Skip to comments.Sir Bob Geldof declares rock and roll age dead and doesn't exist anymore
Posted on 03/19/2013 11:30:45 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
SIR Bob Geldof says the rock and roll age is dead.
The Boomtown Rats star and Live Aid icon said: "The central problem is, for us, rock and roll was a social medium.
"That period has passed because now there are many alternative social mediums. Rock and roll needs a context in which to exist.
"It doesn't exist anymore. It's ceased to be culturally relevant.
"The rock and roll age is dead, in my view.
He added: "I'm amazed it died. No-one expected that, but I'm lucky I jumped in halfway through it.''
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Its dead in the sense that I hear almost nothing new now that I like or resembles Rock and Roll in it heyday. I’m in my mid 50s and used to listen to the radio constantly as a teenager. It was all new stuff—you rarely heard “oldies”. Now when I listen, all the songs are decades old.
If that’s not a sign of death, I don’t know what is.
He was just a friggen Canadian busy-body who sounded like a squealing rat when he 'sang'. And I loved it when Lynyrd Skynyrd responded his rotten 'Southern Man' cr@p-song with 'Sweet Home Alabama' (YouTube live concert).
One of my fave Lynyrd Skynyrd songs Call Me The Breeze 1976 Live Concert, playing it now ;-)
LOL, I have done the same many times. They always get the same look of disbelief when they really pay attention to the words for the first time. I'm sure I looked the same way 25 years ago when someone first informed me.
LOL we own an Internet station and I play Classic Rock and Blues 3 hrs five nights a week!
You would be surprised at the younger Generation that considers it better than Top 40!
It’s out there and still has a great listner base!
Dead? Not by a long shot! Long Live Rock and Roll!
***It died when Buddy Hollys plane went down.****
To me, it died when the BEATLES hit this shore. Music then went to trash.
For excellent surf (instrumental) music, may I recommend a Pittsburgh band called The Turbosonics. You can find their page on facebook and they have just released their first CD. They are influenced by Dick Dale and Link Wray. If I can find the site where you can hear clips of their music, I’ll reply again. Right now they all are at work at their day time jobs.
But it's cheap to produce. Disposable "flavor of the month" acts.
I blame Grunge. Especially Curt Cobain.
Most overrated band, ever.
I’m Bob Geldolf. I’m here to save rock and roll.
Dee Dee’s ghost is not amused.
Do you have any idea how technical guitar playing became in the 1980s? Think Les Paul, but in front of saturated Marshall stacks.
Farrakhans a prophet that I think you oughta listen toI would not call that honest.
Public Enemy, Bring The Noise
Rock and roll ‘died’ because of self important liberals who tried to hijack music designed to drink and dance and then #@&! and claim it was “important” and has “social relevance”.
It wasn’t about soda shops. It wasn’t about marching in the street against wars or denouncing starvation.
When Paul Revere and the Raiders sang “Hungry”, they weren’t savoring food.
And it still exists. In the underground and juke joints and warehouses and hole in the walls.
Friends of mine, from LI, NY.
Friends of mine from LI, NY. They’re one of the better rock bands around the NY metro area.
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