This was one of the best decades for rock and roll and what types of music it produced for the classic rock fans! Seventies rock and roll was a very influential decade for the southern classic rock, and big time stadium rock beginnings. Lots of great bands came out of the seventies including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and many many more. These songs are timeless and still play on many of the classic rock stations throughout the world.
Lynyrd Skynyrd was arguably the biggest rock and roll band to come out of the south back in the nineteen seventies and they were a huge band with a cult like following during the time. Over at pawn shop Cumming, they have lots of memorabilia of them. Their lead singer Ronnie Van Sant was the main reason with his great rocker personality and great stage presence. This band sold out stadiums across the southeast and the country during the seventies until three of the founding band members died in a terrible plane crash in 1977. This put an abrupt end to the bands popularity because Continue reading Seventies Rock
And now we coast right along into the nineties where the big hair glam bands transitioned into the grunge rock where all of the rock stars wore flannel shirts. I remember being in middle school and riding the school bus to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” playing and we would always wait to hear it. I think America just got tired of the eighties rock and a lot of them sounding the same as one another. But all in all it was a good decade of music, it is just that a change was needed. And I believe that the arrival of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was just in time and good enough to sway the masses over to the new genre grunge rock.
When Nirvana hit the scene with their smash hit “Smells like teen spirit”, the bomb had exploded for grunge rock, at least that is what my buddy says over at roof repair Norcross. After that artists like Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, and others began to take shape and gain a lot of followers over the next several years. There was somewhat of a race of sorts to see who could be the next big artist in grunge rock and be the most popular and sell the most records. Pearl Jam was already Continue reading Nineties Grunge Scene
Welcome to our new wordpress blog about the different decades in rock music. We wanted to share with you our opinions on the rock music from the eighties and nineties and possibly more from big hair glam bands to the grunge scenes of the nineties.
The eighties brought about some timeless rock music including the glam bands of the mid to late 1980’s. Earlier in the decade The Cars, John Cougar and “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen were the hit singers but the big hair bands were hot on their tails. One of the first bands that come to mind is Poison starring front man Brett Michaels. Their story began on the east coast and they hit the road to move to Hollywood to hit the sunset strip in the early eighties to pursue their dreams.
Once in Holllywood they began playing all of the bar scenes to spread the word and play for whoever would listen. My friend at Gutter Cleaning Atlanta was obsessed with Poison when they first came out. They quickly built a good following and signed a record deal afterwards which skyrocketed their success. I like a lot of their early music from the albums “Look what the cat dragged in” and “Open up and Say Ahh”. After that they fell off Continue reading The Eighties Bands