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What Ever Happened?

I was driving to work, aka golf, this morning, and the Hives came on, on my player. After rocking out in my car for the remainder of my commute, I began to wonder what happened to Rock. Just what the heck happened? It came back in force in 2002, with the Hives, the Vines, and to a lesser extent, Jet. Then, with a couple of notable exceptions, it went away again, and hasn't returned since. Franz Ferdinand rocked my world in 2004 and 2005, but only enjoyed a lukewarm radio presence, with people preferring Kanye West ripping off Ray Charles.

Rock, an American art form, appears to be dying- resident only among relatively obscure circles. The only facsimile of rock that gets any press nowadays is sad-bastard, teenager-depressing emo music. I know of no currently popular rock music that gets people excited, and makes them dance. What happened to Rock?

4:51 PM, May 2, 2006

4 comments

thesmartone blurted:

Excellent point, i like SOME emo though, Fall Out Boy is more on the rock side of emo.

Fire at the Disco! is good, and, well the Strokes fucking rock.

1:46 PM, May 3, 2006

Rachel replied:

z0mg do you mean panic at the disco? (cry)

john for the love of god, pick up some mountain goats and some spoon.

I care not for your fascist rules of grammz4r!

11:02 PM, May 3, 2006

Matthew was sure you'd want to know:

Kanye Ripping off Ray Charles?? come on! lets give him a little more credit than that.

As for new rock bands, ever heard of The Redwalls? I saw them a few months back and they really blew me away. I was planning on giving you a much longer list, but after going through my library, I guess your right, rock and roll is dead. How deppressing.

11:20 PM, May 5, 2006

chrizow was sure you'd want to know:

are you kidding me? rock isn't dead. if anything, rock is more alive when ten zillion teenyboppers AREN'T dancing to it. it has always been this way. whether there are great rock bands in the Top 40 or not, there are 10,000 better bands flying under the radar. you know that. sheeeit.

11:57 PM, May 5, 2006

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