The Loudest Rock Concerts Ever Recorded
What do you think of when you hear the words "The Loudest Rock Concerts Ever Recorded?" Music buffs will likely answer loud and wonderful. Many people may even be thinking about how they can break into this highly competitive arena by entering this very competitive field. Let's look at some of the histories behind some of the most memorable concert sounds in history.
When you walk into a music arena, you're usually walking into a place that exudes musicality. The acoustics in these venues are designed to make music come alive and be heard over the noise created by thousands of screaming fans. The music is meant to help the listener to escape his or her boring lives and enter into a world where everything is celebration and fun, even if that means some of the music may be a little loud.
Back in the 1980's, the group Queen made it known when they played at the BonJour Jazz Festival in Amsterdam, Holland. During their concert, Queen hit the microphone strings so hard that they blew them to bits. This caused some concern with the Dutch Music authorities who banned the band from ever playing a show in that country again. Nevertheless, Queen did not give up and have since continued to tour the world, playing well-known venues like the Hollywood Bowl and the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. As you can imagine, this kind of extreme energy for a rock concert was a little too much for some audiences, and their concerns were valid.
A little over thirty years later, another group made it big with their unique sound and style of music. This group was Rush. And their music set the stage for what we know as the Progressive Movement of the eighties and the end of the seventies. They combined elements of rock and roll with elements of pop and funk and made their music one of the most popular types of music that time. Their concerts were notorious for being the loudest rock concerts that had ever been conducted. Not only were they incredibly loud due to the sound engineering equipment that they used, but their songs were also memorable and unforgettable.
In the mid '80's, two other acts made it known when they made it to the top of the charts with their unique styles of music and sound engineering. One of these acts was Soundgarden. Their unique sound, combining hard guitars with extreme vocals, set the stage for what would become known as nu metal. While the sounds of this genre may be too loud for most live sound events, you can hear many of their songs on collections of sound engineering CDs.
No matter who came up with the idea for these concerts, there is no denying that they are among the most loud and crazy concerts that you will ever attend. Even if you were not alive during the time when this band hit the stage, you can still appreciate their music and their unique vision. If you want to get your hands on some concert tickets, you might want to check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.