what happened to the days of great music. Iím not talking about well produced, full sounding pieces of EDM shit. Iím talking about the real stuff. Iím a 94 kid, lucky to be born passed the times when the world was facing itís real problems but unlucky to be born after the time when music was a great guitar solo, a singerís crackling howl or the Smashing Pumpkins 1979.
Apparently people are saying that Tame Impala is the worldís last mega rock band, but to me that is the twist of the knife to my heat. No more originals by Bill Corgan, no more Anthony Kiedis losing his shit on stage, and perhaps the last greatest artist, Amy Winehouse. No more jazz, instead more ďtechnoĒ, more of that ďdoof doorĒ shit and more of that music that no one could ever really appreciate because it was never really greatÖ unless played in a club with a bunch of kids either high, drunk or tripping of too many "MDís" / "mollys" / "ecstactcy" / whatever it's called these days.
Itís sad to say, but itís true. I wish I was born a generation earlier, perhaps even three or four so that I could have been born in time to see Jimmy Hendrix and the Gypsies let lose. A time when I may have had to face the real problems of the world but could have at least got lost in the real music of the world. Today my only connection to that world of music and time of life is martin scorsesesí Vinyl. Even the foo fighters have thrown in the towel, but we wonít go there, considering that they still may be one of my favourite bands. The fact that they came to SA and played with a random motor cyclist that they met is enough to have me sold.
Gone are the days of Kurt Cobain saying ďIím not gay, but I wish I were to piss off homophobes.Ē Now are the days of kids like Justin Bieber making headlines, Kanye & Kimís wedding breaking the news & worst of all, Justin Bieberís sorry topping Adele (right now on the billboard 100).
If I had a final wish it would be to see Oasis back in action, beating out Cigarettes & Alcohol & not giving a shit about the media or what anyone else said. Gone are the days of people like Amy Winehouse being quoted to say ďall the instrumentation is completely live. I wouldnít have any fake horns on my record. I think they put fake strings on Take The Box, but I wasnít part of that.Ē
Maybe Iím nostalgic, maybe Iím snobbish, maybe I could be categorised as an "audiophile" but in all honestly, the best musicians seem to be the most troubled musicians (barring Dave Groll). But if I had one final wish, it would be to see these artists live, in all their glory.
Please, anyone out there who is half good at guitar, vocals and can strum a chorus, put your music out there, show me the light and for **** sakes, letís pray that music isnít dead.
"People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. It's very selfish, but it's understandable.Ē - Mick Jagger
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