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Legendary rockers The Who have announced they have no plans to ask One Direction to withdraw their new track Best Song Ever after a digital mob of rabid teenage girls bombarded them with death threats. The English rock band issued the statement yesterday, weeks after the boy band released their hit song. From the day of its …
whereas the response from the likes of that Caroline woman, Stella whats her face and the rest of the man hating femonazi's to a twitterstorm of threats of rape, murder or worse is exactly none at all.
From that I can only deduce that the Who are proper men and not a bunch of wishy washy liberal tree huggers!
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Their fans haven't heard anything released in the old millennium, to them One Direction's derivate is the original.
If you want to feel old: Go to Youtube, look up any rock song more than ten years old, and see what beer commercial, game, or animation the commenters think it originates from (or which present band's cover it is a "shitty cover" of).
The majority of songs out now are "re-mixes", "sampled from", "a tribute to" or "re-releases" of existing songs. Hell, most of the top 40 all "feature" other artists because they can't manage a whole song on their own.
Incidentally, Florence & the Machine's "Shake it out" samples a song from the 80s that I can't place my finger on. From 3:45 onwards if anyone know it...
"Now all you need is your team of marketing and PR people, stylists, song writers, etc.,"
Have you been a rock club night in the last 2-3 years? You'd be surprised at just how many talented kids there are out there willing to still work a music career the "old-fashioned" way, ie by actually learning to play and write music, then work their arses off gaining a proper dedicated fan base the hard way. They will take a shitty 15 min slot at the bottom of a 250 seat club to play in front of 20 people, usually for free to gain proper experience. Even as an old fart of 40+ years I still love going to club gigs seeing young bands learning to make music career the hard way.
Don't lump all young modern musicians together, there are still a hell of a lot of young musicians with integrity and drive, doing the right thing.
I wasn't implying that there aren't still talented musicians as there definitely are, and I've seen plenty in clubs over the years. But such talent is no longer a prerequisite for success.
If you look at the current big name "artists" few of them have any real talent. Top 40 lists are littered with more talentless fluff than ever before, not that I've ever been one to listen much to top 40 even when it did require some musical ability.
Talent was never a necessary thing for success.
The difference was the really big bands were all talented in some way.
Cannot think of anything past the 80's in pop music that has talent.
(Queen / Prince / Michael Jackson had talent regardless of whether you liked the Music or not).
Cannot think of much after that totally mainstream pop music.
Rick Rubin and people like him probably have provided more than any of the artists.
Porn has more in common with pop Music now than anything to do with Music.
Very true, there's too much brilliant talent around working hard with very little recognition while some total dross makes it into the charts on hype and publicity. Go to open mic nights around the country (i live near Guildford, which thanks to the ACM there is overloaded with really good musicians), and you'll see lots of great music.
I can still remember real music from when I was a child, sitting in the parlor listening to evening song accompanied by the the pump organ. Then all the new shit came along. People were suddenly dressing up to dance at the music hall. We don't dance while eating supper so why the fuck do they want us to dance while listening to music?? I blame the gramophone for making music popular among the wrong sort.
You don't need to read his autobiography, as his defence is summed up here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Townshend#Operation_Ore_investigation_and_police_caution
But lets recap what Stuart Hall said originally - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2274913/BBCs-Stuart-Hall-reveals-living-nightmare-dealing-spurious-sex-allegations.html
And that later turned in to something quite different - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22379286
Sadly, this is not them at all. They don't write or arrange their music, and they probably know little or nothing about The Who. Boy bands like these are a product, their job is (in order of importance) to be cute, dance, and sing the songs given to them by their producer. The songs are commissioned from professional songwriters, which you can safely assume are middle-aged men with a solid background in music and familiar with The Who.
This is not to say that the members of boy bands may not be genuinely talented (e.g. Robbie Williams), but they have zero freedom and near zero influence while in the boy band.
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