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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': 27 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)Charlie (United Kingdom)
Chicken Shack (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)
Crazy Horse (United States)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)
Stan Webb's Chicken Shack (United Kingdom)

Hard Rock artists starting with 'C': 146 artists in database

Alan ClarkAlex Conti
Alice CooperAllen Collins
Andy ChapinAndy Chapman
Andy ChristellAndy Cichon
Andy CowleBarry Clark
Barry CramBernie Cheevers
Beto CorréaBill Church
Billy CarmassiBJ Cole
Bjorn ChristiansenBobby Caldwell
Bobby CappsBobby Cochran
Bruce CrumpCarlos Cavalheiro
Carol ChaseChris "Congo" Campbell
Clem CattiniClem Clempson
Clive ChamanClive Coulson
Craig ChaquicoCraig Csongrady
Curt CressDaniele Caldarini
Danny ChaunceyDarryl Cotton
Dave "Bucket" ColwellDavid Carron
David CloustonDavid Coverdale
Deen CastronovoDejan Cukić
Denis ClementDenis Croce
Denise CainesDenny Carmassi
Don ChaffinEddie Campbell
Eric ChipulinaEric Clapton
Frank ChicFred Caban
Fred CallanGary Cambra
Gary CheroneGary Clark
Gerry ConwayGlenn Cornick
Gyp CasinoHans Cleuver
Howie CaseyIan Campbell
Ian ClarkeJack Casady
James L. CurryJamie Crompton
Jan ConnollyJason Cahoon
Jeff CarlisiJerry Cantrell
Jim CopleyJim Cregan
Jimmy CopleyJohn Cann
John CapekJohn Cipollina
John CruickshankJohn Culley
Johnny ColtJon Camp
Jorge CasasKeith Carlock
Kenny CraddockKevin Costa
Kevin CurrieKurt Custer
Larry CruzierLaurence Cottle
Leith CorbettLeo De Castro
Louis CennamoLuis Cabaza
Lynn CareyMac Crawford
Malcolm CopeMark Clarke
Mark CraneyMark Creamer
Max CarlMel Collins
Michael CartelloneMichael Curtis
Mick ClarkeMick Cocks
Mick CookNeil Carter
Nic CarrafaPapa John Creach
Paul ChapmanPaul Cullen
Pete CharlesPete Chymon
Pete CorreaPete Cruickshank
Peter ClackPeter Cox
Peter CurtainPhil Chen
Philip CatherineRandy Castillo
Randy ClarkeRay Cook
Ray CraigRichard Chadwick
Richard CroceRick Cobb
Rick CurtisRobert Calvert
Rod CoombesRoger Chapman
Romeo ChallengerSérgio Caffa
Scott CraigSteve Chapman
Teddy CookTerry Chimes
Thomas CrimbleTim Cashion
Tommy ClufetosTony Carey
Tony CavannaTuriya Alice Coltrane
Vinicius CantuáriaVivian Campbell
Wayne CookWilgar Campbell
Zé Da CadelaZal Cleminson
 

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