The Greatest ROCK EXPLOSION in MUSIC HISTORY
FEATURED SONG: REC – “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” (cover of the theme song, from IT WASN’T ME ! and Parts and Labour)
This week I talk about the greatest rock explosion in music history. NOT the 1960s. NOT the 1970s. NOT the 1990s. It’s the 2000s. Every kind of rock was being made. Unlike the 1960s, when rock was establishing its footing; or the 1970s, when it was losing & re-finding its way; or the 1990s, when it was a relatively homogenous movement that was in large part a response to the 1980s, the 2000s took everything from all of those decades, added a pinch of modernity, and brought along a whole bunch of non-rock aesthetics & artists. It was also the last time rock music was a truly dominant force in music and the culture at large. Why? And will it be back again?
This episode will cover what rock genres & movements were prominent in the 2000s (hint: almost all of them), what new or recent bands were significantly active during that period, and where music was headed after rock was getting all played out.
Are you a fan of 2000s rock music? Do you think some other era had an even bigger explosion? Why do you think rock blew up so much, and then seemed to fade away just as quickly? Discuss dammit!