Essay on The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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There is little argument when it comes to the vast influence and incredible genius of the works of Led Zeppelin. Their 1995 induction bibliography in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame cited them “as influential” during the 1970s as the Beatles during the 1960s. However, when it comes to their classification as a musical genre, there is much debate, not only from fans or their music, but from the band members themselves. In this discourse, I will examine whether or not the band can be labeled as “metal,” and if not, then where exactly should their works be displayed at the record store? Music is divided in to all sorts of genres and subgenres: Blue, Jazz, Folk, Latin, Pop, Rock, Country - and sometimes, it isn’t easy to put a song in to just one category, never mind an entire group or artist’s discography. The supposed origin of metal music is in the United States and United Kigndom, during the 1960s and 1970s. With deep roots in the blues and psychedelic rock, the bands credited with developing heavy metal created a thick sound, with extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, amplified distortion, and a generally massive sound. The lyrics paired with the instrumentals were most often associated with aggression and masculinity, and commonly draw from myths and other fantasy worlds. "In the taxonomy of popular music, heavy metal is a major subspecies of hard-rock—the breed with less syncopation, less blues, more showmanship and more brute force." One of the signatures of the…

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