How rock music has evolved from the 60s

 

I think it’s safe to say that rock is one of the most popular music genres in the world. Ever since its appearance more than 60 years ago, it has influenced countless generations and millions of people throughout the world.

Probably, the most prolific time for rockers was back in the 1960s and the beginning of 1970s, as many of the world’s most famous rock bands and musicians started their careers. From The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Doors, and all the way to Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Bee Gees, and Jimi Hendrix, the rock’n’roll stage was full of quality music.

Combined with the hippie movement from the same period, rock managed to become one of the most popular music genres, gathering millions of fans at concerts and determining the appearance of a new goal, that of becoming a rock star or a rock god.

However, people changed, politics changed and, soon, rock had to change too. I think it would be interesting to see the evolution of this music type from the 1960s and all the way to the 2010s.

The 1970s

After the tragic deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, the rock stage changed forever. What was previously known as psychedelic music soon becomes hard and progressive rock, a well as heavy metal. The 1970s was the perfect decade for many music bands to have a taste of celebrity, while the already popular bands turned concerts into huge events.

The most popular rock bands and singers of the 1970s include Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, and The Sex Pistols.

 

The 1980s

Probably the most notable event of the 1980s was the launching of MTV, which soon became a highly popular music channel and a launching platform for thousands of bands and artists. MTV supported the rock music and contributed to its worldwide broadcasting.

In 1984 VH1 was launched, coming with a rather classic rock vision and promoting former and current rock values alike. Music videos start to become a thing and, by broadcasting them 24/7, VH1 managed to bring numerous new bands and artists into the mainstream.

The 1980s also witnessed the appearance of CDs, a new form for artists to promote their music and sell it around the world. The most popular rock artists of the 1980s were Michael Jackson, U2, Prince, Guns n’Roses, George Michael, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, and John Lennon.

The 1990s

The sound compression allowed massive music distribution both legally and illegally, so MP3 players started to replace the former use of CDs and cassettes. The most notable rock band of the 1990s remains Nirvana but, tragically, the lead singer, Kurt Cobain, dies in April 1994.

 

The 2000s and 2010s

The last two decades have seen a downfall of the rock genre, with many youngsters now choosing house, club, techno, trance, and minimal as their favorite types of music. Nevertheless, the stage witnesses some great new rock bands including Linkin Park, Green Day, Coldplay, Nickelback, Arctic Monkeys, Evanescence, Blink 182, Franz Ferdinand, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Kaleo.

 

 

How your ATV can help you when you’re snowed in

 

Like it or not, winter weather will get to us in a few months, just like every year. It’s the way of nature. If you’ve been riding an ATV for some time, you know that there are two camps when it comes to using ATVs in the winter: some park them until the snow melts away and others just use the power they have under the hood to fight winter like a pro.

This article, I hope, will help latter category and inspire the first one. It features some tricks to make your life easier, some ways you could use your ATV safely to clean your driveway, and of course, we will talk about the accessories one might need for all wintertime adventures.

Simply explained, my first tip on how an ATV can be the greatest helper in cold weather is to get premium snow tires.  If you’re going to remove snow with the wheeler, some good and inexpensive ATV snow tires can make a huge difference. They are also going to add a new layer of safety, as the vehicle won’t slip on ice that easily.

The unique lugs on the tires are situated at a more considerable distance than the standard one, to allow the snow to be cleared from the tires with ease, so you could keep digging forward. Change to a taller type of tire, if you can, to get more clearance and to help you avoid hanging up on the snowpack.

Furthermore, if you really want to do a good job, you have to add a plow to the mix. It is the element that is going to help you the most, so even if it snows heavily, you don’t have to rely on the proper authorities to be saved, as they sometimes can take a long time before they reach your neighborhood.

Just mount the plow to the ATV, and clean that road. You will be glad you invested in one of these products, especially if you have a big family. You never know or can predict when an emergency situation arises, and you have to rush to the hospital. If you have a snow plow in your garage, winter will never be a problem again. Not from this point of view, anyway.

So, another smart way to winterize your ATV is to add some accessories to make the cold ride and snow removal more enjoyable. Go for some quality windshields, which can make lovely additions all year round and for a cool pair of riding gloves, so that you can handle the vehicle even at low temperatures.

Other accessories you can invest in are riding boots with wool lining, an insulated helmet and you can even change the oil of the machine for one that can resist temperatures that are below the freezing point.

Hunting tips for beginners

 

Hunting can be an amazing hobby as long as you follow safety rules and don’t break any laws. This great outdoor sport helps you keep your good shape while offering you the opportunity to observe nature’s wonders. Also, it is a good occasion to spend some time with friends who share the same passion.

Naturally, if you are a first-time hunter you will be a little nervous when you start the adventure because you don’t know what to do. In this case, we have some tips that can help you enjoy the experience, keep safe and get the best results.

Safety should be your main concern, so start with a dedicated course

Through an online search, you can find many places that provide this kind of training. In many states from the U.S, it is necessary if you want to receive your license. Don’t neglect it, because it can save your life!

The second step is to get your license.

If you don’t have a hunting license, you could get many fines and even end up in jail. You can get it online by a simple procedure, so stay legal!

 

Until you acquire some experience, tag along with a well-seasoned hunter

At first, just ask this person to take you along. It’s not a good idea to take a gun and shoot before you learn the whole ritual. If they see that you are willing to become a good hunter, experienced people will share some of their secrets.

In order to avoid legal problems, it is important to know the local and state laws and regulations regarding hunting. It will save you a lot of headaches if you look for for them online, print and learn them by heart.

Before you buy a gun, you could borrow one. Try to get used to it, learn gun safety and practice shooting. The best way to learn this process is by joining organized classes. You have to do this for every gun you are planning to use: firearm, bow, spear, crossbow or others. Remember that the first time you shoot must never be your first time on the hunting field.

Good orientation is another factor that can help you have the best hunting experience. You wouldn’t want to get lost while chasing a deer or turkey! You have to know the surroundings and the animals’ habits and a good way to do that is by talking to some of the locals.

Adequate gear is a must

At first, you should use simple gear: duck decoys, rifle cartridges, special auto parts and camping gear. After a while, you will have to spend more money on your hunting items.

Last, but not least, you should start with simple quests, like deer hunting. However, keep in mind that you don’t always get the expected results, so you should be patient or move on to squirrel hunting.

 

Gun racks for ATVs – Are they worth it?

 

Gun storage is essential, especially when you’re traveling or when you’re on a hunting trip. So, from this particular point of view, it is vital that you invest in a gun rack. However, you need to keep in mind some specific key points in order to make your buy worthwhile.

Moreover, the transportation of firearms is considered unethical without you putting them in a gun rack or another secure place. This has been sort of a challenge to ATV users, but fortunately, manufacturers invest heavily in developing products for them that protect both the riders and the ones around them.

There are lots of high-rated options available, and you will be faced with a hard choice to make as there are many quality gun racks from trusted and diverse brands. A trick I’ve learned the hard way is to never buy something before reading a guide on the best features a product should have. And this is what I’m trying to do for you with this article. So let’s get started.

The first thing you need to do is to choose a model that matches your preferred gun. You don’t want it to slip and fall from the rack, as that is a deadly accident waiting to happen. Nowadays, you can find a specially designed piece even for rare types of firearms.

If you own more than one gun, it would be a great idea – and much cheaper as well, to invest in a universal item which could be adjusted according to your type of gun. This is vital if you own a rifle, which requires a bit more space than your standard hunting gun.

While at it, ensure that your preferred item has some type of lock system, that does the same thing as a good fit, which is preventing the gun from falling and discharging. Many fatal accidents have happened because the owner didn’t take all the safety measures, and if you want to avoid that, make sure it has this nifty feature that seems to be ignored by so many gun owners.

When it comes to the materials it is made of, this is a matter of personal choice. I would personally go for rubber and metal, but the truth is products in this market are all well-made from strong materials that can survive even weeks of intensive use, which is excellent news for your buck since you won’t have to replace the rack you buy anytime soon.

And lastly, go for the one that sparks your interest. There is nothing sweeter than using a product that you find appealing. Even if you don’t put it to good use that often, in case the model looks cool, you will feel much safer and satisfied than if you didn’t buy it at all.