types of rock- folk, soft, progressive, psychedelic, garage, british, punk, heavy metal and the list goes on.
Folk- The folk scene was made up of folk music lovers who liked acoustic instruments, traditional songs, and blues music with a socially progressive message. (Bob dylan)
Psychedelic- The music increasingly became associated with opposition to the Vietnam War.In England, Pink Floyd had been developing psychedelic rock since 1965 in the underground culture scene.
Progressive- Progressive rock bands borrowed musical ideas from classical, jazz, electronic, and experimental music.
Soft- Rock music had a short-lived “bubble gum pop” era, of soft rock. (The Carpenters)
Heavy- A second wave of British and American rock bands became popular during the early 1970s. (Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Queen)
Punk- Punk rock started off as a reaction to the lush, producer-driven sounds of disco, and against the increasing commercialism of hard rock and arena rock.(Patti Smith, The heartbreakers)
Glam Metal- They became known for their debauched lifestyles, teased hair and use of make-up and clothing. Their songs were bombastic and often defiantly macho, with lyrics focused on sex, drinking, drugs, and the occult. (Kiss)