There’s another thread going on that has a clip of a funny US sketch where a teacher is berated by about 20 sets of parents for the calibre of the records in the school’s record library.
She defends herself by naming a couple of Clash songs – but they are not the *right* Clash songs and she admits to be not being aware of Neu! and Krautrock generally, to unanimous consternation. Of course the comedy in this sketch is that the music snobs are the majority – when in reality the parent that defends Mike and the Mechanics at the beginning would represent 99% of the group.
Thing is – today, if someone here mentions an obscure act who sound interesting then – thanks to the Internet – moments later I am snapping my fingers, whistling and nodding my head. Or not. In 1977 I may read about Neu! but unless I venture into That London, I am not going to see their records anywhere. A chance hearing on John Peel might happen but the best TV was on during Peel’s show and most of the time, telly will trump the scratchy, tune-free session by Anal Prolapse.
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