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By piero scaruffi

ISBN-10: 0595295657

ISBN-13: 9780595295654

This background of rock track isn't a heritage of the charts (which I reflect on an aberration), yet a heritage of the good rules brought by means of rock musicians over 50 years of relentless innovation, and the heritage in their maximum albums (regardless of the way many copies have been sold). It finally ends up being extra curious about "alternative" rock than on "mainstream" rock, just because substitute musicians are usually extra cutting edge and honest than mainstream musicians.In a feeling, rediscovering "alternative" rock and giving it its dues can be how to repair the attractiveness of rock tune one of the extra subtle audiences. at the present time, rock tune is a style that employs sampling strategies, digital tools, digital/computer expertise, cacophony, and ethnic assets. The roots of present day rock track lie within the technical techniques caused within the first 1/2 the twentieth century. for this reason, my "alternative" heritage of rock song starts a lot prior to such a lot books at the origins of rock'n'roll, and covers even more territory than guitar-driven rock'n'roll.

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The peace movement was hijacked by revolutionaries of a different caliber, and its soundtrack (acid-rock) became anachronistic. New York and the new Boheme Even during its heydays, San Francisco was not all of psychedelic-rock. Bands such as the Velvet Underground (211) (NY) had little or nothing in common with the San Francisco bands. They represented the culture of "heroin" (which was a more sinister, neurotic, nihilistic culture) rather than the culture of LSD (which was bucolic, dreamy, utopistic).

The early San Francisco bands had to cope with a record industry that completely misunderstood them. The big companies were dying to exploit the hippy phenomenon, but they balked at the odd music that these hippies were playing. Producers were paid specifically to destroy the original sound and to "normalize" the jams (in other words, to "Beatles-ize" acid-rock). While previous music scenes around the world had revolved around a specific style (such as Mersey-beat or rhythm'n'blues or surf music), the San Francisco Bay became the place where anything was allowed.

Contrary to their image of junkies and misfits, the Grateful Dead were one of the most erudite groups of all times, aware of the atonal compositions of the European avantgarde as well of the modal improvisation of free-jazz as well as the rhythms of other cultures. They 38 History Of Rock Music(Compiled By Prodigy) managed to transform guitar feedback and odd meters into the rock equivalent of chamber instruments. The infinite ascending and descending scales of Jerry Garcia are among the most titanic enterprises ever attempted by rock music.

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