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(Music) The Death of Modern Music 
1st-Apr-2007 02:57 pm
tony woke up
Some footage of The Clash from the month that I was born (June '81) which leads me to the question - is it any wonder that my faith in modern music is waning when you think that this kind of performance is over 25 years old and there has been nothing with equal excitement since?

1st-Apr-2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
I think there's a real lack of excitement in pretty much all modern music, I can't think of much of it that has any energy to it. I also don't have much faith in modern music. I'd be happy if I heard something to change my mind, but so far I haven't.
2nd-Apr-2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
This is interesting, because that video did almost nothing for me. Perhaps that's because I don't know The Clash, though. I just wouldn't have called it "exciting" as such...
3rd-Apr-2007 04:49 am (UTC)
It was more the sheer energy that they were exuding from the stage that they achieved without the normal pogo jumping about and other theatrics. I suppose that what it boils down to (for me) is that the look like the honestly believe in every note that they are playing, and that's a rare thing these days (again, I think).

I must point out though that I watched an Arcade Fire clip this morning that deeply moved me so I'm not saying that modern music is rubbih or anything, but I think that to say that The Clash marked the death of rock n roll (which is bandied about by Tony Parsons and the like) is kind of a fair point, given that rock and roll is a larger umbrella than the fragmented terms you get now.

That makes sense in my head anyway.
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