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originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: HouseMusic4Life
Everyone has there taste in music and so if you like this then that is up to you.
But for me House was the worst Music - can you really call it music - to EVER come out of the UK.
To enjoy it people had to take various drug's and it was all about the beat as a bunch of drugged up people danced spraying sweat and spit as they hopped around on speed or ecstasy or a trip or worse or even a combination of all of these potentially deadly chemical's.
Most of the musician's - can you really call them that - were merely DJ's adding a beat to an already existing track and often ruining it.
The Talent we had just before HOUSE was some of the best musicians in the world (well except for Bros and all those other manufactured pop idols) and then came the desert we call House Music that killed that talent off so that after it had faded from being the music of choice we had to put up with further crap and only now are we starting to see real talent coming back into the British music industry.
Let's remember this was about Illegal Raves in warehouses, on field's and beaches were everyone would just show up by word of mouth and after imbibing something illicit dance until the poison was worked out of there system.
Then again every now and then during house there were a few Genuine talent's, these were the rarity were a real music artist decided to make there own version of house and most of the time these were NOT British so let's just say we borrowed there talent.
KLF is one group.
And there were a few other's.
But still I am about the same age as most that loved this music being 49 on my way to 50 and I still think all it really was as a music style was repetitive beat usually overlying a basic tune - or a good tune made by someone else whom actually had talent such as the POLICE or STING with a beat smacked on top of it, it was the age that invented Ripping off other's people's music as samples instead of actually having the skill to create there own, so instead of music artists we ended up with music cut and paste experts.
Just before House bit into the music scene (it would have remained fringe except for the RAVES that were what people were really interested in) we had the likes of U2, Simple Mind's and even one hit wonders like Transvision Vamp were "Baby I don't Care" made Wendy James just about every under twenty's pin up girl of the decade - for five minutes anyway and many other great artists (and one hit wonders), at the same time the US was cranking out some brilliant music and the continued to even as house dominated over here, even as in the KLF when they did turn to making house style music they did it BETTER which is a shame since we were so brilliant with our music just before house killed it.
Let's listen to a track from just a few years before house took over the music scene.
English acid house and rave fans used the yellow smiley face symbol simply as an emblem of the music and scene, a "vapid, anonymous smile" that portrayed the "simplest and gentlest of the Eighties’ youth manifestations" that was non-aggressive, "except in terms of decibels" at the high-volume DJ parties.