The essence of Boomer rock is simple in it's content. Catchy riffs, guitar solos, screaming singers, and long hair. It was the ruling ideology that considered them a danger to the youth, and opened the door for more edgy and arguably harmful music in the future, not the bands themselves. The satanic imagery was just for record sales, and not intended to do anything but make more money. It was the ruling class' puritanism that blew the doors open for future harmful musical acts like NWA and 2 Live Crew. The ruling class showed them that having an explicit Parental Advisory warning on the album was good for business.
Prior to the British invasion, the main rock bands of the time involved a single frontman, e.g. Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, etc, while the rest of the band were just background members providing accompaniment.
However, when the Beatles started becoming popular, they showed the English speaking world that being a rock band didn't just mean getting underpaid and underexposed, all 4 of the Beatles were getting popularity.
Every Beatle had a cult of teenage girls wishing to have babies with them, every Beatle could be recognized in public and start a mini riot just by virtue of being in a popular rock band.
Clearly, this was highly influential on the future of rock music. Every musician that grew up in this era of the late 50s and early 60s saw this as an opportunity. Even if they didn't like the lovey dovey music the boy band was making, they saw the material gains and influence of the format. Other English bands started imitating the format, and developing their own style.
Bands like Led Zeppelin, The Who, Deep Purple, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, all copied the format of the Beatles, but developed their own tone. Drums, bass, lead guitar (and solos), and finally lyrics. Every member had a purpose, every member had an instrument. As technology progressed, they started adding on-the-fly distortions, through guitar pedals.
A major theme of Boomer rock is the lyrical content. Bands leaned heavily into sex, drugs, and living fast. This can be seen as a reaction to the Vietnam war, as a reaction to the ruling ideology of old white puritan politicians and their incessant need to remind everyone younger how good they have it compared to their youth. It is ironic that these same boomers are now in power, and are almost indistinguishable from their predecessors.
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