A brief history in rock music

A brief history in rock music

At the same time, the story of commercial rock music took a bizarre turn when it hit the coast of California: the Beach Boys invented surf music. But while other bands soon sprang up as part of the so-called grunge movement a merging of hard rock and punk , other groups, such as Soundgarden, straddled the worlds of alternative and mainstream rock music. In such a creatively stagnant environment, subgenres started to assert their dominance. Marketing frequently emphasized the physical looks of the artist rather than the music, contributing to the successful careers of Ricky Nelson , Tommy Sands , Bobby Vee and the Philadelphia trio of Bobby Rydell , Frankie Avalon and Fabian , who all became "teen idols. Gothic rock came from the sun belt Lycia, Black Tape For A Blue Girl and was never as popular as the northern variant of industrial music. He was a black man playing black music. The Nineties were the age of electronic music, whether in dance, ambient or noise format. And "country-rock" became one of the fads of the Seventies, yielding successful bands such as the Eagles. His first electric performances were met with disappointment by his fans, but soon "folk-rock" boomed with the hits of the Byrds and Simon And Garfunkel.

Reggae became a mainstream genre thanks to Bob Marley. Country music was still a Nashville monopoly, but several artists were merging it with eastern meditation, jazz improvisation and rock's freedom.

Rock musicians have a long history of incorporating the saxophone alongside the traditional guitar, drum and bass, and to remarkable effect.

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Kids who had not identified with Woody Guthrie's stories of poor people, identified immediately with folksingers singing about the Vietnam war and civil rights. Punk-rock per se was fast, loud rock and roll music, but it quickly became a moniker for all angry music of the time.

Britain had had a lousy music scene throughout the early Sixties.

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San Francisco's bands, led by the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead, endorsed complex harmony and improvised jams, thereby moving rock music towards the intellectual excesses of jazz music.

Rock's Splintering s As the '80s began, mainstream rock was losing commercial steam, its sound growing stale.

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Soul music turned into a form of party music with Tamla Motown's acts such as the Supremes, and rhythm and blues mutated in a feverish genre called "funk" for obscene performers such as James Brown. Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin became stars, while countless white blues musicians flooded the clubs of Chicago and San Francisco.

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For young white America, this new music was a soundtrack for rebellion, however mild. Industrial music and grindcore somehow merged and spawned terrifying sounds in the albums of Techno Animal and Godflesh. Embracing sex and youthful rebellion in their music, the Stones courted controversy but also elevated rock to new cultural heights. San Francisco, that was becoming the mecca of the hippies, begat "acid-rock", and Los Angeles, whose milieu had produced countless literary and cinematic misfits, begat Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, two of the most influential musicians of the century. The number of solitary geniuses grew exponentially and counted on eccentric figures such as Zoogz Rift in Los Angeles, renaissance men such as Bill Laswell in Boston and demented industrial composers such as Jim Foetus in New York via Australia. In Britain, rock music took more of a European feel with the underground movement that was born out of psychedelic clubs. The Depeche Mode and the Pet Shop Boys were probably the most artistically successful of the many that climbed the charts. Their legacy can be seen in later Canterbury bands such as Henry Cow, no less creative and improvisational. This quality lends the instrument a vast range of expression — in one instance it may sound smooth and seductive, but in the next it can function as a virtual noise machine. I like to conveniently overlook the fact that, as it happens, there were only two chairs to be had. In the south this revival movement will lead to the boom of "southern rock" and the likes of the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Britain was the place for psychedelic music.

They laid the foundations for popular electronic music, for modern instrumental rock, even for new age music and for disco-music.

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A history of rock music