Hard Rock MusicHard-rock music
Cream are important to have invented the powerful three ( guitar, bass, drums), the classic formation of modern rock.
Cream are important to have invented the powerful three ( guitar, bass, drums), the classic formation of modern rock. Hard rock is first and foremost blue rock, a rock that is amplified and accelerated to the limit of epilepsy: compulsive drums, irritated guitar, pulsating bass. The sophistication of progressive rock is abandoned in favour of coarse and rebellious pleas.
Warnings already existed in British rock: At least You Really Got Me (1965) by Kinks and Wild Thing (1966) by Troggs rightly belong to the prehistory of hard rock. On the wave of their overwhelming success, other veteran blues rock performers appeared. For example, Spooky Tooth and Wish Bone Ash suggested more "progressive" variants of Led Zeppelin's hard rock.
While in the USA hard rock was a "sound" (more than a style) expressing generational anger, Cream and Led Zeppelin recovered the spirit of rhythms and blues. It was a time to get back to the roots. Originally hard rock was only the rockiest version of blue rock, and as such it was excommunicated by purists. But then hard rock freed itself from its ancestor to adopt its own physiognomy, from hard and violent music for young unscrupulous thugs.
In the 70s the genre was commercialized with hits from technically and ideologically much dirtier complexes, such as Uriah Heep, UFO, Status Quo, Slade, Nazareth, Foreigner, Bedlam's Bedlam (Chrysalis, 1973), Warhorse's Red Sea (Phonogramm, 1972), etc.... In the second half of the decade, the genre spread with the pornographic boy of sweet (Brian Connolly on voice, Andy Scott on guitars, Mick Tucker on drums) by Little Willy (1973) and Ballroom Blitz (1973), all written by Nicky CHinn and Mike Chapman, and the moderate babies (Isn't It Time, 1977) by John Waite (Missing You, 1984).
After the success of Peter Frampton's double album, the live album, full of power and violence, became the ultimate means of expression for the hard band. Besides, the Black Sabbath, the Flood, and the Black Widow, and later the Rainbow, pursued more terrible storylines, but with the same sonic privileges.
Among the great pioneers of "Dark" are the epigones of Black Sabbath, with Necromandus noticing whose first record, however, remained unreleased for almost twenty years: Quicksand Dream (1990), recorded in 1973, was rediscovered during the booming era of dotom. Hard-rock's sinister pace is well suited for painting mysterious atmospheres and giving the music a feeling of hidden power.