Rock musicians don’t have the corner of risque songs; their jazz forbears had the corner on that. But they took plenty of inspiration.
The first British Invasion delivered upbeat tunes based on American music. Then came a more muscular subset, aka “Camaro Rock.”
Some classic songs are better left alone. But then again, a really great cover version can give it a whole new life.
Meandering lyrics, drug-induced hazes, the pressure to play “pop star” — just a few things that can saddle a great band after a hit album.