There’s generally been a hint of rock music in the stuff I play – albeit mostly in the sense of old blues/roots of rock – but never very much
My new band, rehearsing furiously, is just about the first one I’ve been in that is playing almost entirely covers which are all by white musicians and again only the occasional nod to rock. We’ve no bass player or drummer and mostly we’re doing songs that were similar originally – in other words not much ‘rock’
OK you say, so what? Where’s this going? Well I just received one of those Ancestry site emails and I checked the origins of ‘Allen’. It told me:
“English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity … Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’ …”
So there we are: “antique, obscure and little rock”, just like the music I’ve always played. It was in my DNA all along. You see Spider Man, I never had a hope of liking the Deborah Bonham Band.