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Dog 3000
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Edited Aug 29, 2008, 22:08
Re: a feeling : no really new music can be recorded any more.
Aug 29, 2008, 22:08
zphage wrote:
Lester Bangs said the last thing we all agreed on was Elvis. After that everything fragmented.

Nahh, lots of people hated Elvis at the time. Pretty much anyone born before about 1930 I would imagine. Typical baby boomer centric viewpoint!

A better case could probably be made for the Beatles (before they "went acid") in that capacity (moms & dads could like some of their songs, classical composers and critics paid their respects, etc.)

Not that it matters really, the point is the same -- the "mass audience" is no more. Every radio station targets a specific AGE of person more than anything else, and people tend to listen to what was popular for young people when they were teenagers (not necessarily the musomaniacs around here though!)

zphage wrote:
The glorification of musical ineptness has led us to the same staleness that 70's overproficiency that spawned a punk backlash.


In fact there's hardly anyone around anymore who's respected and popular for MUSICIANSHIP.

Carlos Santana had some big hit albums lately, and he's "just a guitar player." Otherwise you have to sing and be sexy, or else forget it.


Once again, the topic has wandered back from "art music" to "pop"! But maybe that's the thing right there -- "punk" severed popular music from musicianship, and it became more of a "star system."

These "Pop Idol" TV shows are probably the wave of the future . . .
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