Posted by www.classicrocksociety.net on 26th June 2013 in Uncategorized
Here in the Classic Rock Society, we try to keep away from the new stuff. There has always been a clear distinction and if you look at television sites like http://www.cable.org/ you’ll find that there are over 80 streaming music channels – two of which include CLASSIC rock and MODERN rock.
So why is there such a discrimination between the two? Aren’t they all the same when it comes to the genre of rock?
A hardcore classic rock enthusiast might slap you silly for asking that and here’s why:
Many artists of classic rock not only perfected the art of the instruments played, they developed new and innovative ways to create new sounds. You might be saying that the same is true for modern, but the key difference is that there are so many more opportunities open to modern rock artists. The classics really had to scrounge and improvise and they made it work.
Many classic rock artists not only started out relatively unknown, they persevered in their art regardless of obscurity. Most modern rock artists you hear today were given some kind of single or deal right off the bat.
Let’s face it, struggles and trials faced by the older, wartime generations are not the same for the younger, peacetime generations. It doesn’t invalidate their struggles, but you simply can’t compare them.
Posted by www.classicrocksociety.net on 14th May 2013 in Uncategorized
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young is a classic rock supergroup composed of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young. Young is an occasional forth member. All four members have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Each belonged to another prominent rock group before the formation of the supergroup.
David Crosby got his start in The Byrds,a folk and psychedelic rock group. Stephen Stills and Neil Young played together the band Buffalo Springfield. Graham Nash provided guitar and vocal harmony alongside Allan Clarke in their British Invasion duo, The Hollies. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by www.classicrocksociety.net on 21st March 2013 in Uncategorized
Few fans of rock ‘n’ roll would dispute the influence Jimi Hendrix had on the music of his generation, but to look around today, it is clear that influence continues. Though it has been more than 42 years since Hendrix passed away, we are still seeing new music released by this creative and prolific virtuoso. The latest album, People, Hell and Angels, was released March 5, 2013, and it features a diverse collection of performances.
One of the highlights of the album is “Let Me Move You,” a funky track that features Hendrix Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by www.classicrocksociety.net on 20th March 2013 in Uncategorized
Many people are aware of Grand Funk Railroad’s hit song “We’re an American Band,” but not everyone realizes how adamant the band was in its patriotism. With tracks like “I Want Freedom” on 1971′s Survival record and “Rock & Roll American Style” from 1983′s What’s Funk? album, the band consistently portrayed a love of America, even if they occasionally criticized certain policies, such as on the song, “People, Let’s Stop the War.”
That song was featured on the 1971 album, E Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by www.classicrocksociety.net on 19th March 2013 in Uncategorized
They say you should choose your friends wisely, but any classic rock fan knows there is something special about hanging out with Bad Company. The band, formed in 1973 by vocalist Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs, bassist Boz Burrell and drummer Simon Kirke, is considered one of the first “supergroups.” Rodgers and Kirke were previously in the band Free while Ralphs had played in Mott the Hoople and Burrell had been a member of King Crimson.
The band found itself in not-so-bad company when they signed a management deal with Peter Grant and Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by admin on 15th March 2013 in Uncategorized
Three of the best rock musicians that Great Britain had to offer formed the first of rock’s “supergroups” in early summer of 1966 when Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker made their public debut as Cream, as in “cream of the crop.” Clapton, already a guitar legend for his blues interpretations, Bruce, a virtuoso bassist and vocalist, and Baker, a veteran of the British blues and jazz scene, were all eager to break free from their gigs in other bands and clicked immediately when they Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by www.classicrocksociety.net on 11th March 2013 in Uncategorized
Perhaps no other band in the history of rock music has suffered as much tragedy as has the pop quartet Badfinger. Composed of guitarists Pete Hamm and Joey Molland, bassist Tom Evans and drummer Mike Gibbins, the band gained success in the early 1970s with a sound reminiscent of The Beatles. The band’s initial success was aided in part by an association with Paul McCartney, who wrote their hit “Come and Get It.” Badfinger was also signed to The Beatles’ Apple Record label.
Things began to take a tragic turn for Read the rest of this entry »