What Era Was The Most Versatile As Far As Rock

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  1. Hand of Doom

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    50's
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    10's

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    Being a classic rock/metal and Thrash/Death metal guy, I would have to say 90's. Honestly, that was a good mix of music, good music.

    Please give examples/vids/spotify/.....



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  2. Hand of Doom

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    I don't know haw to make this a poll. Sorry, new format and all....
     
  3. Turi

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    The answer is always todays music.

    Music can only grow and get more and more versatile. It can't go backwards. It can only expand.

    The answer is always today.
     
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    I reckon the 90's also, there was so many different styles of music and being different was really embraced between grunge, britpop, shoegaze, hip hop, thrash metal, death metal etc
     
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    But they all still exist, along with other offshoots of them today.

    I don't understand how "today" isn't the correct answer.
     
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    What does "versatile" mean in this context? Bit puzzled...
     
  8. Paleolith54

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    No, I think it's the question that you aren't understanding.
     
  9. Turi

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    If you got a question out of that, kudos to you.
     
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    90's

    Madchester, Shoegaze, American Indie, Grunge, Thrash Metal, Britpop, Triphop, Lo-Fi, Emo, etc.
     
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  12. Bankston

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    The 90's is my favorite decade of rock. There seemed to be less formula and more artists pushing the envelope.
     
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    If you're asking when was the audience the most versatile, to me, the answer is easily the 90's.

    I remember so many mixed bills as far as styles of music went. You never knew what type of band would be on next. You can't get away with that now.
     
  14. John 14:6

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    The 1980's, but the 1970's had a variety of great music also.
     
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    The early 70s was the most wide open era of music by far.People were given more leeway to pursue their individual vision than
    anytime before or since.
     
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    I think music progressed the most in the 70s. The invention of the synth and progression of keyboard technology allowed bands to do all kinds of things they couldn't do before. Sure there's a lot of music out there today, but not a lot of it is breaking new ground the way they were in the 70s. As dlguitar64 said, music wasn't as controlled as it is now, so you got a lot of things on the radio you'd never hear today. Not sure if that's what the OP means, but that's my answer.
     
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    To some extent this assessment makes a lot of sense. However I would say the 90s simply because there were things happening organically during that era that took the music industry by surprise and will likely never occur again.

    Mashups of genres (FNM, Fishbone, etc), Sub Pop/Seattle scene, industrial scene, early Lollapalooza shows...all examples of things that swept away the corporate rock that proliferated the late 80s and record execs never saw it coming.

    They then spent the late 90s trying to manufacture copycats.

    I don't think rock has ever been in control of its own direction and versatility than it was in the 90s.
     
  19. dirk_benedict

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    Jeez, I live in a pretty big media market, and I have no idea what the terrestrial radio station for "current new rock" is here. So, I'm sure there are lots of great rock bands/artists out there now, but where do you hear them?
     
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    I'm going to narrow it down to 1977: Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steely Dan, Styx, Kansas - I could go on. Unfortunately, I was 7 at the time, so I didn't realize that 1977 was such a great year until now.
     

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