|Stylistic origins||Boogie woogie, 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. Largely designed for dance parties, 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, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and George Thorogood & The Destroyers. 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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