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Oldies & Retro

Retro, during the 1980s, referred to a new genre of music, particularly dance music, popular in the U.S. at the time which was in part an outgrowth of the punk rock genre of the late 1970s and early 1980s and psychedelic genre of the late 1960s and 1970s. Many of the songs and albums termed retro at the time came about during great advancement in the development of generating music electronically and the popularisation of this type of music in the mainstream.

In the recent years, there is a rise in the popularity of hard rock music combining classic rock elements with psychedelia, heavy metal and modern hard rock among the Generation Y. Bands such as Wolfmother, The Sword, Jet and Buckcherry started becoming very successful using methods of past popular rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Beatles and Pink Floy. The term "retro" or "heritage metal" has since become a common term for trendy hard rock.

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