Rock and Roll or Country?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by hellopike, Jul 21, 2018.

If you had to choose your preference:

  1. I'm Rock and Roll

    144 vote(s)
    80.9%
  2. I'm Country and Western

    34 vote(s)
    19.1%
  1. hellopike

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    I hear his song “midnight train to Memphis” on the local rock station at least once a day, and I have to turn it off every time because I can’t get into it.
     
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    This is the Internet. Of course I expected this to devolve from the initial topic.
     
  3. bottlenecker

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    I don't think you can like rock and roll and not like any country. I think some fans of contemporary rock call it "rock and roll", like how some people say "soda" and some people say "pop".
    But if you like Maybelline you like at least a little country. If you like Maybe Baby, you like at least a little country. If you like any 50s Sun records, you like a little country. Because all those essential examples of Rock And Roll are more than a little country.
     
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    Yeah say it to the Rolling Stones and to the Beatles. Keith and George never used a touch of country in their lead lines. COME ON!

    I can't even tell how many examples come up. Let me give you an easy one: Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
    If this is "uniquely American" and "stagnant", I'll be really happy to hear your explanation.
     
  5. JeffBlue

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    ROCK AND ROLL! But that being said, there are some beautiful notes being produced on a tele for country music and Brad Paisley is no slouch.
     
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    I didn’t vote, for either.
    At their best (which is utterly subjective) both styles are simple, honest, and heartfelt.
    Conversely, at their worst (WIUS, see^), both styles are simplistic, meaningless drek whose sole purpose it to
    profit the, uh, artist(s).
    That’s why I love songs.
    They are (usually) succint, wonderfully manipulative narratives of the mindset of the writer.
    Songs are open to interpretation both by the performer, and the listener.
    They are also wonderfully intangible.
     
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    I don’t know what category this answer falls in, but this:

     
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    Why no alt-country option to select; I'm at the 'crossroads' of the two choices in the poll!!
     
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    Maybe Henri Crolla, but "smooth" doesn't cut it as a descriptor. Crolla is on the genteel side, as is Francis-Alfred Moerman. Excellent music, but not amphetamine.

    And I'll never choose between rocknroll and country. They're both more similar than different.

    Not much has changed in popular music since the 19th century anyway. Harmonically, it's all the same. Rock is incredibly conservative musically.

    ;-P
     
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    I hope I make it to those crossroads someday.
     
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    It's just an opinion, not offensive. It's a weird and deeply wrong opinion though for several reasons, but whatevs. I mean, is country more stagnant or schmaltzy (or more uniquely American, if that's a criticism) than the blues, in 2018? You gotta be kidding me.

    Some Aussie C&W:



    OP, I voted rock and roll but just by a nose. This forum is only kinda-sorta about the Telecaster guitar, as I see it, and people here seem pretty open to all kinds of guitar music here, except for classical guitar I guess.
     
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    Folk-rock-country-metal-punk and some other stuff!
     
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    There are only two types of music: good stuff and bad stuff.
     
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    Then you never heard doo wop! It’s almost like bad gypsy jazz, but better.

     
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    Both like my friend Donny.:twisted:
     
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    Quite prophetically and eloquently spoken, but tell us what you really meant: the “good stuff” is the junk you like, and not too many listen to the bad stuff.
     
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    Being an Aussie, I put Kasey Chambers more into a folk genre than country but I like her material. I prefer the classic type of country, OK I know we've lost a whole bunch of classic country singers over the last few years. I just wish a few more Jamey Johnsons' would come along. That guy can write good stuff, I love that song "The Dollar" and "The High Cost Of Living".
    But I must admit to having 'cut my teeth' on the old Rock a Billy stuff like Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Rick Nelson and many more. Then gradually I began to take in Country Music, the likes of J Cash, Waylon, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Tammy, Loretta,
    Emmylou Harris. Todays favourites are Jamey Johnson, Sturgill Simpson, Eric Church, Patty Loveless.
    The likes of Taylor Swift come in the category of Pop Music in my mind. She's a good looking sheila and a brilliant business woman but I fail to see how they can call her 'country'.

    PS. Its Sunday morning here in West Oz and I sank a few bourbons last night so I must apologize for my bad memory in not listing some artistes, Oh how could I forget Miss Dolly, shame on me.. S:cool::cool::rolleyes:
     
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    Rock...no Roll:D
     
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    Counts as rock, but that pedal steel!

     
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