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
click here to read article
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.
Too bad disco isn’t dead either. Whether it is 70s or house music, it all is repetitive machination of sounds designed for drug fueled boinking.
Yep! Just like that.
I just got a Fakebook note from my favorite Brit band Phat Bollard, who don’t even care about having its CD released in the US (and it’s unavailable on Amazon.co.uk either), the note saying: “Bring out your change . We’ll be busking in Plymouth today.”
Check ‘em out, they’re on Myspace.
Howard Stern needs to lock him in a car trunk again.
Dale Watson was a rock and roller (did the original Suzie Q, and later produced bands and kept performing until he died) who supported the troops and this nation.
Commies hated rock and roll (they pointed to “folk music” as the real music of the people). Then they subverted it. Then punk came along and poked fingers in the eyes of politically correct liberals. Then they subverted it.
Apart from gay anthems, no one looks to disco/house for “messages”.
Oh, there’s some garbage out there, a lot of it. But My point was there is NO hope of true cultural commentary from rock now.
Rap is awful, but it’s popular with the kids. They go for shock ad awe, as always. And they like classic rock a lot. Just nothing these guys are putting out now.
My group likes Jimi, The Stones, Led Zeppelin, (Def Leopard, and AC/DC no comment) for a few. They also appreciate Sinatra, Louis Prima, Dinah Washington.
I hear you loud and clear.
Still, I'll take Scotty Moore over Joe Satriani any day of the week (2x on Sundays).
I mean rap can be awful, and, of course, dishonest.
Rock and roll and soul plus a little country in the mix...
How about Eric Johnson?
I guess that is why they called themselves The Kinks...
I suppose you friend would be equally shocked at Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side. I wonder how these two great songs (whatever you think of their content) managed to get played on the radio back in the day.
For me, the Wild Side was obvious after a few listens. Yeah. The Kinks. They probably had to hide that crap back then. Wish they still did. Speaking of wishing, what about the Pink in Pink Floyd ? Which ones Pink ? Never quite got that.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.