Third Stone From The Sun

It's been ages since I posted a rock playlist... so... here we go.

Rock is such an interesting format. It ebbs and flows in popularity and in style more than many other kinds of music. Hard rock and art rock in the 70's, followed by corporate rock and then hair bands of the 80s, and of course grunge and alternative rock of the 90s. Between the 1950s and the 90s, each decade brought radical changes to rock music, but that hasn't really happened since grunge faded away. Indie rock is just alternative rock by a new name, which isn't to say it isn't great. A lot of it has been excellent. I just can't help thinking the Next Big Thing hasn't come. Instead, there has been a rehashing of all that's come before. And that's not a bad thing. The Black Keys are covering the same blues rock ground Led Zeppelin and others covered decades ago. And it still sounds fantastic. It's hard to listen to Gary Clark Jr. without recognizing a link back to artists like Jimi Hendrix and Cream. I'm not saying Pickwick sounds like Bad Company, but come on... the resemblance is there. All that's old becomes new again, but will there be anything from this era that will prove to be unique to this era?

Has rock evolved through the years to the point where there's no new ground to cover? Surely not.


Only time can tell.

::::: | Tuesday, Jan 28 2014 at 5:44 PM
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