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Why was Rock N Roll seen as the devil's music?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Because it glorifies free will and its target audience is young people. Anything that young people like will be attacked by those with authority. Religious groups used the fear of hell to scare people away from Rock N Roll and into their churches. It's all about control. 

  • 1 month ago

    Because Rock N' Roll had a rebellious nature to it. It was a real, no-nonsense genre that talked about lust, gambling, alcohol, anger, sorrow...but it talked about positive things as well, it's just the negative (or what was seen at the time) overshadowed the positive.

  • Vela
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Right wingers of the time didn't like the rebellion, claiming it promoted juvenile delinquency and/ or black, or 'jungle music' as they often called it. 

  • 1 month ago

    Girls likes men dance on stage thought it sexy. News says ROCK AND ROLL FOR SEX BAD NO! Dad beats son to death for listen Buddy Holly it sais in newpaper. Chaos flood streets. Riot start and governments issues warnings thats hippy riot die from gun if no stop. vietnam happen and then the hippies get old and they say rock un role okie dokie.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It made people shake their bodies and dance fast, conservatives couldn't understand anyone wanting to do that and thought there must be something wrong with them. When the kids claimed there was nothing wrong with them they were just having fun, the conservatives blamed it on the devil. Conservatives blame every bad thing they don't understand on the devil and give God credit for every good thing they don't understand. 

  • Zapata
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    No one has suggested that since 1956

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It wasn't seen as the devil's music except by hypocrites. It was young people's music. It was different from what their parents liked, which was Big Band music and Jazz. Listen to Bob Dylan's song The Times They Are A-Changing for a clue. He wrote the song from the viewpoint of a young person, and he told the older folks to move over. He wrote "Come mothers and fathers throughout the land, And don't criticize what you don't understand, ...your old road is rapidly aging." Rock music just happens to be the music of young baby boomers and they continue to embrace it as they age. Since baby boomers are the majority of the people in many western countries for decades, rock music continue to dominate. 

    Rock music dominated long before the sexual revolution of the late 1960s emerged. Rock music was popular long before bikini became acceptable beach wear and before hippie culture emerged. Somehow some people equate rock and roll with the decline in morality and so they think that rock music is immoral. That is not justified. Bob Dylan and others such as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell wrote about injustice, social ills, environmental issues and inequality. Check out songs like Southern Man and Ohio or the Pretender's My City Was Gone, for example, and tell me why songs protesting about slavery and troops killing student protesters and urban development can be considered evil. Why would you call George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" devil's music? Why is the Animals's House of the Rising Sun devil's music?  Is Cat Steven's "Morning Has Broken" devil's music? Why is U2's song about Martin Luther King's heroics and his assassination, named "Pride" can be considered devil's music? How can anyone call Billy Joel's "Allentown" or Rod Stewart's cover of Elton John's "Country Comfort" or Bruce Springsteen's "My Hometown" or "Born to Run" devil's music. 

    James Watt, Reagan's Secretary of the Interior, once tried to ban the Beach Boys and any rock band from performing on July 4 in the Washington Mall. Watt himself was despised by environmentalists because he supported environmental pollution, calling his role as Interior Secretary a fox guarding the hen house. Most people would consider James Watt evil. He was eventually ousted from his post. So, if an evil hypocrite calls rock music devil's music, it must be because he does not like the good messages contained therein.

    If there is any music that is politically incorrect, it would have to be rap.  Many rappers belonged to criminal gangs and many have been killed as a result. Rap lyrics have often been criticized as being violent and anti-women. Rap is not rock, and I do not like rap, not just because it is not politically correct, but also because it is bad music. I bet people like James Watt will find rap more agreeable since people like him are also anti-women. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because it gave teenagers another interest besides church and chores.

    Anything disruptive of doing-what-you-were-told was automatically seen as "evil" by many authoritative adults; they did not like being ignored.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because the parents of boomers were being the boomers back then. Funny how the boomer gene passes down generation after generation.

  • 1 month ago

    Cause people are dumb dumbs

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