Rock And Roll Will Never Die
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How exactly did punk kill something? I mean… Oasis for example fucking hated Green Day fans. Not Green Day… Green Day fans. :D But they also hated almost everything else. Bon Jovi, INXS and I don’t even know which band they didn’t hate. Damn the brothers even hate each other!
Punk is kinda fun, I like Offspring but I don’t like bands with sad songs with no positive message at all. If I want that I’ll just listen to blues, shit I’ll sing the fucking blues! A good rebel is a good rebel, not a sissy or an anarchist. Music as a whole should only have an uplifting message and Rock and Roll is very good at it for all ages.
Genres and styles were only invented to put shit in chronological and alphabetical order in stores.
@gracyfacey719, Must be a great memory to have ! I can only imagine how amazing it would be to be 8 years old, coming back from a week-end at your grandparents house, in the car, late at night, it’s raining and you see the orange lights of the city dancing on the windows and the seats, and Morrison singing “Riders on the Stooorm…” Really a great band.
Man, I get so easily carried away.
@beyond, If your into Oasis you should check out The La’s, if you haven’t already, they were a brit pop band just before oasis but not many people listen to them, maybe because they only made one album (they are still working on the second) but what a fucking album.
You might know this song:
but this one is my favourite:
by the way, best Oasis song;
Johnny Rotten, the lead singer and some would say brains behind the Sex Pistols, said that he wanted to kill rock. In his time it had become another commercial product that had become meaningless through repetition and dilution of context. It was another pointless institution, with gates guarded by the record industry.
That’s why when he was drafted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he refused to be in it, because it was the same tired rock n roll circlejerk that he’d been disdainful of his entire career.
Maybe he didn’t kill the popular conception of rock. But the energy he brought into destroying the popular notions of what was rebellious, and the desire to do it himself even though he wasn’t even good at it, inspired SO MANY people who then went on to form their own punk bands. And most of these people are the ones we still recognize as “rock” artists; the Lemonheads, the Descendents, the Buzzcocks, Joy Division, and Morrissey.
Sasho, Oasis too was reportedly inspired by the Sex Pistols.
I love Johnny Rotten and actually count him as one of the thinkers who takes me to a higher existence, watch him talk about killing rock:
and stonedragon, right on
What I do not quite understand is this debate regarding a label put on music? As a musician I abhor the idea of trying to label what we play and I would be willing to bet that the vast majority of musicians feel the same way.
Music is music. It should only be defined by how it makes you feel, think, do. Whether it inspires you, pumps you up, or makes you cry its all just music. To me, listening to Chuck Berry will never be as enjoyable, thought provoking, or inspirational as listening to Tool (I am sure my father would disagree with me) but in the end it’s all just music and completely up to personal tastes.
“Rock” or “Rock and Roll” does not matter as its all just awesome, cept when its shit of course.
Of course it was realistic, and I’m far from pessimistic. It’s just what I see. Back when classical music was popular, you really had to use your brain. Bach might create a masterpiece, and take specific notes out, and give it to his king, and the king would have to piece in the missing pieces. Where is there anything like that these days?
It’s still an expression, nothing else, and that’s what rock is all about. And I wouldn’t be surprised if the masculine libido is what invented rock. It makes a lot of sense.
Dubstep hasn’t become anything that it wasn’t. Dubstep is still dubstep, and all this shit that the kids call dubstep is something else. It’s edm with some influences from dubstep. It’s still just edm though. Just like beatles wasn’t a raga band just because they were influenced by Ravi Shankar and used a sitar.