Sometimes it’s rather amusing when mainstream media tries to describe and report on what’s happening in pop culture. Newspapers are much, much better at covering rock music than they used to be. Here’s an example.
Back in the mid-70s when the Ramones were starting to generate a buzz in New York with their brand of punk rock, the New York Times sent a reporter to a gig to write a review. Let me quote:
“The Ramones are a highly stylized extension of the punk medium. They deliver a nonstop set of brisk, monochromatically intense songs where conventional considerations of pace and variety are thrown calculatedly into the wind.”
Uh, yeah. Rock on, dude.
Thursday’s post was about the time a major label rejected U2.