|Stylistic origins||Boogie, rock and roll, blues rock, rhythm and blues, hard rock|
|Cultural origins||1960s Britain and United States|
|Typical instruments||Guitar, bass, drums, piano, harmonica|
Boogie rock is a music genre which came out of the hard heavy blues rock of the late 1960s. It tends to feature a repetitive driving rhythm in place of instrumental experimentation found in the more progressive blues-rock bands of the period.
Many US boogie rock bands have a southern twang, like Canned Heat, ZZ Top, The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The American rock band Kansas was also known for its unique blend of progressive rock and boogie rock, especially on their self-titled debut album. The Canadian band Bachman-Turner Overdrive also popularized a style of heavy, danceable boogie rock in the mid-1970s.
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