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originally posted by: muse7
I've been listening to a lot of Phil Collins and Whitney Houston recently, it's amazing how much talent they had compared to most artists today.
It's a real shame that most people my age (18-24) listen to garbage such as rap. Every day when I'm driving some douche bag has to pull up next to me with rap blasting from his car.
It's a real shame that they are listening to that crap when they could be enjoying true musical masterpieces such as "Sussudio", "Another Day in Paradise", or "Don't Lose my Number".
Although I think Phil Collins best work came from his solo career, I still think Genesis made some great music as well. Hits such as "Land of Confusion" and "In Too Deep" are definitely in my Phil Collins collection.
And let's not forget about Whitney, a pop icon with a marvellous and powerful voice.
originally posted by: Astyanax
Well, punk didn't kill anything off. Punk is dead as yesterday's fish, and the music it was supposed to destroy still survives and delights huge numbers of new fans every day. Your team lost.
I like that the song isn't trying to sell anything. It's a beat that really grooves.
Punk led to New Wave which led to Britpop etc, etc...
Punk has far more bearing and influence on today's (good) music than those 70's dinosaurs.
Look at old (really old) English, Irish and Scottish folk songs and you'll find plenty with such themes as murder, rape, incest, infanticide, alcoholism and just about every other crime under the sun.
Same goes for the blues, as you say, except that by then drugs had been invented, so we have lots of songs about that too.
And 'paedophilia' has been a staple of pop music just about for ever. Remember this?
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
and what's popular is often popular for a reason
originally posted by: RonPalmer
a reply to: CloudsTasteMetallic
You appear to be implying that you're a great artist/musician - I'd be interested in some evidence to support that claim.