Indie And Alternative Music, The facts
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People want to label everything. The arts will be the worst offenders on this propensity with virtually everything being categorized into serious amounts of style labels. That is none more true in comparison to "pop" music (the thing is you have the label at that time, can't go around it). This is especially frustrating when attemping to categorize something feel can not be categorized; could it be Indie and Alternative music, or perhaps is it mainstream.
When I think about Indie music I do think of the band jamming away in the spare room. That's it - a band! Not a few producers looking for the "Next Growing trend." The Beatles were like that, playing seven hour gigs in Hamburg, Germany. They were poor and had inexpensive instruments. The Beatles roomed in cheap hotels and a big extent blared your tunes with their Rock n Roll idols and several original songs. Obviously we understand what happened for them - they went mainstream. Some would blame Brian Epstein for that, but it's nothing like several Beatles themselves didn't want that since they most assuredly did.
Whenever you consider the sixties you must believe that the whole rock music scene was Indie because it was counter-culture. Needless to say that was the process of the counter-culture; to ensure everyone that was buying considered that these were buying the counter-culture rather than Madison Ave. To a great extent these were buying and participating in actual cigarettes. Maybe which was true Indie music.
Then the first golden era in the producer came along and demolished the content good. Out were trotted the sound-alike slick corporate bands. To make sure some of them sounded amazing; I prefer this guitar rock band Boston for example. The Punk era in the mid 1970's demolished the demolishers within a brazen even occasionally bazaar relieve anti-establishment energy. Then those bands split up and died, few or no went mainstream unlike their close cousins "New-Wave."
Those bands shot to popularity along with a battle then raged between "New-Wave" and the overly produced, but sort of fun, Disco. Hair Metal and Glam also participated in the next great era in the producer. Finally, plus some would say thankfully, that turned into the "Alternative" rock sound ensconced by bands like Nirvana, Jane's Addiction, or Jesus and Mary Chain. These were the new Indie until the fact that was good became destroyed by the lure of cash and lack of talent. Pseudo "alternative" grunge bands suddenly appeared and took the attractive landscape of seething musicians twisting it in to a sonic conformity that inspired such large selling yet forgettable bands like "Stone Temple Pilots."
So here we have been - in another era of the producer where over-the-top produced bands like "Fun," and singers like Bruno Mars. Rather than mind the "Indie/Alt" bands like "Foster The People" or "5 Seconds of Summer" (did someone else notice that "Hey Everybody" was lifted from another Alternative-band gone wrong Duran Duran?) which might be quickly taking on un-dynamic sound of studio overproduction.
So what is it? Maybe Indie and Alternative music is one thing that could only exists for a short time of time just like the element Neptunium. It might only exist as rebellion towards the conformity of overly-produced Madison Ave. commerce. No problem with Madison Ave., nevertheless the burning energy of true, if over quickly, Indie Rock is exactly what I would like.