60s stormy sensation
There was a new sensation in the early 60s when Chubby Checker invited everyone to dance to The Twist and Let's Twist Again. Around the same time, the charts began…

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Who of the famous musicians wore masks and why?
Each of us has heard about costume musicians more than once. But, remembering them, the first to come to mind are the guys from the KISS group. These six guys…

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Heavy Music Styles Review (part2)
Progressive Metal is the most intelligent metal genre, a direct descendant of Art Rock. "Progressors" went even further in terms of "inaudibility", which entailed the commercial failure of the style.…

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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Rock of the 70s (part 1)

Rock and roll, and later the so-called “avant-garde”, corresponded in time to riots that shocked the foundations of society. Alain Dister, author of the book “English Rock”: “Rock, which invaded the life of society, operates deeply. They judge him by his superficial, external manifestations, by his clothes, and do not willingly notice what is hidden behind this painted facade: traditional values, such as the army, politics, religion, are questioned, and a new look at the relationship between people has arisen … Rock is communication. He is the sound background of a generation who identifies with him. ”

In the early 70’s there was a crisis of the rock scene. Rock turned into a shop in the shop of exotic goods with a showcase in the whole wall. Rock is becoming more and more commercial music, there is a complete departure from the spiritual roots of rock, born and created for rebellion. Continue reading

The procession of rock

By the beginning of the 60s, the next generation was approaching adulthood. Parents of these children actively fought for peace, tranquility and abundance. Parents, however, entered it with a load of unpaid debts – they brought with them the fear of nuclear war and the sin of racial hatred, and the ideals of equality and justice were simply trampled on in pursuit of stability and success. It is not surprising that children questioned the moral and political foundations of the post-war world; these new moods are reflected in their musical predilections.

Dylan’s songs about racial oppression and the threat of nuclear annihilation immediately turned into hymns, and the song “Times – they are changing” sounded the first warning about growing social tension. However, with all its adherence to the brightest ideals, folk still remained the music of the past, a means of communication between the politicized intelligentsia and rock and roll, which were looking at children’s entertainment with undisguised irony. The new generation did not yet have its own unique voice. Continue reading

AT THE SOURCES OF ROCK

Rock is not just a musical direction, it is a youth culture, a means of youth communication, a mirror of society. You don’t need to be too observant to notice that it is young people who pay much more attention, time and money to music than adults.

Young – the main visitors to concerts, participants in discos, buyers of audio and CD. It is to them that pop stars and popular groups appeal. Although lovers of youth music are sometimes not only active, but also aggressive. Obviously, the main need, uniting sympathy for the genres of youth music, is the need for entertainment.

It turned out that Rock, which appeared in the West in the 50s, became the exact opposite of this mainstream popular music. Rock music has become meaningful, valuable, worthy of study. Nothing is said directly, only hints that tease the imagination. Continue reading

Rock history
Rock historyIn general, the history of rock music has its roots in the distant past. The term "rock music" is a generic name for the many directions of modern rock.…

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A LITTLE ABOUT NIGHTWISH
Nightwish is a Finnish metal band performing songs primarily in English. It was founded by Tuomas Holopainen in 1996 in the city of Kitee. The early work of Nightwish was…

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60s stormy sensation
There was a new sensation in the early 60s when Chubby Checker invited everyone to dance to The Twist and Let's Twist Again. Around the same time, the charts began…

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Who of the famous musicians wore masks and why?
Each of us has heard about costume musicians more than once. But, remembering them, the first to come to mind are the guys from the KISS group. These six guys…

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