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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 'P': 14 bands in database

Cozy Powell (United Kingdom)Cozy Powell's Hammer (United Kingdom)
Painter (Canada)Panta Rei (Sweden)
Panther (Germany)Patto (United Kingdom)
Pentagon (Germany)Planet Us (United States)
Playmates (Sweden)Plum Nelly (United States)
Popol Ace (Norwey)Private Eye (Canada)
Propeller (Germany)Pussy (United Kingdom)
 

Hard Rock artists starting with 'P': 102 artists in database

Ace PhilbeckAlan Powell
Andy ParkerArtimus Pyle
Billy PowellBobby Pickett
Bruce ParrottBruno Perosa
Butch PotterCaesar Perrig
Carlos PatrícioChad Peery
Chris PerryClark Perry
Colin PattendenCozy Powell
Dai PritchardDanny Peyronel
Dave PalmerDave Peters
Dave PunshonDavey Pattison
David ParamorDavid Paton
David PhelpsDean Parks
Dehner E. PattenDennis Pennaga
Derek PelecciDerek Pellicci
Dick PowellDickie Peterson
Flavio PimentaFrank Perry
Franklin PaolilloGábor Presser
Gary PetersGary Pihl
Gary PorterhouseGed Peck
Geoff PrimeGuy Pratt
Harry PoulosHeiner Pudelko
Ian PaiceJúlio Pereira
Jeff PilsonJerre Peterson
Jerry PenrodJim Penson
Jim PorteusJimmy Page
Jochen PetersJoe Perry
John PeckhartJohn Pierce
John ProudJohn Purdell
Jon PlotelJonathan Pierce
Ken PustelnikKevin Pratt
Lee PickinsLinnie Paterson
Mac PooleMalcolm Pool
Maria PopkievitchMario Parga
Martin PughMichael Palmer
Mike ParnellMike Patto
Nigel PegrumOle Wedel Petersen
P.J. ProbyPattrick Pelzer
Peter ParksPino Palladino
Poli PalmerPrairie Prince
Rachel PrattRandy Pratt
Ric PrinceRick Parnell
Rod PriceSandy Picker
Simon PhillipsSketa Pereira
Skip PrestStefan Piesnack
Steve PetreySteve Price
Steven PalmerTerry Poole
Thomas PalmkvistTim Partridge
Tim PiperTom Parker
Victor PerainoViv Prince
Wez PriceZé Portugal
 

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