Complete thing . to label everything. The humanities will be the worst offenders on this propensity with virtually everything being categorized into some time to style labels. This can be none more true than in “pop” music (the thing is that you have the label there, can’t bypass it). This could be especially frustrating when attemping to categorize something you feel is not categorized; would it be Indie and Alternative music, or possibly it mainstream.
After i imagine Indie music I do believe of the band jamming away in the garage. That is certainly it – a band! Not really a lot of producers looking for the “Next Popular trend.” The Beatles were really like that, playing seven hour gigs in Hamburg, Germany. They were poor and had inexpensive instruments. The Beatles roomed in cheap hotels also to a big extent blared out the tunes with their Rock n Roll idols and some original songs. Obviously we all know what actually transpired for many years – they went mainstream. Some would blame Brian Epstein for your, but it is unlike some Beatles themselves didn’t want that given that they most assuredly did.
If you think about the sixties you have to feel that the entire rock music scene was Indie because it was so counter-culture. Obviously that was the business of the counter-culture; to make sure everyone which was buying believed that they were buying the counter-culture instead of Madison Ave. To some large degree we were holding buying and taking part in actual cigarettes. Maybe that was true Indie music.
Then your first golden era in the producer came along and demolished the thing that was good. Out were trotted the sound-alike slick corporate bands. To be certain a lot of them sounded amazing; I prefer this rock band Boston as an example. The Punk era with the mid 1970’s demolished the demolishers in the brazen even from time to time bazaar launch of anti-establishment energy. Then those bands broke up and died, few or no went mainstream unlike their close cousins “New-Wave.”
Those bands become popular along with a battle then raged between “New-Wave” along with the overly produced, but form of fun, Disco. Hair Metal and Glam also took part in the 2nd great era in the producer. Finally, and several would say thankfully, that gave way to the “Alternative” rock sound ensconced by bands for example Nirvana, Jane’s Addiction, or Jesus and Mary Chain. These were the modern Indie until the fact that was good became destroyed by the lure of income and deficiency of talent. Pseudo “alternative” grunge bands suddenly appeared and took the beautiful landscape of seething musicians twisting it into a sonic conformity that inspired such large selling yet forgettable bands including “Stone Temple Pilots.”
Here we’re – in another era in the producer where over-the-top produced bands like “Fun,” and singers like Bruno Mars. And not mind the “Indie/Alt” bands like “Foster The People” or “5 Seconds of Summer” (did other people realize that “Hey Everybody” was lifted from another Alternative-band gone wrong Duran Duran?) which can be quickly adopting the un-dynamic sound of studio overproduction.
So what is it? Maybe Indie and Alternative music is a thing that can only exists for a short period of your energy such as the element Neptunium. It can only exist as rebellion on the conformity of overly-produced Madison Ave. commerce. Nothing wrong with Madison Ave., however the burning energy of true, if over quickly, Indie Rock is the thing that I need.