The Rise and Fall of the Rock and Roll Empire Whenever a study of popular culture is done, it is unavoidable to include a discussion of popular music. Since the s, rock and roll has been one of the major driving forces of pop music and pop culture in America. Since its second creative peak in the late sixties, however, the creative quality of rock has been suffering a steady decline, particularly in recent years. Rock and roll in today's society is a mere shell of what it once was, a pathetic and tired skeleton that limps through pop culture and does little to alter its course.
Before Rhythm and Blues, there was Jazz. It was when Elvis redefined American culture and brought rock and roll into the mainstream. Part of this success came from his abundance of talent.
As always the youth of the day ran with it first in effort to distinguish themselves from previous generations. Through Rock and Roll, society was gaining a consciousness that was as much reflected by its artists as it was dictated.
Pissed off parents struggling to survive in a declining economy gave birth to pissed off teenagers who were leaving broken, intolerant and abusive homes using music as their way to vent. While Rock splintered into Punk, Disco rose to prominence.
The genre was largely a response to rock and rolls dominance, briefly replacing it in popularity as the new friendly voice. For the most part, the majority of the music began following an all too familiar formula dictated by the marketing department.
Despite all of this, the last truly great rock album still managed to appear at the end. Grunge Aka Nirvana To me, this is the second last genre of rock and roll; an anti-mastery of instrument-punk extension whose greatest achievement was the ending of the guitar solo.
Grunge rejected newer and better for the sake of embracing average. It was the end of any effort to be better. Alternative Rock Alternative Rock has since replaced Grunge and has been incorporating classical elements and orchestral themes into some of its mix along with some pioneering work into mood altering tones.
But for the most part, while worthy of respect these efforts have had no impact in regaining mass market global success. While it will never go away, rock and roll will never rise to a fraction of the dominance it once had.
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Featuring tutorials on how to record guitar, bass, real drums and vocals. Loads of fun, lots of laughs.The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars is about a bisexual alien rock superstar, called Ziggy Stardust.
Ziggy Stardust was not conceived as a concept album and much of the story was written after the album was recorded. The characters were androgynous. Despite the troubled years, he faced at the end of his life, Alan Freed is still considered a key creator of rock and roll.
He was one of the first people inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in He also was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in , and in , he earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Sep 26, · The 50 year struggle between rock pioneers and powerful business/government interests for the soul of music radio, told by America's favorite deejays and the artists they made rock stars/10(29).
Rock and roll music has been an important element of pop culture in America throughout the past fifty years.
While rock in the present era still exists, it lost its vitality long ago. That doesn't mean that good rock music isn't being made, or that there won't be teenagers picking up guitars for generations to come.
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Great insight into the radio and rock and roll industries as well as their effect on the culture and the cultures effect on them. Read more. 2 people found this helpful Reviews: