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Be careful what you wish for
I'll take my chances, do you think the dross includes Ian Drury, Elvis Costello, Magazine, Souxie and the Banshees et al? if that was dross then where can i find it's equivalent today?
No, I think those would count as the 'modern classics' of the time. His name was Ian Dury, BTW.
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But did punk really 'happen' at all ?
Sociologists have written books about ......blah de blah
Gimme a break, WTF do sociologists know except stating the bleed*n obvious, they are pathological neophiles and got an opinion on everything but an answer for nothing, intellectually bereft and functionally inert!
Well, that's that sorted then.
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Labels are irrelevant, every musical style is driven by one thing..an overwhelming desire for expression, and on that level , yes I think I really would like to hear a bit more passion in chart music in particular, however unlikely. Dave
Yes that is sort of my point. I am using Punk as a label to identify a period in musical rather than a definition of a particular kind of music. I just think, who today is making sonegs mike Oliver's Army, a tune that was incredibly popular, it was a good pop tune, but with profound lyrics commenting on issues of the day instead of the overwhelming occurrence of saccarin boy meets girl meets boy stuff. Nothing wrong with but as they say "For crying out loud change the record!" Surely there is more to sing about than petty frolickings behind the crack house
Watch TOTP 1970s. There was just as much scmaltzy crap around then as now.
Onward and outward