Richard Graham wrote: I don't need approval from someone who thinks the word 'rockist' is rather a clever put-down.
I get the impression that you are a bit of an elitist, BM!
Sorry RG, I childishly slipped in the 'rockist' bit because you'd already admitted it winds you up...
I think it's a bit pretentious too for what it's worth. I usually say 'greaser' but many find this more offensive!
I'm sure you are neither.
As regards being an elitist, I feel I'm quite the opposite when it comes to music. I'm a populist.
As the documentary clearly points out, synth pop was relatively democratic in its creation - a logical progression from Punk's DIY ethic.
The repercussions of that are still being felt, for better or worse...