Originally Posted by Jeremy Bender
“Rock and roll ain't nothing but jazz with a hard backbeat.” “The rock's easy, but the roll is another thing...
― Keith Richards, Life
There was a time when this was true.
I think that since the eighties happened, Rock lost it's roll thanks to machines.
I dont think it was the machines. It was an age and a time that passed, and the culture of that age mutated into other things, despite furious efforts to bottle the magic with phrases like " rock & roll will never die".
I think rock & roll was a voice of a generation ( a couple of generations maybe ), and at the center of it all was long suppressed and unapologetic self expression.
I think the spirit remains, because there is something universal and everlasting about it,but the music has now mutated into other things, not the least of it being a different set of values.