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Saturday, 9 January 2010

ROCK'N'ROLL:STAMPED OUT!


It’s official! Rock’n’Roll is no longer the subversive force of rebellion that it used to be. It hasn’t been for years, but with the release of the series of classic album cover stamps its death knell has been given the royal seal of approval. I mean....and I love both these bands, but....The Clash and Primal Scream hardly royalist/establishment loving outfits now are/were they. Who’d have thought back when London Calling and Screamadelica were released what the future would hold for these two classic albums. Still I suppose it could be seen as some sort of ultimate subversion, I dunno....How the times have changed!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid Rock 'N' Roll is no more subversive than anything else, and hasn't been since the founding of the 'industry'. Whatever began life to shock, to make an honest statement, or to question the status quo, has always been exploited for profit. The only thing that surpasses the cynical Capitalist nature, is it's greed. I'm afraid it would be naive to believe anything else. I don't wish to be defeatest, but to have any belief in 'The Revolution'
is equally naive. Don't misunderstand me, we have to keep on fighting, anything else would be a crime against our own nature, but the fight must be fought for it's own sake, not for some idealistic cause. The a-holes can't be allowed to have everything their own way!
Can I also say how great it is to see a blog like this; to know that like-minded people are out there.
More power to you, and keep on keeping on.

Anonymous said...

A p.s. to my comment above. The Rolling Stones had a huge hit with 'Street Fighting Man' and now 'Sir Mick' and the boys are unable to help their old mate, Mick Taylor, who I've heard can't afford to maintain and repair his house.
In what way does this differ from all the selfish sods before?; in what way is this generation any less a waste of space? It's all just so much hot air. We all have to be 'better' people to those around us, and to keep on giving our opinions, loud and clear, to whoever, and whenever.

Anonymous said...

I would say the most subversive of all the 'Stamps' is Ziggy Stardust. London Calling is positively mainstream compared to that '72 release. A true proto- punk classic dressed up (Disguised) in a pop production. Bowie must be having a quiet chuckle.