Rock music has become culturally insignificant.
I’m watching the Superbowl pre-game circle jerk and I stare in amazement.
Old men pretending to be Rock’n’Roll. Bruce Springsteen claiming that his band in 1978 has nothing on his band in 2009. Journey playing the Pepsi sponsored tailgate party without Steve Perry. The Rock Music juggernaut whoring itself out to every demographic, with music as the garnish. That’s what Rock music has become, it’s the garnish.
And people wonder why everyone “steals” music, why Abbey Road was the second highest selling vinyl record of 2008, why album sales are in the shitter.
As soon as we made it the edges were knocked off… We killed ourselves to make it… But we sold out. –The Rolling Stone Interview 1971
The empire is crumbling and the Lords are attempting to fool you into thinking that all is well. What a perfect metaphor for the West. Stale music = Stale culture. Music has been homogenized, Live Nation-afied, Ralph James-ed, and we are left listening to crusty old blow hards reminisce about the good old days.
Rock and Roll needs to be purged. It’s out lived it’s time, as all things do. But it has made so many people so much money, that the individuals responsible for guarding the gates of artistic integrity are really double agents sent from the money pit to keep the pigs fat.
The people need a new way. Rock is dead. Move on or you will become what you hate. Rock music is a cultural wasteland.[youtube=http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=KMGSXIjU2Js]
Take Control of Your Music,