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KULTUR / Rock & Rock
Rock, or better Rock & Rock, was born in the 1950s in the United States, mainly as dance music derived from woolly wooogie, a musical genre that is also the son of blue, first rural and then urban Afro-American. Normally a Rock & Rock group consisted of a singer, almost always a frontman and group director, one or two guitars, a bass and drums, sometimes with a piano or a saxophone.
It was essentially a leisure music for young white people, who found in it both the lightheartedness of their age and the manifestation of a provocative detachment from the family seriousness with the sensuality of dance. Rock & Roll concerts were so often obstructed by the authorities because they worried about their uneducational impact on young people that many radios, especially provincial ones, refused to broadcast this devil's music.
Broadcasters and record companies quickly realised that the boycott of Rock & Roll meant, on the one hand, the renunciation of substantial advertising revenues and, on the other hand, a significant share of the market. At that time this music, this "devil", had also become a bargain and the smell of money, as we know, often works wonders.
In the following years this paved the way for a more radical rock when the ideas and attitudes of the youth protest of the 60s found their place in it. At that time, the big open-air concerts, at which various musicians changed almost continuously on stage for several days, were a great success.
Their audience were hundreds of thousands of young hillbillies camped in tents and temporary houses (Woodstock, 1969), listening to music under the symbol of make love never was, expressing both their protest against wars and their desire to live more open affective and social relationships.
Their musicians, for better or for worse, almost became models of a counterculture in this situation. In the 70s, especially in England, groups like Pink Floyd and King Crimson appeared on the pop-rock scene and were the first groups to represent music that was the result of more sophisticated forms of editing and composing their songs.
A research that in a way brought rock to some styles of jazzmusic. This small revolution within the rock scene was about technology that, thanks to the invention of new instruments such as moon, synthesizer and meattron in the mid-1970s, breathed life into so-called progressives rock.
Immediately thereafter, by resetting the forms of progressiveness, punks evolve and bring us back to the naked sounds of the first classical rock, but updated by rough, provocative and clumsy live performances like those of Syd Vicious, the scratchy voice of Sex Pistols. Heavyetal is another kind of hard rock, which is characterized by very aggressive and powerful rhythms and sounds, which are achieved by the extreme use of electric amplification and distortion of guitars, basses and even voices.
Finally, it should be remembered that in addition to the styles mentioned above, historians have brought back a variety of names and forms (underground, Grunge, Indian, Pop-Rock, psychological, Western Shore, Goth, Gleam,ark, etc...) in the enclosure of the next rock called its New Rock, which is called its New Rock, the description of which we leave here for those who wish to explore the subject.