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1.
A new movement of bands from 2001 on up playing rock music that has the feel of music from the 60s and 70s. Older bands that have had influences on Retro Rock musicians include but are not limited to:
The Who (usually a major influence)
The Beatles
Jimi Hendrix
The Ramones
Led Zeppelin
Retro Rockers usually act and dress like the 1960 mods. The composition of retro style music isn't just roots 5th chords and senseless uneducated nonsense (which are primary features of the retro subgenre "garage rock") they usually try to show off some musical maturity by letting the lead guitar show of his/her chops.
Members of the retro revival movement include:
The Strokes
The Vines
The Rapture
The Verve
The Blue Van
The Hives
Blurr &
The Deep Grey
by ModRocker May 13, 2005
 
2.
A group of musicians from as early as 2001 until the present. Commonly swing guitar brands such as Rickenbacker, in both guitar and bass. Dress like twat wannabe 50's bands. Watch as they play live and struggle to play their instruments and look up at the audience at the same time. Many 'muso' wannabe's listen to Retro Revival, such as Henry Bilinsky. Band's are often formed by eastern suburb private school boys, and in turn a garage band is born and thus coined "retro revival". RR bands are a favourite at various Sydney gay clubs.
Franz Ferdinand, Jet, The Eels.
by john January 03, 2005