Indie And Alternative Music, The facts?

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All of us want to label everything. The humanities include the worst offenders with this propensity with virtually everything being categorized into time and style labels. This really is none more true compared to "pop" music (the truth is there is the label there, can't get around it). This can be especially frustrating an internet to categorize something you feel can't be categorized; would it be Indie and Alternative music, or perhaps it mainstream.

After i think of Indie music I believe of an band jamming away in the garage. Which is it - a band! Not just a bunch of producers searching for the "Next Big Thing." The Beatles were really like that, playing seven hour gigs in Hamburg, Germany. They were poor along inexpensive instruments. The Beatles roomed in cheap hotels and to a sizable extent blared out your tunes with their Rock n Roll idols and several original songs. Of course we know what actually transpired to them - they went mainstream. Some would blame Brian Epstein with the, but it's not like the 4 Beatles themselves didn't want that simply because they most assuredly did.

When you suppose the sixties you need to feel that the complete rock music scene was Indie since it was very counter-culture. Needless to say that's the process of the counter-culture; to be sure everyone which was buying believed that they were acquiring the counter-culture rather than Madison Ave. To a degree these folks were buying and taking part in actual intercourse. Maybe that's true Indie music.

Then a first golden era of the producer arrived and demolished that which was good. Out were trotted the sound-alike slick corporate bands. To make sure some of them sounded amazing; I love the band Boston for instance. The Punk era in the mid 1970's demolished the demolishers in the brazen even at times bazaar launch of anti-establishment energy. Then those bands broke up and died, few or no went mainstream unlike their close cousins "New-Wave."

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Those bands shot to popularity and a battle then raged between "New-Wave" along with the overly produced, but form of fun, Disco. Hair Metal and Glam also took part in the 2nd great era of the producer. Finally, and some would say thankfully, that gave way to the "Alternative" rock sound ensconced by bands like Nirvana, Jane's Addiction, or Jesus and Mary Chain. They were the new Indie until that which was good became destroyed with the lure of cash and not enough talent. Pseudo "alternative" grunge bands suddenly appeared and took the beautiful landscape of seething musicians twisting it in a sonic conformity that inspired such large selling yet forgettable bands for example "Stone Temple Pilots."

Here we're - in just one more era from the producer where over-the-top produced bands like "Fun," and singers like Bruno Mars. And not mind the "Indie/Alt" bands like "Foster The People" or "5 Seconds of Summer" (did anybody else observe that "Hey Everybody" was lifted from another Alternative-band gone wrong Duran Duran?) which might be quickly taking on un-dynamic sound of studio overproduction.

So what exactly is it? Maybe Indie and Alternative music is one area that could only exists for a brief period of your energy just like the element Neptunium. It could only exist as rebellion for the conformity of overly-produced Madison Ave. commerce. Nothing wrong with Madison Ave., but the burning energy of true, if temporary, Indie Rock is the thing that I want.