(or grebo rock)
Not all love acts create new life, just as not all acts are creative.
How it sounds
As a failed transition from the music of the 80’s to the ’90s.
Basically a mix of punk rock, electronic dance music, hip hop, and psychedelia.
As if it’s something, but not exactly that.
Why listen to it
Because it has quite interesting bands and one can see the musical transition of the decades.
Because it was essentially a genre that was not born, unlike many musical genres that were born at the same time.
Where we meet it
When did it start
The late 80s and 90s
Who are the pioneers
Essentially the name (which in slang means the hair machine or rock fan) was given by Pop Will Eat Itself with song titles such as “Oh Grebo I Think I Love You” and “Grebo Guru“.
Like The Wonder Stuff, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Carter USM, Crazyhead went through this genre.
You have to listen
The Bomb Party, Scum Pups, Gaye Bykers on Acid, Jesus Jones.
Days of glory
In its short existence, it was always successful (the late ’80s and early 90s), before being displaced by Britpop and Grunge.
The absolute dependence on the record labels, who at that time were looking for a new genre to highlight and of course to speculate on it.
It showed that it had no background, no culture to support it.
What is it confused with
With New Wave, punk rock, dance-rock, and electronica
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
Like listening to ‘80s pop-rock, but with‘ 90s style of dress.