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By piero scaruffi

This background of rock track isn't a background of the charts (which I examine an aberration), yet a background of the nice rules brought by way of rock musicians over 50 years of relentless innovation, and the background in their maximum albums (regardless of the way many copies have been sold). It finally ends up being extra serious about "alternative" rock than on "mainstream" rock, just because replacement musicians are usually extra cutting edge and honest than mainstream musicians.In a feeling, rediscovering "alternative" rock and giving it its dues can be how to restoration the recognition of rock song one of the extra subtle audiences. at the present time, rock track is a style that employs sampling concepts, digital tools, digital/computer know-how, cacophony, and ethnic assets. The roots of present day rock tune lie within the technical options led to within the first 1/2 the twentieth century. for this reason, my "alternative" background of rock song starts off a lot ahead of such a lot books at the origins of rock'n'roll, and covers even more territory than guitar-driven rock'n'roll.

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In the summer of 1965 a San Francisco band, the Charlatans, and their hippy fans took over the "Red Dog Saloon" in Virginia City (Nevada), and started the idea of playing a new kind of music for a new kind of audience. The Warlocks (later renamed Grateful Dead) got hired by Ken Kesey to play at his "acid tests" (LSD parties), where the band began performing lengthy instrumental jams, loosely based on country, blues and jazz. In october of that year, the Family Dog Production organized the first hippy party at the "Long Shoreman's Hall".

David Axelrod penned the Mass In F Minor (1968) by the Electric Prunes (1), the first "rock mass". Texas and the freak-out The psychedelic school in Texas, on the other hand, was one of the most authentic and uncompromising. The Thirteenth Floor Elevators (1) were among the earliest psychedelic bands: The Psychedelic Sound Of (1966) came out in the spring of 1966. Like the Seeds in Los Angeles, their ferocious sound harked back to the Rolling Stones. Red Crayola (103) were one of the greatest psychedelic bands of the 1960s and probably of all times.

Their goal was only marginally the sonic reproduction of the psychedelic experience. Their true goal was to provide a documentary of the decadent, disaffected, cynical mood that was spreading among the intelligentsia. These were not hippies, these were elitist musicians who were aware of the avantgarde movements: they began playing (in 1965) as part of Andy Warhol's multimedia show "The Exploding Plastic Inevitable". They originated the "pessimistic" strand of psychedelic music (as opposed to San Francisco's optimistic strand).

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