• http://www.capecodhouseremodeling.com Cody Mcbeth

    There is a big difference between the 1990′s rock and the modern rock, with time the definition of rock has also been changed, can you please provide me some more information regarding this.

  • NNelms

    Sure the definition of “rock” has changed since the 1940′s and 50′s when “rock and roll” was birthed in America. By the late 1960′s, the “British Invasion” had destroyed what Elvis and Buddy Holly had done and “arena rock” of the 70′s and 80′s mutated things again. There has always been an electric currant running throughout “rock” and many genres and sub-genres tap into that, “rock and roll” is a genesis and a constant. It is easy to take a “modern rock” band, Kings of Leon for an easy example, and point to influences from any era of “rock.” Though technology changes and influences from other musical genres mingle and we continue to add new genre titles, folk-punk or art-rock or noise-wave or alt-country, “rock” is the foundation for what is built. 1990′s “rock” doesn’t have to be any different from modern rock but it certainly can be and many “modern rock” bands were building their first devastating guitar riffs in the 90′s. I attempted to add some context by including the term “alt-rock”, short for “alternative-rock”, which was certainly around before the 90′s but became a popular way to categorize what was happening during the transition from “hair-” or “glam-rock” to “grunge-rock” or “heavy metal” or just “metal” in the late 80′s early 90′s. You can listen to a particular song from 20 years ago and say,”that sounds like the 90′s” or you can find that rare and magical track that could have been made 50 years ago or just yesterday. There is no doubt that definitions are malleable when it comes to describing music and one person’s “rock and roll” may be another persons “pop” or “emo” and so on. Music is such a wonderful thing because it is a highly individual pursuit, no one could hope to find someone with the exact same musical taste, but put 200, 500, 1,000 or 10,000 die hard fans in the same room with their favorite artist on stage and they become one body of raised hands, singing every word with all their hearts in unison. You make the music yours and whatever you want to call should be enough for you, but know that broad genre titles are going to help you locate CDs the next time you are in Best Buy. If this ridiculous comment did not help out please let me know if I can be of more help (or hurt) or just head over to wikipedia.

  • http://www.weareallprecious.com/messageboards/showthread.php?p=7850351#post7850351 Otis Shimko


    I love the way that liberals are all for those less fortunate…as long as they stay on their side of the tracks….