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Member Name: Lizzy8
All About Music
Date: 18/06/05, updated on 21/06/05 (283 review reads)
I love music. Mainly rock, but I do like a bit of everything really. Music can make you happy, make you dance, make you think, or even make you sad... but it's still something we all love.
This is an opinion of music in general. Just rock music for now, as it's what I know most about, and I think it's interesting to look at how Rock music has changed through the years. I'm sure you will be surprised at what was classed as Rock in the 60's and 70's!
There are many different types of Rock music. Rock groups all have different sounds and images. From classic rock to alternative, ska, emo, metal, punk etc.
Rock music would be mostly what I listen to. I do like modern rock, but then I have a soft spot for the old 80's stuff too... oh, and I also like some of the really, REALLY old stuff.... we are talking about the likes of Roy Orbison here (yes, he was classed as rock).
• Modern Rock •
I think the best example of good modern rock bands would be the likes of Green Day, The Killers, Stereophonics, [insert your own personal favourite here].
Green Day have actually been around since 89', but their music has started being recognised by a lot more people (including me) with the release of their American Idiot album. The lyrics to their songs fit with modern times, and they hold a lot of appeal. Everyone has their own personal favourite Green Day song, but I would say, If you interested in checking them out, then start with the amazing Good Riddance (Time of Your Life). Or even Wake Me Up When September Ends, off their American Idiot album. You won't be disappointed.
• 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's Rock •
Like I said, I love a lot of the old 80's Rock. Bands like Guns 'n' Roses are still known by a lot of young people today, and their songs are still regularly played. Guns 'n' Roses brought us the perfect Ballad - November Rain, and the now famous Sweet Child O Mine that everyone knows.
Hell, I'll even mention Bon Jovi (although some people feel they are more pop than rock). How many of you can remember Livin' On A Prayer? In the early days they had some great hits, as well as Livin' On A Prayer, the song that everyone knows. Bed Of Roses for example, is a classic Rock Ballad.
Other bands that deserve a mention would be the likes of, Whitesnake, Nirvana, Meat Loaf, Aerosmith, Reo Speedwagon, and loads more, I do think the 80's and 90's were filled with great bands and great music. The songs that really stick out for me would be:
* Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day
* Champagne Supernova by Oasis (I'm not a fan of Oasis, but I loved this one)
* With Or Without You by U2
* Runaway Train by Soul Asylum (this song seems to be forgotten by most people, but I loved it)
* Everybody Hurts by REM
Going back a little further, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles deserve a mention, even though personally, I've never been a fan of any of these bands. For me, the best 'rock' music of this time were by bands/artists like Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Elvis, Roy Orbison......... Billy Joel (I'm gonna get shot for admitting that one)..... and I'm sure not many people have heard of The Five Satins, but I will include them, as they did 'In The Still Of The Night' - an oldie that I have always loved. 60's and 70's rock was more fun, and not many of the bands took themselves that seriously. Let us forget Chubby Checker's 'The Twist', and get to the good stuff....
* Hotel California by The Eagles
* Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
* Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
* Bat out of Hell by Meatloaf
Some great music memories there, and as times change, and Rock music goes in different directions, I think we will still remember this music, and these bands.
I can see myself as an old lady, rocking away with my invisible air guitar in one hand, and my zimmerframe in the other.
Thanks for reading.