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Long hair, flashy guitar solos, a pump-fisting rhythm section, stratospheric vocals that can part rain clouds… there was a time when these were the elements that screamed “Rock’n’roll!!!’
Well, to be more specific, these are the attributes that defined L.A. glam rock in the 80s.
It was loud, flashy, often lyrically sexist (or “sexy” as Spinal Tap saw it), and celebrated the virtues of partying: head banging, body parts jiggling, lighter raising and tighter clothing (to be loosened halfway through the first verse).
And yes, the songs were hella catchy.
A turn to shoe-gazing
Then, in 1991, Nirvana’s “Nevermind” (and to a degree, Metallica’s Black Album) decimated the glittery landscape. Punk simplicity, dark honest introspection, abstraction and an attitude of “This is who I am” darkened the neon nights. And, for good reason: we all know life is not a party.
The decibel levels remained the same, but the mood changed from “Take your pants off!” to Read More »from Trinidad just wants to rock your socks off