As music genres go, rock is unquestionably the sloppiest. How else to describe the disparate sounds of Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Moody Blues, Led Zeppelin, Patti Smith, and Phish? It’s as dissonant a dog’s breakfast of audio as a music fan could imagine, yet the songs written by these artists have a few basic elements in common, including a love of the electric guitar, vocals that careen from indecipherable...Continue Reading
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