I don't agree that 99.99% of people can't do it. I see acts all the time that do the basic thing in whatever genre, and it's basically all there, whether the group is good or bad. The better acts are more skilled musicians and more polished, and project more charisma.Also in those other genres the biggest names are big because they are unique..And if the 'predictable experience' that has to be delivered would be that easy, then why are 99,99% of all the coverbands not able to reproduce that..?
I've seen plenty of bands that rock. And I don't consider AC/DC to be genre act necessarily. They created a great formula and they're really good at it, and they're absolutely predictable, but they did invent their own thing. Genres are kind of a different thing from that-- if you listen to any of the music I mentioned in my other comment, it doesn't take long for the void of novelty to drag you down. The repetitiveness is what their audiences are attracted to.I mean, lets agree that for example AC/DC is not the most technical stuff ever, but show me a coverband that is really able to produce that 'predictable experience'..I havent seen them..
What's difficult about it is that most people are uncomfortable not getting something. If they would just listen and forget about judging it and not worry that it was making them feel stupid, they would get it. There is a different thing going on with jazz (in general) than with pop music, though. Just listen to this and this-- there's obviously a completely different motivation there.People think that getting the essence of jazz is maybe very 'difficult', but in my opinion is not more 'difficult' than getting the essence of what rock (or any other genre..) is supposed to be..And like i said, the prove of that is given each day by those numerous people/coverbands/etc that completely fail to bring that essence..But just because those genres are much more normal to peoples ears, people think that is much more easy to get to the essence with those..