Basic Rock Concepts

Created by solo on 26 Mar 2018 | Last edited by solo on 27 Mar 2018

In this collection I want to gather songs that describe rock culture in a best way, that define its essence and spirit. By concept I mean an extensive idea, well-known and distinctive for the genre. Each concept/phenomenon is represented by separate subcollection, present in many songs, and often can be found as a reference in related art forms. Participation in subcollections is highly appreciated.

Collection | 7 items

"The road", freedom and spontanity. Everything started with the novel "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac, then you have "Easy Rider" and other road movies, not to mention songs.

Collection | 4 items

"The edge" is most often used in two meanings:
1. extremes, deep and intense feelings in life;
2. the border of the ordinary state of conscience, which can be perceived during near-death/out-of-body/spiritual/psychedelic experience.

Collection | 3 items

It's the way of life - take it all as it comes, seize the day, with nothing to lose and to regret (but often without direction and goal as well). This term gave birth to The Rolling Stones band name, Rolling Stone magazine etc.
Songs stem from "Rollin' Stone" by Muddy Waters.

Collection | 6 items

Rock songs often deal with the highest level of generalization, reflections on life-and-death subjects. From meditative psychedelia to epic progressive compositions.

Collection | 12 items

Songs of freethinking nature, dystopia, political sarcasm, pacifism etc.