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Old 12-11-2008, 02:46 AM   #181 (permalink)
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allmusic supports what I have read over the years. To quote them

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In its purest form, Rock & Roll has three chords, a strong, insistent back beat, and a catchy melody. Early rock & roll drew from a variety of sources, primarily blues, R&B, and country, but also gospel, traditional pop, jazz, and folk. All of these influences combined in a simple, blues-based song structure that was fast, danceable, and catchy. The first wave of rock & rollers -- Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley, Bill Haley, Gene Vincent, the Everly Brothers, and Carl Perkins, among many others -- set the template for rock & roll that was followed over the next four decades. During each decade, a number of artists replicated the sound of the first rockers, while some expanded that definition and others completely exploded the constrictions of the genre. From the British Invasion, folk-rock, psychedelia, and through hard rock, heavy metal, glam rock, and punk, most subgenres of rock & roll initially demonstrated an allegiance to the basic structure of rock & roll.
There is nothing wrong with any of those genre's mentioned being the roots of modern rock. I am not at all embarrassed that music that I like can be traced back to other sources. It is just evolution folks and is what keeps us interested.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:25 AM   #182 (permalink)
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I thought being open minded was a pillar of music in general?
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:41 AM   #183 (permalink)
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Country is mellow and easygoing but not too interesting
...to you.

I believe you are over-generalizing, as many people do. Country is a broad and rich musical style. If it doesn't resonate with you, fine. Just own your opinion.
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:20 PM   #184 (permalink)
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Country is mellow and easygoing but not too interesting
...to you.

I believe you are over-generalizing, as many people do. Country is a broad and rich musical style. If it doesn't resonate with you, fine. Just own your opinion.
This is absolutely true. There are so many different types of country music spanning such a large period of time. To say it's all mellow and uninteresting is just crazy. The problem is that when people hear the term "country" the immediately thing of the poppy, sappy junk that gets such heavy radio play. There is some great stuff out there, especially if you try going back a decade or two...or three.
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:56 PM   #185 (permalink)
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This is absolutely true. There are so many different types of country music spanning such a large period of time. To say it's all mellow and uninteresting is just crazy. The problem is that when people hear the term "country" the immediately thing of the poppy, sappy junk that gets such heavy radio play. There is some great stuff out there, especially if you try going back a decade or two...or three.
This is the problem is'nt it? Especially over here. We have this image of thigh slapping and Dolly Parton talking about another lover lost. There are probably a great deal of quality artists out there that get buried under all the dross. Folk gets the same wrap over here too. The image is not indicative of the genre at all.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:19 PM   #186 (permalink)
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It's a bad move to generalise, whatever the genre. I used to be guilty of doing so myself, but there's some truly great music I could have missed out on if I didn't look to expand in this direction (Sweetheart Of the Rodeo for example).
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:33 AM   #187 (permalink)
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:47 AM   #188 (permalink)
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I started liking country music around the same time I went to college and learned to start liking beer. Enough said.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:27 PM   #189 (permalink)
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I grew up thinking I hated country because I lived in a small farming town where most people listened to it. So it represented the dominant narrow minded attitude of that area which I couldn't stand. But what I didn't realize was that I already liked country. My parents have always listened to NPR, which often focuses on celtic,folk and bluegrass music. I didn't realize at the time that the modern country I thought I couldn't stand was rooted in these types of music. As I got older I gradually began to experiment with listening to bands that had a strong roots influence. I can now say that country music is one of my favorite genres. I even like some of the popular groups such as Alison Krauss and Union Station, and the Dixie Chicks. But I mostly listen to less well known bluegrass and folk groups.

I think the reason why I like it is that it's easy to listen to and sing, and often very beautiful, especially the harmonies. And it covers subjects that are close to everyone's heart. It's not hard to find a country song to describe what you are feeling or going through. And especially in the case of bluegrass, some of the instrumentals are amazingly complex and interesting. Some of the most talented musicians in the world play bluegrass I believe.

To all you who think modern country is crap because of what you hear on the radio, click a few of these links. This is modern country, but it's not pop.

YouTube - Nickel Creek - Reasons Why

YouTube - The Wailin' Jennys - The Parting Glass

YouTube - The Be Good Tanyas - The Littlest Birds

YouTube - You Will Be My Ain True Love

And to you from the UK who were talking about how it's hard to get into country, American country roots music can be traced directly back to the folk music of England, Scotland, and Ireland. You can hear that influence in a lot of bluegrass.

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Old 03-05-2009, 06:22 PM   #190 (permalink)
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Hi to everyone!
I am Pat Zill, and you can find some of my songs on youtube - pat zill
Im sure some of you might know about me and my songs, like "pick me up on your way down", "the keys in the mailbox"
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