What happened to rock n' roll?

Discussion in 'Music' started by rocknrolljunkie, May 28, 2004.

  1. What happened to rock music, where did all the, I don't give a shit about anything but the music, rock stars go? Now everyone out seem to be making the same album, just with different band names. No one seems willing to take a chance and put something out there like they used to do before all this TRL crap. Where are all the Zeppelins, Metallicas, the Van Halens of the music world, people who changed music? I don't want to be stuck listening to another cloned version of Good Charlotte UGHHHH.
  2. mimosa

    mimosa Banned

    there's a lot of good new bands out there, but they're not played mainstream. Two that come to mind that you may like, based on what you said, are Drive By Truckers (maybe you'd like them) and My Morning Jacket. There's lots of others too, that I can't think of now, but they all keep a low profile on the mainstream route and you have to seek them out. The good music is not on the radio or MTV. I'll try to think of some others.
  3. Jezmund

    Jezmund Member

    Just check out the jam band scene man. I'm sure you'll find something you like. theres something there for everyone. youre not gonna find what youre looking for on cable. peace
  4. Unkle_John

    Unkle_John Member

    Clear Channel Killed rock and Roll

    to echo Jez,
    go check out jam bands ....and psychedelic music
  5. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Everything dies eventually, it's a natural process. I can't see why people have such a nostalgic attitude when it comes to "rock & roll." It doesn't mean that music has ceased to exist, it just means that things are changing. Not necessarily evolving, but changing to some degree anyway.

    Plus, everyone has a different opinion as to how music should be. Not everyone expects music to remain like how it was in 1970. And I couldn't disagree more with your statement about Metallica and Van Halen changing the face of music. They are simply pedestrian rock/metal bands turned corporate rockers, covering ground that has been covered years before they came into existence.
  6. dhs

    dhs Senior Member

    Discovery is a somewhat finite thing whether you are referring to music or the reaches of the amazon basin. The ability to be original in this world continues to become far more difficult no matter what example you consider whether its music, writing etc. Do I think there are many things out there in the music world or other aspects of life that will blow my mind? Sure I do. But, the toaster was invented long ago as was rock and now rap and so many other things. I'm not being cynical, but more often than not, its a 'been there done that world'
  7. HappyHaHaGirl

    HappyHaHaGirl *HipForums Princess*

    Yeah...you don't see people lamenting in posts the loss of the art of the harpsichord and the celeste...or that piano guitar thing... what the hell was that, anyway?? Seasons come and go, but they don't last, my unfortunate friend. I say embrace the brainless formulaic stupid pop and go without resistance to the other side.
  8. butterfly

    butterfly Member

    Jet came along.....UGH
  9. wastingthedawn

    wastingthedawn *~Pure Light~*

    Hey don't blame Jet! At least they are still making Rock and Roll music not more rap and stuff like that...I like Jet, their hip.

    Although I do agree music of today is not what it used to be...however music of tommorow will not be like the music of today...
  10. HappyHaHaGirl

    HappyHaHaGirl *HipForums Princess*

    It was over long before Jet came along... all the people coming out now claiming to rock are just like when you kill a cockroach and it's legs keep twitching for a couple hours.... It's dead, but it can't accept it... :D
  11. charredacacia

    charredacacia Member

    Corporate America can be blamed for the fall of musical talent. They wont publish what wont sell. And people are stupid. They would rather listed to a catchy tune or lyrics like "i f***ed your ma' all night long" than something with some substance, when stupid songs are available, shallow people will buy into them.
  12. nightwanderer

    nightwanderer Member

    all "rock and roll" bands sounded the same for the most part, whether it be heavy or soft or classic. just like all the bands sound the same now. I consider rock and roll to be the older rock thats probably one of the most boring types of music created in my opinion. the record companies are going to keep putting out music that the youth likes. The youth does like that type of music however, it is not whats popular anymore. they want somethign new, and it actually is different to them. though the same mainstream music has been being made for the last 10 years or so. but there are bands that do sound like metallica and van halen still. just look around. that band Jet seems to be trying to make money dressing like theyre from the 70's and playing 60's rock music. Kravitz did the same pretty much. I dont think it really works. It sounds too dated for alot of people to enjoy.
  13. Becknudefck

    Becknudefck Senior Member

    yea new music sucks soo bad. people consider them selves a "rocker" when they listen to bands with no guitar solos and even if they have them in songs, they suck. People today have destroyed music.
  14. nightwanderer

    nightwanderer Member

    I find it sad that some people have to have guiatar solos in music to like it. its like the band just wants to show off. Basically, in mainstream rock, without even thinking about it, it was automatic to have a guiatr solo in every song. almost all innovative music did not care about things like solos. some would solo only a couple of times in an album. take Can and king crimson for instance. Can was mostly improv. Not every instrument had to be loud and up front. some songs you can hardly hear a certain instrument, other times theyd be louder than the other. same with crimson. Its obvious that these bands didnt care about being in the spotlight. I think it takes more talent to create something different than to be very good at an instrument. I think mental talent is greater than physical. of course this is not for everything, but to me it is for alot of music. improv is more a mental talent than a physical talent really. most of the time a solo isnt even important to the music, just a part to show off to. thats usually why the guiatrist is or vocalist is the most popular in the band.
  15. Jim

    Jim Senior Member

    Timeless music, of any genre, goes on and on.. It doesn't die, nor will it ever.

    I appreciate that these sort of questions are posed to get debates going and so on, but I personally let this sort of fictitious belief that 'rock is dead' go when I grew a mind of my own..
  16. butterfly

    butterfly Member

    You like jet because they're hip? They're just a tribute band who got lucky. Although I've had many an arguement about it with my guy friends...
  17. wastingthedawn

    wastingthedawn *~Pure Light~*

    goodness I'm not saying Jet is like the best band ever, I just, in my opinion, think they're pretty cool...They are not influencial, they're a filler band I get that, just hip dudes who play catchy tunes...And rock is not dead! everybody is just looking in the wrong places...rock music does not have to be on MTV or whatever...i'm sure at least one person on this post plays and writes rock music, making it not dead, just not in the spot light so much...music will change with the times rock just evolved like everything else...and sure it has been watered down but good things always resurface...I think rock music is immortal...like jazz, blues, classical, and everything else...
  18. auctally, there are alot of good underground bands... ii dont like Jet cause they totallly ripped riffs off a bunch of artists and yeah.... i mean they just rewrote the lyrics...Listen to Lust for life by Iggy Pop, then listen to are you gonna be my girl by Jet.......
  19. seamonster66

    seamonster66 discount dracula

    ahh, Jet is the band that does the song in the I-Pod commercials?

    That song does seem like an Iggy Pop ripoff, aside from sounding a lot like the White Stripes.
  20. butterfly

    butterfly Member

    Actually yeah I don't think rock and roll is dead, I love lots of new bands. I just think I was having an anti-Jet moment.

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