Created By: JCCyC on April 20, 2011 Last Edited By: JCCyC on April 22, 2011
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Rock And Roll Will Be Banned In The Future

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It's The Future. The Evil Overlord, who may or may not be the head of a Religion of Evil, rules the planet / system / galaxy / Universe with an iron fist. Anything that may lead to independent thinking is annihilated on sight. And what could be more freedom-inducing than Rock & Roll?

Seen It a Million Times but Needs More Examples. Rolling Updates.

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Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • April 20, 2011
    jaytee
    Just a note: Rock And Roll refers specifically to 1950s rockabilly-style rock music. I don't necessarily like it, but that's what it is.
  • April 20, 2011
    JCCyC
    Tell that to Motorhead.
  • April 20, 2011
    MC42
    Rock Music Will Be Banned In The Future? Tropes Are Flexible anyway and it can apply to any kind of music. It should be noted that this has been done numerous times in real-life authoritarian states.
  • April 20, 2011
    JCCyC
    ^^^ I like that title and OH yes there has to be a Real Life section.
  • April 20, 2011
    TwoGunAngel
    So, subtrope of Culture Police?
  • April 20, 2011
    JCCyC
    ^^^ Yeah, this is basically Culture Police turned Up To Eleven. Or Culture Police in The Future.
  • April 20, 2011
    MC42
    Yeah, the usage of this in the future is to signify that the government in question is authoritarian so there's no real narrative difference between this and Culture Police.
  • April 20, 2011
    JCCyC
    On second thought, this should be strictly an Speculative Fiction trope.
  • April 20, 2011
    0dd1
    This could be a Music Trope, though.

  • April 20, 2011
    JCCyC
    ^^^ It is, too. See the indexes.
  • April 20, 2011
    randomsurfer
    @jaytee: Says who? (Even if we don't use that around here.) This is the first I've ever heard that Rock And Roll refers only to Rockabilly.
  • April 22, 2011
    jaytee
    Says the article. I'm not commenting on what it should say, just what it does. You click the link and it talks about Elvis and how rock and roll as a style it's own died around the time of the Beatles. I just thought the OP should know that he was maybe not linking to what he thought he was. If anyone wants to go in and rewrite the Rock And Roll article, by all means, go ahead. I thought I made that clear in my first post. :)

    PS: a better link for that part of the description would be The Power Of Rock.
  • April 22, 2011
    randomsurfer
    I think you're reading too much into what it doesn't say. For example just from the Fifties Little Richard's style was rock and roll, as was Chuck Berry, neither of which were rockabilly.

    It also says that The British Invasion "revive[d] it and totally change[d] its form," meaning it came back in a different format than rockabilly, not that it ceased to be Rock And Roll.

    From The British Invasion: "This was a moniker applied by the American media to the huge influx of British pop music, notably rock and roll, to American consumers in the 1960s." (Emphasis mine)

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