Tuesday 2 November 2004

Crikey - Is Australian Idol murdering pop music?

Crikey - Is Australian Idol murdering pop music?

This drivel was written about Australian Idol.

I'm not a big fan of 'pop' music, but Australian Idol does have a certain charm, and I think it's time for old dogs like Max Factor to learn a new trick, or roll over and die.

Does Max not realise that the Beatles were the first boy band? Their early stuff was pure unadulterated drivel, and mostly covers of other peoples songs.

If there had been a similar contest in the early 1960's, I have no doubt that the Beatles would have won that, because they were so marketable, just like Guy Sebastion.

It was only after a few good years, and an enormous amout of drugs, that they became the least bit interesting.

People have been saying the same crap about music for centuries, and it is, and always has been, elitist and nostalgic nonsense. Adorno said that Jazz was the anthesis of all modern music (or some such) in the 1920s, but how much as Jazz influenced ALL music since?

And music such as the Beatles and Beach Boys so-called longevity is only due to those who liked them in the earlier years still having so much sway on our airways and music press.

My advice to Max, learn to say something NEW about music or STFU.

Learn from your the subject of your latest column, John Peel... He had an open mind about all forms of music, and maybe you should too!

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