Are acid rock, country rock, and hard rock all geological terms before they were names for types of music genres?

We forgot boss rock, which was a geological term long before Bruce Springsteen came along.

But seriously, yes, your teacher is correct. If you’re looking for a good genre name, it’s always best to turn to science first.

Check out some of these other geological terms and see if any could apply to your band’s music:

are acid rock country rock and hard rock all geological terms before they were names for types of music genres

rudaceous rock pryoclastic rock grit rock gangue rock boudinage rock arenaceous rock conglomerate rock dyke rock porphyritic rock fractured rock

One exception we have to note, however: the term heavy metal comes not from the field of geology, but from chemistry.

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