A few months ago, a friend of mine remarked that space rock is credible again.
Immediately, I had to correct him: Space rock has never been credible. It’s always been incredible.
But the point is, he only used the term “space rock” because he didn’t want to use the term “psychedelic rock”. I asked him why, and his reply was straight out of Sean of the Dead:
“Because it’s ridiculous”.
Why ridiculous? Perhaps because, now that all genres have been bent and shattered by net-born eclecticism, the term is essentially meaningless.
Nonetheless, those that must pigeonhole everything continue to strive for a solid definition.