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Dandy Lion
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re: The death of rock n roll


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I listened to Replacements and REM when I was 13.
In what year were you 13?






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Baloo
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re: The death of rock n roll


1988.





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shuke33
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re: The death of rock n roll


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I don't think it's a bad thing. On one hand new good music has never been more available, and in such quantity if you know how to look.


If you live in east bum frick chances are bands like Japandroids or Foxygen isn't coming to your town.






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Jester
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If you live in east bum frick chances are bands like Japandroids or Foxygen isn't coming to your town.


Neither was Springsteen in 1987






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Dandy Lion
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1988.
borderline. I was referring to much earlier. You were already into the Shiny Happy People and Stand 'stuff'.

As for the Mats, I'm surprised, unless you're a Yankee, and had older brothers who were grunge/hipster types. VERY suprised.

However, their best days were already behind them (you were a year before the lukewarm Don't Tell a Soul came out).






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MrCoachKlein
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re: The death of rock n roll


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instant gratification also might have something to do with it disappearing


I completely agree. Other than Pandora, I haven't listened to the "radio" in a few years.

Regardless, I feel like Rock is just having trouble keeping up with other genres (rap, edm, etc.). Rap artists can throw together a mixtape in a week and have a few million views within a few days via YouTube. Accessibility like that caters to the younger generation (my generation), so the media promotes/profits. I'm not saying that modern Rock bands are trying to remain unheard of or act like hipsters, but it seems like they just don't want to associate themselves with a lot of the hot garbage that's on the radio and TV everyday.

BJ Barham would add, "Of course we want to be successful. We don't want to be radio big ... there's a difference between being big and successful. Like the bands like Drive By Truckers and Wilco who go out every night, play for a thousand people, and make a great living doing it." And the off chance that he would ever try to become 'The Rocker' on American Idol, auditioning while his band was home at home none the wiser, "I will guarantee that, in anybody's wildest dreams and nightmares, that will never f-cking happen."






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AlxTgr
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re: The death of rock n roll


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Everyone lives in their own arrogant little bubble where they isolate themselves from music and then complain that it isn't there.






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Jester
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re: The death of rock n roll


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AlxTgr


Perfect example right here.






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kingbob
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re: The death of rock n roll


I listened to Hendrix, Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Blink 182, Nirvana, Sum 41, ect when I was 13.





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cigsmcgee
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re: The death of rock n roll


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I'm more interesting in why rock has largely disappeared from the radio.


i think some teens feel that the guitar/drums setup is played out. the ones i work with have ipods all full of rap and dubstep, with some "nostalgia" 90s jams and some oldies. its painful. when i rip out their ipods to put mine on, they call it "guitar time."

there's always gonna be market for rock and it's derivative forms, but the only bands the young folks i work with take notice of from my tastes are depeche mode, new order, OMC, ect..






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shuke33
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re: The death of rock n roll


You also have the crowd of older hip hop fans who refuse to dive into other genres of music.







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shuke33
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Anyone who likes dubstep would enjoy Nine Inch Nails.





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Brosef Stalin
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Anyone who likes dubstep would enjoy Nine Inch Nails.

Old NIN maybe. You can add really old Ministry too.






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AlxTgr
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re: The death of rock n roll


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Perfect example right here.
Ironical.






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cigsmcgee
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re: The death of rock n roll


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Anyone who likes dubstep would enjoy Nine Inch Nails.


thats kind of my point. these dubstep kids are going back and finding older bands that generally led to what they listen to now, which are bands that mainstreamed programming, not guitar/bass/drums bands. for the most part.






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TFTC
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From the OP... Nude Beach had one of the best records in 2012 and I think its exactly the kind of band the author of that article was writing about...

I love indie rock, but am very underwhelmed with what comes out, and is labeled, as indie rock these days... tons of stuff on this board day in and day out...






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shuke33
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Yeah but the lead singer from nude beach works a 9-5 job tho







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H-Town Tiger
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re: The death of rock n roll


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Now with the internet I can still find great bands but I have to actively seek them. It was much easier to find new music when MTV and to a lesser extent radio would just feed it to you


This is my issue as well, I love the internet and the fact it opens things up to endless options, but you have to have heard of something first. We used to just put on the radio or MTV and that was how you heard new bands.






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Poodlebrain
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re: The death of rock n roll


Why not approach the issue from the perspective of where do the musicians come from? How many of the musical acts are high school buddies or locals who got together to jam in someone's garage versus bands with a pre-determined style assembled one member at a time in some college town or city with a thriving music scene?





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TheDoc
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re: The death of rock n roll


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Everyone lives in their own arrogant little bubble where they isolate themselves from music and then complain that it isn't there.


It's very true






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