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Is rock really dead?
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booyakasha
Jul 15, 2007
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Yes - The music these days is evidence enough


gogopoet
Jul 15, 2007
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I think it has run its course. Yes, there are a lot of people still writing good rock music and performing it, but the same can be said for C&W music and Swing. Unfortunately, music may be facing the same problem as the visual arts - nowhere to go from here. There hasn't been a real innovation in musical genres since rap if one could call that new.

 
booyakasha
Jul 15, 2007
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The airwaves these days are filled with so much trash. It's depressing. I blame the record exec.'s the most. It's all about the $$ these days. I'm very, very reluctant to listen to anything made within the last ten years.

 
swtlilsoni
Jul 15, 2007
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SADLY hip hop pop is getting more of a following these days than rock. I live in a decently mixed area and there are 2 stations for solely hip hop & r&b, ONE 'hitlist' station (and 90% of the songs they play are hip hop and pop - which basically gives us our answer), and only ONE rock station which no one knows about. Usually when people listen to rock it is from cds etc. And no one listens to real rock anymore, its mosly commercial pop rock now. Im not saying rock is completely dead because it does have a decent following, but hip hop is WAY overtaking rock, it WAY overtook it alraedy - to a horrible extent. nowadays its 70% hip hop/pop and 30% rock. which IS NOT GOOD.

 
swtlilsoni
Jul 15, 2007
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True most of the stuff on these days is trash. whats even sadder is that culture brainwashes kinds into thinking this trash is good. most people listen to whats on the hitstation just because its on the hitstation. if you play two songs, without telling which one is on the hitstation .. one would probably pick the one that isnt. but if you tell them which is on the station, theywould pick that one - even if the other is better. not because they are conciously picking the worse, but because they just associate being on the hit station with being the best.

when i show my friends a song, thats not on the stations, theyr like ew what is that crap. but when it comes on the station, they suddently love it.

 
gogopoet
Jul 15, 2007
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Rebuttal to: sandifromlargo Show

RE: "Throughout the generations, history has repreated again and again. Younger people create the music, older people find fault and complain. "

But rock is the music of the older generation. If the younger generation wants to repeat history it has to come up with something new that the older generation can complain about. Rehashing a genre that's over fifty years old won't cut it.

 
booyakasha
Jul 17, 2007
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You're a moron.

 
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No - I'm delusional and have a skewed opinion of what "rock" really is.


cbart95
Jul 16, 2007
4 convinced
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Rebuttal to: booyakasha Show

This question is moot...and pointless.
Rock is not dead. Jazz is not dead. Musical forms do not "die". They may do many things but none are dead. Serious music afficionados understand this and probably will not be drawn into a silly, hapless contrived "debate"...eschewing encounters where only fools argue facts.

 
sandifromlargo
Jul 15, 2007
2 convinced
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While I may not be a fan of most of today's music, I have to vote on this side.
Throughout the generations, history has repreated again and again. Younger people create the music, older people find fault and complain.
We will not really know if the music of today will stand the test of time until time elapses.
I agree that money seems to play a larger part and that the agenda of artists SEEMS to be how much wealth can they obtain rather than how much talent they share.
This, agenda however, seems to appeal to the masses of young people.
While there are numerous groups that seem to be money hungry and an equal number of thug groups,there are some really talented folks out there as well.

 
sroek
Jul 15, 2007
1 convinced
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Just because mainstream Rock sucks, doesn't mean the genre sucks. There are many quality Rock bands out there that are creating quality material and pushing the envelope, only that a lot of people don't get a chance to hear them because they're too busy looking for it in the wrong places, i.e. the radio and television, which continue to promote garbage.

 
henthorn
Jul 19, 2007
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I can't honestly name a single British, or for that matter European rap artist - please recognise that the USA is not the be all and end all, especially where music is concerned.

Europe is currently thriving with rising talent, and upcoming indie bands rule the radio with a vast array of new and inspired sounds, reinventing rock for a new generation. Groups like the Kaiser Chiefs, the Kooks, Franz Ferdinand and Muse have made Britain a haven for modern rock music, which manages to use both classic concepts and techniques, as well as changing and evolving the way the world thinks about Rock Music.

On the continent, countries like Sweden, Belgium and Iceland churn out a dozen new and massively popular metal bands every few months, and the central European scene is still growing, with the number of large scale rock festivals increasing every year.

On that note; tickets for the Glastonbury Festival sold out fastest, and with the highest resale value on record this year. Rock music is far from dead.

 
dereksemeraro
Jul 15, 2007
0 convinced
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This is an example of how narrow minded jackasses create one sided debates.

 
dereksemeraro
Jul 15, 2007
0 convinced
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There are still bands that stay true to their genre and don't sell out to the pop stereotype.

 
Brett Stubbs
Jul 15, 2007
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Rebuttal to: booyakasha Show

go indie.

the airways are junk. but...there are hundreds of rockbands that don't get on the airwaves.

do some research

 
sandifromlargo
Jul 16, 2007
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Rebuttal to: gogopoet Show

Yes it is true that Rock is of the older generation. I belive Rap is probably indicative of younger America. But as with generations before Rock, it(Rock) has survived the test of time. Music from before Rock (some of it) has survived the same test. In generations to come Rap will be looked upon to see if it stands the time test. Who knows? Not even Sylvia Brown (Ha Ha)
I don't think it so much rehashing as it is playing "Beat the Clock) I don't think it has died as much as maybe gone into a mild coma.
I think you can agree that older generations are now complaining about Rap in the same way and we will find something newer coming along to send it into a quasi coma as well.

 
debatedevil666
Nov 17, 2008
0 convinced
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No. One day there will be another great artist as good as Led Zepplin. We just haven't seen it yet.

 
niggahdebo
Feb 02, 2009
0 convinced
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Oh My God ! If you Think "Rock Is Dead" When It's 2009 !
Your Clearly Freakin Old As Fuck Or Your Just Gay ! lol
Rock these days are kickin if you ask me =]
You just gotta listen to the beat and listen to
the lyrics and chill the f**k out, Smoke A Dooobie ! =D lol

 


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