Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mr. Music

Okay so the title of Mr. Music is really just a stupid attempt at getting your attention and if you continue to read, then I guess it worked.  I don't pretend to know everything about music, I act like I do. 

In a literal sense the title of Mr. Music reflects an appreciation for music that has no boundaries, but honestly anything that is assumed to be "popular" music now is trash.  It is not possible to consider Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga music, it is merely regurgitated bubble gum that fits neatly into a template that music execs know will make them money.  Today's music could be compared with the steaming piles of poo that was the era of Disco, that black hole in music that squirmed its way into the 1970's.

The Disco era overwhelms the musical senses by making us assume that all of the music from the '70's was trash and this was simply not true.  Bands like Black Sabbath, Rainbow, America, and T Rex made their mark in the same era as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor and the Village People.

Today much of the music can be slopped into a similar, all too comfortable '70s mold and with the onslaught of Bieber, Lady Gaga, and the Black Eyed Peas, bands such as Linkin Park, Stone Sour, Papa Roach and Avenged Sevenfold seek what their '70s rock bands achieved; success while their music goes unmentioned and a meager existence within the heavy radio coverage of the new era of Disco.

Its sad, it really is.  Within the confines of college radio, satellite radio, and a rabid group of fans, they will succeed.  They have to, its either that or Lady Gaga, and they thought Marylin Manson was bad.

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