I am utterly appalled. Disgusted.
Country music has, for me, been a bane to my ear since I can remember. I am not talking about old school country, the stuff which dealt with real
issues, heavy stuff, involved talent and poetic genius, and was not involved in a constant effort to remove its own brain cells via application of
whiskey and beer.
No, I am talking of modern country. From the Boot Scootin Boogie, to Time To Take My Drunk Ass Home, the format and content have not changed one
iota. The only thing that differs is how familiar any of the participants in making this "music", actually are with hard work, and hard living. It
drives me absolutely mad. The repetitive, twee, thoughtless riff structure, the un-imaginative lyrics...
Now, normally speaking, this would not be a problem for me, because I simply would not listen to it. But my best friends man has a taste for the
modern country style, mostly because he believes that songs which glorify the ideal of getting blind ass drunk, have a value of their own, and frankly
because he really does not give a flying toss about quality.
As a result, whenever I go to see my besty, I am beset by this audiological abortion. Now, her man is actually a top notch chap, and so I do not make
an issue out of it, but it's been a very long time since I last sat with my best friend, and listened to some good, hard, sharp, nasty metal. A very,
very long time. It may even be the case, that the last time I was sat some place with my best friend, listening to metal, was at the last festival we
This is not right, and let's face it. Modern country cannot compete with hardcore metal. It has no passion or individuality what so ever. The guitar
work on one of these modern, frat boy country tracks, is no better, worse, or in any way different to another. It is all, mindless drudgery.
What happened to the style of Cash, that deep, meaningful, and poetic soul? Who makes that nowadays?
edit on 18-1-2016 by TrueBrit because:
Failed to post actual thread body first time around.