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Old 05-31-2008, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's better/do you prefer. Rock, or PRE-Rock?

By rock I mean the music that emerged from blues/rhythm&blues/rock'n'roll which developed in the 1960s+ era and continued to up to the present date. I'm including all major genre categories that emerged out of rock, like punk, metal, etc.

By PRE-Rock, I'm talking about any pre-1960s pop music so it could be Vaudeville, Music Hall, big-band/swing, ragtime, cabaret, vocal group, the whole gamut of oldies pop.

So, which is better? What do you prefer?

Personally, a large part of me gravitates towards pre-rock music, because it's generally much more focused on creating great, catchy and memorable melodies.
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I never heard the term "pre rock" ever used before...But I like ROCK, it was the opening to the genres today. Without it I doubt Pre-Rock would be around.
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Without it I doubt Pre-Rock would be around.
That doesn't...make sense.
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That doesn't...make sense.
Rock was around before PRE-rock, if i'm not mistaken.
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Without it I doubt Pre-Rock would be around.
So Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman wouldn't be around without Chuck Berry and Little Richard?

makes perfect sense to me
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Loser, what are you talking about? I'm talking about the music that existed BEFORE rock. Pre-1960s pop music going all the way through the first half of the 20th century. What was so vague about how I put it in the opening?
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I have taken an interest in styles like Ragtime, Vaudville and Music Hall since some bands I'm into draw influence form them. I especially see theses styles popping up in prog rock pretty often.

And Big Band/Swing music is just awesome. Its one of the most uplifting kinds of music there is.
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have taken an interest in styles like Ragtime, Vaudville and Music Hall since some bands I'm into draw influence form them. I especially see theses styles popping up in prog rock pretty often.

And Big Band/Swing music is just awesome. Its one of the most uplifting kinds of music there is.
Isn't it though? I was just listening to Chattanooga Choo Choo earlier...

I reckon we should have a forum dedicated to the whole gamut of Oldies.
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Yeah, but Big Band/Swing and Ragtime can fall under Jazz. Vaudville could probably fall under folk, Music Hall is pop.

I don't think a "old time music" section would attract a lot of people, it would be dead from the start.
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