Is Rock 'n Roll dead?

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We used to have a place like that close by, just two minutes down the road. But the recent health crisis did them in and it’s about to be a Car Wash.

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Dang, sad to hear that. More and more establishments going out now.

This bar has been going since 1975. I owned it at one time for about 5 years. But it was killing me working full time and running the bar. Then I had to travel for my work again.
I sold it to my ex wife, but not because of the divorce, we been divorced 10 years at that point.
I still help out when needed like this week she is on a cruise, so I will look over things and do the banking.

It is 200 yards from my house, I walk over usually 2 times a week. Have my 3 to 5 beers / drinks over a 3 to 4 hours time frame.
I will probably be there for the SB also.
 

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Dang, sad to hear that. More and more establishments going out now.

This bar has been going since 1975. I owned it at one time for about 5 years. But it was killing me working full time and running the bar. Then I had to travel for my work again.
I sold it to my ex wife, but not because of the divorce, we been divorced 10 years at that point.
I still help out when needed like this week she is on a cruise, so I will look over things and do the banking.

It is 200 yards from my house, I walk over usually 2 times a week. Have my 3 to 5 beers / drinks over a 3 to 4 hours time frame.
I will probably be there for the SB also.
Sounds like a nice arrangement.
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I wanted to get there last August. went to Columbus with my son. Was going to go to the NFL HOF then to RR HOF, but just didn't have the time.
Maybe if he goes to his convention again this year, will plan to do that.
Which convention was it?
 

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Which convention was it?
A huge gaming and toy convention can't recall the name of it. I guess they have it in Columbus, OH, every year, downtown at the convention center.

I found things to do around the area while he went, dropped him off, then went to a casino. Also went out to Ohio Stadium where the Buckeyes played, and some old stomping grounds.
But a storm came through and didn't get to go everywhere I wanted to.
 

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A huge gaming and toy convention can't recall the name of it. I guess they have it in Columbus, OH, every year, downtown at the convention center.

I found things to do around the area while he went, dropped him off, then went to a casino. Also went out to Ohio Stadium where the Buckeyes played, and some old stomping grounds.
But a storm came through and didn't get to go everywhere I wanted to.

Hmm, I may have to check it out.
 

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Rock isn’t dead, it’s just more of a niche. The record companies are gone, the structure’s all different, there’s too much auto tune crap, and bands can only make money gigging. There are tons of great young bands out there, but you have to look.

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
Dirty Honey
Greta Van Fleet
Mammoth WVH
 

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No. It has evolved through the years, but there are still plenty of rock bands out there. I heard multiple good rock albums in 2022 -

Ants From Up There by Black Country, New Road.

Hellfire by Black MIDI.

God’s Country by Chat Pile

Cave World by Viagra Boys

Those were really good and interesting rock albums from 2022 (God’s Country is more metal).

Rock is arguably less innovative than it was years ago. That innovative spirit has moved into other genres - there are a lot of hip hop and electronic artists that are putting out new, fresh ideas and sounds in the underground music world.
 

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Rock n Roll is an era to me that ended with the creation of Rock in the late 60’s. Elvis, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis were RnR.
The Stones, with The Beatles post Sgt. Pepper, The Animals and Kinks took it to the rock stage and Cream, Hendrix and Zepplin took it up another level.
Then that acoustic/country twist began with Canned Heat, Poco, Eagles and CSNY.
My personal favorite was when the artistic side began to unfold with ELP, The Moody Blues and Yes.
Sabbath opened a whole new wing of The Rock House.
Rock has so may splinters now with Alternative becoming mainstream that it hard to even define what Rock is.
But to me, Rock n Roll ended in 1967.
 
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I happily plug into stuff that I grew up with that was recorded 40, 50, 60 years ago. Most of the tracks I like are pre millennium, but some artists of recent vintage still have opportunity to grab my ear. I don't think any genre of music will ever really die. Someone will remain connected to the sound.
 

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I am just glad I was old enough in the 70's and 80's to live and enjoy Rock's best years. So many memories.

I leave the newer stuff to the kids. Although, Ozzy can still put something out there and the band Pretty Reckless has an interesting sound.
 

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I am just glad I was old enough in the 70's and 80's to live and enjoy Rock's best years. So many memories.

I leave the newer stuff to the kids. Although, Ozzy can still put something out there and the band Pretty Reckless has an interesting sound.
I also listen to new releases from old bands (Metallica, Deep Purple, etc.), “newer” bands like Seether, Avenged Sevenfold, Greta Van Fleet, Dirty Honey, etc.,
 
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