posted on Dec, 10 2018 @ 06:50 PM
Wouldn't it be safe to say that rock is an umbrella term. I think it's more than just the instruments used or the type of music played. It's either a
lifestyle or an image the artists themselves put up. With artists currently branching out, experimenting, and incorporating different styles and
sounds into their music they can express themselves in any manner of ways. It's unfortunate that artists have fans trying to pigeonhole them into a
narrow category. It almost seems selfish of the fans to become upset they find out that an artist deviates from what the fan likes.
It's the artist being an artist, and the fanbase for whatever reason feels betrayed that the artist has grown in a different direction. It's not like
you have to like everything an artist does. Just appreciate what they have done up to that point and respect them as their own person.
For instance I like the band Gorillaz. I really only like their self-titled album Gorillaz, Demon Days and some of their early singles. I don't care
much about the newer stuff they've put out. The artists have deviated too far from the original formula, but I can still appreciate their artistic
To bring it back to the rock genre I still like a lot of the older stuff. But then, what is strictly blues, country, folk, bluegrass? Was Elvis
strictly rock, or was he also blues, and even gospel? Johnny Cash? Don't forget about Rosetta Tharpe.
#, a lot of the old great rock artists and bands branched out and pulled inspiration from all kinds of places.
edit on 10-12-2018 by RealityIsAbsurd because: a huh huh huh