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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 'F': 18 bands in database

A Foot in Coldwater (Canada)Andy Fraser (United Kingdom)
Faces (United Kingdom)Fair Weather (United Kingdom)
Family (United Kingdom)Fast Buck (United Kingdom)
Finch (Australia)Firm (United Kingdom)
Flake (Australia)Flint (United States)
Focus (Netrherlands)Foreigner (United Kingdom - United States)
Free (United Kingdom)Freeway (Australia)
Fresh Cream (United Kingdom)Friction (Japan)
Frost (United States)Fuzzy Duck (United Kingdom)
 

Hard Rock artists starting with 'F': 71 artists in database

Alan FishAlan Fitzgerald
Andrew FordhamAndy Fraser
Barry FlastBob Feit
Chris FrazierCraig Frost
Dave FlettDavid Faragher
David FarmerDavid Feinstein
David FreibergDead Fred
Dennis FeldmanDesmond Fisher
Don FranciscoDoug Ferguson
Doug FordFergie Frederiksen
Fernando FernandesGöran Freese
Greg FitzpatrickGus Fenwick
Hughie FlintJerry Flack
Jimmy FarrarJoe Foy
John FavaroJohn Finley
Johnny Fraser-BinnieKeith Fisher
Ken FirthLinda Fields
Louis FarrellLouis Joseph "Moose" Forer
Mark FarnerMichael Fonfara
Mick FeatMicky Feat
Mike FleckMitchell Froom
Mo FosterMorgan Fisher
Paul FrancisPaul Fuhrmann
Per Ivar FurePeter Farnan
Peter FramptonPeter French
Ray FenwickRichie Faulkner
Ringo FunkRobbie Fallberg
Robbie FranceRobert Fortesque
Roger FaynesRon Foos
Ruben de FuentesShannon Forrest
Steff FontaineSteve Farmer
Steve FarrisSteve Fister
Stuart FraserTony Fernandez
Tony FranklinWarwick Fraser
Werner FröhlichWerner Fritzschlings
Willy Finlayson

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