Americans Invented Rock and Roll, But The British Perfected It. Fight me!

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  1. scottser

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    rock n roll is a purely and distinctly american phenomenon. from it's lineage and musical backbone, its narratives and delivery to the social context in was created in, rock n roll could not have happened anywhere else or at any other time than the fifties.
     
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    Americans Invented Rock and Roll, But The British Perfected It. Fight me!

    The same with Punk!!!
     
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    OKAY, I'LL BITE. CHUCK BERRY, BUDDY HOLLY, BB KING, LITTLE RICHARD, BUDDY GUY. BEATLES AND ZEP
    STOLE FROM CHUCK BERRY AND BUDDY GUY. I'LL GIVE YOU RORY GALLAGHER, BUT THAT'S IT....THE ENGLISH
    AREN'T CAPABLE OF"INVENTING ANYTHING" NONE THE LEAST PERFECTING. I REST MY CASE.
     
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    “Your own style” influenced to some degree by an American guitarist (Deniz Tek) channeling the music of an American city (Detroit)...

     
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    Wasn't America a British invention?

    Being neither American or British, I don't see much difference between both.

    For a long time I thought Britain was an american state.

    To me they look like two cousins. One is the city cousin, the other is the country cousin who likes to shoot at stuff - even if he happens to live in a city.

    Their linguistic habits are a little different, but still similar enough. Both speak the same funny language.

    Both played some nice rock n roll. The city cousin liked to put grand words in it and gave it a literary spin. The country cousin thought electric guitars were the new banjo.
     
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    Don't try to lay to bujie wujie on the king of rock and roll.

    So..let's split it
     
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    For a about a decade the Brit bands pushed Blues/rock to the forefront.

    Plenty of young people will argue it was perfected later than the 60s and 70s.
     
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    The English invented the English language. Try it sometime...you might like it ;-)
    And IMHO no one invents music. They just play it.
     
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    english is a mongrel language, a mix up of old norse, french and latin. it's not really an invention, more of an accident of convenience.
     
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    For the purposes of this discussion:
    I would say Blues and Jazz are African inventions. They brought The Beat.
    Or you could say they are a product of African and American culture meeting in a bar after dark.

    Interesting things tend to happen when two cultures smash into each other.
    The music of the last 30-odd years has been an amazing melting pot of styles old and new, led by technology.
    It's all good...
     
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    Actually its more like Britain is the wicked step father and America is the abused redheaded step son who grew up and kicked the crap out of him but then they forgave each other and are mostly friendly. Australia is the cousin. :lol:
     
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    I had smoking ops, mongrel, others, ..but I do not get the connection?
     
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    ^ This.
     
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    Not one rock and roll band amongst them.
     
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    See Dick Dale, whom the telegraph.co.uk called, "blaringly loud" and Ted "they can hear me in the next county" Nugent.

    IDK if anything is louder than a Music Man 212HD-130-EVM...
     
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