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RockBoar.com Picture     The introduction of guitar distortion during the mid 60s created a common ground for blues-influenced rock and psychedelia. The result was an aggressive riff-oriented rock sound.  The wider tonalities offered by distortion and fuzz tone, coupled with the larger, more aggressive role of drums and bass, helped bring about hard rock. The Yardbirds set the stage perfectly for the development of this sound, with their experimental sounds and increasingly unconventional arrangements. The Who also laid the groundwork with their anarchic approach to rhythm and their thick choral guitar voicings. Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Steppenwolf, and Deep Purple expanded on thevform.  Over the years, artists like Van Halen, AC/DC, Tesla, and Guns’N’Roses have carried on the spirit of hard rock/heavy metal.1]

    As hard rock became denser and more aggressive-sounding, fans, began grouping for a way to describe the new attitudes. The designation heavy metal  emerged, originating from William Burrough’sNaked Lunch” and later used in Steppenwolf’s biker anthem “Born to be Wild”. Black Sabbath, with their stripped-down half-speed themes of gloom and doom, laid the groundwork for metal as a stage for the exploration of theme concerning evil.1]


1. "All Music Guide. The Best CD's, Albums & Tapes. The Expert's guide to the best releases from thousands of artists in all types of Music". Edited by Michael Erlewine, Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra.  Publisher: Miller Freeman Books, ISBN 0-87930-331-X. p. 10

Hard Rock bands starting with 'C': 23 bands in database

Alice Cooper (United States)Alice Cooper (band) (United States)
Cactus (United States)Camel (United Kingdom)
Captain Beyond (United States)Cardiac Kidz (United States)
Charge (United Kingdom)Chickenfoot (United States)
Chook (Australia)Circle (United States)
Colosseum II (United Kingdom)Coloured Balls (Australia)
Contraband (Australia)Coven (United States)
Coverdale · Page (United Kingdom)Crawler (United Kingdom)
Cream (United Kingdom)Crossbreeze (Norwey)
Crowd + 1 (United States)Curly Curve (Germany)
Czar (United Kingdom)David Coverdale (United Kingdom)
Lobby Loyde & The Coloured Balls (Australia)

Hard Rock artists starting with 'C': 129 artists in database

Alan ClarkAlex Conti
Alice CooperAllen Collins
Andy ChapinAndy Chapman
Andy ChristellAndy Cichon
Barry ClarkBarry Cram
Bernie CheeversBeto Corréa
Bill ChurchBilly Carmassi
BJ ColeBjorn Christiansen
Bobby CaldwellBobby Capps
Bobby CochranBruce Crump
Carlos CavalheiroCarol Chase
Clem CattiniClem Clempson
Clive ChamanClive Coulson
Craig ChaquicoCraig Csongrady
Curt CressDaniele Caldarini
Danny ChaunceyDarryl Cotton
Dave "Bucket" ColwellDavid Carron
David CloustonDavid Coverdale
Deen CastronovoDenis Clement
Denis CroceDenise Caines
Denny CarmassiDon Chaffin
Eddie CampbellEric Chipulina
Eric ClaptonFrank Chic
Fred CabanFred Callan
Gary CambraGary Cherone
Glenn CornickGyp Casino
Hans CleuverHowie Casey
Ian CampbellIan Clarke
Jack CasadyJames L. Curry
Jamie CromptonJason Cahoon
Jeff CarlisiJerry Cantrell
Jim CopleyJim Cregan
John CannJohn Cipollina
John CruickshankJohn Culley
Johnny ColtJon Camp
Jorge CasasKenny Craddock
Kevin CostaKevin Currie
Kurt CusterLarry Cruzier
Laurence CottleLouis Cennamo
Luis CabazaLynn Carey
Mac CrawfordMalcolm Cope
Mark ClarkeMax Carl
Mel CollinsMichael Cartellone
Mick ClarkeMick Cocks
Mick CookNeil Carter
Papa John CreachPaul Chapman
Paul CullenPete Charles
Pete ChymonPete Correa
Pete CruickshankPeter Clack
Peter CurtainPhil Chen
Philip CatherineRandy Castillo
Randy ClarkeRay Cook
Ray CraigRichard Chadwick
Richard CroceRick Cobb
Robert CalvertRod Coombes
Roger ChapmanRomeo Challenger
Sérgio CaffaScott Craig
Steve ChapmanTeddy Cook
Terry ChimesThomas Crimble
Tim CashionTommy Clufetos
Tony CareyTony Cavanna
Turiya Alice ColtraneVinicius Cantuária
Vivian CampbellWayne Cook
Wilgar CampbellZé Da Cadela
Zal Cleminson

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