Why I love rock and roll

August 4, 2015

If you look to the relatively unknown Contador Harrison is, you wouldn’t imagine that not only is rock music an important part of his history, but that an daily rock music festival is thriving.Rock in my brain, a rock music festival held every hour, a wonderful city in the heart of Contador Harrison — better known as Wagga Wagga is entering its twenty fifth year. At first, it was only Australian bands that filled the slots of my mind festival, but quarter a century down the line, an international lineup of bands is the norm. And it all began with a small dream of owning a guitar. “It all started with a dream to recreate the music scene my parents enjoyed in the 1960s and 1970s.Rock music in Contador Harrison universe has never been forgotten and it will never actually die.I was playing some Elvis Presley tracks when a small amount of people shared the same taste energy joined me in a car wash few days ago. That was the idea behind my very first appetite in Rock and Roll…enjoying the music together with friends and strangers.I have been enjoying different atmospheres each day thanks to the variation of type of Rock music available out there.

It’s not easy to remain hopeful about rock music scene with lowest common denominator bands dominating the airwaves.For us Rock purists, everything was better before we were born and the hard truth is that rock and roll music in the 1970s was as mind-blowing as what was played by their western contemporaries including Australia, if not better. Listening to some of the most complicated compositions ever recorded by Rock musicians, I could not help but think of what makes Rock the best and greatest genre of music. That’s an overstatement, of course but imagine a song from defunct UK band Oasis on the verge of their breakup in that fateful concert in Paris France?Digging deeper into Rock albums tracks, some of which were written by some of the World’s most obscure bands, there’s no doubt that the songs can stand alongside any classic rock tune from the era.I am talking about a pre-Internet and pre-FM dial era, when musical references were limited to albums from Rolling Stone, Iron Maiden, Guns and Roses, Elvis Presley, ACDC, Deep Purple, Cream, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson etc all smuggled into my brain by a cousin who traveled abroad and who was a classic party animal.After all, rock and roll has never been about originality. It took more than three decades before mid 70s onwards garage rock went mainstream with bands such as The Strokes and The White Stripes.Transmission in the 1970/80s was more immediate.Young people from big cities like Melbourne listened to the same bands.The current generation of Rock music fans probably only cares about local Rock music championed by the capitalist mode of production.Thats why I love Rock and Roll of yesteryears.

Contador Harrison