Alternative rock

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Alternative rock (an aa cried alternative muisic, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a genre o rock muisic that emerged frae the independent muisic unnergrund o the 1980s an acame widely popular in the 1990s an 2000s. In this instance, the wird "alternative" refers tae the genre's distinction frae mainstream rock muisic. The term's oreeginal meanin wis broader, referrin tae a generation o muisickers unified bi thair collective debt tae either the muisical style or simply the independent, D.I.Y. ethos o punk rock, which in the late 1970s laid the grundwirk for alternative muisic.[4] At times, "alternative" haes been uised as a catch-aw description for muisic frae unnergrund rock airtists that receives mainstream recogneetion, or for ony muisic, whither rock or nae, that is seen tae be stryndit frae punk rock (includin some examples o punk itsel, as well as new wave, an post-punk).

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  4. di Perna, Alan. "Brave Noise—The History of Alternative Rock Guitar". Guitar World. December 1995.