xanadian: It's over. You got here just in time for the death rattle, the last gasp, the last grope./obscure?
TommyymmoT: red5ish: I predict the zither will become the backbone of the next musical revolution.[img838.imageshack.us image 600x596]Wrong.[3.bp.blogspot.com image 340x309]
Glockenspiel Hero: Then again, I can't find anything there worth listening to at all.
Glockenspiel Hero: Yes, guitar rock is dying. Why, I can't find a single guitar rock album in the "Top 40" list on Rolling Stone.Then again, I can't find anything there worth listening to at all. I haven't turned on a radio station in 5 years- there's nothing there worth listening to either.But I have the Internet, and I find new bands every single freaking day. I'm listening to a Polish progressive metal band right now for the first time (Animations) and they blow the doors off of anything I've heard lately. There are amazing musicians in every genre you would care to hear available whenever you want. You don't need to listen to RS, or Village Voice, or anyone at all, and so long as there are people picking up the instrument it's not going anywhere/Yeah, I like prog. Bite me
EdenLiesObscured: Interesting. I can't wait to get home and listen to this. I love Riverside and Lunatic Soul. If this compares in any way, I'll be happy.Listening to Agalloch right now (Into the Painted Gray).
Dutch Pilsner: Don't these articles pop up every other year or so?
Solid State Vittles: Dutch Pilsner: Don't these articles pop up every other year or so?This x 100.Shows I've seen lately or am seeing soon:Tame ImpalaMudhoneyBlack Rebel Motorcycle ClubBlack AngelsBlack Moth Super RainbowBad BrainsYo La Tengo (maybe)Only one of these falls into the "not guitar rock" category.Boring lazy journalism. Just how much attention did Slayer get yesterday? Anyone? Bueller?
EdenLiesObscured: There's an awful lot of "black" in there. But definitely worthy bands.
EdenLiesObscured: I'm seeing Slayer news on every major site, front page, near the headlines.
CigaretteSmokingMan: [www.asiavips.com image 414x549]
Birnone: The stuff people are pointing to(BRMC and the like) are obscure niche acts in the big picture.
Birnone: It's not like the old days when pretty much everything you heard, everything anyone played, all had guitars at the core.
SilentStrider: Hey heyMy myRock and roll will never die.
Birnone: Guitar rock had its time and that time is over. Popular music, as in music that sells, hasn't been based on guitar performance for a long time now. The stuff people are pointing to(BRMC and the like) are obscure niche acts in the big picture.If you were to name the most influential rock guitar players, you'll notice that once you get past Eddie Van Halen the pickings are really slim. He hit the scene over 30 years ago. Oh, I'm sure you can name your favorite, and very talented, innovators from the last 15 or 20 years, but they are influencing no one of any relevance. It's not influential when the only people hearing it and being influenced by it are people within that particular subculture.It's not like the old days when pretty much everything you heard, everything anyone played, all had guitars at the core.
GypsyJoker: Its appeal is becoming more selective.
Mitch Taylor's Bro: Maybe, but it'll never die! \m/ \m/
Top Geezer: Omahawg: as much as i love chuck berry he really did kill the piano and saxophone in rock and rollJohnnie Johnson [RIP] would disagree with you. He wrote and/or arranged, and played on - even though uncredited - most of Chuck's greatest stuff in the late 50s onward. On the piano. As Chuck's main sideman. And when Johnnie left, the hits stopped coming./not to take anything away from Chuck. He was a showman and that country boy could play guitar. But you got to give Johnnie his proper due./Little Richard and Jerry Lee would also like to have a word with you.
Charlie Freak: I sold guitars for 11 years. The state of the guitar music drives guitar sales and over the last 5 or so years it got worse and worse. Guitar Hero and Rock Band sort of propped it up for a few years, but kids found out quickly that the game was a lot easier to learn than actually fretting a guitar.The interest in learning guitar is as low as it's been in a LONG time and that alone will affect the musical outcome for a long time.
Glockenspiel Hero: I'm listening to a Polish progressive metal band right now for the first time (Animations) and they blow the doors off of anything I've heard lately.
Adebisi: Glockenspiel Hero: I'm listening to a Polish progressive metal band right now for the first time (Animations) and they blow the doors off of anything I've heard lately.That's awfully bland stuff. If you want some non-generic instrumental prog metal, check out Blotted Science.
Mr. Chainsaw: they're really asking if guitar rock is disappearing as a major player in popular music. And that happened like a decade ago.
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