Re: 19 years ago today
Posted by: nivjourney ()
Date: April 06, 2013 09:57PM

Where did I say most? From about 1977 - 1989 there was some brilliant stuff... alot of it... rock, melodic rock, AOR, metal... after that it all got a bit stale apart from the odd gem.
Even now... every once in a while the odd decent album pops up... nothing on par with the glory days, but something that will last a few weeks or months of plays, that you revisit every once in a while after that.
But the majority of it isn't that good. There's plenty of it that i enjoy, even when I know it's crap... But to pretend it's anything else, and to pretend that every now and again music doesn't need a revolution is just ignorant.
Rock & Roll was king, but it became mainstream, and everyone was on the bandwagon, so then it got heavier and darker and less commercial.
Disco and R&B swamped the market place, and "black music" was getting more poppy and cashmere-sweaters-tied-over-the-shoulders lookin'... and Rap came along and gave that a kick up it's arse.
Jim Reeves had become the polite accepted standard for all country music... and suddenly you had guys fighting against the establishment and getting political suddenly you had guys like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Tompaul Glaser, Waylon Jennings and they bought that rebel spirit back to country music and made that popular for a whole new generation.
It'll always happen, in any genre. I'm sure all the Jim Reeves fans shit their pants when Johnny Cash strode out at The Grand Ole Opry, high as a kite, head to toe in black and kicked the lights out...
To say (whether you put a smiley on it or not) that the best thing that ever happened was someone else, who you never met and never knew, committing suicide, is pretty fucking pathetic and low, whatever way you wanna dress it up really.
But it did fit in rather nicely with my points that I made earlier... so I thank you for that.
Niv

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