Argumentative Essay On Rock Music

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Rock music has had its ups and downs over the past sixty or so years. It has gone from being seen as a sin or sexual term to a genre that has taken over the world and is not looking back. The genre had a unique beginning because it was the combination of jazz, gospel, blues, and western country music. Rock music also has its fair share of controversy, but it has many more bright points that have shaped the genre as a whole. With this being a new genre of music, many new ideas were brought into the music world that had never been thought of. Rock music has many different subgroups that bands have made many strides in and many of the most popular bands will reach into multiple subgroups of rock and roll. The main subgenre that shaped rock and roll in the late 1960s and 1970s was acid rock or also called psychedelic rock.
Rock music got its start with a mixture of gospel, jazz, blues and western country in the 1940s and 50s. At first, Rock and Roll was not liked by the older generation because they thought it was a way for teens to rebel. The older generation saw the music as a sin and for people who worshipped the
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Acid rock is a heavy or hard rock characterized as psychedelic. Acid rock included bands that would experiment with drugs. The psychedelic music would sometimes describe a trip a band had taken (Reising). The trips could be seen as an experience from the drugs the band had experimented with. Drugs became very popular for bands to use in the 1960s and 70s which caused many people to have problems. The Beatles had a good boy image and all of sudden became this band who experimented with drugs. One of the most popular psychedelic artists was Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix would use the drug LSD as would many other bands. LSD would give people this feeling that would be out of this world and send them to another

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