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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

What is rock music?

I'm sure a lot of people have different opinions about this. Here is the general internet definition of rock music.

Rock: originally known as rock and roll, now simply known as rock music. It is a type of popular music that has evolved from the rock and roll, pop music of the 1950s. Some rock music takes its roots from blues or R&B music. Lyrics in songs of this genre can include anti-establishment references, drug activity, promiscuity or musical experimentation.

Subgenre: A genre within a genre of something. I.e. Subgenre of rock music-hard rock, punk rock, folk rock, etc.

Here are some of your typical subgenres of rock music

-Beginning in the mid 1960s as garage rock or psychedelic rock, this type of music relies heavily on distorted electric guitars, bass guitars, pounding drums and are sometimes accompanied by pianos, keyboards, saxophones, etc.
Def Leppard
Led Zeppelin
KISS
Aerosmith
AC/DC
Guns N'Roses
Deep Purple
Van Halen
Alice Cooper
Queen
Whitesnake
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Loud, fast, aggressive music originating in the late 1970s, early 1980s and originating in England
Green Day
My sister has the BIGGEST crush on Billie Joe Armstrong (center)
Billy Idol
If my sister saw this, she'd have a coronary!!
Generation X
The Clash
The Sex Pistols
The Plasmatics
The Offspring
My sister loves these guys!
The Ramones
Blink-182
The New York Dolls
Sum 41
My Chemical Romance
Good Charlotte
Misfits
Yellowcard
Simple Plan
Dropkick Murphys
Dead Kennedys
Iggy Pop
Flogging Molly
Social Distortion
Fall Out Boy
Buzzcocks
Black Flag
New Found Glory
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
The Police
-Originating in the late 60s and early 70s, this music can be complex with loads of time changes and is described as a "mostly British attempt to elevate rock music to new levels of creativity"
Rush
Hawkwind, probably pre-Lemmy
Pink Floyd


Genesis
King Crimson
Electric Light Orchestra
The Moody Blues
Supertramp
Styx


Asia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-A type of rock that mixes blues three chord structures with rock music
Led Zeppelin
Eric Clapton
The Allman Brothers Band
Carlos Santana
Jeff Beck
ZZ Top
The Yardbirds
Paul Rodgers
Bad Company
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Wow, he's cute!
-Inspired by the psychedelic culture of the 1960s, this music tries to copy the effects of psychedelic, mind-altering drugs, such as LSD
The Beatles
Pink Floyd
Jefferson Airplane
Hawkwind
This must be pre-Lemmy Kilmister
The Doors
The Grateful Dead
The Byrds
I love the sunglasses on the guy in the yellow jacket!
The Zombies
The Who
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Emerging from the 1980s, this type of music originated in the underground music scene and became incredibly popular in the 1990s and 2000s. It's essentially born of an independent music scene
Green Day
Linkin Park
My sister likes the singer (one in glasses)
Foo Fighters
She loves their song "Monkey Wrench"
U2
3 Doors Down
Puddle of Mudd
Disturbed
Three Days Grace
Creed
Nickelback
Coldplay
The Killers
Breaking Benjamin
Staind
Seether
Chevelle
The Offspring
My sister listens to them
Blink-182
Soundgarden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-A type of rock music that is high energy and is usually started in a garage
The White Stripes
The Strokes
The Guess Who
I wonder who the blonde cutie in the center is????
Alice Cooper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-This type of music originated in the late 1970s and lasted until the mid-1980s but with strong influences from 1970s punk
Duran Duran
Devo
Tears for Fears
The Cure
The B-52s
The Police
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-This music is completely representative of America. It originated in the South and includes inspirations from rock and roll, country music, blues and strongly focuses on electric guitar, vocals
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Georgia Satellites
ZZ Top
The Allman Brothers Band
The Marshall Tucker Band
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-This type of rock is more easy going on the ears and more reliant on simple melodies and kinder lyrics than hard rock
Paul McCartney
Elton John
The Police
Sting
Journey
Chicago
Rod Stewart
REO Speedwagon
-This often uses macabre imagery, such as torture devices onstage, violent/suggestive behavior from the artist, macabre or disturbing images such as makeup, fake blood, pyrotechnics and always uses elements of horror movies
Alice Cooper. The king of shock rock!!
Rob Zombie
Marilyn Manson
Arthur Brown
KISS
Coven
Black Veil Brides
Impaler
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Essentially folk rock is taken from folk music but given a rock tune-up by using electric instruments. Folk rock is usually associated with hippies
The Byrds
Cher
Jefferson Airplane
The Mamas & The Papas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Mixes funk music with rock music
Living Colour
Primus
Deep Purple
Trapeze
Glenn Hughes
Still handsome!!
-First appearing in the 1970s, performers in this category often wore flamboyant clothes and makeup
T. Rex
David Bowie
Queen
The New York Dolls
Slade
Mott the Hoople
Cockney Rebel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Known simply and also as stadium rock, this type of music originated in the 1970s, with bands that could easily fill large stadiums or arenas. Heavy metal bands and hard rock bands easily fit into this category as well
Led Zeppelin. This is supposed to be surprising?!?
Aerosmith
Foreigner
AC/DC
KISS
Van Halen
Heart
Deep Purple
Sammy Hagar
Bad Company
Joe Walsh



Billy Squier
Journey
Styx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Mixes light, catchy, pop-style music and light lyrics with rock guitar-based music
The Beatles
Paul McCartney
Elton John
The Rolling Stones
 
Elvis Presley
Rod Stewart
Chicago
REO Speedwagon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Mixes country music with rock music. Began in the late 1960s, early 1970s
The Eagles
The Marshall Tucker Band
The Allman Brothers Band
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Keith Urban
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Alabama
Zac Brown Band
Carrie Underwood
Latin rock
-Combines elements of Latin American and Caribbean folk music with rock music. But, typically, in English-speaking countries, this can usually be referred to as any type of music with Spanish/Portugese vocals or an overall Latin feel to the music
Artists include

Carlos Santana
Los Lobos
Los Lonely Boys
Ritchie Valens
Juanes
Chris Perez
Radio Futura

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