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shock rock Shock rock is a wide umbrella term for artists who combine rock music with elements of theatrical shock value in live performances. 'Shock rock' first appeared as a loose genre term during the early 1970s, referring to glam rock era musicians. The genre's 'weapons of outrage' vary from decade to decade, but generally involve issues of sex and/or violence which are designed to push the current limits of decency.