No rock genre exists in a vacuum. Regardless of the amount of creative ingenuity you might have, there's no possible way of making something completely original without borrowing from the artists that have proceeded you. Then again, there are always those few bands that come along that are pretty much singular in their own sound.
Ever since pop music first started, there have been many acts that don't really sound like anything else on the radio. Whether it be because of a strange instrument at play or the sheer craziness of the presentation, these bands certainly got points for originality in their heyday. At the same time, the real power behind these musicians came from what happened afterward. With others picking up where they left off, a lot of these musicians could arguably claim to have started their own subgenre of music. Even if the mass public may not have seen it in the moment, the music world was on the verge of something unprecedented once these guys dented the charts.
You can never really plan out things like this, but genres never are served up to you on a silver platter. It happens when people follow you, and these were the people leading the charge.
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