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Will guitar rock ever come back?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by WaylonJennings, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. I'm listening to my XM today and I like a lot of what I hear - Death Cab for Cutie, the Holloways, etc., etc. All bands/music acts with potential.

    But are we in danger of having the first decade pass without any kind of real guitar-rock movement?

    Do kids just not like it any more? I don't get it. The two best guitar-rock bands of the 2000s feature the same lead guy, Jack White. I could tick off 50 bands each from the '90s, '80s and '70s that ruled.

    What the hell happened?
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I miss the days of verse, chorus, verse, chorus, guitar solo, verse (optional), chorus
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    We're well into the second decade of guitar-free rock. Guitars have been optional since 1996 or so.

    Not sure who to blame, but maybe I'll go with Nirvana. or A Flock of Seagulls.
  4. Nirvana used plenty of guitars.

    I blame Radiohead and their killer album about robots taking over the world.

    If Brett Michaels were dead, he'd be spinning in his grave.

    Seriously - does anyone foresee a comeback? Don't kids like guitars anymore???
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I know Nirvana used guitars. they're just the easy villian in all this. They did kill the guitar solo though.
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    We need more Creed.
  7. To a degree. Pearl Jam, Weezer and Alice in Chains played plenty of them.

    Of course, Weezer was just being ironic.
  8. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Ewwww. Scott Stapp's self-righteousness can stay out of the music biz forever as far as I'm concerned.
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    311 agrees.

  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Bloc Party


    Green Day (possibly their best song and you will never hear this on the free radio)

    Three (or two) guitars and a set of drums

    These bands are still out there, but they just might not sound the same. They also might be a little harder to find than they used to be.
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    And the video is one of the best I've seen in quite some time -- maybe ever.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    All I can say is that Copernicus was persecuted in his day. Don't you have an inquisition to perform?
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