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Old July 25 2013, 04:22 AM   #76
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Forget mainstream rock and embrace Norwegian Mariachi Surf Punk
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Old July 25 2013, 04:46 AM   #77
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I've always been a rock n roller and I've hoped that the newest big thing would come around since Kurt Cobain died. It always seems like each decade has its one big band that sort of defines the genre. We had Elvis, The Beatles, Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana. Then in the 2000s, we sort of had big bands; Foo Fighters, Creed, Linkin Park. We also had Jack Johnson, OAR, and other acoustic rock bands. Now we have acoustic/folk/bluegrass bands. I think they are great bands and I hope they keep up the good work, but I do want to see that good old rock N' roll. The Band that I'm really happy with is the Alabama Shakes. I think they could be a big deal. I'm happy to see bands from the 90s make comebacks like Alice in Chains, the Offspring, Sublime, and Soundgarden. I do think there needs to be a huge overhaul in the music business. I hope the bands just get back to touring and maybe put out short albums or something. I hope to see rock come back, long live rock.
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Old July 25 2013, 04:52 AM   #78
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Forget mainstream rock and embrace Norwegian Mariachi Surf Punk



I'll see your Norwegian Mariachi Surf Punk and raise you Nashville-based lucha libre surf punks who play superhero theme songs:

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Old July 25 2013, 09:38 PM   #79
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I'll see your Norwegian Mariachi Surf Punk and raise you Nashville-based lucha libre surf punks who play superhero theme songs:

I saw them last year.
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Old July 27 2013, 07:42 AM   #80
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They're on tour this fall with Southern Culture on the Skids and the Fleshtones for the Mondo Zombie Boogaloo tour. I am so there.
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Old July 28 2013, 05:29 AM   #81
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Forget mainstream rock and embrace Norwegian Mariachi Surf Punk
That was fun. I like it.
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Old July 28 2013, 07:21 PM   #82
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Now we have acoustic/folk/bluegrass bands. I think they are great bands and I hope they keep up the good work...
My fave folk/blugrass band. They hail from NC. I especially like the lyrics to this song...

The Avett Brothers:

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Old July 29 2013, 06:06 AM   #83
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Marching Bands have changed a bit.
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Old August 6 2013, 04:31 AM   #84
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All the classic rock music seems to be going strong by getting use in some sort of advertising product(like the one used here on Australia Toyota are using hip to be square to sell their cars)
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Old August 6 2013, 04:38 AM   #85
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Here in the US, Target is using a lot of 80s music as part of their Back To School ads.
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Old August 6 2013, 08:18 PM   #86
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All the classic rock music seems to be going strong by getting use in some sort of advertising product(like the one used here on Australia Toyota are using hip to be square to sell their cars)
Yes, I used to think allowing one's song to be used in a commercial was very direct "sellout" of the bedrock concepts of pop/rock and roll music. I don't see it that way anymore. Aside from the financial aspects, the key is to keep your songs/music being heard by as many people as possible for as long as possible.

Bands who want to remain "purists", only allowing their songs to be heard by the masses by traditional means, live performance, radio, website, etc, run the risk of their songs being forgotten more quickly than they maybe had to be.
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Old August 7 2013, 04:07 PM   #87
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What is "mainstream"? And what is "rock", the American or British English definition? Rock has been the popular music of my lifetime and I am middle aged. What was once marketed as mainstream, sometimes "Southern Rock" is now marketed as "Country" and "country" like "rock" contains many subsets and it is as mainstream as you can get.

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It will always be around, just like blues, bluegrass, jazz, classical, swing and other genres are always around.

But, like the other genres, it won't be the dominant genre. In fact, the only reason it lasted as long as it did on top was because the primary market for it was the single largest population bubble in our history (the baby boom).

Yes, like some of the other genres I named (remember the "swing fad" with Brian Setzer, etc., or the "bluegrass revival" after the release of "O Brother where art though"?) it may have brief periods of resurgence at the top of the charts. And it will always have fans. And like classics of other genres, certain albums and artists will remain popular (Beatles being an obvious example) even if the genre isn't as a whole.

However, the demographics are all wrong for it to stay on top forever. It was the pop music of a particular age group (the boomers mostly) and that age group is now middle aged or even senior citizens. They aren't buying records anymore and eventually they'll all be dead.

And as a result, rock will be just one more "niche" musical product with some other genre as the best seller.
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Old August 8 2013, 04:31 AM   #88
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Old August 8 2013, 02:04 PM   #89
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This Is Rock

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Old August 11 2013, 08:09 AM   #90
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Argument over?
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