - Social impact - List of rock music terms
.Rock music is a genre of popular music that entered the mainstream in the 1950s.^ Rock is an ever-evolving genre, and when the radio experiences a lull in good music, it is not because there is no available good music; is because we are in the midst of change.
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^ In popular music, there used to be transcendent albums that would break through genres and have a wider meaning.
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.It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, rhythm and blues, country music and also drew on folk music, jazz and classical music.^ Rock and Roll / Rhythm and Blues from 1948 to 1953.

^ McLean seems to be lamenting the lack of "danceable" music in rock and roll and (in part) attributing that lack to the absence of Buddy Holly et.

^ Jazz is inherently experimental and rock and roll borrowed from this creed as well.
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.The sound of rock often revolves around the electric guitar, a back beat laid down by a rhythm section of electric bass guitar, drums, and keyboard instruments such as Hammond organ, piano, or, since the 1970s, synthesizers.^ Also, it's true that technology has seriously affected the uniqueness of electric guitar sounds.
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^ That's the reason that the "AWE" of a guy ripping some great guitar, with another guy actually thumping a bass guitar, with another human being creating beats live (I'm talking about actually playing the drums) capped by an awesome singer has gone away.
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^ I agree, modern Rock sounds better when you hear nothing but the beat.
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Along with the guitar or keyboards, saxophone and blues-style harmonica are sometimes used as soloing instruments. In its "purest form", it "has three chords, a strong, insistent back beat, and a catchy melody."[1]
.In the late 1960s and early 1970s, rock music developed different subgenres.^ Thankfully, punk rock in the late 1970s pulled music back to some of its rebellious roots.
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^ For a short time in the late Sixties, early Seventies, the music business took a chance on many differant acts.
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^ Listen to member station WFUV Music Director Rita Houston's interview with Sam Phillips about the early days of rock and R&B. .

.When it was blended with folk music it created folk rock, with blues to create blues-rock and with jazz, to create jazz-rock fusion.^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

^ May 20th, 2009 3:04 pm ET Rock and roll began as an offshoot of a type of the blues, with a little bit of folk music and jazz thrown.
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^ Rock, pop, Blues, Hip-hop are all pop music variants/styles, and over the last 50 years they've grown into what I would call a repertoire–a repository of "folk" music (after all, it is music by the people ,for the people) that we can delve into and reinterpret.
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.In the 1970s, rock incorporated influences from soul, funk, and Latin music.^ Sometimes while discussing Soul/Funk music we tend to forget that the music did not exist in a vacuum.

^ All in all, when its music again and not a produced money tree product rock and roll, country, soul, r&b, and every other type of music will be better off.
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^ James Brown directly influenced the evolutionary beat of soul music in the Sixties, funk music in the Seventies and rap music in the Eighties.

Also in the 1970s, rock developed a number of subgenres, such as soft rock, glam rock, heavy metal, hard rock, progressive rock, and punk rock. .Rock subgenres that emerged in the 1980s included new wave, hardcore punk and alternative rock.^ Rock is gone, Disco is gone, Punk is gone, New Wave is gone, Grunge is gone...they all left a legacy but so did a million other genres before it.
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.In the 1990s, rock subgenres included grunge, Britpop, indie rock, and nu metal.^ It reminds me of the mid-70's "Mellow Rock" that was obliterated by Punk in 1977, or the early 90's when "Hair Band Heavy Metal" was displaced by Grunge.
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.A group of musicians specializing in rock music is called a rock band or rock group.^ I think veteran rock musicians need to be more influential in developing up and coming bands.
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^ There is merit in all styles of music, but a true musician never forgets his/her rock roots!
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^ Now the bands that actually have something unique to say and take the time to write and record good music are swalloed up by the millions of subpar "musicians" on MySpace.
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.Many rock groups consist of an electric guitarist, lead singer, bass guitarist, and a drummer, forming a quartet.^ What really is killing rock and roll are groups forming that don't know how to play an instrument (rap).
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^ Similarly, the improbable fusion of rodeo music and caribbean folk melodies that came to be known as rock'n'roll was a dance-based form based on the electric guitar.
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.Some groups omit one or more of these roles or utilize a lead singer who plays an instrument while singing, sometimes forming a trio or duo; others include additional musicians such as one or two rhythm guitarists or a keyboardist.^ That said, there are some bands within or around the rock and roll neighborhood that merit our appreciation and who may one day rise to the level of esteem of performers such as those listed in djohnson's post.
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^ It takes work to actually play an instrument with proficiency and even more work to actually create your own music.
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^ Of course they loved it: there are few kids out there today who can actually PLAY a guitar, who've sat by the hours and learned chords/songs from other guitarists or LPs/records.
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.Rock bands from some genres, particularly those related to rock's foundations in rock and roll, include a saxophone.^ Rock n' roll is about each band's Identity.
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^ TRUE rock n' roll is about telling stories, spreading messages, all the while adding in some nice beats and killer music.
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^ That said, there are some bands within or around the rock and roll neighborhood that merit our appreciation and who may one day rise to the level of esteem of performers such as those listed in djohnson's post.
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More rarely, groups also utilize bowed stringed instruments such as violins or cellos, and brass instruments such as trumpets or trombones.
.More recently the term rock has been used as a blanket term including forms such as pop music, reggae music, soul music, and sometimes even hip hop, with which it has often been contrasted through much of its history.^ So much history with them, including our independence.
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^ Visit the STACKS Museum of American Soul Music for a special Web Adventures designed programme featuring the development of American Soul Music and all the contributing forms of music which has made soul music what it is today.

^ Sometimes while discussing Soul/Funk music we tend to forget that the music did not exist in a vacuum.

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Contents

Background (1950s-early 1960s)

Rock and roll

.The foundations of rock music are in rock and roll, which originated in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s, and quickly spread to much of the rest of the world.^ Songwriter and performer Sam Cooke was one of the most popular and influential black singers to emerge in the late '50s, successfully to synthesize a blend of gospel music and secular themes and provided the early foundation of soul music.

^ Rock-n-Roll has always had sex in it but it used to also have an option about the world, it dealt in fantasy, and struggle.
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^ That's because it's all great music and it's time for American music lovers to embrace it for what it is...Good Rock N' Roll.
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.Its immediate origins lay in a mixing together of various popular musical genres of the time, including rhythm and blues, gospel music, and country and western.^ Students can hear clips of funk, blues, gospel, motown, country and blues music from famous artists.

[3] .In 1951, Cleveland, Ohio disc jockey Alan Freed began playing rhythm and blues music for a multi-racial audience, and is credited with first using the phrase "rock and roll" to describe the music.^ Rock and Roll / Rhythm and Blues from 1948 to 1953.

^ Rock-n-Roll has always had sex in it but it used to also have an option about the world, it dealt in fantasy, and struggle.
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^ Used to be that you had to "Pay your Dues" in Rock & Roll.
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.There is much debate as to what should be considered the first rock and roll record.^ May 20th, 2009 11:13 pm ET Thank God I got to witness rock and roll the first time around.
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^ Is it because there are so few over the airwaves rock and roll radio stations anymore?
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^ Information and photos of Johnny OKeefe, Australias first king of Rock & Roll.

.One leading contender is "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats (in fact, Ike Turner and his band The Kings of Rhythm), recorded by Sam Phillips for Sun Records in 1951.[4] Four years later, Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" (1955) became the first rock and roll song to top Billboard magazine's main sales and airplay charts, and opened the door worldwide for this new wave of popular culture.^ Billboard Magazine Top Hits by year .

^ "First Wave" of Australian rock.

^ Rock n' roll is about each band's Identity.
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.Rolling Stone magazine argued in 2004 that "That's All Right (Mama)" (1954), Elvis Presley's first single for Sun Records in Memphis, was the first rock and roll record.^ The 45rpm single helped form rock'n'roll; can it again?
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^ That's because it's all great music and it's time for American music lovers to embrace it for what it is...Good Rock N' Roll.
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^ May 20th, 2009 11:13 pm ET Thank God I got to witness rock and roll the first time around.
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[6], but, at the same time, .Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle & Roll", later covered by Haley, was already at the top of the Billboard R&B charts.^ Big Joe Turner .

^ Listen to early Rock n Roll hits - That's All Right Baby, Around The Clock Blues, Shake, Rattle and Roll .

.Other artists with early rock and roll hits included Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Gene Vincent.^ The history of rock and roll's most famous offices and the songwriters who inhabited them, including Carole King, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Burt Bacharach and ...

^ It's just computer generated & stolen choruses from Real Rock & Roll artists.
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^ I feel that part of the reason that rock and roll, and most other music for that matter, is suffering is actually about looks.
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[4] .Soon rock and roll was the major force in American record sales and crooners, such as Eddie Fisher, Perry Como, and Patti Page, who had dominated the previous decade of popular music, found their access to the pop charts significantly curtailed.^ Read about the major artists of the period and listen to recordings of their most popular songs.

^ That said, there are some bands within or around the rock and roll neighborhood that merit our appreciation and who may one day rise to the level of esteem of performers such as those listed in djohnson's post.
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^ The history of rock and roll's most famous offices and the songwriters who inhabited them, including Carole King, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Burt Bacharach and ...

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.Rock and roll has been seen as leading to a number of distinct sub-genres, including rockabilly, combining rock and roll with "hillbilly" country music, which was usually played and recorded in the mid-1950s by white singers such as Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and with the greatest commercial success, Elvis Presley.^ While I don’t get abba, I remember that amazing list of essential music from Elvis Costello in Vanity Fair some years back includedan abba record and an interesting reason for including it.
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^ The history of rock and roll's most famous offices and the songwriters who inhabited them, including Carole King, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Burt Bacharach and ...

^ McLean seems to be lamenting the lack of "danceable" music in rock and roll and (in part) attributing that lack to the absence of Buddy Holly et.

[8] In contrast doo wop placed an emphasis on multi-part vocal harmonies and meaningless backing lyrics (from which the genre later gained its name), which were usually supported with light instrumentation and had its origins in 1930s and 40s African American vocal groups.[9] .Acts like The Crows, The Penguins, The El Dorados and The Turbans all scored major hits, and groups like The Platters, with songs including "The Great Pretender" (1955), and The Coasters with humorous songs like "Yakety Yak" (1958), ranked among the most successful rock and roll acts of the period.^ With twelve #1 pop singles, numerous gold recordings, sold out concerts, and regular television appearances, the Supremes were not only the most commercially successful female group of the Sixties, but among the top five pop/rock/soul acts of the decade .

^ The history of rock and roll's most famous offices and the songwriters who inhabited them, including Carole King, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Burt Bacharach and ...

^ The entire song is a tribute to Buddy Holly and a commentary on how rock and roll changed in the years since his death.

[10] .The era also saw the growth in popularity of the electric guitar, and the development of a specifically rock and roll style of playing through such exponents as Chuck Berry, Link Wray, and Scotty Moore.^ This web page attempts to explore the roots of rock in such a way as to illuminate the natural progression of musical styles.

^ Book 5 - Soul - R E S P E C T - Rock N Roll Links - 25 .

^ Book 10 Vulture Street Brisbane - Rock N Roll Links .

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.In the United Kingdom, the trad jazz and folk movements brought visiting blues music artists to Britain.^ Students can hear clips of funk, blues, gospel, motown, country and blues music from famous artists.

^ May 20th, 2009 3:04 pm ET Rock and roll began as an offshoot of a type of the blues, with a little bit of folk music and jazz thrown.
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^ Rock, Jazz Blues, Hip Hop all came from the same movement.
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[12] .Lonnie Donegan's 1955 hit "Rock Island Line" was a major influence and helped to develop the trend of skiffle music groups throughout the country, many of which, including John Lennon's The Quarrymen, moved on to play rock and roll.^ I’m sure there were hits other than “call me” but they don’t come to mind… and i can recall quite a bit when it comes to rock and roll.
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.Commentators have traditionally perceived a decline of rock and roll in the late 1950s and early 1960s.^ Early North American rock and roll (1953-1963) .

^ See short clips of early Rock & Roll Dance Steps .

^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

.By 1959, the death of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens in a plane crash, the departure of Elvis for the army, the retirement of Little Richard to become a preacher, prosecutions of Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry and the breaking of the payola scandal (which implicated major figures, including Alan Freed, in bribery and corruption in promoting individual acts or songs), gave a sense that the initial rock and roll era had come to an end.^ The history of rock and roll's most famous offices and the songwriters who inhabited them, including Carole King, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Burt Bacharach and ...

^ Corporations don't give a rodent's behind about rock and roll, and if you DO, then you have to support your local musicians and maybe it will come back.
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^ McLean seems to be lamenting the lack of "danceable" music in rock and roll and (in part) attributing that lack to the absence of Buddy Holly et.

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The "in-between years"

Chubby Checker in 2005
.The period of the later 1950s and early 1960s, between the end of the initial period of innovation and what became known in the USA as the "British Invasion", has traditionally been seen as an era of hiatus for rock and roll.^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

^ See short clips of early Rock & Roll Dance Steps .

^ May 20th, 2009 9:46 pm ET The rock and roll era is over .
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More recently a number of authors have emphasised important innovations and trends in this period without which future developments would not have been possible.[14][15] While early rock and roll, particularly through the advent of rockabilly, saw the greatest commercial success for male and white performers, in this era the genre was dominated by black and female artists. .Rock and roll had not disappeared at the end of the 1950s and some of its energy can be seen in the Twist dance craze of the early 60s, mainly benefiting the career of Chubby Checker.^ See short clips of early Rock & Roll Dance Steps .

^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

^ McLean seems to be lamenting the lack of "danceable" music in rock and roll and (in part) attributing that lack to the absence of Buddy Holly et.

[15] Having died down in the late 1950s, doo wop enjoyed a revival in the same period, with hits for acts like The Marcels, The Capris, Maurice Williams and Shep and the Limelights.[10] .The rise of girl groups like The Chantels, The Shirelles and The Crystals placed an emphasis on harmonies and polished production that was in contrast to earlier rock and roll.^ What really is killing rock and roll are groups forming that don't know how to play an instrument (rap).
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^ All in all, when its music again and not a produced money tree product rock and roll, country, soul, r&b, and every other type of music will be better off.
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^ With that said until a guy like Doug Sahm is in the Hall of Fame instead of some of the other acts there, the spirit of rock and roll is in trouble.
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[16] .Some of the most significant girl group hits were products of the Brill Building Sound, named after the block in New York where many songwriters were based, which included the #1 hit for the Shirelles "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" in 1960, penned by the partnership of Gerry Goffin and Carole King.^ The history of rock and roll's most famous offices and the songwriters who inhabited them, including Carole King, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Burt Bacharach and ...

^ Yes, that includes you, Little Stevie (I love The Sopranos, but come on–do some research!
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^ Many of the young generation love Rock and Roll along with new music that is out there.
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.Cliff Richard had the first British rock and roll hit with "Move It", effectively ushering in the sound of British rock.^ May 20th, 2009 11:13 pm ET Thank God I got to witness rock and roll the first time around.
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^ I’m sure there were hits other than “call me” but they don’t come to mind… and i can recall quite a bit when it comes to rock and roll.
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^ May 20th, 2009 11:12 pm ET Richard Osborne said in his post, " I believe that rock music is first, an emotion, then a craft."
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[18] At the start of the 1960s, his backing group The Shadows was the most successful of a number of groups recording instrumentals.[19] While rock 'n' roll was fading into lightweight pop and ballads, British rock groups at clubs and local dances, heavily influenced by blues-rock pioneers like Alexis Korner, were starting to play with an intensity and drive seldom found in white American acts.[20]
Also significant was the advent of soul music as a major commercial force. .Developing out of rhythm and blues with a re-injection of gospel music and pop, led by pioneers like Ray Charles and Sam Cooke from the mid-1950s, by the early 60s figures like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder were dominating the R&B charts and breaking through into the main pop charts, helping to accelerate their desegregation, while Motown and Stax/Volt Records were becoming major forces in the record industry.^ Songwriter and performer Sam Cooke was one of the most popular and influential black singers to emerge in the late '50s, successfully to synthesize a blend of gospel music and secular themes and provided the early foundation of soul music.

^ Students can hear clips of funk, blues, gospel, motown, country and blues music from famous artists.

^ There is SOME good rap music, some good pop-style music, and even some good country out there.
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[21] .All of these elements, including the close harmonies of doo wop and girl groups, the carefully crafted song-writing of the Brill Building Sound and the polished production values of soul, have been seen as influencing the Merseybeat sound, particularly the early work of The Beatles, and through them the form of later rock music.^ All the new rock music sounds the same to me.
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^ That's because it's all great music and it's time for American music lovers to embrace it for what it is...Good Rock N' Roll.
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^ How many enjoyed music for the sound of the music and found out later what the song was really about?
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[22] .Some historians of music have also pointed to important and innovative technical developments that built on rock and roll in this period, including the electronic treatment of sound by such innovators as Joe Meek, and the elaborate production methods of the Wall of Sound pursued by Phil Spector.^ That said, there are some bands within or around the rock and roll neighborhood that merit our appreciation and who may one day rise to the level of esteem of performers such as those listed in djohnson's post.
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^ The history of rock and roll's most famous offices and the songwriters who inhabited them, including Carole King, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Burt Bacharach and ...

^ That's because it's all great music and it's time for American music lovers to embrace it for what it is...Good Rock N' Roll.
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Surf music

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.The instrumental rock and roll pioneered by performers such as Duane Eddy, Link Wray, and The Ventures was developed by Dick Dale who added distinctive "wet" reverb, rapid alternate picking, as well as Middle Eastern and Mexican influences, producing the regional hit "Let's Go Trippin'" in 1961 and launching the surf music craze.^ The history of rock and roll's most famous offices and the songwriters who inhabited them, including Carole King, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Burt Bacharach and ...

^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

^ McLean seems to be lamenting the lack of "danceable" music in rock and roll and (in part) attributing that lack to the absence of Buddy Holly et.

.Like Dale and his Del-Tones, most early surf bands were formed in Southern California, including the Bel-Airs, the Challengers, and Eddie & the Showmen.^ Within 10 years, managers will probably be breaking as many bands as the labels, and in 25 years, labels will most likely evolve into extensions of the artists who run them.
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[23] The Chantays scored a top ten national hit with "Pipeline" in 1963 and probably the single most famous surf tune hit was 1963's "Wipe Out", by the Surfaris, which hit #2 and #10 on the Billboard charts in 1965.[24]
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The growing popularity of the genre led groups from other areas to try their hand. .These included The Astronauts, from Boulder, Colorado, The Trashmen, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who had a #4 hit with "Surfin Bird" in 1964 and The Rivieras from South Bend, Indiana, who reached #5 in 1964 with "California Sun".[25] The Atlantics, from Sydney, Australia, made a significant contribution to the genre, with their hit "Bombora" (1963).^ I definitely believe that The Stooges and Genesis should be rock hall inductees and for the most part the composers inducted made very significant contributions to rock.
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[25] .European instrumental bands around this time generally focused more on the more rock and roll style played by The Shadows, but The Dakotas, who were the British backing band for Merseybeat singer Billy J. Kramer, gained some attention as surf musicians with "Cruel Sea" (1963), which was later covered by American instrumental surf bands, including The Ventures.^ Rock n' roll is about each band's Identity.
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^ Early North American rock and roll (1953-1963) .

^ I know this sounds naive but bring back the simpler times when rock and roll was clean and the only language you heard was good old fashioned lyrics that told a story.
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.Surf music achieved its greatest commercial success as vocal music, particularly the work of the Beach Boys, formed in 1961 in Southern California.^ Music is no longer a form of expression but a form of commercialism taken to the nth degree.
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.Their early albums included both instrumental surf rock (among them covers of music by Dick Dale) and vocal songs, drawing on rock and roll and doo wop and the close harmonies of vocal pop acts like the Four Freshmen.^ The history of rock and roll's most famous offices and the songwriters who inhabited them, including Carole King, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Burt Bacharach and ...

^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

^ McLean seems to be lamenting the lack of "danceable" music in rock and roll and (in part) attributing that lack to the absence of Buddy Holly et.

[25] .Their first chart hit, "Surfin'" in 1962 reached the Billboard top 100 and helped make the surf music craze a national phenomenon.^ Billboard Magazine Top Hits by year .

[27] .From 1963 the group began to leave surfing behind as subject matter as Brian Wilson became their major composer and producer, moving on to the more general themes of male adolescence including cars and girl in songs like "Fun, Fun, Fun" (1964) and "California Girls" (1965).^ While I will likely never truly appreciate the next music sensation that will inevitably transform the music industry, I understand that it is time to move beyond the derivative drek that is being produced.
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^ I think that groups like Nickelback are bringing back some of the classic guitar-ladened songs of my youth.
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[27] .Other vocal surf acts followed, including one-hit wonders like Ronny & the Daytonas with "G. T. O." (1964) and Rip Chords with "Hey Little Cobra", which both reached the top ten, but the only other act to achieve sustained success with the formula were Jan & Dean, who had a #1 hit with "Surf City" (co-written with Brian Wilson) in 1963.[25] The surf music craze and the careers of almost all surf acts, was effectively ended by the arrival of the British Invasion from 1964.[25] Only the Beach Boys were able to sustain a creative career into the mid-1960s, producing a string of hit singles and albums, including the highly regarded Pet Sounds in 1966, which made them, arguably, the only American rock or pop act that could rival The Beatles.^ Or something that sounds like one.
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^ Top Ten 90s One Hit Wonders: .

^ One hit wonders with little follow through.
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Golden Age (1963-1974)

The British Invasion

.By the end of 1962, the British rock scene had started with beat groups like The Beatles drawing on a wide range of American influences including soul music, rhythm and blues and surf music.^ Visit the STACKS Museum of American Soul Music for a special Web Adventures designed programme featuring the development of American Soul Music and all the contributing forms of music which has made soul music what it is today.

^ May 20th, 2009 3:04 pm ET Rock and roll began as an offshoot of a type of the blues, with a little bit of folk music and jazz thrown.
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^ This is exactly the same senario that led to the last great movement in rock music: the grunge scene.
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[28] Initially, they reinterpreted standard American tunes, playing for dancers doing the twist, for example. .These groups eventually infused their original rock compositions with increasingly complex musical ideas and a distinctive sound.^ All the new rock music sounds the same to me.
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^ The key is the emotion that powers the rock sounds, the lyrics and the overall sense of feeling the music.
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^ Technology is also enabling these acts to create quality music and sound on their own terms.
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.In mid-1962 The Rolling Stones started as one of a number of groups increasingly showing blues influence, along with bands like The Animals and The Yardbirds.^ In the 1960s this mold was shattered by bands like The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and others.
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^ Bands like Wolf Parade and Animal Collective have borrowed sounds from past decades but make it new and fresh.
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^ Granted there is very little of today's bands I like but the ones that I do like I love just as passionately as the bands I loved growing up.
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[29] .During 1963, The Beatles and other beat groups, such as The Searchers and The Hollies, achieved great popularity and commercial success in Britain.^ Yes others have come since then and some have enjoyed great success but there have been no true iconic bands since then.
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^ Again yes others have come along since then and some have had great success but the last great guitar hero is Slash.
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British rock broke through to mainstream popularity in the United States in January 1964 with the success of the Beatles. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was the band's first #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, starting the British Invasion of the American music charts.[30] The song entered the chart on January 18, 1964 at #45 before it became the #1 single for 7 weeks and went on to last a total of 15 weeks in the chart.[31] .Their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show February 9 is considered a milestone in American pop culture.^ "American Idol's" season is coming to an end, with rock purists once again assailing the show's slick pop sensibility.
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.The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers, at the time a record for an American television program.^ The Victor Talking Machine Company (1901 - 1929) was a United States corporation, the leading American producer of phonographs and phonograph records and one of the leading phonograph companies in the world at the time.

^ Now the bands that actually have something unique to say and take the time to write and record good music are swalloed up by the millions of subpar "musicians" on MySpace.
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.The Beatles went on to become the biggest selling rock band of all time and they were followed by numerous British bands.^ They run in the background so you don't have to go to twitter.com all the time!
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^ I used to wear flannels all the time, like they were attractive or something.
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^ Sinatra%2C+then+Evis%2C+then+the+Beatles%2C+then+Michael.+They+all+ruled+pop+in+a+way+no+one+has+done+since+or+will+ever+do+again.'
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[32]
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.During the next two years, Chad & Jeremy, Peter and Gordon, The Animals, Manfred Mann, Petula Clark, Freddie and the Dreamers, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Herman's Hermits, The Rolling Stones, The Troggs, and Donovan would have one or more #1 singles.^ Trying+to+line+up+a+speaker+or+two+for+the+next+VBYD+meeting+is+never+easy+with+all+the+campaign+events+going+on+this+time+of+year.'
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^ Would have an accent one min, the next nothing.
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[30] Other acts that were part of the invasion included The Kinks and The Dave Clark Five.[33] British Invasion acts also dominated the music charts at home in the United Kingdom.[29]
The British Invasion helped make internationalize the production of rock and roll, opening the door for subsequent British (and Irish) performers to achieve international success.[34] .In America it arguably spelled the end of instrumental surf music, vocal girl groups and (for a time) the teen idols, that had dominated the American charts in the late 1950s and 60s.^ There%27s+some+girl+from+american+idol+here.+I+assume+she+lost+or+she+wouldn%27t+be+in+Worcester.'
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[35] .It dented the careers of established R&B acts like Fats Domino and Chubby Checker and even temporarily derailed the chart success of surviving rock and roll acts, including Elvis.^ Something that we can't even call rock and roll.
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^ And then we have up and comers like Neil Teiman (David Cook's guitarist) who sweats Rock n' Roll and even a nearly unheard of Mikey Ohlin (singer/ songwriter from Dallas) who's putting in his time in the trenches.
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^ With that said until a guy like Doug Sahm is in the Hall of Fame instead of some of the other acts there, the spirit of rock and roll is in trouble.
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[36] .The British Invasion also played a major part in the rise of a distinct genre of rock music, and cemented the primacy of the rock group, based around guitars and drums and producing their own material as singer-songwriters.^ Songwriter - Producer - Singer 1925 - 1991.

^ If you think rock 'n roll's youth is wondering around in a music wasteland then it's because the music industry dictates that.
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^ Australian pop-rock singer-songwriter with a powerful, sensuous voice.

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Garage rock

Garage rock was a form of amateurish rock music, particularly prevalent in North America in the mid-1960s and so called because of the perception that it was rehearsed in a suburban family garage.[38][39] .Garage rock songs revolved around the traumas of high school life, with songs about "lying girls" being particularly common.^ I lied about being the outdoor type."
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^ In high school, I also thought rock was dead.
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^ Lastly, I will continue to treasure the rock songs that shaped my life and play those songs as loud as ever.
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[40] The lyrics and delivery were notably more aggressive than was common at the time, often with growled or shouted vocals that dissolved into incoherent screaming.[38] .They ranged from crude one-chord music (like the Seeds) to near-studio musician quality (including the Knickerbockers, the Remains, and the Fifth Estate).^ And listen to the new releases of older artists like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, David Byrne and Brian Eno, Placebo has a new one coming out....
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^ Do their music and I mean their music, not what they thin it should sound like.
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^ Today's musicians need to once again concentrate on the music instead of how to appear onstage with a major case of bedhead and looking like sullen rebels.
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There were also regional variations in many parts of the country with flourishing scenes particularly in California and Texas.[40] The Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon had perhaps the most defined regional sound.[41]
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The style had been evolving from regional scenes as early as 1958. "Tall Cool One" (1959) by The Wailers and "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen (1963) are mainstream examples of the genre in its formative stages.[42] By 1963, garage band singles were creeping into the national charts in greater numbers, including Paul Revere and the Raiders (Boise),[43] the Trashmen (Minneapolis)[44] and the Rivieras (South Bend, Indiana).[45] .Other influential garage bands, such as the Sonics (Tacoma, Washington), never reached the Billboard Hot 100.^ Back in the day, artists had to be incredibly good just to record, and the sound on the record was 100% them, not some effect added in in Garage band.
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[46] .In this early period many bands were heavily influenced by surf rock and there was a cross-pollination between garage rock and frat rock, sometimes viewed as merely a sub-genre of garage rock.^ There are so many good bands that are not even heard of, why ...
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^ I think the rock in the 90s was much better and much more unique–I can hardly tell the difference between the new bands.
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^ Oh, sure, there are plenty of rock bands out there.
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.The British Invasion of 1964-66 greatly influenced garage bands, providing them with a national audience, leading many (often surf or hot rod groups) to adopt a British Invasion lilt, and encouraging many more groups to form.^ But with regard to metal tradecraft, many of the European groups I listen to were originally classically trained as opposed to garage trained.
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[40] .Thousands of garage bands were extant in the USA and Canada during the era and hundreds produced regional hits.^ The problem is with the industry itself, and that every garage band can now produce CDs using simple computer programs with digitally enhanced tracks.
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[40] .Examples include: "I Just Don't Care" by New York City's The D-Men (1965), "The Witch" by Tacoma's The Sonics (1965), "Where You Gonna Go" by Detroit's Unrelated Segments (1967), "Girl I Got News for You" by Miami's Birdwatchers (1966) and "1-2-5" by Montreal's The Haunted.^ A lot of the new bands don't have a clue on where the music came from and what's really sad is I don't think they care or even realized they should care.
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^ But most people just don't want to try and like anything new.
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^ Ryan Adams is a great example BGC, you also have John Mayer going in his own direction now which is in a very bluesy vein.
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.Despite scores of bands being signed to major or large regional labels, most were commercial failures.^ Within 10 years, managers will probably be breaking as many bands as the labels, and in 25 years, labels will most likely evolve into extensions of the artists who run them.
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^ Most radio stations don't play the real music anymore because they're too corrupted by the major labels and marketing conglomerates making their playlists for them.
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It is generally agreed that garage rock peaked both commercially and artistically around 1966.[40] By 1968 the style largely disappeared from the national charts and at the local level as amateur musicians faced college, work or the draft.[40] .New styles had evolved to replace garage rock (including blues-rock, progressive rock and country rock).^ This web page attempts to explore the roots of rock in such a way as to illuminate the natural progression of musical styles.

^ A Faustian metaphor of rock's decline is, of course, Elvis: the young Elvis had his roots in country and blues, playing the miscegenation of country and blues.
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[40] .In Detroit garage rock stayed alive until the early 70s, with bands like the MC5 and The Stooges, who employed a much more aggressive style.^ I can stay up until 7 or 8, but not much longer.
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^ Rock is very much alive.
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^ Who in your list of favorite bands approaches that guitar with the passion and commitment to music like Carlos Santana?
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.These bands began to be labelled punk rock and are now often seen as proto-punk or proto-hard rock.^ The definitive history and latest news of the finest Punk Rock band ever..

[48]

Pop rock

.The term pop has been used since the early twentieth century to refer to popular music in general, but from the mid-1950s it began to be used for a distinct genre, aimed at a youth market, often characterized as a softer alternative to rock and roll.^ Rock n' roll is the music of youth, but it's almost 60 years old.
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^ Rock-n-Roll has always had sex in it but it used to also have an option about the world, it dealt in fantasy, and struggle.
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^ Used to be that you had to "Pay your Dues" in Rock & Roll.
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[49][50] .In the aftermath of the British Invasion, from about 1967, it was increasingly used in opposition to the term rock music, to describe a form that was more commercial, ephemeral and accessible.^ Rock-n-Roll has always had sex in it but it used to also have an option about the world, it dealt in fantasy, and struggle.
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^ The focus of rock music, which had always been the guitarists, shifted to the vocalists in about 1992.
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^ I feel that part of the reason that rock and roll, and most other music for that matter, is suffering is actually about looks.
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[51] .In contrast rock music was seen as focusing on extended works, particularly albums, was often associated with particular sub-cultures (like the counter-culture), placed an emphasis on artistic values and "authenticity", stressed live performance and instrumental or vocal virtuosity and was often seen as encapsulating progressive developments rather than simply reflecting existing trends.^ I think that one of the precursors, one of the requirements of Rock Music is that if you're over the age of 30 and you don't like it ....
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^ All the good ones, rather than like 4 or 5.
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^ Still like that old time rockn roll, That kind of music just soothes the soul, I reminisce about the days of old, With that old time rock n roll.
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[49][50][51][52]
.Nevertheless much pop and rock music has been very similar in sound, instrumentation and even lyrical content.^ Rock is very much alive.
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^ All the new rock music sounds the same to me.
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^ What puzzles and somewhat irks me is that strong, discernible melodies have disappeared from rock/pop music.
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.The terms "pop-rock" and "power pop" have been used to describe more commercially successful music that uses elements from, or the form of, rock music.^ What puzzles and somewhat irks me is that strong, discernible melodies have disappeared from rock/pop music.
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^ The key is the emotion that powers the rock sounds, the lyrics and the overall sense of feeling the music.
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^ Music is no longer a form of expression but a form of commercialism taken to the nth degree.
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[53] Pop-rock has been defined as an "upbeat variety of rock music represented by artists such as Elton John, Paul McCartney, The Everly Brothers, Rod Stewart, Chicago, and Peter Frampton."[54] In contrast, music reviewer George Starostin defines it as a subgenre of pop music that uses catchy pop songs that are mostly guitar-based. Starostin argues that most of what is traditionally called "power pop" (a term coined by Pete Townshend of The Who in 1966, but not much used until it was applied to bands like Badfinger in the 1970s),[55] falls into the pop rock subgenre and that the lyrical content of pop rock is "normally secondary to the music."[56] Throughout its history there have been rock acts that have used elements of pop, and pop artists who have used rock music as a basis for their work, or striven for rock "authenticity".

Blues-rock

.Although the first impact of the British Invasion on American popular music was through beat and R&B based acts, the impetus was soon taken up by a second wave of bands that drew their inspiration more directly from American blues, including the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds.^ Plot Outline: An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer’s books have on his fans, is more than inspirational.

^ With this kind of music environment actually might help more indie based artists as people look for quality music.
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^ In the 1960s this mold was shattered by bands like The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and others.
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[57] .British blues musicians of the late 1950s and early 60s had been inspired by the acoustic playing of figures such as Lead Belly, who was a major influence on the Skiffle craze, and Robert Johnson.^ That's what made the late 70's fun, people figured out again, that you could play for fun, like Steven and his buddies must have.
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[58] .Increasingly they adopted a loud amplified sound, often centred around the electric guitar, based on the Chicago blues, particularly after the tour of Britain by Muddy Waters in 1958, which prompted Cyril Davies and guitarist Alexis Korner to form the band Blues Incorporated.^ Also, it's true that technology has seriously affected the uniqueness of electric guitar sounds.
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^ Great bands like this do not come around often.
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^ As long as these tribute bands continue honor the sound and for many the look of these bands, classic Rock and Roll will be around for a long time to come.
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[59] .The band involved and inspired many of the figures of the subsequent British blues boom, including members of the Rolling Stones and Cream, combining blues standards and forms with rock instrumentation and emphasis.^ The 45rpm single helped form rock'n'roll; can it again?
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^ The history of rock and roll's most famous offices and the songwriters who inhabited them, including Carole King, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Burt Bacharach and ...

^ In the 1960s this mold was shattered by bands like The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and others.
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[59]
Eric Clapton Performing in Barcelona, 1974.
.The other key focus for British blues was around John Mayall who formed the Bluesbreakers, whose members included Eric Clapton (after his departure from The Yardbirds) and later Peter Green.^ Eric Clapton and Peter Frampton were just teenagers when they blew us away with their guitars.
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^ There will always be a demand for Pop music and I think that it's important to have that subgenre around so we have others who won't fall to the snares of marketablity and compromise on their quality of music.
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^ Ask yourselves, today, where are the B.B. Kings, the Eric Claptons, the Keith Moons and John Bohnams, the John Entwistles and Geddy Lees...
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.Particularly significant was the release of Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton (Beano) album (1966), considered one of the seminal British blues recordings and the sound of which was much emulated in both Britain and the United States.^ Pepper-how much more interactive can one album be?
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^ The Victor Talking Machine Company (1901 - 1929) was a United States corporation, the leading American producer of phonographs and phonograph records and one of the leading phonograph companies in the world at the time.

[60] .Eric Clapton went on to form supergroups Cream, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos, followed by an extensive solo career that has been seminal in bringing blues-rock into the mainstream.^ In fifty years people will still listen to bands similar to The Doors, Santana, Cream, Blind Faith and The Allman Brothers.
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^ If rock dies or fades into the background, (which it is doing in a sense) then who cares.
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[59] .Green, along with the Bluesbreaker's rhythm section Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, formed Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, who enjoyed some of the greatest commercial success in the genre.^ Yes others have come since then and some have enjoyed great success but there have been no true iconic bands since then.
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^ Again yes others have come along since then and some have had great success but the last great guitar hero is Slash.
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^ He doesn't understand why there isn't any Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Billy Joel, Animals etc.
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[59] .In the late '60s Jeff Beck, also an alumnus of the Yardbirds, moved blues-rock in the direction of heavy rock with his band, The Jeff Beck Group.^ It reminds me of the mid-70's "Mellow Rock" that was obliterated by Punk in 1977, or the early 90's when "Hair Band Heavy Metal" was displaced by Grunge.
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[59] .The last Yardbirds guitarist Jimmy Page went on to form The New Yardbirds which rapidly became Led Zeppelin, whose early work was largely based around adaptations of blues standards.^ Led-Zeppelin's award-winning site featuring latest news, exclusive rare photographs, multimedia (unreleased Led Zeppelin audio/video clips), articles ...

^ Listen to early Rock n Roll hits - That's All Right Baby, Around The Clock Blues, Shake, Rattle and Roll .

[59] .Many of the song on their first three albums and occasionally later in their careers, were expansions on traditional blues songs.^ How many enjoyed music for the sound of the music and found out later what the song was really about?
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[59]
.In American blues-rock had been pioneered in the early 1960s by guitarist Lonnie Mack,[61] but the genre began to take off in the mid-60s as acts followed developed a sound similar to British blues musicians.^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

^ May 20th, 2009 3:04 pm ET Rock and roll began as an offshoot of a type of the blues, with a little bit of folk music and jazz thrown.
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^ It reminds me of the mid-70's "Mellow Rock" that was obliterated by Punk in 1977, or the early 90's when "Hair Band Heavy Metal" was displaced by Grunge.
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.Key acts included Paul Butterfield (whose band acted like Mayall's Bluesbreakers in Britain as a starting point for many successful musicians), Canned Heat, the early Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter, The J. Geils Band and Jimi Hendrix with his power trios, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys, whose guitar virtuosity and showmanship would be among the most emulated of the decade.^ And to many people's point, it doesn't all have to be ROCK like Springsteen makes it ..
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^ Who in your list of favorite bands approaches that guitar with the passion and commitment to music like Carlos Santana?
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^ Rock today is lame (I am not a metal head or Metallica fan) and like (but am not energized by) old bands like ACDC recycling power chords/riffs.
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[59] .Blues-rock bands like Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and eventually ZZ Top from the southern states, incorporated country elements into their style to produce distinctive Southern rock.^ You have a some excellent younger bands out there like Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, just to name some pretty straightforward rock (even southern rock) bands.
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^ Rock really has crumbled down into a mass-produced festival of generic garbage.
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^ In fifty years people will still listen to bands similar to The Doors, Santana, Cream, Blind Faith and The Allman Brothers.
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[62]
.Early blues-rock bands often emulated jazz, playing long, involved improvisations which would later be a major element of progressive rock.^ You wanna change the face of rock 'n roll you get rock 'n roll radio stations to play something else other than the current bands new songs.
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^ A Faustian metaphor of rock's decline is, of course, Elvis: the young Elvis had his roots in country and blues, playing the miscegenation of country and blues.
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^ There are tons of cover bands playing out in bars all over the land and there always will be, and that's fine, but in no way is that going to save rock music.
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.From about 1967 bands like Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience had begun to move away from purely blues-based music into psychedelia.^ Jimi Hendrix expanded the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar into areas no musician had ever ventured before.

^ Instead of taking the time to learn about music theory and musicianship the focus is on the band's image or name.
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^ The music industry makes it into something it wasnt meant to be in the first place, about business, not people.
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[63] .By the 1970s blues-rock had become heavier and more riff-based, exemplified by the work of Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, and the lines between blues-rock and hard rock "were barely visible",[63] as bands began recording rock-style albums.^ May 20th, 2009 3:04 pm ET Rock and roll began as an offshoot of a type of the blues, with a little bit of folk music and jazz thrown.
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^ I think veteran rock musicians need to be more influential in developing up and coming bands.
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^ I think the rock in the 90s was much better and much more unique–I can hardly tell the difference between the new bands.
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[63] The genre was continued in the 1970s by figures such as George Thorogood and Pat Travers,[59] but, particularly on the British scene (except perhaps for the advent of groups such as Status Quo and Foghat who moved towards a form of high energy and repetitive boogie rock), bands became focused on heavy metal innovation, and blues-rock began to slip out of the mainstream.[64]

Folk rock

.By the 1960s, the scene that had developed out of the American folk music revival had grown to a major movement, utilising traditional music and new compositions in a traditional style, usually on acoustic instruments.^ There is SOME good rap music, some good pop-style music, and even some good country out there.
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^ Visit the STACKS Museum of American Soul Music for a special Web Adventures designed programme featuring the development of American Soul Music and all the contributing forms of music which has made soul music what it is today.

^ Rock, pop, Blues, Hip-hop are all pop music variants/styles, and over the last 50 years they've grown into what I would call a repertoire–a repository of "folk" music (after all, it is music by the people ,for the people) that we can delve into and reinterpret.
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[65] In America the genre was pioneered by figures such as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger and often identified with progressive or labor politics.[65] In the early sixties figures such as Joan Baez and Bob Dylan had came to the fore in this movement as singer-songwriters.[66] .Dylan had begun to reach a mainstream audience with hits including "Blowin' in the Wind" (1963) and "Masters of War" (1963), which brought "protest songs" to a wider public,[67] but, although beginning to influence each other, rock and folk music had remained largely separate genres, often with mutually exclusive audiences.^ The general public is largely disconnected with music, and it is heartbreaking.
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^ Rock is an ever-evolving genre, and when the radio experiences a lull in good music, it is not because there is no available good music; is because we are in the midst of change.
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^ You wanna change the face of rock 'n roll you get rock 'n roll radio stations to play something else other than the current bands new songs.
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[68]
.Early attempts to combine elements of folk and rock included the Animals "House of the Rising Sun" (1964), which was the first commercially successful folk song to be recorded with rock and roll instrumentation[69] and the Beatles "I'm a Loser" (1965), arguably the first Beatles song to be influenced directly by Dylan.^ May 20th, 2009 11:13 pm ET Thank God I got to witness rock and roll the first time around.
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^ May 20th, 2009 3:04 pm ET Rock and roll began as an offshoot of a type of the blues, with a little bit of folk music and jazz thrown.
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^ What really is killing rock and roll are groups forming that don't know how to play an instrument (rap).
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[70] The folk rock movement is usually thought to have taken off with The Byrds' recording of Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" which topped the charts in 1965.[68] With members who had been part of the cafe-based folk scene in Los Angeles, the Byrds adopted rock instrumentation, including drums and 12-string Rickenbacker guitars, which became an major element in the sound of the genre.[68] .Later that year Dylan adopted electric instruments, much to the outrage of many folk purists, with his "Like a Rolling Stone" becoming a US hit single.^ In the 1960s this mold was shattered by bands like The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and others.
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^ May 20th, 2009 4:46 pm ET Music HAS become, like so much else nowadays, a throwaway commodity-it's background noise to everything.
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^ Twenty-five years after an artist's first record they become eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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[68] .Folk rock particularly took off in California, where it led acts like The Mamas & the Papas and Crosby, Stills and Nash to move to electric instrumentation, and in New York, where it spawned performers including The Lovin' Spoonful and Simon and Garfunkel, with the latter's acoustic "Sound of Silence" being remixed with rock instruments to be the first of many hits.^ Well+I+would+like+to+hit+Baltimore+or+DC%3B+but+not+sure+-+have+to+get+hubby+thru+surgery+on+the+20th+first.'
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^ More than any new car I can drive or any new sneaker I can rock 07/08/09 02:56am en +%40ssines+Oh+yea+some+moved+to+Georgia+most+are+still+in+Ohio+in+Columbus+or+surrounding+areas.'
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[68]
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These acts directly influenced British performers like Donovan and Fairport Convention.[68] .In 1969 Fairport Convention abandoned their mixture of American covers and Dylan-influenced songs to play traditional English folk music on electric instruments.^ And then we have garbage like American Idol which, among other things, forces the contestants to sing cover versions instead of coming up with original music.
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^ It takes work to actually play an instrument with proficiency and even more work to actually create your own music.
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^ Steven talks about covers...Doug paid respect to the heroes of American music in every set.
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[71] .This electric folk was taken up by bands including Pentangle, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, which turn prompted Irish groups like Horslips and Scottish acts like the JSD Band, Spencer's Feat and later Five Hand Reel, to use their traditional music to create a brand of Celtic rock in the early 1970s.^ Rock today is lame (I am not a metal head or Metallica fan) and like (but am not energized by) old bands like ACDC recycling power chords/riffs.
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^ Technology is also enabling these acts to create quality music and sound on their own terms.
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^ Beyond even that is the act of creating art, using the tools that any given musician ultimately acquires through the sheer act of playing.
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[72]
.Folk rock reached its peak of commercial popularity in the period 1967-8, before many acts moved off in a variety of directions, including Dylan and the Byrds, who began to develop country rock.^ May 20th, 2009 3:04 pm ET Rock and roll began as an offshoot of a type of the blues, with a little bit of folk music and jazz thrown.
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^ All in all, when its music again and not a produced money tree product rock and roll, country, soul, r&b, and every other type of music will be better off.
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^ You have to have an understanding of where the music came from in order to move it in a positive direction, not just be a pretty face, who's voice can be "auto tuned" to sound good.
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[73] However, the hybridization of folk and rock has been seen as having a major influence on the development of rock music, bringing in elements of psychedelia, and helping to develop the ideas of the singer-songwriter, the protest song and concepts of "authenticity".[68][74]

Psychedelic rock

Jimi Hendrix live at the Royal Albert Hall, February 18, 1969.
.Psychedelic music's LSD-inspired vibe began in the folk scene, with the New York-based Holy Modal Rounders using the term in their 1964 recording of "Hesitation Blues".[75] The first group to advertise themselves as psychedelic rock were the 13th Floor Elevators from Texas, at the end of 1965; producing an album that made their direction clear, with The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators the following year.^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

^ May 20th, 2009 3:04 pm ET Rock and roll began as an offshoot of a type of the blues, with a little bit of folk music and jazz thrown.
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^ But 1 is"When tour ends do U plan on working on a new album&tour cycle or RU going 2 take a break?
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[75] .The Beatles introduced many of the major elements of the psychedelic sound to audiences in this period, with "I Feel Fine" using guitar feedback; in late 1965 the Rubber Soul album included the use of a sitar on "Norwegian Wood" and they employed backmasking on their 1966 single B-side "Rain" and other tracks that appeared on their Revolver album later that year.^ A multitalented blind black musician, Ray Charles pioneered soul music, which became enormously popular among both black and white audiences beginning in the late '50s.

^ Feeling+a+like+on+the+wrong+side+today.+Not+too+sure+if+it%27s+because+of+that+stupid+boy+or+just+because.+I+don%27t+know.+And+the+other+one+...'
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[76]
Psychedelic rock particularly took off in California's emerging music scene as groups followed the Byrds from folk to folk rock from 1965.[76] The psychedelic life style had already developed in San Francisco and particularly prominent products of the scene were The Grateful Dead, Country Joe and the Fish, The Great Society and Jefferson Airplane.[76] The Byrds rapidly progressed from purely folk rock in 1966 with their single "Eight Miles High", widely taken to be a reference to drug use. .In Britain arguably the most influential band in the genre were The Yardbirds,[76] who, with Jeff Beck as their guitarist, increasingly moved into psychedelic territory, adding up-tempo improvised "rave ups", Gregorian chant and world music influences to songs including "Still I'm Sad" (1965) and "Over Under Sideways Down" (1966).^ Hopefully one day the world will wake up and realize that music is not just something that is disposable but something that permeates every facet of our lives.
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^ I miss hearing new music that gives me goose bumps and pulls me emotionally into the song.
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^ From the late 80's until today Most good bands, and there are several, try to get people to listen to medicore music in the name of discontent and anti-everything.
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[77] From 1966 the UK underground scene based in North London, supported new acts including Pink Floyd, Traffic and Soft Machine.[78] .The same year saw Donovan's folk-influenced hit album Sunshine Superman, considered one of the first psychedelic pop records, as well as the débuts of blues rock bands Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, whose extended guitar-heavy jams became a key feature of psychedelia.^ Jimi Hendrix expanded the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar into areas no musician had ever ventured before.

^ Used vinyl record shops are popping up in towns all over the place with many of the young buying not only rock and Roll but also the Blues which is truly the beginning of Rock and Roll.
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^ I think the future of Rock n' Roll is alive and well, you just have to look past the cheap T'shirt of bubble gum pop and cookie cutter bands that are out there to get to the heart and soul of it all.
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[76]
Psychedelic rock reached its apogee in the last years of the decade. 1967 saw the Beatles release their definitive psychedelic statement in Sgt. .Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, including the controversial track "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and the Rolling Stones responded later that year with Their Satanic Majesties Request.^ The history of rock and roll's most famous offices and the songwriters who inhabited them, including Carole King, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Burt Bacharach and ...

^ In the 1960s this mold was shattered by bands like The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and others.
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[76] .Pink Floyd produced what is usually seen as their best psychedelic work The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.^ Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller formed one of the best and most prolific songwriting teams of the 50's and 60's in addition to their work as record producers.,, .

[76] .In America the Summer of Love was prefaced by the Human Be-In event and reached its peak at the Monterey Pop Festival, the later helping to make major American stars of Jimi Hendrix and The Who, whose single "I Can See for Miles" delved into psychedelic territory.^ A list and links of people whose ideas on how and where the world is - and should be - evolving, may be of interest to those who want to understand the frontier of human thought.

^ Jimi Hendrix expanded the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar into areas no musician had ever ventured before.

^ Make Love Not War A collection of Lyrics of the major protest songs.

[79] Key recordings included Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow and The Doors' Strange Days.[80] .These trends climaxed in the 1969 Woodstock festival, which saw performances by most of the major psychedelic acts, but by the end of the decade psychedelic rock was in retreat.^ As well as overseas tours, Festival Hall was a regular venue for Australian acts, and literally hundreds of Aussie acts performed there.

^ And I think most of us saw these dismal days coming from a long ways off.
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.Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones and Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd were early casualties, the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream broke up before the end of the decade and many surviving acts, moved away from psychedelia into more back-to-basics "roots rock", the wider experimentation of progressive rock, or riff laden heavy rock.^ He ended up where rock is now.
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^ We need to get back to the rootsof progressive rock and roll!!!
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^ The home of all things Syd Barrett on the net, including the early Pink Floyd.

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Roots rock

.Roots rock is the term now used to describe a move away from the excesses of the psychedelic scene, to a more basic form of rock and roll that incorporated its original influences, particularly country and folk music, leading to the creation of country rock and Southern rock.^ Will Rock and Roll fade away?
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^ The 45rpm single helped form rock'n'roll; can it again?
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^ It takes work to actually play an instrument with proficiency and even more work to actually create your own music.
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[81] In 1966 Bob Dylan spearheaded the movement when he went to Nashville to record the album Blonde on Blonde.[82] This, and subsequent more clearly country-influenced albums, have been seen as creating the genre of country folk, a route pursued by a number of, largely acoustic, folk musicians.[82] .Other acts that followed the back-to-basics trend were the Canadian group The Band and the Californian-based Creedence Clearwater Revival, both of which mixed basic rock and roll with folk, country and blues, to be among the most successful and influential bands of the late 1960s.^ Rock n' roll is about each band's Identity.
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^ Corporations don't give a rodent's behind about rock and roll, and if you DO, then you have to support your local musicians and maybe it will come back.
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^ In the 1960s this mold was shattered by bands like The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and others.
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[83] .The same movement saw the beginning of the recording careers of Californian solo artists like Ry Cooder, Bonnie Raitt and Lowell George,[84] and influenced the work of established performers such as the Rolling Stones' Beggar's Banquet (1968) and the Beatles' Let it Be (1970).^ Today, I like Trent Reznor's sound – but the lyrics get inappropiate, Rap has a good beat, but bad attitude – it all begins to sound 'the same'.
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^ Many bands and artists didn't really care what you thought of how they looked on stage, and many didn't even care if you bought their records.
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^ In the 1960s this mold was shattered by bands like The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and others.
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[76]
The Eagles during their 2008-9 Long Road out of Eden Tour.
.In 1968 Gram Parsons recorded Safe at Home with the International Submarine Band, arguably the first true country-rock album.^ A lot of what he says is true, particularly as it relates to the current business model of the industry: a band like U2 or R.E.M. would not be given the three or four albums it took them to grow before their first big hit in today's market.
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^ Twenty-five years after an artist's first record they become eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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[85] .Later that year he joined the Byrds for Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968), generally considered one of the most influential recordings in the genre.^ One of the most influential pop composers of the last 50 years.

^ Seems to be coming in later this year than ones previous...
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^ Founder and owner of the Tamla-Motown family record labels, Berry Gordy, Jr., established Motown Records as one of the most important independent labels in the early '60s .

[85] .The Byrds continued in the same vein, but Parsons left to be joined by another ex-Byrds member Chris Hillman in forming The Flying Burrito Brothers who helped establish the respectability and parameters of the genre, before Parsons departed to pursue a solo career.^ We do Stones, Byrds, Burritos, Who, Big Star, Creedence, and tons of others(and not necessarily the big hits).
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^ Rock is gone, Disco is gone, Punk is gone, New Wave is gone, Grunge is gone...they all left a legacy but so did a million other genres before it.
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[85] .Country rock was particularly popular in the Californian music scene, where it was adopted by bands including Hearts and Flowers, Poco and Riders of the Purple Sage,[85] the Beau Brummels[85] and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.^ This is exactly the same senario that led to the last great movement in rock music: the grunge scene.
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^ It's the feeling of oneness that melds the listener with the band and takes you on a spiritual journey to the heart of reality wherein you learn that above all else the universe Rocks!!!
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^ All in all, when its music again and not a produced money tree product rock and roll, country, soul, r&b, and every other type of music will be better off.
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[86] .A number of performers also enjoyed a renaissance by adopting country sounds, including: the Everly Brothers; one-time teen idol Rick Nelson who became the frontman for the Stone Canyon Band; former Monkee Mike Nesmith who formed the First National Band; and Neil Young.^ I'm 24 years old and can still remember the first time I heard The Beatles, or The Who.
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^ I'm glad to see young musicians getting interested in the Stones, Beatles, Doors, CSN, Hendrix - bands that had talent and unique sounds, good songs, great performances.
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[85] The Dillards were, unusually, a country act, who moved towards rock music.[85] .The greatest commercial success for country rock came in the 1970s, with artist including the Doobie Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles (made up of members of the Burritos, Poco and Stone Canyon Band), who emerged as one of the most successful rock acts of all time, producing albums that included Hotel California (1976).^ That said, there are some bands within or around the rock and roll neighborhood that merit our appreciation and who may one day rise to the level of esteem of performers such as those listed in djohnson's post.
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^ You take 30 rock bands from today and they all sound alike.
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^ There's only been a few rock bands all along that have played good melodies, cool arrangements and had excellent musicians who played together as an ensemble(all working together to make something bigger than the individuals).
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[87]
.The founders of Southern rock are usually thought to be the Allman Brothers Band, who developed a distinctive sound, largely derived from blues rock, but incorporating elements of boogie, soul, and country in the early 1970s.^ In fifty years people will still listen to bands similar to The Doors, Santana, Cream, Blind Faith and The Allman Brothers.
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^ I think veteran rock musicians need to be more influential in developing up and coming bands.
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^ Musicianship is sorely lacking, bands who learned their melodic talents from nursery rhymes, mediocre bozos made to sound good with pro tools.
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[88] .The most successful act to follow them were Lynyrd Skynyrd, who helped establish the "Good ol' boy" image of the sub-genre and the general shape of 1970s guitar rock.^ May 20th, 2009 10:33 pm ET I disagree with the people who said the games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band are killing rock.
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^ All+you+fuc...+bastar...+good+friends+who+are+enjoying+a+3+or+4+day+weekend%2C+all+I+can+say+is....+Uh...+make+the+most+of+it+for+me.'
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[88] Their successors included the fusion/progressive instrumentalists Dixie Dregs, the more country-influenced Outlaws, jazz-leaning Wet Willie and (incorporating elements of R&B and gospel) the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.[88] .After the loss of original members of the Allmans and Lynyrd Skynyrd, the genre began to fade in popularity in the late 1970s, but was sustained the 1980s with acts like .38 Special, Molly Hatchet and The Marshall Tucker Band.^ The days of great bands like Metallica, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Queen etc are gone.
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[88]

Progressive rock

Prog-rock band Yes performing in concert in Indianapolis, 1977.
.Progressive rock, sometimes used interchangeably with art rock, was an attempt to move beyond established musical formulas by experimenting with different instruments, song types, and forms.^ Beyond even that is the act of creating art, using the tools that any given musician ultimately acquires through the sheer act of playing.
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^ Rock is an ever-evolving genre, and when the radio experiences a lull in good music, it is not because there is no available good music; is because we are in the midst of change.
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^ What really is killing rock and roll are groups forming that don't know how to play an instrument (rap).
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[89] .From the mid-1960s The Left Banke, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys, had pioneered the inclusion of harpsichords, wind and string sections on their recordings to produce a form of Baroque rock and can be heard in singles like Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (1967), with its Bach inspired introduction.^ The 45rpm single helped form rock'n'roll; can it again?
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^ With that said until a guy like Doug Sahm is in the Hall of Fame instead of some of the other acts there, the spirit of rock and roll is in trouble.
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^ Moreover, rock ‘n’ roll has had hard times before, but then the Beatles or Ramones or Clash or Nirvana arrived and it awoke again.
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[90] The Moody Blues used a full orchestra on their album Days of Future Passed (1967) and subsequently created orchestral sounds with synthesisers.[89] Classical orchestration, keyboards and synthesisers were a frequent edition to the established rock format of guitars, bass and drums in subsequent progressive rock.[91]
Instrumentals were common, while songs with lyrics were sometimes conceptual, abstract, or based in fantasy and science fiction.[92] The Pretty Things' SF Sorrow (1968) and The Who's Tommy (1969) introduced the format of rock operas and opened the door to "concept albums, usually telling an epic story or tackling a grand overarching theme."[93] King Crimson's 1969 début album, In the Court of the Crimson King, which mixed powerful guitar riffs and mellotron, with jazz and symphonic music, is often taken as the key recording in progressive rock, helping the widespread adoption of the genre in the early 1970s among existing blues-rock and psychedelic bands, as well as newly formed acts.[89]
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The vibrant Canterbury scene saw a number of acts following Soft Machine from psychedelia, through jazz influences, toward more expansive hard rock, including Caravan, Hatfield and the North, Gong, and National Health.[94] .Greater commercial success was enjoyed by Pink Floyd, who also moved away from psychedelia after the departure of Syd Barrett in 1968, with Dark Side of the Moon (1973), seen as a masterpiece of the genre, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time.^ The home of all things Syd Barrett on the net, including the early Pink Floyd.

^ Musicians like Brian Eno, David Bowie and others have several times tried to help Syd Barrett back on his feet .

^ If Billboard hadn't starting "Retiring" albums from their top lists then "Dark Side of the Moon" would still be listed next to Miley Cirus.
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[95] .There was an emphasis on instrumental virtuosity, with Yes showcasing the skills of both guitarist Steve Howe and keyboard player Rick Wakeman, while Emerson, Lake & Palmer were a supergroup who produced some of the genre's most technically demanding work.^ Yes, I am old enough to remember the Ed Sullivan show presenting the Beatles, I've been to concerts for Dave Clark Five (with most of the girl fans screaming senselessly), Jimi Hendrix (Red Rocks), Vanilla Fudge, Fleetwood Mac, Yes (with Wakeman), Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
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^ May 20th, 2009 10:24 pm ET The state of mainstream rock has been in a downward spiral this whole decade...however, this decade has also produced some of the most artistic music, both lyrically and musically.
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^ Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller formed one of the best and most prolific songwriting teams of the 50's and 60's in addition to their work as record producers.,, .

[89] Jethro Tull and Genesis both pursued very different, but distinctly English, brands of music.[96] .Most British bands depended on a relatively small cult following, but a handful, including Pink Floyd, Genesis and Jethro Tull, managed to produce top ten singles at home and break the American market.^ In the 1960s this mold was shattered by bands like The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and others.
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^ Sure, there are hundreds of bands, and they each might have one okay song, one good song, and one excellent song from every ten bands or so, but there's no break out band, nothing dependable.
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^ Within 10 years, managers will probably be breaking as many bands as the labels, and in 25 years, labels will most likely evolve into extensions of the artists who run them.
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[97]
.The American brand of prog rock varied from the eclectic and innovative Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart and Blood, Sweat and Tears,[98] to more pop rock orientated bands like Boston, Foreigner, Kansas, Journey and Styx.^ It's the feeling of oneness that melds the listener with the band and takes you on a spiritual journey to the heart of reality wherein you learn that above all else the universe Rocks!!!
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^ Rock today is lame (I am not a metal head or Metallica fan) and like (but am not energized by) old bands like ACDC recycling power chords/riffs.
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^ My uncle was in a local rock band (Flesh & Blood) and I was at every show.
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[89] .These, beside British bands Supertramp and ELO, all demonstrated a prog rock influence and while ranking among the most commercially successful acts of the 1970s, issuing in the era of pomp or arena rock, which would last until the costs of complex shows (often with theatrical staging and special effects), would be replaced by more economical rock festivals as major live venues in the 1990s.^ With twelve #1 pop singles, numerous gold recordings, sold out concerts, and regular television appearances, the Supremes were not only the most commercially successful female group of the Sixties, but among the top five pop/rock/soul acts of the decade .

^ The Riptides had earned a reputation as being Brisbane's most popular live act.

^ As well as overseas tours, Festival Hall was a regular venue for Australian acts, and literally hundreds of Aussie acts performed there.

[99]
.The instrumental strand of the genre resulted in albums like Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells (1973), the first record, and worldwide hit, for the Virgin Records label, which became a mainstay of the genre.^ Like in the movie "That Thing You Do" great records used to break out of nowhere places on tiny labels and tear up the charts.
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^ A lot of what he says is true, particularly as it relates to the current business model of the industry: a band like U2 or R.E.M. would not be given the three or four albums it took them to grow before their first big hit in today's market.
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^ Think of all the bands that have come (Zeppelin, U2, the Beatles, etc) that may not have made it passed a first single if it wasn't for the solid investment of the record label, realizing the potential might not come with the 1st, 2nd, or even 5th album, but that it will hit, and will make a tremendous impact.
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[89] .Instrumental rock was particularly significant in continental Europe, allowing bands like Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Can and Faust to circumvent the language barrier.^ Rock today is lame (I am not a metal head or Metallica fan) and like (but am not energized by) old bands like ACDC recycling power chords/riffs.
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^ May 20th, 2009 10:33 pm ET I disagree with the people who said the games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band are killing rock.
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[100] .Their synthesiser-heavy "Kraut rock", along with the work of Brian Eno (for a time the keyboard player with Roxy Music), would be a major influence on subsequent synth rock,[89] With the advent of punk rock and technological changes in the late 1970s, progressive rock was increasingly dismissed as pretentious and overblown.^ Musicians like Brian Eno, David Bowie and others have several times tried to help Syd Barrett back on his feet .

^ Rock is an ever-evolving genre, and when the radio experiences a lull in good music, it is not because there is no available good music; is because we are in the midst of change.
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^ This web page attempts to explore the roots of rock in such a way as to illuminate the natural progression of musical styles.

[101][102] .Many bands broke up, but some, including Genesis, ELP, Yes, and Pink Floyd, regularly scored top ten albums with successful accompanying worldwide tours.^ In the 1960s this mold was shattered by bands like The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and others.
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^ Yes others have come since then and some have enjoyed great success but there have been no true iconic bands since then.
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^ The days of great bands like Metallica, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Queen etc are gone.
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[48] Some bands which emerged in the aftermath of punk, such as Siouxsie and the Banshees, Ultravox and Simple Minds, showed the influence of prog, as well as their more usually recognised punk influences.[103]

Glam rock

Roxy Music live in Toronto, 1974.
.Glam rock emerged out of the English psychedelic and art rock scenes of the late 1960s and can be seen as both an extension of, and reaction against, those trends.^ I thank those terrible artists out there helping discover true art and talent.
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^ I've seen so many good bands on the underground scene lately it blows my mind.
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[104] .Musically it was very diverse, varying between the simple rock and roll revivalism of figures like Alvin Stardust to the complex art rock of Roxy Music, and can be seen as much as a fashion as a musical sub-genre.^ That's because it's all great music and it's time for American music lovers to embrace it for what it is...Good Rock N' Roll.
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^ If you think rock 'n roll's youth is wondering around in a music wasteland then it's because the music industry dictates that.
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^ I feel that part of the reason that rock and roll, and most other music for that matter, is suffering is actually about looks.
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[104] Visually it was a mesh of various styles, ranging from 1930s Hollywood glamor, through 1950s pin-up sex appeal, pre-war Cabaret theatrics, Victorian literary and symbolist styles, science fiction, to ancient and occult mysticism and mythology; manifesting itself in outrageous clothes, makeup, hairstyles, and platform-soled boots.[105] Glam is most noted for its sexual and gender ambiguity and representations of androgyny, beside extensive use of theatrics.[106] It was prefigured by the showmanship and gender identity manipulation of American acts such as The Cockettes and Alice Cooper.[107]
.The origins of glam rock are associated with Marc Bolan, who had renamed his folk duo to T. Rex and taken up electric instruments by the end of the 1960s.^ Now, who can explain how my underwear ended up on back to front or why I would waste an extra day of wear?
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.Often cited as the moment of inception is his appearance on the UK TV programme Top of the Pops in December 1970 wearing glitter, to perform what would be his first #1 single "Ride a White Swan".[108] From 1971, already a minor star, David Bowie developed his Ziggy Stardust persona, incorporating elements of professional make up, mime and performance into his act.^ With twelve #1 pop singles, numerous gold recordings, sold out concerts, and regular television appearances, the Supremes were not only the most commercially successful female group of the Sixties, but among the top five pop/rock/soul acts of the decade .

^ Now, who can explain how my underwear ended up on back to front or why I would waste an extra day of wear?
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^ Top 40, flash in the pan bands (all all genres, not just rock) being set up and groomed to churn out xeroxed pop singles carefully written for them.
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[109] .These performers were soon followed in the style by acts including Roxy Music, Sweet, Slade, Mott the Hoople, Mud and Alvin Stardust.^ These are the "acts" that are killing music!
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^ Technology is also enabling these acts to create quality music and sound on their own terms.
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[109] .While highly successful in the single charts in the UK, very few of these musicians were able to make a serious impact in the United States; Bowie was the major exception becoming an international superstar and prompting the adoption of glam styles among acts like Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, New York Dolls and Jobriath, often known as "glitter rock" and with a darker lyrical content than their British counterparts.^ For those who really want to make a statement, however, a few words of advice: It doesn't matter what anyone thinks of the music you like except for you.
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^ There's only been a few rock bands all along that have played good melodies, cool arrangements and had excellent musicians who played together as an ensemble(all working together to make something bigger than the individuals).
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^ We're starting a new video series tonight- Gospel Journey Maui.
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[110] .In the UK the term glitter rock was most often used to refer to the extreme version of glam pursued by Gary Glitter and his support musicians the Glitter Band, who between them achieved eighteen top ten singles in the UK between 1972 and 1976.[111] A second wave of glam rock acts, including Suzi Quatro, Roy Wood's Wizzard and Sparks, dominated the British single charts from about 1974 to 1976.[109] Existing acts, some not usually not considered central to the genre, also adopted glam styles, including Rod Stewart, Elton John, Queen and, for a time, even the Rolling Stones.^ Something that we can't even call rock and roll.
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^ The stars are getting more and more detached from the fans (lil wayne, lil john, lil whatever) and there are some very good rappers out there who reject what i consider rap’s “glam” movement.
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^ And by glam rock I mean club bands like the NY Dolls, not Bowie stadium acts.
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[109] .It was also a direct influence on acts that rose to prominence later, including Kiss and Adam Ant, and less directly on the formation of gothic rock and glam metal as well as on punk rock, which helped end the fashion for glam from about 1976.[110] Glam has since enjoyed sporadic modest revivals through bands such as Chainsaw Kittens, The Darkness[112] and in R n' B crossover act Prince.^ Rock today is lame (I am not a metal head or Metallica fan) and like (but am not energized by) old bands like ACDC recycling power chords/riffs.
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^ I love to listen to the 80's metal as well as classic rock, but hardly do I ever enjoy listening to the mainstream rock that's covered on most radio stations.
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^ Yes others have come since then and some have enjoyed great success but there have been no true iconic bands since then.
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Soft rock, hard rock and early heavy metal

Led Zeppelin live at Chicago Stadium, January 1975.
.From the late 1960s it became common to divide mainstream rock music into soft and hard rock.^ If you get your music from the mainstream then it' s already too late, your music is dead, bury it.
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^ These muscians are intergrating traditional Zydeco, Cajun, rock, and whatever else tickles their fancy into some of the best music today.
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^ A multitalented blind black musician, Ray Charles pioneered soul music, which became enormously popular among both black and white audiences beginning in the late '50s.

.Soft rock was often derived from folk rock, using acoustic instruments and putting more emphasis on melody and harmonies.^ There used to be a platform that we put Rock Gods on, now everyone thinks they are one because they record in their mother's basement.
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^ Similarly, the improbable fusion of rodeo music and caribbean folk melodies that came to be known as rock'n'roll was a dance-based form based on the electric guitar.
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[113] .Major artists included Carole King, Cat Stevens and James Taylor.^ These included Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Sufjan Stevens, new Kings of Leon, and Arcade Fire.
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[113] It reached its commercial peak in the mid- to late- 70s with acts like Billy Joel, America and the reformed Fleetwood Mac, whose Rumours (1977) was the best selling album of the decade.[114] .In contrast, hard rock was more often derived from blues-rock and was played louder and with more intensity.^ A Faustian metaphor of rock's decline is, of course, Elvis: the young Elvis had his roots in country and blues, playing the miscegenation of country and blues.
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[115] .It often emphasised the electric guitar, both as a rhythm instrument using simple repetitive riffs and as a solo lead instrument, and was more likely to be used with distortion and other effects.^ Vocal tones are very similar, there is no such thing as guitar tone anymore, it’s been replaced by over-processed effects or screaming distortion.
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^ It seems more like what he's talking about is purely a matter of taste, the music he may think sounds lost is the same music someone else digs above all others.
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^ They are about image: Tweeners screaming to their music while they hold expensive guitars that they don't play anything more complicated then straight rhythm with.
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[115] .Key acts included British Invasion bands like The Who and The Kinks, as well as psychedelic era performers like Cream, Jimi Hendrix and The Jeff Beck Group.^ Who in your list of favorite bands approaches that guitar with the passion and commitment to music like Carlos Santana?
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^ If you look at the great bands/songs, you can tell that the songs came together from a group of people who worked hard.
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^ Now you have disposable crap like Under Oath, Paramour, My Chemical Romance, and any and every band on the Vans Warped Tour as well as Ozzfest.
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[115] .Hard rock bands that enjoyed international success in the later 1970s included Thin Lizzy, Aerosmith and AC/DC.^ Discography worldwide, AC/DC story 1973 to now, band members .

^ Yes others have come since then and some have enjoyed great success but there have been no true iconic bands since then.
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^ AC/DC is one of my top 5 bands!
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[115]
.From the late 1960s the term heavy metal began to be used to describe some hard rock played with even more volume and intensity, first as an adjective and by the early 1970s as a noun.^ C+i+realized+i+need+2+get+back+into+shape.+play+some+sport+or+something...be+more+active.'
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[116] .The term was first used in music in Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild" (1967) and began to be associated with pioneer bands like Boston's Blue Cheer and Michigan's Grand Funk Railroad.^ Who in your list of favorite bands approaches that guitar with the passion and commitment to music like Carlos Santana?
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^ Can you honestly point to a band in the last few years that can write music like these bands?
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^ When a band creates an album, agree's they like it when its finished and then have to go and learn how to play it live you know its not music.
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[117] .By 1970 three key British bands had developed the characteristic sounds and styles which would help shape the sub-genre.^ Every band at Woodstock had their own sound and style.
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Led Zeppelin added elements of fantasy to their riff laden blues-rock, Deep Purple brought in symphonic and medieval interests from their progressive rock phrase and Black Sabbath introduced facets of the gothic and modal harmony, helping to produce a "darker" sound.[118] These elements were taken up by a "second generation" of heavy metal bands into the late 1970s, including: Judas Priest, Motörhead and Rainbow from Britain; Kiss, Ted Nugent, and Blue Öyster Cult from the US; Rush from Canada and UFO and Scorpions from Germany, all marking the expansion in popularity of the sub-genre.[118] Despite a lack of airplay and very little presence on the singles charts, late-1970s heavy metal built a considerable following, particularly among adolescent working-class males in North America and Europe.[119]

Christian rock

.Rock has been criticised by some Christian religious leaders, who have condemned it as immoral, anti-Christian and even demonic.^ Even modern rock (or what some may define as rock) bands tailor their craft into something completely different from others.
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[120] .However, Christian rock began to develop in the late 1960s, particularly out of the Jesus movement beginning in Southern California, and emerged as a sub-genre in the 1970s with artist like Larry Norman, usually seen as the first major "star" of Christian rock.^ And listen to the new releases of older artists like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, David Byrne and Brian Eno, Placebo has a new one coming out....
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^ May 20th, 2009 9:36 pm ET "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the the first music video shown on MTV. That was the beginning of the end.
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^ Thankfully, punk rock in the late 1970s pulled music back to some of its rebellious roots.
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[121] The genre has been particularly popular in the United States.[122] .Many Christian rock performers have ties to the contemporary Christian music scene, while other bands and artists are closely linked to independent music.^ I feel that part of the reason that rock and roll, and most other music for that matter, is suffering is actually about looks.
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^ Many bands and artists didn't really care what you thought of how they looked on stage, and many didn't even care if you bought their records.
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^ You wanna change the face of rock 'n roll you get rock 'n roll radio stations to play something else other than the current bands new songs.
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.Since the 1980s a number of Christian rock performers have gained mainstream success, including figures such as the American gospel-to-pop crossover artist Amy Grant and the British singer Cliff Richard.^ "American Idol's" season is coming to an end, with rock purists once again assailing the show's slick pop sensibility.
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[123] .From the 1990s there were increasing numbers of acts who attempted to avoid the Christian band label, preferring to be seen as groups who were also Christians, including P.O.D and Collective Soul.^ If you look at the great bands/songs, you can tell that the songs came together from a group of people who worked hard.
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^ Long before American Idol there was the Brittany kind of act where the the skinny chick would sing in front a group of dancers.
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^ Within 10 years, managers will probably be breaking as many bands as the labels, and in 25 years, labels will most likely evolve into extensions of the artists who run them.
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[124]

Punk and its aftermath (mid-1970s to the 1980s)

Punk rock

The Clash, performing in 1980.
Punk rock developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States and the United Kingdom. .Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, punk rock bands eschewed the perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock.^ The industry of rock has perpetuated too many imitators of other bands AND artists who continue to imitate themselves.
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^ You wanna change the face of rock 'n roll you get rock 'n roll radio stations to play something else other than the current bands new songs.
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^ Rock is gone, Disco is gone, Punk is gone, New Wave is gone, Grunge is gone...they all left a legacy but so did a million other genres before it.
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[125] .They created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics.^ I find it hard to believe that record companies are scouring the local venues for talent, and if they do, they only want the talent that looks pretty enough, or shocking enough, for a music video.
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^ When a band creates an album, agree's they like it when its finished and then have to go and learn how to play it live you know its not music.
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^ Songs came as fast as they went, largely forgettable and ephemeral.
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.Punk embraces a DIY (do it yourself) ethic, with many bands self-producing their recordings and distributing them through informal channels.^ Many bands and artists didn't really care what you thought of how they looked on stage, and many didn't even care if you bought their records.
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[126]
.By late 1976, acts such as the Ramones and Patti Smith, in New York City, and the Sex Pistols and The Clash, in London, were recognized as the vanguard of a new musical movement.^ We need bands like the clash and the sex pistols.
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^ For a short time in the late Sixties, early Seventies, the music business took a chance on many differant acts.
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^ You%27re+SUCH+a+name+dropper%21+But+I+love+you+none+the+less+or+even+more+because+of+it.+London%27s+calling.+New+York+is+sleeping.'
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[125] The following year saw punk rock spreading around the world. Punk quickly, though briefly, became a major cultural phenomenon in the United Kingdom. For the most part, punk took root in local scenes that tended to reject association with the mainstream. An associated punk subculture emerged, expressing youthful rebellion and characterized by distinctive clothing styles and a variety of anti-authoritarian ideologies.[127]
By the beginning of the 1980s, faster, more aggressive styles such as hardcore and Oi! had become the predominant mode of punk rock.[128] Since punk rock's initial popularity in the 1970s and the renewed interest created by the punk revival of the 1990s, punk rock continues to have a strong underground cult following.[129] This has resulted in several evolved strains of hardcore punk, such as D-beat (a distortion-heavy subgenre influenced by the UK band Discharge), anarcho-punk (such as Crass), grindcore (such as Napalm Death), and crust punk.[130] .Musicians identifying with or inspired by punk also pursued a broad range of other variations, giving rise to new wave, post-punk and the alternative rock movement.^ Rock is gone, Disco is gone, Punk is gone, New Wave is gone, Grunge is gone...they all left a legacy but so did a million other genres before it.
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[125]

New wave

Deborah Harry from the band Blondie, performing at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, in 1977.
.Although punk rock was a significant social and musical phenomenon, it achieved less in the way of record sales (being distributed by small specialty labels such as Stiff Records),[131] or American radio airplay (as the radio scene continued to be dominated by mainstream formats such as disco and album-oriented rock).^ Small labels don't distribute well.
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^ Outside the states lies a world of great music that, sadly, will never get American airplay.
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^ That's because it's all great music and it's time for American music lovers to embrace it for what it is...Good Rock N' Roll.
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[132] .Punk rock had attracted devotees from the art and collegiate world and soon bands sporting a more literate, arty approach, such as Talking Heads, and Devo began to infiltrate the punk scene; in some quarters the description new wave began to be used to differentiate these less overtly punk bands.^ The definitive history and latest news of the finest Punk Rock band ever..

^ Punk and New Wave (1976-1981) .

^ Give new music a listen, because there are some great young bands that need our attention.
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[133] .Record executives, who had been mostly mystified by the punk movement, recognized the potential of the more accessible new wave acts and began aggressively signing and marketing any band that could claim a remote connection to punk or new wave.^ I think the rock in the 90s was much better and much more unique–I can hardly tell the difference between the new bands.
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^ Rock is gone, Disco is gone, Punk is gone, New Wave is gone, Grunge is gone...they all left a legacy but so did a million other genres before it.
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^ This is about record companies who for decades continued appealing the lowest common denominator in us all and promoting bands they could sell, not bands that would forever change the face of this thing that I love...
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[134] .Many of these bands, such as The Cars, The Runaways and The Go-Go's can be seen as pop bands marketed as new wave;[135] other existing acts, including The Police, The Pretenders and Elvis Costello, used the new wave movement as the springboard for relatively long and critically successful careers,[136] while "skinny tie" bands exemplified by The Knack,[137] or the photogenic Blondie, began as punk acts and moved into more commercial territory.^ Punk and New Wave (1976-1981) .

^ The problem I have is with the Disney/Nickelodeon juggernaut putting out these bubble-gum pop, no-talent acts, such as anything from High School Musical or the Jonas Brothers.
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^ GOOD new bands just don't get promoted and its become soooo expensive to go anywhere anymore, so why bother.
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[138]
.Between 1982 and 1985, influenced by Kraftwerk, David Bowie, and Gary Numan, British new wave went in the direction of such New Romantics as Spandau Ballet, Ultravox, Duran Duran, A Flock of Seagulls, Culture Club, Talk Talk and the Eurythmics, sometimes using the synthesizer to replace all other instruments.^ Rock is gone, Disco is gone, Punk is gone, New Wave is gone, Grunge is gone...they all left a legacy but so did a million other genres before it.
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^ It seems more like what he's talking about is purely a matter of taste, the music he may think sounds lost is the same music someone else digs above all others.
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^ On the other hand some bands can't make enough money to cover their costs to put out new music because of all of the downloading for free.
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[139] This period coincided with the rise of MTV and led to a great deal of exposure for this brand of synthpop, creating what has been characterised as a second British Invasion.[140] .Some more traditional rock bands adapted to the video age and profited from MTV's airplay, most obviously Dire Straits', whose "Money for nothing" gently poked fun at the station, despite the fact that it had helped make them international stars,[141] but in general guitar-oriented rock was commercially eclipsed.^ May 20th, 2009 9:36 pm ET "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the the first music video shown on MTV. That was the beginning of the end.
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^ A lot of people are being introduced to real rock music from those games and the fact that it's interactive makes it better that just sitting around listening to an album.
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^ You wanna change the face of rock 'n roll you get rock 'n roll radio stations to play something else other than the current bands new songs.
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[142]

Post-punk

U2 in their early years: (left to right) Clayton, Mullen, Bono, Edge.
.If hardcore most directly pursued the stripped down aesthetic of punk, and new wave came to represent its commercial wing, post-punk emerged in the later 1970s and early 80s as its more artistic and challenging side.^ Punk and New Wave (1976-1981) .

^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

^ Rock is gone, Disco is gone, Punk is gone, New Wave is gone, Grunge is gone...they all left a legacy but so did a million other genres before it.
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.Major influences beside punk bands were the Velvet Underground, the Who, Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, and the New York based no wave scene which placed an emphasis on performance, including bands such as James Chance and the Contortions, DNA and Sonic Youth.^ That said, there are some bands within or around the rock and roll neighborhood that merit our appreciation and who may one day rise to the level of esteem of performers such as those listed in djohnson's post.
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^ I've seen so many good bands on the underground scene lately it blows my mind.
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^ Almost no bands can truly perform anymore, and heaven knows....
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[138] Early contributors to the genre included the US bands Pere Ubu, Devo, The Residents and Talking Heads.[138] .The first wave of British post-punk included Gang of Four, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Joy Division, who placed less emphasis on art than their US counterparts and more on the dark emotional qualities of their music.^ Generation M is more about what you do and who you are than when you were born.
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^ My children will never feel the emotional alchemy that I feel towards rock any more than I felt the WW II sensibility that made my parents love Big Band music.
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^ With this kind of music environment actually might help more indie based artists as people look for quality music.
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[138] .Bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, The Cure, and The Sisters of Mercy, moved increasingly in this direction to found Gothic rock, which had become the basis of a major sub-culture by the early 1980s.^ Rock today is lame (I am not a metal head or Metallica fan) and like (but am not energized by) old bands like ACDC recycling power chords/riffs.
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^ Guitar hero and Rock band promote laziness that has become all too apparent in music today.
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^ May 20th, 2009 10:33 pm ET I disagree with the people who said the games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band are killing rock.
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[143] .Similar emotional territory was pursued by Australian acts like The Birthday Party and Nick Cave.^ And listen to the new releases of older artists like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, David Byrne and Brian Eno, Placebo has a new one coming out....
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[138] Members of Bauhaus and Joy Division explored new stylistic territory as Love and Rockets and New Order respectively.[138]
.The second generation of British post-punk bands that broke through in the early 1980s, including The Fall, The Pop Group, The Mekons, Echo and the Bunnymen and Teardrop Explodes, tended to move away from dark sonic landscapes.^ It reminds me of the mid-70's "Mellow Rock" that was obliterated by Punk in 1977, or the early 90's when "Hair Band Heavy Metal" was displaced by Grunge.
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[138] Arguably the most successful band to emerge from post-punk was Ireland's U2, who incorporated elements of religious imagery together with political commentary into their often anthemic music, and by the late 1980s had become one of the biggest bands in the world.[144] .Although many post-punk bands continued to record and perform, it declined as a movement in the mid-1980s as acts disbanded or moved off to explore other musical other areas, but it has continued to influence the development of rock music and has been seen as a major element in the creation of the alternative rock movement.^ That said, there are some bands within or around the rock and roll neighborhood that merit our appreciation and who may one day rise to the level of esteem of performers such as those listed in djohnson's post.
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^ I feel that part of the reason that rock and roll, and most other music for that matter, is suffering is actually about looks.
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^ If you want to hear great Rock and Roll music being made today, buy the latest record from Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, Wilco, and any band having Jack White in it.
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[145]

New waves and genres in heavy metal

Iron Maiden, one of the central bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
.Although many established bands continued to perform and record, heavy metal suffered a hiatus in the face of the punk movement in the mid-1970s.^ Many bands and artists didn't really care what you thought of how they looked on stage, and many didn't even care if you bought their records.
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^ The industry of rock has perpetuated too many imitators of other bands AND artists who continue to imitate themselves.
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^ This is about record companies who for decades continued appealing the lowest common denominator in us all and promoting bands they could sell, not bands that would forever change the face of this thing that I love...
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.Part of the reaction saw the popularity of bands like Motörhead, who had adopted a punk sensibility, and Judas Priest, who created a stripped down sound, largely removing the remaining elements of blues music, from their 1978 album Stained Class.^ For those who really want to make a statement, however, a few words of advice: It doesn't matter what anyone thinks of the music you like except for you.
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^ Who in your list of favorite bands approaches that guitar with the passion and commitment to music like Carlos Santana?
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^ Technology is also enabling these acts to create quality music and sound on their own terms.
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[146] .This change of direction was compared to punk and in the late 1970s became known as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM).^ Rock is gone, Disco is gone, Punk is gone, New Wave is gone, Grunge is gone...they all left a legacy but so did a million other genres before it.
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^ Thankfully, punk rock in the late 1970s pulled music back to some of its rebellious roots.
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^ It reminds me of the mid-70's "Mellow Rock" that was obliterated by Punk in 1977, or the early 90's when "Hair Band Heavy Metal" was displaced by Grunge.
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[147] .These bands were soon followed by acts including Iron Maiden, Vardis, Saxon, Def Leppard and Venom, many of which began to enjoy considerable success in the USA.[148] In the same period Eddie Van Halen established himself as one of the leading metal guitar virtuosos of the era after his band's self-titled 1978 album.^ The start of bad guitar solos began with Eddie Van Halen.
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^ Yes others have come since then and some have enjoyed great success but there have been no true iconic bands since then.
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^ Most of the bands I like are on little independent labes eeking out a living by getting noticed by word of mouth or self promotion and no one in the business gives these hard working people any props.
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[149] Randy Rhoads and Yngwie Malmsteen also became established virtuosos, associated with what would be known as the neoclassical metal style.[150]
.Inspired by NWOBHM and Van Halen's success, a metal scene began to develop in Southern California from the late 1970s, based around the clubs of L.A.'s Sunset Strip and including such bands as Quiet Riot, Ratt, Mötley Crüe, and W.A.S.P., who, along with similarly styled acts such as New York's Twisted Sister, incorporated the theatrics (and sometimes makeup) of glam rock acts like Alice Cooper and Kiss.^ You have a some excellent younger bands out there like Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, just to name some pretty straightforward rock (even southern rock) bands.
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^ That said, there are some bands within or around the rock and roll neighborhood that merit our appreciation and who may one day rise to the level of esteem of performers such as those listed in djohnson's post.
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^ There's only been a few rock bands all along that have played good melodies, cool arrangements and had excellent musicians who played together as an ensemble(all working together to make something bigger than the individuals).
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[149] .The lyrics of these glam metal bands characteristically emphasized hedonism and wild behavior and musically were distinguished by rapid-fire shred guitar solos, anthemic choruses, and a relatively melodic, pop-oriented approach.^ Can you honestly point to a band in the last few years that can write music like these bands?
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^ Used to be you could distinguish rock songs by music alone, be it a Neil Peart drum solo, Townshend or Richards' guitar tunings, or any number of distinct vocalists.
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^ Look at these bands and tell me that the music they spent hours/days/months/years crafting is being done by bands today .
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[149] .By the mid-1980s bands were beginning to emerge from the L.A. scene that pursued a less glam image and a rawer sound, particularly Guns N' Roses, breaking through with the chart-topping Appetite for Destruction (1987), and Jane's Addiction, who emerged with their major label debut, Nothing's Shocking the following year.^ Like in the movie "That Thing You Do" great records used to break out of nowhere places on tiny labels and tear up the charts.
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^ Within 10 years, managers will probably be breaking as many bands as the labels, and in 25 years, labels will most likely evolve into extensions of the artists who run them.
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^ In order to break through, we need a new infusion of grass roots bands that actually have something to say musically.
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[151]
In the late 1980s metal fragmented into a number of subgenres, including thrash metal, which developed in the US under the influence of hardcore punk, particularly the style known as speed metal, with low-register guitar riffs typically overlaid by shredding leads.[152] Lyrics often expressed nihilistic views or deal with social issues using visceral, gory language. It was popularised by the "Big Four of Thrash": Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer.[148] Death metal developed out of thrash, particularly influenced by the bands Venom and Slayer. .Florida's Death and the Bay Area's Possessed emphasized lyrical elements of blasphemy, diabolism and millenarianism, with vocals usually delivered as guttural "death growls," high-pitched screaming, complemented by downtuned, highly distorted guitars and extremely fast double bass percussion.^ Vocal tones are very similar, there is no such thing as guitar tone anymore, it’s been replaced by over-processed effects or screaming distortion.
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[153] Black metal, again influenced by Venom and pioneered by Denmark's Mercyful Fate, Switzerland's Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, and Sweden's Bathory, had many similarities in sound to death metal, but was often intentionally lo-fi in production and placed greater emphasis on satanic and pagan themes.[154][155] Bathory were particularly important in inspiring the further sub-genres of Viking metal and folk metal.[156] Power metal emerged in Europe in the late 1980s as a reaction to the harshness of death and black metal and was established by Germany's Helloween, who combined a melodic approach with thrash's speed and energy.[157] .Bands like Sweden's HammerFall, England's DragonForce, and Florida's Iced Earth have a sound indebted to NWOBHM,[158] while acts such as Florida's Kamelot, Finland's Nightwish, Italy's Rhapsody of Fire, and Russia's Catharsis feature a keyboard-based "symphonic" sound, sometimes employing orchestras and opera singers.^ Bands like Wolf Parade and Animal Collective have borrowed sounds from past decades but make it new and fresh.
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.In contrast to other sub-genres Doom metal, influenced by Gothic rock, slowed down the music, with bands like England's Pagan Altar and Witchfinder General and the United States' Pentagram, Saint Vitus and Trouble, emphasizing melody, down-tuned guitars, a 'thicker' or 'heavier' sound and a sepulchral mood.^ I feel that part of the reason that rock and roll, and most other music for that matter, is suffering is actually about looks.
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^ All the new rock music sounds the same to me.
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^ What puzzles and somewhat irks me is that strong, discernible melodies have disappeared from rock/pop music.
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Heartland rock

Bruce Springsteen performing in East Berlin in 1988.
.American working-class oriented heartland rock, characterized by a straightforward musical style, and a concern with the lives of ordinary, blue collar American people, developed in the second half of the 1970s.^ Thankfully, punk rock in the late 1970s pulled music back to some of its rebellious roots.
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^ That's because it's all great music and it's time for American music lovers to embrace it for what it is...Good Rock N' Roll.
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^ There is merit in all styles of music, but a true musician never forgets his/her rock roots!
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.The term heartland rock was first used to describe Midwestern arena rock groups like Kansas, REO Speedwagon and Styx, but which came to be associated with a more socially concerned form of roots rock more directly influenced by folk, country and rock and roll.^ The 45rpm single helped form rock'n'roll; can it again?
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^ Rock-n-Roll has always had sex in it but it used to also have an option about the world, it dealt in fantasy, and struggle.
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^ Used to be that you had to "Pay your Dues" in Rock & Roll.
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[161] It has been seen as an American Midwest and Rust Belt counterpart to West Coast country rock and the Southern rock of the American South.[162] .Led by figures who had initially been identified with punk and new wave, it was most strongly influenced by acts such as Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Van Morrison, and the basic rock of 60s garage and the Rolling Stones.^ Punk and New Wave (1976-1981) .

^ That said, there are some bands within or around the rock and roll neighborhood that merit our appreciation and who may one day rise to the level of esteem of performers such as those listed in djohnson's post.
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^ May 21st, 2009 7:01 pm ET Rock 'n Roll is dead, Punk is dead, blah blah blah.
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[163]
.Exemplified by the commercial success of singer songwriters Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, and Tom Petty, along with less widely known acts such as Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, it was partly a reaction to post-industrial urban decline in the East and Mid-West, often dwelling on issues of social disintegration and isolation, beside a form of good-time rock and roll revivalism.^ The 45rpm single helped form rock'n'roll; can it again?
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^ I know this sounds naive but bring back the simpler times when rock and roll was clean and the only language you heard was good old fashioned lyrics that told a story.
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^ That said, there are some bands within or around the rock and roll neighborhood that merit our appreciation and who may one day rise to the level of esteem of performers such as those listed in djohnson's post.
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[163] .The genre reached its commercial, artistic and influential peak in the mid-1980s, with Springsteen's Born in the USA (1984), topping the charts worldwide and spawning a series of top ten singles, together with the arrival of artists including John Mellencamp, Steve Earle and more gentle singer/songwriters as Bruce Hornsby.^ Complete artist information on Air Supply, including news, bio, message boards, song clips and more.

^ The Illustrated Elton John Discography including complete listings of Elton John lyrics, US and UK released singles, both stock and promotional issues, bootleg .

[163] It can also be heard as an influence on artists as diverse as Billy Joel[164] and Tracy Chapman.[165]
.Heartland rock faded away as a recognized genre by the early 1990s, as rock music in general, and blue collar and white working class themes in particular, lost influence with younger audiences, and as heartland's artists turned to more personal works.^ Will Rock and Roll fade away?
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^ It's just computer generated & stolen choruses from Real Rock & Roll artists.
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^ It takes work to actually play an instrument with proficiency and even more work to actually create your own music.
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[163] .Many heartland rock artists continue to record today with critical and commercial success, most notably Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp, although their works have become more personal and experimental and no longer fit easily into a single genre.^ How many of today's artists do that?
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^ With twelve #1 pop singles, numerous gold recordings, sold out concerts, and regular television appearances, the Supremes were not only the most commercially successful female group of the Sixties, but among the top five pop/rock/soul acts of the decade .

^ Read about the major artists of the period and listen to recordings of their most popular songs.

.Newer artists whose music would clearly have been labelled heartland rock had it been released in the 1970s or 1980s, such as Missouri's Bottle Rockets and Illinois' Uncle Tupelo, often find themselves these days labeled alt-country.^ Music is awesome these days.
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^ Every artist talks about "being different" and ability to innovate, clearly they are deaf to their own music!
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^ The major reason for the dearth of good music is the attitude of the labels themselves.
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[166]

The emergence of alternative rock

R.E.M. was a successful alternative rock band in the 1980s.
.The term alternative rock was coined in the early 1980s to describe rock artists who didn't fit into the mainstream genres of the time.^ The official website of the DJ who coined the phrase 'Rock and Roll'.

^ The industry of rock has perpetuated too many imitators of other bands AND artists who continue to imitate themselves.
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^ Twenty-five years after an artist's first record they become eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Bands dubbed "alternative" had no unified style, but were all seen as distinct from mainstream music. Most alternative bands were linked by their collective debt to punk rock, through hardcore, new wave or the post-punk movements.[167] .Important bands of the 1980s alternative movement in the US included R.E.M., Hüsker Dü, Jane's Addiction, Sonic Youth and the Pixies, and in the UK The Cure, New Order the Jesus and Mary Chain and The Smiths.^ In order to break through, we need a new infusion of grass roots bands that actually have something to say musically.
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[167] .Artists largely were confined to independent record labels, building an extensive underground music scene based around college radio, fanzines, touring, and word-of-mouth.^ Once I got to college, I shunned the radio and started searching for music on my own.
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^ The metal scene is flourishing but they have resorted to making money through their music by touring and promoting themselves.
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^ Indie label, small label and underground artists are the way to go.
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[168] .Few of these bands, with the notable exceptions of R.E.M and The Smiths, achieved mainstream success, but despite a lack of spectacular album sales, they exerted a considerable influence on the generation of musicians who came of age in the 80s and ended up breaking through to mainstream success in the 1990s.^ Even Metallica figured out they were a metal band again last fall putting out their best album since Justice.
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^ Now, who can explain how my underwear ended up on back to front or why I would waste an extra day of wear?
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^ There's only been a few rock bands all along that have played good melodies, cool arrangements and had excellent musicians who played together as an ensemble(all working together to make something bigger than the individuals).
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Notable styles of alternative rock in the U.S. during the 1980s included jangle pop, associated with the early recordings of R.E.M., which incorporated the ringing guitars of mid-1960s pop and rock, and college rock, used to describe alternative bands that began in the college circuit and college radio, including acts such as 10,000 Maniacs and The Feelies.[167] .In the UK Gothic rock was dominant in the early 1980s, but by the end of the decade indie pop, and particularly the Madchester scene, produced such bands as Happy Mondays, the Inspiral Carpets, and Stone Roses.^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

^ "American Idol's" season is coming to an end, with rock purists once again assailing the show's slick pop sensibility.
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^ It reminds me of the mid-70's "Mellow Rock" that was obliterated by Punk in 1977, or the early 90's when "Hair Band Heavy Metal" was displaced by Grunge.
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[167][169] .The next decade would see the success of grunge in the United States and Britpop in the United Kingdom, bringing alternative rock into the mainstream.^ It's sad to see a product of the United States i.e.
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^ May 20th, 2009 10:24 pm ET The state of mainstream rock has been in a downward spiral this whole decade...however, this decade has also produced some of the most artistic music, both lyrically and musically.
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Alternative goes mainstream (the 1990s)

Grunge

The grunge group Nirvana, performing live on MTV in 1992.
.By the early 1990s, rock was dominated by commercialized and highly produced pop, rock, and "hair metal" artists, while MTV had arrived and promoted a focus on image and style.^ It reminds me of the mid-70's "Mellow Rock" that was obliterated by Punk in 1977, or the early 90's when "Hair Band Heavy Metal" was displaced by Grunge.
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^ What we hear on the radio is apparently what people classify as "rock," and this is because it is commercially-produced music for the average listener.
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.Disaffected by this trend, in the mid-1980s, bands in Washington state (particularly in the Seattle area) formed a new style of rock which sharply contrasted with the mainstream music of the time.^ The focus really should not be on rock, but on music in general; how many times can you listen to the same five chords being played?
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^ I think the rock in the 90s was much better and much more unique–I can hardly tell the difference between the new bands.
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^ May 20th, 2009 3:42 pm ET Once upon a time, new music fans were born every day simply by turning on the radio.
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[170] .The developing genre came to be known as "grunge", a term descriptive of the dirty sound of the music and the unkempt appearance of most musicians, who actively rebelled against the over-groomed images of popular artists.^ Technology is also enabling these acts to create quality music and sound on their own terms.
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^ Today's musicians need to once again concentrate on the music instead of how to appear onstage with a major case of bedhead and looking like sullen rebels.
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^ Within 10 years, managers will probably be breaking as many bands as the labels, and in 25 years, labels will most likely evolve into extensions of the artists who run them.
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[170] .Grunge fused elements of hardcore punk and heavy metal into a single sound, and made heavy use of guitar distortion, fuzz and feedback.^ It reminds me of the mid-70's "Mellow Rock" that was obliterated by Punk in 1977, or the early 90's when "Hair Band Heavy Metal" was displaced by Grunge.
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^ I mean, when Hendrix plugged a Stratocaster into a Fuzz Face and then into a Marshall amp for the first time, he had no idea what it would even sound like!
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^ Everything is compressed into a guitar heavy power-hair-metal hybrid that sells to high school kids who think "Classic Rock" is something their parents listen to.
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[170] The lyrics were typically apathetic and angst-filled, and often concerned themes such as social alienation and entrapment, although it was also known for its dark humor and parodies of commercial rock.[170]
Bands such as Green River, Soundgarden, the Melvins and Skin Yard pioneered the genre, with Mudhoney becoming the most successful by the end of the decade. .However, grunge remained largely a local phenomenon until 1991, when Nirvana‘s Nevermind became a huge success thanks to the lead single "Smells Like Teen Spirit".[171] Nevermind was more melodic than its predecessors, but the band refused to employ traditional corporate promotion and marketing mechanisms.^ With that said until a guy like Doug Sahm is in the Hall of Fame instead of some of the other acts there, the spirit of rock and roll is in trouble.
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^ The problem is that the people who make the decisions about who to promote care more about image than music.
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^ Every event locally and in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul that have tribute bands playing attracts large crowds of teens and people under the age of 30.
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During 1991 and 1992, other grunge albums such as Pearl Jam's Ten, Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger and Alice in Chains' Dirt, along with the Temple of the Dog album featuring members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, became among the 100 top selling albums of 1992.[172] The popular breakthrough of these grunge bands prompted Rolling Stone to nickname Seattle "the new Liverpool."[173] Major record labels signed most of the remaining grunge bands in Seattle, while a second influx of bands moved to the city in the hope of success.[174] .However, with the death of Kurt Cobain and the subsequent break-up of Nirvana in 1994, touring problems for Pearl Jam and the departure of Alice in Chains' lead singer Layne Staley in 1996, the genre began to decline, partly to be overshadowed by Britpop and more commercial sounding post-grunge.^ Features up-to-date info and a complete history on the band, photo gallery, merchandise, tour dates, sound .

^ Pearl Jam is the best band in the past 25 years...and ranks up there in top 10 bands of all time.
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Britpop

Oasis performing in 2005.
.Britpop emerged from the British alternative rock scene of the early 1990s and was characterised by bands particularly influenced by British guitar music of the 1960s and 1970s.^ Who in your list of favorite bands approaches that guitar with the passion and commitment to music like Carlos Santana?
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^ This is exactly the same senario that led to the last great movement in rock music: the grunge scene.
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^ Thankfully, punk rock in the late 1970s pulled music back to some of its rebellious roots.
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[167] .The Smiths were a major influence, as were bands of the Madchester scene, which had dissolved in the early 1990s.^ The influence came in the NYC club scene in the early 1970s before signing any record deals.
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[34] .The movement has been seen partly as a reaction against various U.S. based, musical and cultural trends in the late 1980s and early 1990s, particularly the grunge phenomenon and as a reassertion of a British rock identity.^ Pop Culture Madness.com : 1990s & 2000s Music .

[167] Britpop was varied in style, but often used catchy tunes and hooks, beside lyrics with particularly British concerns and the adoption of the iconography of the 1960s British Invasion, including the symbols of British identity previously utilised by the mods.[176] .It was launched around 1992 with releases by groups such as Suede and Blur, who were soon joined by others including Oasis, Pulp, Supergrass and Elastica, who produced a series of top ten albums and singles.^ There will always be a demand for Pop music and I think that it's important to have that subgenre around so we have others who won't fall to the snares of marketablity and compromise on their quality of music.
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^ There are reasons single downloads are killing full length albums; the main one is 95% of full albums are very difficult too take seriously or listen too.
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^ The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honours the legendary performers, producers, songwriters, disc jockeys and others who have made rock and roll the force in our culture that it is.

[167] For a while the contest between Blur and Oasis was built by the popular press into "The Battle of Britpop", intitally won by Blur, but with Oasis achieving greater long-term and international success, directly influencing a third generation of Britpop bands, including The Boo Radleys, Ocean Colour Scene and Cast.[177] .Britpop groups brought British alternative rock into the mainstream and formed the backbone of a larger British cultural movement known as Cool Britannia.^ What really is killing rock and roll are groups forming that don't know how to play an instrument (rap).
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^ Similarly, the improbable fusion of rodeo music and caribbean folk melodies that came to be known as rock'n'roll was a dance-based form based on the electric guitar.
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[178] Although its more popular bands, particularly Blur and Oasis, were able to spread their commercial success overseas, especially to the United States, the movement had largely fallen apart by the end of the decade.[167]

Post-grunge

Foo Fighters performing an acoustic show.
The term post-grunge was coined for the generation of bands that followed the emergence into the mainstream, and subsequent hiatus, of the Seattle grunge bands. Post-grunge bands emulated their attitudes and music, but with a more radio-friendly commercially-oriented sound.[179] Often they worked through the major labels and came to incorporate diverse influences from jangle pop, punk-pop, ska revival, alternative metal or hard rock.[179] .The term post-grunge was meant to be pejorative, suggesting that they were simply musically derivative, or a cynical response to an "authentic" rock movement.^ This is exactly the same senario that led to the last great movement in rock music: the grunge scene.
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^ How will the new generation know what great rock music was when they are bombarded by the same sound every time they listen to the local radio station?
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^ It is interesting to me that following the Grunge movement, greatly pushed by the music industry, that they have stuck so closely with the same synth pop for nearly 15 years.
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[180] .From 1994, former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl's new band, the Foo Fighters, helped popularize the genre and define its parameters.^ May 20th, 2009 10:00 pm ET Pearl Jam, Ryan Adams, Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Incubus, Oasis, Shinedown.....
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[181]
.Some post-grunge bands, like Candlebox, were from Seattle, but the sub-genre was marked by a broadening of the geographical base of grunge, with bands like Los Angeles' Audioslave, and Georgia's Collective Soul and beyond the US to Australia's Silverchair and Britain's Bush, who all cemented post-grunge as one of the most commercially viable sub-genres of the late 1990s.^ That said, there are some bands within or around the rock and roll neighborhood that merit our appreciation and who may one day rise to the level of esteem of performers such as those listed in djohnson's post.
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^ Who in your list of favorite bands approaches that guitar with the passion and commitment to music like Carlos Santana?
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^ Bands like Wolf Parade and Animal Collective have borrowed sounds from past decades but make it new and fresh.
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[167][179] Although male bands predominated, female solo artist Alanis Morissette's 1995 album Jagged Little Pill, labelled as post-grunge, also became a multi-platinum hit.[182] .Bands like Creed and Nickelback took post-grunge into the 21st century with considerable commercial success, abandoning most of the angst and anger of the original movement for more conventional anthems, narratives and romantic songs, and were followed in this vein by new acts including Shinedown, Seether and 3 Doors Down.^ I now have a new bands to follow and buy the CD, me like.
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^ So quiver in fear bands like Nickelback and the like, your day of reckoning is coming.
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^ I miss hearing new music that gives me goose bumps and pulls me emotionally into the song.
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[180]

Pop punk

Green Day performing in 2009.
.The origins of 1990s punk pop can be seen in the more song-orientated bands of the 1970s punk movement like The Buzzcocks and The Clash, commercially successful new wave acts such as The Jam and The Undertones, and the more hardcore-influenced elements of alternative rock in the 1980s.^ The definitive history and latest news of the finest Punk Rock band ever..

^ Punk and New Wave (1976-1981) .

^ With twelve #1 pop singles, numerous gold recordings, sold out concerts, and regular television appearances, the Supremes were not only the most commercially successful female group of the Sixties, but among the top five pop/rock/soul acts of the decade .

[183] Pop-punk tends to use power-pop melodies and chord changes with speedy punk tempos and loud guitars.[184] .Punk music provided the inspiration for a number of California-based bands on independent labels in the early 1990s, including Rancid, Pennywise, Weezer and Green Day.^ Gone are the days when bands and singers were signed early in their careers, then encouraged to develop slowly, learning how to mount a good show, etc.
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^ Founder and owner of the Tamla-Motown family record labels, Berry Gordy, Jr., established Motown Records as one of the most important independent labels in the early '60s .

^ It reminds me of the mid-70's "Mellow Rock" that was obliterated by Punk in 1977, or the early 90's when "Hair Band Heavy Metal" was displaced by Grunge.
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[183] .In 1994 Green Day moved to a major label and produced the album Dookie, which found a new, largely teenage, audience and proved a surprise diamond-selling success, leading to a series of hit singles, including two number ones in the US.[167] They were soon followed by the eponymous début from Weezer, which spawned three top ten singles in the US.[185] This success opened the door for the multi-platinum sales of metallic punk band The Offspring with Smash (1994).^ Top Ten 90s One Hit Wonders: .

^ A big problem is, the talent is out there, but the record companies are so concerned about making a buck that they won't let bands have more than one shot at an album before giving up on them.
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^ Even Metallica figured out they were a metal band again last fall putting out their best album since Justice.
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[167] This first wave of pop punk reached its commercial peak with Green Day's Nimrod (1997) and The Offspring's Americana (1998).[186]
.A second wave of punk pop was spearheaded by Blink-182, with their breakthrough album Enema of the State (1999), followed by bands such as Good Charlotte, Bowling for Soup and Sum 41, who made use of humour in their videos and had a more radio-friendly tone to their music, while retaining the speed, some of the attitude and even the look of 1970s punk.^ There is SOME good rap music, some good pop-style music, and even some good country out there.
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^ There are so many good bands that are not even heard of, why ...
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^ Emotionally, I find his music sounds predicatably radio friendly and a little dull, but that's just me.
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[183] .More recent pop-punk bands, including Simple Plan, All-American Rejects and Fall Out Boy, have a sound that has been described as closer to 1980s hardcore, while still achieving considerable commercial success.^ Even Metallica figured out they were a metal band again last fall putting out their best album since Justice.
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^ I think the future of Rock n' Roll is alive and well, you just have to look past the cheap T'shirt of bubble gum pop and cookie cutter bands that are out there to get to the heart and soul of it all.
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^ I guess all the Americans are out celebrating, or something.
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[183]

Indie rock

Lo-fi indie rock band Pavement.
In the 1980s the terms indie rock and alternative rock were used interchangeably.[187] .By the mid-1990s, as elements of the movement began to attract mainstream interest, particularly grunge and then Britpop, post-grunge and pop-punk, the term alternative began to lose its meaning.^ It reminds me of the mid-70's "Mellow Rock" that was obliterated by Punk in 1977, or the early 90's when "Hair Band Heavy Metal" was displaced by Grunge.
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^ It is interesting to me that following the Grunge movement, greatly pushed by the music industry, that they have stuck so closely with the same synth pop for nearly 15 years.
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[187] Those bands following the less commercial contours of the scene were increasingly referred to by the label indie.[187] .They characteristically attempted to retain control of their careers by releasing albums on their own or small independent labels, while relying on touring, word-of-mouth, and airplay on independent or college radio stations for promotion.^ Once I got to college, I shunned the radio and started searching for music on my own.
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^ DJs of Australian radio stations added all 14 songs from "Stagefright" to their play lists and the album has received critical acclaim.

^ How will the new generation know what great rock music was when they are bombarded by the same sound every time they listen to the local radio station?
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[187] .Linked by an ethos more than a musical approach, the indie rock movement encompassed a wide range of styles, from hard-edged, grunge influenced bands like The Cranberries and Superchunk, through do-it-yourself experimental bands like Pavement, to punk-folk singers such as Ani DiFranco.^ They got like more than $15000 or so.
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^ My children will never feel the emotional alchemy that I feel towards rock any more than I felt the WW II sensibility that made my parents love Big Band music.
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^ Rock, pop, Blues, Hip-hop are all pop music variants/styles, and over the last 50 years they've grown into what I would call a repertoire–a repository of "folk" music (after all, it is music by the people ,for the people) that we can delve into and reinterpret.
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[167] .It has been noted that indie rock has a relatively high proportion of female artists compared with preceding rock genres, a tendency exemplified by the development of feminist-informed Riot Grrrl music.^ Rock is an ever-evolving genre, and when the radio experiences a lull in good music, it is not because there is no available good music; is because we are in the midst of change.
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[188] .Many countries have developed an extensive local indie scene, flourishing with bands with enough popularity to survive inside the respective country, but virtually unknown outside them.^ Covers seem to be immensely popular in the Indie scene.
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^ I've seen so many good bands on the underground scene lately it blows my mind.
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[189]
.By the end of the 1990s many recognisable sub-genres, most with their origins in the late 80s alternative movement, were included under the umbrella of indie.^ The genre has been splintered into so many facets most listeners can't grasp them all.
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Lo-fi eschewed polished recording techniques for a D.I.Y. ethos and was spearheaded by Beck, Sebadoh and Pavement.[167] .The work of Talk Talk, Laughing Stock and Slint helped inspire both post rock, an experimental style influenced by jazz and electronic music, pioneered by Bark Psychosis and taken up by acts such as Tortoise, Stereolab, and Laika,[190][190][191] as well as leading to more dense and complex, guitar-based math rock, developed by acts like Polvo and Chavez.^ Jazz is inherently experimental and rock and roll borrowed from this creed as well.
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^ Back then, the baroque style of intricate dance movements based on various keyboard sonorities such as those of the harpsichord and spinet, which saw its ultimate expression in the works of J. S. Bach, was supplanted by the simpler forms of the classical style, as the bell-like tones of the piano replaced the more complex timbres of those earlier keyboard instruments.
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^ My music tastes have evolved well beyond where I ever thought they could, and I have never been more passionate about music.
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[192] Space rock looked back to progressive roots, with drone heavy and minimalist acts like Spaceman 3, the two bands created out of its split, Spectrum and Spiritualized, and more recent groups including Flying Saucer Attack, Godspeed You Black Emperor! and Quickspace.[193] .In contrast, Sadcore emphasised pain and suffering through melodic use of acoustic and electronic instrumentation in the music of bands like American Music Club and Red House Painters,[194] while the revival of Baroque pop reacted against lo-fi and experimental music by placing an emphasis on melody and classical instrumentation, with artists like Belle and Sebastian and Rufus Wainright.^ What puzzles and somewhat irks me is that strong, discernible melodies have disappeared from rock/pop music.
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^ Who in your list of favorite bands approaches that guitar with the passion and commitment to music like Carlos Santana?
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^ Can you honestly point to a band in the last few years that can write music like these bands?
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[195]

Alternative metal, rap rock and nu metal

Linkin Park performing in 2009.
.Alternative metal emerged from the hardcore scene of alternative rock in the US in the later 1980s, but gained a wider audience after grunge broke into the mainstream in the early 1990s.^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

^ This is exactly the same senario that led to the last great movement in rock music: the grunge scene.
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[196] .Early alternative metal bands mixed a wide variety of genres with hardcore and heavy metal sensibilities, with acts like Jane's Addiction and Primus utilizing prog-rock, Soundgarden and Corrosion of Conformity using garage punk, The Jesus Lizard and Helmet mixing noise-rock, Ministry and Nine Inch Nails influenced by industrial music, Monster Magnet moving into psychedelia, Pantera, Sepultura and White Zombie creating groove metal, while Biohazard and Faith No More turned to hip hop and rap.^ Interestingly, though I like a lot of different sounds - lots of jazz and blues; some amount of bluegrass and folk; a bit of world music and hip-hop; lots of early, classic, prog, punk, new wave, nerd, and grunge rock; and occassional classical, opera, show tunes, and electronic/experimetal songs - in my 35 years of music buying, I've never been moved to own a Springsteen album.
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^ I was never so happy as when hip hop stopped making former great artists sound like chipmunks.
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^ If you think rock 'n roll's youth is wondering around in a music wasteland then it's because the music industry dictates that.
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[196]
Hip hop had gained attention from rock acts in the early 1980s, including The Clash with "The Magnificent Seven" (1981) and Blondie with "Rapture" (1981).[197][198] Early crossover acts included Run DMC and the Beastie Boys.[199][200] .Detroit rapper Esham became known for his "acid rap" style, which fused rapping with a sound that was often based in rock and heavy metal,[201][202] Rappers who sampled rock songs included Ice-T, The Fat Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and Whodini.^ Rock was a compendium of songs, sounds and stages where the youthfulness reigned supreme (and made parents nervous)!
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^ You're not going to hear a Flyleaf song that sounds the same as a Fallout Boy song (thank god), same thing with Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, All american rejects, and many more ranging from Nu Metal, Heavy metal, Pop-rock, and just plain rock.
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^ Hip hop artistry has dissolved into video game sounds and slow sloppy rapping styles sampling songs that were better left alone.
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[203] The mixing of thrash metal and rap was pioneered by Anthrax on their 1987 comedy single "I'm the Man".[204]
.In 1990, Faith No More broke into the mainstream with their single "Epic', often seen as the first truly successful combination of heavy metal with rap.^ I mean, when Hendrix plugged a Stratocaster into a Fuzz Face and then into a Marshall amp for the first time, he had no idea what it would even sound like!
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^ Faith No More .

[205] .This paved the way for the success of existing bands like 24-7 Spyz and Living Colour, and new acts including Rage Against the Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers, who all fused rock and hip hop among other influences.^ May 20th, 2009 10:00 pm ET Pearl Jam, Ryan Adams, Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Incubus, Oasis, Shinedown.....
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^ And to many people's point, it doesn't all have to be ROCK like Springsteen makes it ..
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^ I was never so happy as when hip hop stopped making former great artists sound like chipmunks.
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[180][203] .Among the first wave of performers to gain mainstream success as rap rock were 311,[206] Bloodhound Gang,[207] and Kid Rock.^ "First Wave" of Australian rock.

[208] A more hardcore sound was pursued by bands including Limp Bizkit, Korn and Slipknot.[204] Later in the decade this style, which contained a mix of grunge, punk, metal, rap and turntable scratching, spawned a wave of successful bands like Linkin Park, P.O.D. and Staind, who were often classified as rap metal or nu metal.[209]
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.In 2001 nu metal reached its peak with albums like Staind's Break the Cycle, P.O.D's Satellite, Slipknot's Iowa and Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory.^ You're not going to hear a Flyleaf song that sounds the same as a Fallout Boy song (thank god), same thing with Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, All american rejects, and many more ranging from Nu Metal, Heavy metal, Pop-rock, and just plain rock.
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^ But 1 is"When tour ends do U plan on working on a new album&tour cycle or RU going 2 take a break?
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.New bands also emerged like Disturbed, post-grunge/hard rock band Godsmack and Papa Roach, whose major label début Infest became a platinum hit.^ Rock today is lame (I am not a metal head or Metallica fan) and like (but am not energized by) old bands like ACDC recycling power chords/riffs.
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^ You wanna change the face of rock 'n roll you get rock 'n roll radio stations to play something else other than the current bands new songs.
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^ Bands like Wolf Parade and Animal Collective have borrowed sounds from past decades but make it new and fresh.
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[210] However, by 2002 there were signs that nu metal's mainstream popularity was weakening.[180] .Korn's long awaited fifth album Untouchables, and Papa Roach's second album Lovehatetragedy, did not sell as well as their previous releases, while nu metal bands were played more infrequently on rock radio stations and MTV began focusing on pop punk and Emo.^ The issue is that MTV and the radio stations will not play it.
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^ Even Metallica figured out they were a metal band again last fall putting out their best album since Justice.
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^ Is it because there are so few over the airwaves rock and roll radio stations anymore?
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[211] Since then, many bands have changed to a more conventional hard rock or heavy metal music sound.[211]

Post-Britpop

Coldplay on stage in 2008.
.From about 1997, as dissatisfaction grew with the concept of Cool Britannia, and Britpop as a movement began to dissolve, emerging bands began to avoid the Britpop label while still producing music derived from it.^ The really sad thing is there are still bands making very powerful and passionate music.
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^ While I will likely never truly appreciate the next music sensation that will inevitably transform the music industry, I understand that it is time to move beyond the derivative drek that is being produced.
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^ May 20th, 2009 1:59 pm ET I grew up in an era when it was "all about the music", specifically, rock music.
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[212][213] .Many of these bands tended to mix elements of British traditional rock (or British trad rock),[214] particularly the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Small Faces,[215] with American influences, including post-grunge.^ Rock n' roll is about each band's Identity.
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^ That said, there are some bands within or around the rock and roll neighborhood that merit our appreciation and who may one day rise to the level of esteem of performers such as those listed in djohnson's post.
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^ In the 1960s this mold was shattered by bands like The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and others.
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[216][217] .Drawn from across the United Kingdom (with several important bands emerging from the north of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), the themes of their music tended to be less parochially centred on British, English and London life and more introspective than had been the case with Britpop at its height.^ My children will never feel the emotional alchemy that I feel towards rock any more than I felt the WW II sensibility that made my parents love Big Band music.
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^ Also, there is more talented and inspirational homeless musicians whose music I prefer to hear than some fake rockin' rollers.
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^ From the late 80's until today Most good bands, and there are several, try to get people to listen to medicore music in the name of discontent and anti-everything.
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[218][219][220] This, beside a greater willingness to engage with the American press and fans, may have helped a number of them in achieving international success.[221]
.Post-Britpop bands have been seen as presenting the image of the rock star as an ordinary person and their increasingly melodic music was criticised for being bland or derivative.^ Instead of taking the time to learn about music theory and musicianship the focus is on the band's image or name.
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^ If you want to hear great Rock and Roll music being made today, buy the latest record from Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, Wilco, and any band having Jack White in it.
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^ While I will likely never truly appreciate the next music sensation that will inevitably transform the music industry, I understand that it is time to move beyond the derivative drek that is being produced.
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[222] .Post-Britpop bands like The Verve with Urban Hymns (1997), Radiohead from OK Computer (1997), Travis from The Man Who (1999), Stereophonics from Performance and Cocktails (1999), Feeder from Echo Park (2001) and particularly Coldplay from their debut Parachutes (2000), achieved much wider international success than most of the Britpop groups that had preceded them, and were some of the most commercially successful acts of the late 1990s and early 2000s, arguably providing a launchpad for the subsequent garage rock or post-punk revival, which has also been seen as a reaction to their introspective brand of rock.^ With twelve #1 pop singles, numerous gold recordings, sold out concerts, and regular television appearances, the Supremes were not only the most commercially successful female group of the Sixties, but among the top five pop/rock/soul acts of the decade .

^ Songwriter and performer Sam Cooke was one of the most popular and influential black singers to emerge in the late '50s, successfully to synthesize a blend of gospel music and secular themes and provided the early foundation of soul music.

^ You have a some excellent younger bands out there like Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, just to name some pretty straightforward rock (even southern rock) bands.
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[217][223][224][225]

The new millenium (the 2000s)

Emo

Fugazi performing in 2002.
Emo emerged from the hardcore scene in 1980s Washington, D.C. initially as "emocore", used as a term to describe bands who favored expressive vocals over the more common abrasive, barking style.[226] The style was pioneered by bands Rites of Spring and Embrace, the last formed by Ian MacKaye, whose Dischord Records became a major centre for the emerging D.C. emo scene, releasing work by Rites of Spring, Dag Nasty, Nation of Ulysses and Fugazi.[226] .Fugazi emerged as the definitive early emo band, gaining a fanbase among alternative rock followers, not least for their overtly anti-commercial stance.^ It reminds me of the mid-70's "Mellow Rock" that was obliterated by Punk in 1977, or the early 90's when "Hair Band Heavy Metal" was displaced by Grunge.
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[226] .The early emo scene operated as an underground, with short-lived bands releasing small-run vinyl records on tiny independent labels.^ Like in the movie "That Thing You Do" great records used to break out of nowhere places on tiny labels and tear up the charts.
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^ Great bands don't sell records, and it's as simple as this: great bands stay on small labels.
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^ Bands stay on small labels because they don't want their music to be spoiled by big record labels that will control their artistic output and force it into the incredibly small palette of popular culture.
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[226] .The mid-90s sound of emo was defined by bands like Jawbreaker and Sunny Day Real Estate who incorporated elements of grunge and more melodic rock.^ For those who really want to make a statement, however, a few words of advice: It doesn't matter what anyone thinks of the music you like except for you.
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^ That said, there are some bands within or around the rock and roll neighborhood that merit our appreciation and who may one day rise to the level of esteem of performers such as those listed in djohnson's post.
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^ You take 30 rock bands from today and they all sound alike.
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[227] .Only after the breakthrough of grunge and pop punk into the mainstream did emo come to wider attention with the success of Weezer's Pinkerton (1996) album, which utilised pop punk.^ Rock is gone, Disco is gone, Punk is gone, New Wave is gone, Grunge is gone...they all left a legacy but so did a million other genres before it.
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[226] Late 1990s bands drew on the work of Fugazi, SDRE, Jawbreaker and Weezer, including The Promise Ring, Get Up Kids, Braid, Texas Is the Reason, Joan of Arc, Jets to Brazil and most successfully Jimmy Eat World, and by the end of the millennium it was one of the more popular indie styles in the US.[226]
.Emo broke into mainstream culture in the early 2000s with the platinum-selling success of Jimmy Eat World's Bleed American (2001) and Dashboard Confessional's The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most (2003).^ I can come see the place or you can come see us!
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^ Why do you think most of the stars who appear on there have new albums coming out?
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^ If you look at the biggest successes in the history of music (as in everything else), they are always completely original, new and different and seem to "come out of nowhere".
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[228] The new emo had a far greater appeal amongst adolescents than its earlier incarnations.[228] .At the same time, use of the term emo expanded beyond the musical genre, becoming associated with fashion, a hairstyle and any music that expressed emotion.^ While I will likely never truly appreciate the next music sensation that will inevitably transform the music industry, I understand that it is time to move beyond the derivative drek that is being produced.
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^ How will the new generation know what great rock music was when they are bombarded by the same sound every time they listen to the local radio station?
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^ Todays drummers use the same three fills and pretty much add nothing to the music.
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[229] .In recent years the term emo has been applied by critics and journalists to a variety of artists, including multi-platinum acts such as Fall Out Boy[230] and My Chemical Romance[231] and disparate groups such as Paramore[230] and Panic at the Disco,[232] even when they protest the label.^ Even Metallica figured out they were a metal band again last fall putting out their best album since Justice.
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^ Sadly, they were out of my price range.
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^ Now you have disposable crap like Under Oath, Paramour, My Chemical Romance, and any and every band on the Vans Warped Tour as well as Ozzfest.
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Garage rock/Post-punk revival

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.In the early 2000s, a new group of bands that played a stripped down and back-to-basics version of guitar rock, emerged into the mainstream.^ The old guard have been touring again (Maiden, Priest, etc) and there are new bands worth looking into at least every few months.
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^ I think the rock in the 90s was much better and much more unique–I can hardly tell the difference between the new bands.
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^ You wanna change the face of rock 'n roll you get rock 'n roll radio stations to play something else other than the current bands new songs.
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.They were variously characterised as part of a garage rock, post-punk or new-wave revival.^ Punk and New Wave (1976-1981) .

^ The definitive history and latest news of the finest Punk Rock band ever..

^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

[233][234][235][236] Because the bands came from across the globe, cited diverse influences (from traditional blues, through new wave to grunge), and adopted differing styles of dress, their unity as a genre has been disputed.[237] .There had been attempts to revive garage rock and elements of punk in the 1980s and 1990s and by 2000 scenes had grown up in several countries.^ There has always been the element of the visual appeal in Rock-n-Roll.
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[238] .The Detroit rock scene included The Von Bondies, Electric Six, The Dirtbombs and The Detroit Cobras[77] and that of New York which included Radio 4, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Rapture.^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

^ There are college stations and other public radio stations playing innovative, new interesting rock music.
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^ There are new ways to access and promote music outside of the industry sleaze and suitcases full of cocaine that surrounded the FM radio classic rock era.
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[239] Elsewhere, other lesser-known acts such as Billy Childish and The Buff Medways from Britain,[240] The (International) Noise Conspiracy from Sweden,[241] The 5.6.7.8's from Japan,[242] and the Oblivians from Memphis enjoyed underground, regional or national success.[243]
.The commercial breakthrough from these scenes was led by four bands: The Strokes, who emerged from the New York club scene with their début album Is This It (2001), The White Stripes, from Detroit, with their third album White Blood Cells (2001), The Hives from Sweden after their compilation album Your New Favourite Band (2001), and The Vines from Australia with Highly Evolved (2002).^ Who in your list of favorite bands approaches that guitar with the passion and commitment to music like Carlos Santana?
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^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

^ These new bands aren't being given the same number of chances.
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[244] .They were christened by the media as the "The" bands, and dubbed "The saviours of rock 'n' roll", leading to accusations of hype.^ They are the only real rock n' roll band today.
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^ Rock n' roll is about each band's Identity.
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^ They were and still are the greatest rock band ever.
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[245] .A second wave of bands that managed to gain international recognition as a result of the movement included Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Killers, Interpol and Kings of Leon from the US,[246] The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, Editors and Franz Ferdinand from the UK,[247] Jet from Australia[248] and The Datsuns and The D4 from New Zealand.^ These included Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Sufjan Stevens, new Kings of Leon, and Arcade Fire.
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^ My Morning Jacket, Tokyo Police Club, MGMT, Radiohead, TV on the Radio, Kings of Leon, Foals, Beck, Bloc Party, Elbow, Republic Tigers...all making great rock music!!!
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^ The Killers & Kings of Leon whose music depicts and is inspired by certain parts of our beautiful country not receive the respect that they deserve.
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[249]

Metalcore and contemporary heavy metal

Children of Bodom, performing at the 2007 Masters of Rock festival.
.Metalcore, originally an American hybrid of thrash metal and hardcore punk, emerged as a commercial force in the mid-2000s.^ And then we have garbage like American Idol which, among other things, forces the contestants to sing cover versions instead of coming up with original music.
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^ It reminds me of the mid-70's "Mellow Rock" that was obliterated by Punk in 1977, or the early 90's when "Hair Band Heavy Metal" was displaced by Grunge.
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[250] .It was rooted in the crossover thrash style developed two decades earlier by bands such as Suicidal Tendencies, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, and Stormtroopers of Death and remained an underground phenomenon through the 1990s.^ This web page attempts to explore the roots of rock in such a way as to illuminate the natural progression of musical styles.

[251] By 2004, melodic metalcore, influenced by melodic death metal, was sufficiently popular for Killswitch Engage's The End of Heartache and Shadows Fall's The War Within debuted at #21 and #20, respectively, on the Billboard album chart.[252] Bullet for My Valentine, from Wales, broke into the top 5 in both the U.S. and British charts with Scream Aim Fire (2008).[253] In recent years, metalcore bands have received prominent slots at Ozzfest and the Download Festival.[254] Lamb of God, with a related blend of metal styles, hit the #2 spot on the Billboard charts in 2009 with Wrath.[255] The success of these bands and others such as Trivium, who have released both metalcore and straight-ahead thrash albums, and Mastodon, who played in a progressive/sludge style, inspired claims of a metal revival in the United States, dubbed by some critics the "New Wave of American Heavy Metal".[256][257]
The term "retro-metal" has been applied to such bands as England's The Darkness[258] and Australia's Wolfmother.[259] The Darkness's Permission to Land (2003), described as an "eerily realistic simulation of '80s metal and '70s glam",[258] topped the UK charts, going quintuple platinum. One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back (2005) reached number 11.[260] Wolfmother's self-titled 2005 debut album combined elements of the sounds of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.[259]
In continental Europe, especially Germany and Scandinavia, metal continues to be broadly popular. Well-established British acts such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden continue to have chart success on the continent, beside a range of local groups. .In Germany, Western Europe's largest music market, several continental metal bands placed multiple albums in the top 20 of the charts between 2003 and 2008, including Finnish band Children of Bodom, Norwegian act Dimmu Borgir, and Germany's Blind Guardian and Sweden's HammerFall.^ May 20th, 2009 3:20 pm ET Still good metal coming out of Europe – Germany, Norway, Italy, Britain, etc, even France and Ukraine.
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^ Even Metallica figured out they were a metal band again last fall putting out their best album since Justice.
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^ A lot of bands are re-issuing older albums instead of creating new music which is definitely taking the lazy way out.
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[261] The Swedish act In Flames took both Come Clarity (2006) and A Sense of Purpose (2008) to the top of the Swedish charts and number 6 in Germany.[261][262]

Digital electronic rock

Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay of Justice.
.In the 2000s, as computer technology became more accessible and music software advanced, it became possible to create high quality music using little more than a single laptop computer.^ Also with the advent of programmable drum machines the music became much more regular and repetitive.
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^ It takes work to actually play an instrument with proficiency and even more work to actually create your own music.
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^ With this kind of music environment actually might help more indie based artists as people look for quality music.
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[263] .This resulted in a massive increase in the amount of home-produced electronic music available to the general public via the expanding internet,[264] and new forms of performance such as laptronica[263] and live coding.^ The general public is largely disconnected with music, and it is heartbreaking.
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^ If the producers could include a laugh track to initiate a smile in new music I am confident they would.
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^ How will the new generation know what great rock music was when they are bombarded by the same sound every time they listen to the local radio station?
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[265] .These techniques also began to be used by existing bands, as with industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails' album Year Zero (2007),[266] and by developing genres that mixed rock with digital techniques and sounds, including indie electronic, electroclash, dance-punk and new rave.^ The definitive history and latest news of the finest Punk Rock band ever..

^ All the new rock music sounds the same to me.
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^ You take 30 rock bands from today and they all sound alike.
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.Indie electronic, which had begun in the early 90s with bands like Stereolab and Disco Inferno, took off in the new millennium as the new digital technology developed, with acts including Broadcast from the UK, Justice from France, Lali Puna from Germany and The Postal Service and Ratatat from the US, mixing a variety of indie sounds with electronic music, largely produced on small independent labels.^ Bands like Coldplay ripping off small band's from Brooklyn.
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^ All the new rock music sounds the same to me.
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^ If the producers could include a laugh track to initiate a smile in new music I am confident they would.
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[267][268] .The Electroclash sub-genre began in New York at the end of the 1990s, combining synth pop, techno, punk and performance art.^ As one of the early pioneers of the dynamic New York City Punk scene, Patti Smith has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock n' roll for over a quarter .

^ Rock is gone, Disco is gone, Punk is gone, New Wave is gone, Grunge is gone...they all left a legacy but so did a million other genres before it.
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It was pioneered by I-F with their track "Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass" (1998),[269] and pursued by artists including Felix da Housecat,[270] Peaches, Chicks on Speed,[271] and Ladytron.[272] It gained international attention at the beginning of the new millennium and spread to scenes in London and Berlin, but rapidly faded as a recognisable genre.[273] .Dance-punk, mixing post-punk sounds with disco and funk, had developed in the 1980s, but it was revived among some bands of the garage rock/post-punk revival in the early years of the new millennium, particularly among New York acts such as Liars, The Rapture and Radio 4, joined by dance-oriented acts who adopted rock sounds such as Out Hud.^ You have a some excellent younger bands out there like Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, just to name some pretty straightforward rock (even southern rock) bands.
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^ That said, there are some bands within or around the rock and roll neighborhood that merit our appreciation and who may one day rise to the level of esteem of performers such as those listed in djohnson's post.
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^ Why do you think most of the stars who appear on there have new albums coming out?
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[274] In Britain the combination of indie with dance-punk was dubbed new rave in publicity for The Klaxons and the term was picked up and applied by the NME to a number of bands,[275] including Trash Fashion,[276] New Young Pony Club,[277] Hadouken!, Late of the Pier, Test Icicles,[278] and Shitdisco[275] forming a scene with a similar visual aesthetic to earlier rave music.[275][279]

Social impact

The 1969 Woodstock Festival was seen as a celebration of the a counter-cultural lifestyle.
.The worldwide popularity of rock music meant that it became a major influence on culture, fashion and social attitudes.^ The major reason for the dearth of good music is the attitude of the labels themselves.
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Different sub-genres of rock were adopted by, and became central to, the identity of a large number of sub-cultures. .In the 1950s and 1960s, respectively, British youths adopted the Teddy Boy and Rockers subcultures, which revolved around US rock and roll[280] The counter-culture of the 1960s was closely associated with psychedelic rock.^ May 20th, 2009 11:13 pm ET Thank God I got to witness rock and roll the first time around.
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^ If you think rock 'n roll's youth is wondering around in a music wasteland then it's because the music industry dictates that.
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^ Rock n' roll is the music of youth, but it's almost 60 years old.
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[280] The mid-1970s punk subculture began in the US, but it was given a distinctive look by British designer Vivian Westwood, a look which spread worldwide.[281] Out of the punk scene, the Goth and Emo subcultures grew, both of which presented distinctive visual styles.[282]
When an international rock culture developed, it was able to supplant cinema as the major sources of fashion influence.[283] .Paradoxically, followers of rock music have often mistrusted the world of fashion, which has been seen as elevating image above substance.^ I must add that R&B gets set aside too often in a commentary like this when R&B is equal to the freedom of rock music and has also been very complimentary to rock.
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[283] .Rock fashions have been seen as combining elements of different cultures and periods, as well as expressing divergent views on sexuality and gender, and rock music in general has been noted and criticised for facilitating greater sexual freedom.^ How will the new generation know what great rock music was when they are bombarded by the same sound every time they listen to the local radio station?
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^ It gave a slightly new generation a look at a piece of music that rocked but was only heard in certain circles.
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^ Many of the young generation love Rock and Roll along with new music that is out there.
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[283][284] .Rock has also been associated with various forms of drug use, including the stimulants taken by some mods in the early to mid-1960s, through the LSD linked with psychedelic rock in the late 1960s and early 1970s; and, in a number of eras, cannabis, cocaine and heroin, all of have all been eulogised in song.^ May 20th, 2009 1:59 pm ET I grew up in an era when it was "all about the music", specifically, rock music.
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^ TRUE rock n' roll is about telling stories, spreading messages, all the while adding in some nice beats and killer music.
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^ Used vinyl record shops are popping up in towns all over the place with many of the young buying not only rock and Roll but also the Blues which is truly the beginning of Rock and Roll.
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[285][286]
.Rock has been credited with changing attitudes to race by opening up African-American culture to white audiences; but at the same time, rock has been accused of appropriating and exploiting that culture.^ That's because it's all great music and it's time for American music lovers to embrace it for what it is...Good Rock N' Roll.
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^ How will the new generation know what great rock music was when they are bombarded by the same sound every time they listen to the local radio station?
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^ The focus really should not be on rock, but on music in general; how many times can you listen to the same five chords being played?
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[287][288] .While rock music has absorbed many influences and introduced Western audiences to different musical traditions,[289] the global spread of rock music has been interpreted as a form of cultural imperialism.^ The focus really should not be on rock, but on music in general; how many times can you listen to the same five chords being played?
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^ TRUE rock n' roll is about telling stories, spreading messages, all the while adding in some nice beats and killer music.
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^ A lot of people are being introduced to real rock music from those games and the fact that it's interactive makes it better that just sitting around listening to an album.
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[290] .Rock music inherited the folk tradition of protest song, making political statements on subjects such as war, religion, poverty, civil rights, justice and the environment:[291] examples include supporting the Anti-Apartheid Movement (e.g., Peter Gabriel's "Biko"), and the political protest messages in 1980s hardcore punk (e.g., the Dead Kennedys).^ Make Love Not War A collection of Lyrics of the major protest songs.

^ Rock Music is dead !!
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^ Face it, rock music as we have long enjoyed it is dead and the need is for the " next big thing".
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[citation needed] Political activism reached a mainstream peak with the "Do They Know Its Christmas?" single (1984) and Live Aid concert for Ethiopia in 1985, which, while successfully raising awareness of world poverty and funds for aid, have also been criticised (along with similar events), for providing a stage for self-aggrandisement and increased profits for the rock stars involved.[292]
.Since its early development rock music has been associated with rebellion against social and political norms, most obviously in early rock and roll's rejection of an adult-dominated culture, the counter-culture's rejection of consumerism and conformity and punk's rejection of all forms of social convention,[293] however, it can also be seen a providing a means of commercial exploitation of such ideas and of diverting youth away from political action.^ Rock n' roll is the music of youth, but it's almost 60 years old.
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^ Will Rock and Roll fade away?
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^ The 45rpm single helped form rock'n'roll; can it again?
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  • "In fact rock, rather than being an example of how freedom can be achieved within the capitalist structure, is an example of how capitalism can, almost without conscious effort, deceive those whom it oppresses....^ The focus really should not be on rock, but on music in general; how many times can you listen to the same five chords being played?
    • Saving rock 'n' roll – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 14 January 2010 20:020 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A lot of people are being introduced to real rock music from those games and the fact that it's interactive makes it better that just sitting around listening to an album.
    • Saving rock 'n' roll – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 14 January 2010 20:020 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Slash5150+almost+every+image.+All+the+good+ones%2C+rather+than+like+4+or+5.+As+for+the+first+photographer%2C+no+idea.'
    • Set it Free to Compete? : Dale Larson 16 September 2009 1:25 UTC dalelarson.com [Source type: General]

    .So effective has the rock industry been in encouraging the spirit of optimistic youth take-over that rock's truly hard political edge, its constant exploration of the varieties of youthful frustration, has been ignored and softened."^ If you think rock 'n roll's youth is wondering around in a music wasteland then it's because the music industry dictates that.
    • Saving rock 'n' roll – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 14 January 2010 20:020 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    • Michael Lydon, quoted in The Sociology of Rock by Simon Frith, 1978, ISBN 0094602204
  • "Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST..."
  • "Rock stars, is there anything they don't know?"
    • Homer Simpson, "Lisa the Vegetarian", 10/15/1995
  • "Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock n' roll!"
  • "Ever since I was 12 years old, I've had to defend my love of heavy metal against those who say it's a less valid form of music. .My answer now is that you either feel it, or you don't.^ Now you have disposable crap like Under Oath, Paramour, My Chemical Romance, and any and every band on the Vans Warped Tour as well as Ozzfest.
    • Saving rock 'n' roll – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 14 January 2010 20:020 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    .If metal doesn't give you that overwhelming surge of power and make the hair stand up on the back of your neck, you might never get it.^ He will never leave you or give up on you.
    • Set it Free to Compete? : Dale Larson 16 September 2009 1:25 UTC dalelarson.com [Source type: General]

    ^ For those who really want to make a statement, however, a few words of advice: It doesn't matter what anyone thinks of the music you like except for you.
    • Saving rock 'n' roll – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 14 January 2010 20:020 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Corporations don't give a rodent's behind about rock and roll, and if you DO, then you have to support your local musicians and maybe it will come back.
    • Saving rock 'n' roll – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 14 January 2010 20:020 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    And you know what? .That's ok; because judging by the 40,000 metalheads around me, we're doing just fine without you."^ Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all.

    ^ May 20th, 2009 1:40 pm ET Great music is still out there, it's just harder to find because it's not mainstream anymore.
    • Saving rock 'n' roll – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 14 January 2010 20:020 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We+can%27t+see+bruno+because+you+have+to+be+over+15+with+or+without+a+15Y%2FO+there.+And+I+can%27t+see+your+vid%2C+just+link+it.'
    • Set it Free to Compete? : Dale Larson 16 September 2009 1:25 UTC dalelarson.com [Source type: General]

    • Sam Dunn, Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

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