The phenomenon which began
in the 50's with the combination of rhythm
and blues, country music, and gospel. It was pioneered by Chuck Berry, transformed by The Beatles, hardened by Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, and through the course
of the 70's evolved into
the pinnacle of musical
Since then, it has lost the "Roll" and degenerated into
"Rock" a generic term
for all manners of crappy, modern, guitar driven music that has nothing to do with the messages, anthems, and ideals of old. Rather than
professing a belief in the "Livin' easy, livin' free" lifestyle professed by AC/DC and their contemporaries, "Rock" now aims to piss and moan as much as possible whilst backed
by horrible, rehashed
guitar and pre-pubescent vocals about
slutty girlfriends and cannabis.
Rock and Roll is not just a genre of music. Beyond that, it is a philosophy, attitude, and way of life. The purpose of Rock 'n Roll as opposed to other types of music, is to rebel. True Rock asserts
that we need to stick it to The Man and Rage against The Machine (see The Man
, see also The Machine
). Rock and Roll is a way to disent The Establishment, and somewhere
along the line
we forgot that. Some believe
that all you need
to rock is righteous outrage, when in fact you also need
talent and inspiration.
Rock 'n Roll isn't dead. It's just that it's going through
Besides, it won't be dead until there
are none left willing to Stick it to The Man.
Wearing a pink shirt is the most un-Rock 'n Roll thing
you can do.
Those who hate
Rock 'n Roll hate
living and, indeed, life itself.