You say because it was not marketed and wide spread then it can not be classified? A tree falls in the woods concept. Sorry but I disagree. Music is influenced by culture first. Throughout history society has always shaped music first. The church tells composers what chords they can and can not use. Operas are developed to reflect the going on's in a culture. Shostakovich rebelled against Stalin in his music etc. Society always influences first.
The 50's inspired the music, many styles of music including surf. Just because (according to you) mass marketing did not occur until the end of the 50's to the beginning of the 60's, does not mean it gets classified in another genre. So the majority of society has to hear it for it to count? Then we would never have genres like ska, punk, metal, thrash, bluegrass, the list goes on.
You may object to how history looks back and classify music. But it only severs to better define and explain to others the history, style, in some cases politics of music.
This thread could be attached to the "classical music" threads. Those threads lumped all forms under that one umbrella but there are many different styles underneath. Whether it's gold, silver, platinum or diamond does not matter.
P.S. "wooh! Calm down, kid. "Some people's children! What's a mother to do?" is a general expression of mild dismay. Not a specific insult.
Yeah... but you still called me a liar.
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