Music in the Great Britain


Music in the Great Britain.


Rock- it is a style of music that was born out of rock 'n roll. On the other hand, it is a more complex genre, that requires a better knowledge of instruments such as guitar or drums and a bigger talent in the composing of the lyrics. With the rising of the even more modern times, the brand new instrument emerges with the name of electric guitar, which is a child of the acoustic guitar and brings a new sound to the whole pattern of music. Rock also has a lot of subgenres such as blues, psychedelic rock, glam rock, indie rock or progressive rock. In Britain these subgenres have a huge variety of artists, worshiped all over the world. It includes bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Queen and artists such as David Bowie and Eric Clapton.

Electronic- it is a genre of music that is created using only electronic instruments. The intricate rhythm, contagious beats and diversity of sounds are the features that characterize the genre of electronic music. Nowadays Britain is one of the leading countries in electronic music, with bands such as Gorillaz, Faithless, Massive Attack, Pet Shop Boys and others.

At first Pink Floyd called themselves 'The Tea Set', 'T Set', 'The Architectural Abdabs', 'The Screaming Abdabs', 'The Abdabs' etc. until eventually settled to the name of 'Pink Floyd', which is the compound of the names of two blues rock artists Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

Pink Floyd reached the top of UK, USA and Europe charts with the release of the album called 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in 1973. The title is an allusion to lunacy rather than astronomy. It was a true sensation and a first conceptual Pink Floyd album, that analyzed themes of senescence, death, power of money, violence, war and eventually insanity. The music itself was as psychedelic as it can get. Pink Floyd used long and complex guitar solos, sounds of a heartbeat, ticking clock, jingling coins, contagious laughter and other.

The other Pink Floyd album that conquered the hearts of people around the world was called "The Wall". It was released in 1979 alongside with a single 'Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)'. It is an album about the corruption of the education system as well as the whole world. Wars, the distance between the people and assumption that Earth is a cruel, cold and hostile planet build walls in our minds, that separate us from happiness. Later a film with the same name was released and made a perfect harmony between the psychedelic Pink Floyd music and psychedelic scenes of the film.

Other albums that were important for the discography of Pink Floyd were 'Ummagumma', 'The Animals' and 'Wish You Were Here'.

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