There was a certain point in time when I thought truly simple and original music was a thing of the past. These days, if you don't have a certain niche or unique twist to your sound, there's a good chance your band will get passed by like most of them.
Gone are the days of the simple, straightforward rock and roll band. Since Alan Freed coined the term in the early 1950s, every decade has seen its own version of the genre come and go, leaving a stamp on its venerable history. But these days, if you say rock and roll music to a kid, he or she might not know what that means.
Of course you have your radio-friendly Buzz-rock songs, but it's just sad to relate that cookie-cutter product to the music once mastered by Zeppelin, Sabbath and the Stones. Now you have to dig much deeper to find even a taste of what was once a noble genre.