As one of the subgenres of rock music, Southern rock is a hodgepodge of many musical genres. Melding hard rock, country, blues, bluegrass and even a bit of gospel, Southern rock began in the 50s and emerged as a powerhouse in the 70s. With groups like the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Southern rock became a staple of the airwaves on both pop and rock radio.
As the 80s and 90s came along, however, Southern rock began to fade from the fore. Today, it is but a shell of its former self, with only a few new practitioners standing alongside some of the “old guard” of the genre. Why has it gone away? As we look at a brief history of Southern rock on the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’ll examine why it was popular and why, at this mark in the 21st century, it is struggling for a spot in the limelight.
That’s right, this week on the Renegades Radio Podcast we’re heading to the courtroom! In the history of music, there have been several cases where musicians and/or singers have had to prove that they, in fact, did create the music that they recorded. In some cases, the artists have proven that they weren’t influenced. In some others, however, there has been some…questions.
From The Chiffons to Slipknot, we’ll take a look at these court cases and offer our own opinion on whether the judge (or, in some cases, the jury) got the decision right. Let us know what you think as the Renegades Radio Podcast holds court!