Not all the music sucks, but what makes music good?
It’s original, it’s timeless, it’s not contrived it’s not overproduced and it has real energy.
Rap, Country and Techno have killed Pop and Rock the last 20 years because Pop and Rock have failed at all of the above and Rap and Country and Techno have stayed original whether you like the genre or not.
Take my word for it.
Go back and listen to the following, but of course purchase them for full value, or I will be killed by a large recording company…Buy it now, damn you!:
- The Sweet: Ballroom Blitz, Little Willy and Man From Mecca TM (R) (c) The Sweet were the progenitors of both glam rock and punk-listen and believe.
- The Meters: Cissy Strut, Fire On The Bayou TM (R) (c) The Meters are the fathers of modern funk. I do like Bootsie TM (R) (c) and James Brown TM (R) (c) , but you have to listen to the Meters Bass groove yourself.
- Dionne Warwick: Do You Know The Way To San Jose? TM (R) (c) Brilliant Song.
- Roberta Flack: Killing Me Softly (not the horrible remake) TM (R) (c) Powerful breakout song. Anyone who listened to music of any genre this year liked this song.
- Stealer’s Wheel: Stuck In The Middle TM (R) (c) I knew as soon as I heard it in ’73 it would be around forever.
- Steve Miller: The Joker TM (R) (c) Timeless tune.
- The Who: Baba O’ Reilly, Substitute TM (R) (c) Listen for yourself.
- McCartney: Smile Away, Helter Skelter, High, High, High, Junior’s Farm TM (R) (c) Early solo McCartney kicked ass.
- Marvin Gaye: Let’s Get it On, Grapevine, Sexual Healing TM (R) (c) Marvin…
- The Ramones: Rock N’ Roll High School, Blitzkrieg Bop TM (R) (c) Pure punk.
- The Sex Pistols: God Save The Queen TM (R) (c) Savage, ground-breaking.
- The Clash: Career Opportunities TM (R) (c) Utter genius.
- Kraftwerk: Trans-Europe Express, Pocket Calculator TM (R) (c) They did it first.
- Trio Da, Da, Da TM (R) (c) Insane but unique
- The Carpenters: Top of The World, Rainy Days and Mondays TM (R) (c) Believe it or not, the Carpenters were fantastic, even serious rockers listened when no-one was looking.
- Don Williams: Tulsa Time, Some Broken Hearts Never Mend TM (R) (c) Aside from the Carpenters and Glen Campbell the most soulful cross-over country singer I ever heard.
- Glen Campbell: Galveston, Wichita Lineman TM (R) (c) Very deep, even if you don’t like country you’ll get this.
- George Clinton: Tear The Roof Off The Sucka TM (R) (c) Best show ever?
- Slade: Runaway TM (R) (c) Loudest Band In Rock and Roll (Do ya think ACDC was listening?)
- Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: White Lines TM (R) (c) Best of Old Skool
- Elvis Presley/Chuck Berry: Promised Land TM (R) (c) Wicked Elvis
- Elvis Presley: Burning Love, Suspicious Minds, Viva Las Vegas TM (R) (c) 70s Elvis was the best, the most real. AND YES, ELVIS IS ALIVE!
Ooh look at me I only like Indie music! I’m so cool and avant garde and with it!
IF IT WAS ANY GOOD IT WOULDN’T BE INDIE YOU IDIOT! IF NO-ONE WANTS TO LISTEN TO IT-IT’S CRAP YOU SELF-INVOLVED PRETENTIOUS MORON! GO EAT BABOON CRAP YOU STUPID JERKOFF WITH YOUR FREAKIN INDIE MUSIC! OH YEAH LIKE YOUR INDIE MUSIC IS MORE TALENTED THAN MARVIN GAYE-YEAH RIGHT. JUST SHUT UP YOU ASS!