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RockBoar.com Picture    Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1960s, with influences from art (avant-garde and classical) music.

   Art rock, due to its classical influences and experimental nature, has often been used synonymously with progressive rock; nevertheless, there are differences between the genres, with progressive putting a greater emphasis on symphony and melody, whilst the former tends to focus on avant-garde and "novel sonic structure"

   Art rock music was traditionally used within the context of concept records,  and its lyrical themes tended to be "imaginative",  philosophical,and politically oriented. 

     Whilst art rock developed towards the end of the 1960s, it enjoyed its greatest level of popularity in the early 1970s through groups such as Jethro Tull, Electric Light Orchestra, The Moody Blues, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Procol Harum. Several other more experimental-based rock singers and bands of the time were also regarded as art rock artists. Art rock's success also continued throughout the 1970s into the 1980s and 90s, and several pop and rock artists and bands of the period, including Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush, incorporated elements of art rock within their work.


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Rock

Art Rock bands starting with 'S': 5 bands in database

Scabs (United States)Siouxsie and The Banshees (United Kingdom)
Soft Machine (United Kingdom)Stackridge (United Kingdom)
Stackridge Lemon (United Kingdom)

Art Rock artists starting with 'S': 71 artists in database

Adrian ShawAlan Spenner
Ana da SilvaAndy Sneddon
Andy SummersBert Smaak
Chris StewartDaniel Schell
Daryl StuermerDave Sinclair
Dave SkinnerDave Stewart
David SpringfieldDavid Stewart
Derek ShulmanDiane Stewart
Emil SchultEric Stewart
Florian Schneider-EslebenFred Smith
Gert SmedegaardGilli Smyth
Gordon StevensonGraham Simpson
Grant ShowbizHenning Schmitz
Jakub “Kuba” SzczepanskiJan Schelhaas
Jason StuartJens Skwirblies
Jeremy StaceyJim Sclavunos
Joe SatrianiJohn Silver
Jon SevinkKeith Smart
Ken SteimontsLucas Sideras
Martin SmithMartin Stellman
Mick SlatteryMickey Simmonds
Mickie StickdornMike "Mutter" Slater
Mike StarrsMike Stevens
Nick SimperNiels van der Steenhoven
Pascale SonPaul Spencer
Peter SchmidtPeter Sinfield
Peter SolleyPhil Seamen
Phil ShulmanRay Shulman
Ric SandersRichard Sinclair
Richard StubbingsRobert Smith
Robin SimonRoger Swallow
Siouxsie SiouxSteve Shears
Steve SmithSteve Swindells
Steven SeverinTerence Sullivan
Terry SladeTerry Wilson-Slesser
Ton Scherpenzeel

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