Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Rock of Ages Musical Exhumes '80s Power Ballads

Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 February 2011

THERE HAVE BEEN few musical sins committed in the name of rock 'n' roll as egregious as the power ballad. Not really rock and not really a good idea to begin with, the rock power ballad was born in the '70s as a way for hard-rock bands to get their crummy music on the radio, like 'Beth' by Kiss.

Total word count of piece: 781

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.

Login


Login via your library

If your local library has signed up with Rock's Backpages, please enter your card number below: