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Alternative rock music

LC control 96004375
Topical headingAlternative rock music
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Variant(s)Alternative music
Alternative pop/rock music
Indie music
See alsoheadings for music of individual instruments followed by the qualifier "(Alternative rock)" and the subdivisions Methods (Alternative rock) and Studies and exercises (Alternative rock) under individual musical instruments and families of instruments
Rock music
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Scope noteThis heading is assigned to alternative rock music for two or more performers.
Found inWork cat.: 96019373: Blashill, P. Noise from the underground : a secret history of alternative rock, 1996 (alternative; alternative music)
Rolling stone, 1995: no. 709 (alternative rock)
NY Times, Jan. 10, 1994: p. C18 (alternative rock)
00300326: Strong, M.C. The great alternative & indie discography, 1999 (originally intended to cover punk and new wave; also covers grunge)
Shuker, R. Key concepts in popular music, 1998 (alternative rock/alternative music: broad label and loose genre/style, used since late 1960s for popular music seen as less commercial and mainstream, and more authentic and "uncompromising"; closely associated with independent record labels, and accordingly sometimes referred to as indie music; term "alternative" originally used in late 1960s to refer to UK and US underground or counter culture performers; punk in late 1970s was clearly alternative, and present scene builds on remains of punk; alternative label has subsequently been applied to the grunge bands of the late 1980s and 1990s and remnants of the underground/counter culture)
AMG All Music Guide WWW home page, Feb. 26, 2003: Alternative Pop/Rock (catch-all term for post-punk bands from the mid-'80s to the mid-'90s; variety of musical styles within alternative rock, all tied together since they existed outside of the mainstream; lost some of its quirkier tendencies in the '90s, most experimental bands relegated to indie rock)