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What Is Classic Rock? (2018)

TV-14 | | Documentary, Music | 26 June 2018 (USA)
How do you define classic rock? Is it a genre, a radio format, or music from a specific period of time? Filmmaker & lifelong rocker Daniel Sarkissian travels the world, interviewing iconic artists in search of an answer.

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Credited cast:
Suzi Quatro ... Self
Randy Bachman ... Self
Country Joe McDonald ... Self
Bruce Kulick ... Self
Twisted Sister ... Themselves
Jay Jay French Jay Jay French ... Self
Eddie Trunk Eddie Trunk ... Self
Nick Menza ... Self
Brian 'Head' Welch ... Self
Gilby Clarke ... Self
Billy Talent ... Themselves
Dee Snider ... Self
Marc Canter Marc Canter ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Alper Eric Alper ... Self
Brad Barker Brad Barker ... Self
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How do you define classic rock? Is it a genre, a radio format, or music from a specific period of time? Filmmaker & lifelong rocker Daniel Sarkissian travels the world, interviewing iconic artists in search of an answer.

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It's a genre that DOES NOT TRAVEL WITH TIME!
9 January 2020 | by anniec62See all my reviews

So thankful for this documentary. This has been a subject matter that I love to discuss with others and I have a very strong opinion of it. As a teenager in the 70s, classic rock is my first love. It's a genre that is fixed in time. There are lots of genres, place music where it belongs. Twisted Sister is 80s hair band. Soundgarden is grunge or alternative. Black Crowes have a classic rock sound but are southern rock or blues rock because they came after the classic rock era. Raconteurs who I love, have some music that has a classic rock sound. Their music is spread across several genres, but I would never put them in a classic rock genre because they are way beyond that time era.

Really enjoyed this documentary, but wanted to jump into it and set them straight. Can you tell I'm passionate about the subject!


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