Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Grand Funk, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Nazareth, Sweet, Kiss … It was then that these and similar groups turned rock from a purely entertainment genre into real art and set standards that surpassed that it was not up to the subsequent generations of rock musicians.
But the “monsters” raised the bar so high that even at that time many were unable to take the height. A great number of good groups were pushed into the shadows and were undeservedly forgotten by contemporaries. Those left overboard were flooded with pop-up punk and disco foam. The heroes of the discotheques, having done their job, quickly receded into the past, lost in the musical horizon among countless pop stars and pop stars, and the “punk revolution” was, in fact, a step back to the archaic rock and roll.“new wave” that flooded after that covered the “monsters”, turning the entire rock scene into a dead realm for several years in a comfortable kingdom of pop mediocrity, and managers and producers who live on their “work”. Continue reading
How, why did a new style of music come about, how did it all begin?
It all started with the fact that in 1920 the Soviet engineer L. Tremen invented a new musical instrument theremin. It was arranged as follows: the pitch changed by approaching the antenna or removing the performer’s hand from it. The desire to use electricity in music encouraged inventors to come up with unusual instruments with fancy names – emiriton, trautonium, and violen. In the thirties, the first electric guitars appeared. But they probably have nothing in common with a modern electric guitar, except for the belt on which it is hung. And it was difficult to call those instruments an electric guitar. Just because of the urge to somehow isolate the guitar in the orchestra, to make its sound louder, a pickup was attached to the acoustic guitar. Continue reading