1980s pop (in tandem with the politics of the time) — some honorable cases excepted of course — ‘deflated’ and ‘annoyed’ me so much as to bring on a personality crisis, a kind of early and long lasting midlife crisis.
Oh I don’t know. I think a good philosophy to adopt is that what’s new TO YOU might be very fresh and enjoyable, no matter when it was produced for the first time. And, as someone just said, there’s a helluva lot […]
I think you may underestimate the extent to which music acts try to be different to previous acts, and also other contemporary acts, just because they are AGAINST them in some way or other. Antagonism plays a big […]
1971 was the year I began to abandon prog in favour of ‘American rock’ (Allmans, Dead). So I tend too see this as positive about that year. Later swervings in taste occurred of course. You gotta love them all, in […]
Well, the relationship of words to music in song is variable, isn’t it? Song lyrics can vary from pure vowel-and-consonant music, at one extreme, to pure ‘meaningfulness’ or ‘aboutness’ at the other extreme. […]