All music has the power to move someone regardless of the genre, or it never would have been made.I like to keep an open mind and give my best listen to everything. I find myself pulled toward music that moves me emotionally, philosophically and spiritually. Depending on my mood at that moment certain music "fits" better than others.
Music is a historic chronicle of the times we live. For example, I remember the Kennedys, Martin Luther King Jr., George Wallace and Kent State shootings. The Vietnam police action, its graphic news reports, talk about the possibility of the "draft". Then there was the fear of nuclear missiles in Cuba, Russian nuclear buildup.
The peace movement gave people hope but it wasn't the government prescription, so Nixon tried to have John Lenin expelled from the country because of his free expression of speech. Through all this, music expressed distaste for government attitudes. It also played about hope, love and the possibility to change our futures. It helped to take our minds off all the junk in the world or take a closer look at it, in hope of changing it.
Music has and still does this with every generation, it is a good reason to understand the history surrounding the music from any period or genre. [artist]John Lenin[/artist]"Imagine"