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Philosophical Rock Bands With Gumption That Make You Think As You Sing

July 18, 2020
Vaishali Adwant

rock music philosophyRock music and sub genres are the most misunderstood for their in-your-face attitude, offensive lyrics, and blasphemy. Rock bands like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Elvis Presley, Travis, and the list goes on speak about meaningful and deeper philosophies of life that make you think beyond the mundane hoopla. If we were only to exist without experiencing everything passionately, we are not giving ourselves the scope to venture into paths of newer wisdom and a way of life. Freedom of spirit is the paradigm of most of the philosophical rock bands that let you experience life, love, and relations deeply. The Beatles spirituality celebrated existential transcendence with their music making you sing along to the rhythm of oneness of the universe.

Living an unrestricted life of putting vulnerabilities on your sleeve takes evolution from within to get you there, and reach a realm in your mind and subconscious that sets yourself free from tapestry of distorted emotions arising from toxic attachments. We are humans, as living beings, we attach ourselves to people and things leading to melancholy away from the harmony the soul yearns to experience.

Rebellion is a philosophical struggle found in them music and lyrics of Metallica, singing about realities of life without viewing them from rose tinted glasses. The essence of freedom that splits away from illusion of reality is the crux of most of their songs. When you start making sense of situations, you cannot be deceived by illusions of appearances and look deeper. Metallica uses musical instruments from across the globe to create a blend of dulcet and energizing compositions.

Metallica has an artistic philosophy in its own right singing about deeper and darker emotions, an elegy with an edge of philosophy that does not drown in darkness of melancholy. Their lyrics have an unnamed feeling taking a view at the world that fills their mind with the rust of hatred still finding a reason to be alive. They do not sugarcoat the view of the world in their philosophical lyrics.

Kulashekar is doused in Krishna consciousness singing about the essence of elements that make the cosmos. Tattva and Govinda have simple lyrics but the composition takes your mind to a different realm. John Lennon singing about wanting oneness in the world through music is a dream that many dream about in this apocalyptic age. Green day has a strong take on the political philosophy.

All The Same by Sick Puppies talks about the beauty of love and oneness, an ideal world filled with love, compassion, and acceptance when you love someone deeply without wanting to fix or control them. It takes a broader view where there is no scope for a social control based on ethnicity, language, or community. An ideal world where everybody celebrates their way of life. Their songs sing about myriad things that life is made up of like success through chaos and misery. They also sing about the rebellion in being individualistic that could take one to the coffin for being themselves and living by with an archetype gumption.

Every rock band sings about deeper philosophies, not necessarily that speak about the higher realms alone but also about the mundane thought patterns, feelings, and emotions felt in our lives in different situations. The list is endless if you have to talk about how Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and many other bands changed the perceptions of people through their music, lyrics, and philosophy.

 

Shower Yourself Some Pixie Dust With The Magical Brit Rock-Pop Bands

September 7, 2019
Vaishali Adwant

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Could Hurt And Pain Truly Stunt You?

Have Defamation And Failures Been The Bolt From The Blue?

Would You Open Up Your Soul To Explore The New?

Again Feel Fresh As a Dew?

Pour Some Pixie Dust On You…and Binge on To Brit Rock Melodies To Eternity…

Transitioning through the slim veil of emotional defence to emotional freedom, everything inside you is changing with a rhythm of Keanes’ Everybody’ Changing, not necessarily a heartbreak, or hurt painful enough to stunt you, but pain, hurtful enough to make you evolve, love yourself not out of motive but wanting to experience life because you have been showed with the pixie dust of Brit Rock bands reminding you the meaning of love, material, spirituality, relations, through the song and lyrics of The Beatles, Keane, Love Bites and Hysteria of Def Leppard, or maybe if you are musically living your daemons singing Ozzy Ozbourne, the choice is yours, or may be climb up the wonder-wall of Oasis.

Feel the universe within with Kulashaker’s Govinda, or sing to eternity humming the discography of The Rolling Stones. If love for material is all left in you, let music remind you the priceless side to life Brit Rock bands make you fathom with music tapes-tried with lyrics. Turn on the playlist like a good habit, listening to the motley gumption from Travis celebrating with Sing, knowing Love Will Come Through, and feel Undone With Duran Duran when your heart wants to be nothing but the melodist composing your own tune and rhythm of life.

Love, lost in the contest of life, lost and found in music, art, and finer artefacts, we have forgotten we need love, because we are not mortal machines covered with lacy doily, saying the world all is pretty carrying a heart turned stone-cold and frozen. Let music melt you, make you shed some tears of joy without relevance or meaning…coz just being is priceless.

You do have a new place to go in your wandering mind and soul, endlessly searching for new avenues, older paths revisited with newer thoughts and emotions, and gumption where the past does not want to look dreary, not shed a tear of regret because music and art sojourns you through time back and forth, and makes everything magical.

 

Universal Cultural Impact Of 80s New Wave British Rock Bands

August 23, 2019
Vaishali Adwant

The Beatles pioneered the rock scene in London in the 60’s and created a cultural impact since the 70’s through the 80’s unto eternity. They evinced through their music and lyrics of what true rock culture and the essence of music is;  about individualism, free-thinking, liberated ideologies, and universal love. While most of the American rock bands sang about intense negative experiences, emotions, and thoughts with no subtlety, The Brit rock bands of 80’s altered the entire rock scene and formed a portmanteau of new wave rock music that sang about a motley of emotions to their depth.

The Beatles had a cultural impact worldwide asking for peace and transcending through higher realms of spirituality evolving every aspect of emotion with realistic redolence. The Beatles sang about living in the past memories of someone you loved, Hey Jude is a love song dedicated to John Lennon and Yoko’s relationship, Dear Prudence about the hope of a sunny new day, and so forth. The new wave Brit rock bands explored emotions, ideologies, and feelings with prudence and harmony. There is expressionism, openness that people loved to hear and sing about in their music and lyrics. There is a reason you can still relate to what The Beatles and most of the Brit rock bands sang about.

The Pink Floyd broke all the conventions and orthodoxies of then puritan British era and though beyond confirming education, spoke about many things that matter in life with fearless openness to change the ideologies of people for good. Music opens your soul to real wisdom unbounded and limitless. The music of Brit rock lets you care less about what the society has to say or think and let you be yourself thinking originally, processing every idea to reach a higher realm.

But not everyone in the world is looking for a higher realm, and that’s alright as long as you find peace in what you do and do good for yourself and others, your reach is good enough. Pink Floyd might have not always sung about ideologies and emotional dioramas with a rebellious perspective, but they did put thought in their lyrics and make the world sing along with them.

They influenced the world with original perspectives which the world needed to sing about, and dwell into. Nirvana sadly contradicted the essence of the name of their band and sang about depressive things in the world which unfortunately lead to the sad demise of Kurt Cobain. Well, you can always choose the genre of rock music depending on your mood.

Duran Duran ushered novelty in the Brit rock scene and paved a way for a blend of new wave, synth pop, and rock and harmonised intensity and rebellion of most of the American rock bands. You get a softer and symphonic genre of rock with Duran Duran, my personal and all time favourite, though there is always an endless favourite playlist in music, Duran Duran sings inside my soul. From Elvis Presley’s newfangled rock-n-roll to the sojourn of The Beatles and the new wave genre of Duran Duran, Brit rock evolved in styles, musical renditions, emotional expressionism, leaving behind the puritan era and breaking norms for better thoughts and emotional freedom.

These legends give you a reason to think and feel deeper emotions, and different perspectives through music. Ideologies which germinated through them and set a norm for eras to evolve and take a refuge in them.

 

 

Free-Spirited Individualism Of Alternative Rock And Sub-Genres

August 18, 2019
Vaishali Adwant

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What is your worldly view? 

Is the sin of being too real your sinew?

Alternative rock rings the bell of your soul?

You are so undone, 

Originality is the religion you dole?

Show your flaws without fear…

Is your inner self, you wish to hear?

Are you too solemn to want to be pretty? Seeking your higher self through the no-nonsense, no-bullshit persona within the music and lyrics of Alternative rock and sub-rock genres. Is your nirvana searching for a deeper meaning? Willing to swim across the tides of tricksters, beguilers, and dissemblers? Evolving from the poltergeist chains of grunge rock as a stereotypical teen to sublime emotions of the classic rock ballads. A musical genre, a lifeline your heart beats to, living under its belly vicariously, to germinate into an eternal free spirit.

As depressed as Kurt Cobian relating to Nirvana, backstroking through identity crisis as a teen and taking penance in rebel of Linkin Park, mellowness of Bryan Adams, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, through the discography of Lynard Sknyard, Pearl Jam, and the list goes on.

When Pink Floyd overthrows conventional education, The Beatles pave a way for eternity exploring thoughts and emotions, Def Leppard singing a motley of meaningful things in life we experience. There is always more to love than sweetness and beautiful feelings. Love is the toughest thing to deal with when its real, coz love lets you discover your inner daemons and gives you strength to fight them off, because you want to love to the highest purity, breaking away all the flakiness.

Unbound to the ways of the world, living by your imperfections, flaws, gumption, learning and unlearning, Alternative rock is a wide spectrum of thoughts and emotions in poetry and lyrics with upbeat music score that ignites the realm within you. Discover yourself over and again in the musical fete of rock genres with a bang that screams to say anything but unreal.

For those who dare to wear vulnerabilities on their sleeve, and get up and go with a vastness in your soul, because you know that being unbound is your journey through different dimensions. Beyond the veil of superstitions, false faith, conditioned notions, lays a realm, the penultimate opening up your inner self destroying misleading ideologies, coz everything in life is too real to experience and keep evolving.

 

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