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

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  1. charlie chitlin

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    Jimi.
    You lose.
    But...before that...
    Jerry Lee, Gene Vincent, Little Richard, CHUCK BERRY!....
    And who was that dude with the funny lip and swivel hips?
     
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    Adam Clayton is English. ;)
     
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    Ignored in America before he broke big in Britain.

    Your move. :D
     
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    Britain was bombed extenisively during WW2 - they know defiance, and what 'loud' is.
     
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    Killer.
     
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    I think we all have to confess that it was the U.K. that made Jimi elevate into worldwide notice. The British Invasion was instrumental to join in with Jimi as the crescendo of the Rock Blues evolution. Even the evolution of gear was at a crescendo at the same time. It has been a long downhill slide from there, but it was great enough that Rock n' Roll will never die.
     
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    The Rolling Stones song that goes “It’s only rock and roll but I like it” isn’t a RnR song? :confused: :)
     
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    No.
     
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    Sorry but your unassailable logic hasn’t convinced me. :D
     
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    I don't agree, necessarily. I would agree that music from the British invasion was more influenced by European music, which tended to be more melodic, but I could name lots of American Rock bands who wrote great melodies... same with jazz artists. Blues oriented music comes from pain, and that, in itself, isn't pretty.

    I also think that melody and the simplicity of those melodies were the Beatles' strength... that and their songs of love. Those two assets are what made them popular, IMO.
     
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    I suppose you feel the same about Led Zeppelin’s song “Rock and Roll”?
     
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    And you will never pull the wool over my eyes. Even Mick Jagger has said the Strolling Bones are not and never have been a rock and roll band quite a few times over the years.
     
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    If rock or RnR is ever "perfected" then that's the day I ignore it and move on.
     
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    Yup. I did see them live in 1972 though. Rock, but sorry, no cigar.
     
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    He should have thought of that before they performed RnR songs (in fact, are not "rolling stones" "rolling rocks"?). Genres evolve and splinter into sub-genres, but they all draw from the same wells and musical pasts.
     
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    Rory Gallagher was Irish.

    So a fine demonstration of anglophobia, semi-literacy and ignorance.

    A hat trick :lol:

    And in other news.

    https://flashbak.com/1964-big-mouth-loser-cassius-clay-meets-the-beatles-27927/
     
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