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Floyd's Pink Paint Shop - Art Rock

Art for Art's Sake
1969-1977

Rock was built on three major chords and a riff. Soon, minor chords found their way into the mix. Then came tempo and key changes within a song. Next thing, it was back to major chords, only this time they had 7ths and 11ths, along with a myriad of harmonic combinations. All this dabbling was well and good but it didn't get traction until The Beatles rolled out "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The album excited a generation of musicians and demonstrated what was possible. New sounds, song structure and arrangements were the mantra. The problem was, few Art Rockers had the talent, imagination or experience of The Beatles. They fell short as often as they succeeded but they were charting new ground so that was to be expected.










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