Hard Rock Vinyl Analog Recordings Collection
Hard rock or heavy rock is a sub-genre of rock music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage, blues rock and psychedelic rock and is considerably harder than conventional rock music. It is typified by a heavy use of distorted electric guitars, bass guitar, drums, pianos, and keyboards.Hard rock is strongly influenced by blues music; the most frequently used scale in hard rock is the pentatonic, which is a typical blues scale. Departing from earlier acoustic based blues, hard rock makes use of more modern instruments such as electric guitars, drums and electric bass. A notable departure from traditional blues forms is that hard rock is seldom restricted to the I, IV, and V chords prevalent in twelve or sixteen bar blues, but includes other chords, typically major chords rooted on tones of the minor scale.
One of the major influences of hard rock is blues music. American and British rock bands began to modify rock and roll, adding to the standard genre harder sounds, heavier guitar riffs, bombastic drumming and louder vocals. This sound created the basis for hard rock. Early forms of hard rock can be heard in the songs "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks, "Paperback Writer" by The Beatles, "My Generation" by The Who, "See See Rider" by The Animals and "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" by The Yardbirds.
Later, Jimi Hendrix, produced a form of blues-influenced psychedelic rock, which combined elements of jazz, blues and rock and roll. He was one of the first guitarists to experiment with new guitar effects like phasing, feedback and distortion, along with Dave Davies of the Kinks, Hilton Valentine of the Animals, Pete Townshend of The Who, Eric Clapton of Cream and Jeff Beck of the Yardbirds.
Hard rock emerged with groups of the late-1960s, such as The Who, Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly, Blue Cheer and Led Zeppelin who mixed the music of early rock bands with a more hard-edged form of blues rock and acid rock. Deep Purple helped pioneer the hard rock genre with the albums Shades of Deep Purple (1968), The Book of Taliesyn (1968), and Deep Purple (1969), but they made their big break with their fourth and distinctively heavier album, In Rock (1970). Led Zeppelin's eponymous first album, Led Zeppelin (1969), and The Who's Live at Leeds , are examples of music from the beginning of the hard rock genre. The blues origins of the albums are clear, and a few songs by well-known blues artists are adapted or covered within them.
Artists : 20 artists - 63 Albums
Deep Purple - Led Zeppelin - Black Sabbath - Uriah Heep - Queen - Nazareth - Jefferson Starship - AC & DC - Grand Funk Railroad - Van Halen - ZZ Top
Motorhead - Alice Cooper - The Kiss - Scorpions - Molly Hatched - Ted Nugent - Living Death - Tygers Of Pan Tang - Under Neath What