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Forum: Music Today, 09:43
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Posted By mgvsmith
Well you judge what Siouxsie thought of Glam....

Well you judge what Siouxsie thought of Glam. Here's a very short summary of glam and punk. (http://www.punk77.co.uk/punkhistory/lastoftheteenageidolsthes.htm) Note who Siouxsie is pictured with....
Forum: The X Factor Yesterday, 21:48
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Views: 175,679
Posted By mgvsmith
The history is only part of the story. That...

The history is only part of the story. That 'unofficial' confederate flag has become a symbol of something else. It now has associations which are definitely seen as reactionary.

When Lynyrd...
Forum: Music Yesterday, 21:35
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
Glam was irreverent, that's subversive in itself....

Glam was irreverent, that's subversive in itself. They also brought theatre and art to pop. So glam wasn't just the glitter acts who were having a laugh. I think there are many who would like to...
Forum: Music Yesterday, 20:29
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
Actually I left a whole lot out of that bit, must...

Actually I left a whole lot out of that bit, must have been tired. I was going to throw in The Mission and The Sisters of Mercy and suggest that all that Gothic rock stuff was influenced by Glam....
Forum: The X Factor Yesterday, 18:07
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Views: 175,679
Posted By mgvsmith
Texas does seem to be different. There is no...

Texas does seem to be different. There is no flag of the Wild West really. And I've seen the Ken Burns documentaries on the Civil War and the Wild West.



I have always wondered how Lynyrd Skynyrd...
Forum: Music Yesterday, 17:10
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
Alvin Stardust, one of your failed 60s acts...

Alvin Stardust, one of your failed 60s acts turning up as a glam star, rather like Gary Glitter.


Glam introduced the theatrical, the carnivalesque, it was a contrast to the seriousness of prog...
Forum: The X Factor Yesterday, 06:32
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Views: 175,679
Posted By mgvsmith
Interesting. How do you think the third album is...

Interesting. How do you think the third album is going to be promoted in the USA?
I can't wait for the interviews. So this is the album which you cancelled the US tour to produce? How are you going...
Forum: The X Factor Yesterday, 06:16
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Views: 175,679
Posted By mgvsmith
It's the flag of the secessionist South, not much...

It's the flag of the secessionist South, not much to do with the Wild West really.
I remember Lynyrd Skynrd using it as a backdrop to emphasis their southern credentials.
I guess it has come to...
Forum: Music 09-07-2014, 23:57
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
I guess John Peel, Alan Freeman and Johnny Walker...

I guess John Peel, Alan Freeman and Johnny Walker seemed more interested in the music.



I'm always defending glam. Glam was the music of Bowie, Queen, Roxy, Be Bop Deluxe, Eno, Mott the Hoople,...
Forum: Music 09-07-2014, 08:10
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
I listen to lots of modern music, the charts,...

I listen to lots of modern music, the charts, streaming services. I also listen to a broad range of current music. Looking through the music on this device, I have all the records of Adele, Little...
Forum: Music 09-07-2014, 07:39
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
It is of course possible to assess modern music...

It is of course possible to assess modern music on most of the criteria. Influence being less possible to assess than other criteria, but It's arguable that modern music is more relevant to our...
Forum: Music 08-07-2014, 15:20
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
The sort of judgement beyond the personal isn't...

The sort of judgement beyond the personal isn't scientific judgement it is aesthetic judgement. It's a different sort of method. And I partially described it in an earlier post.

I would include:...
Forum: Music 07-07-2014, 14:39
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
I do get this general point that people of a...

I do get this general point that people of a certain age always think back to their youth and view it through rose-tinted spectacles (or hear it through rose-tinted earphones, whatever). But it is...
Forum: Music 07-07-2014, 12:05
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
It's a simple point but of course the quality of...

It's a simple point but of course the quality of a generation's music is defined by the best in that generation not the worst.
Forum: Music 07-07-2014, 11:44
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
Do you mean middle-classy? Here's Judie Tzuke...

Do you mean middle-classy?

Here's Judie Tzuke 'Stay with me til dawn (http://youtu.be/nDLfNkwLr1U)'
And you may want to check out Julee Cruise's 'Fallin' album from 1990 to get where the London...
Forum: Music 07-07-2014, 01:01
Replies: 42
Views: 2,812
Posted By mgvsmith
Even that wasn't true. Little Mix's 'Word Up'...

Even that wasn't true. Little Mix's 'Word Up' single was for Sport Relief and only one of the six Sport Relief singles has made no 1. It was nearly all fantasy.
Forum: Music 07-07-2014, 00:22
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
I have most of Hot Chocolate's works and there...

I have most of Hot Chocolate's works and there aren't many pop bands who have written and played such a range of music over such a period. Fan base is irrelevant and do you really know if they are...
Forum: Music 06-07-2014, 22:11
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
It's hard to be precise about the ratio of good...

It's hard to be precise about the ratio of good to bad. Mainly because there was such a variety in the 70s. I wouldn't defend the music of The Dooleys, Our Kid, Showaddywaddy and others but I would...
Forum: Music 06-07-2014, 19:44
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
Are there better examples, I just thought it...

Are there better examples, I just thought it wasn't great?
Forum: Music 06-07-2014, 19:41
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
The last comment is just stupid if you consider...

The last comment is just stupid if you consider the vast range of quality music mentioned earlier.

You keep referring to chart music as if that defines the 70s and you are confusing variety with...
Forum: Music 06-07-2014, 16:17
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
Radio one is more censored today than in the 70s....

Radio one is more censored today than in the 70s. John Peel was on radio one.

Having choice doesn't mean people make choices.

70s pop music was not just The Wombles, David Cassidy and The...
Forum: Music 06-07-2014, 15:42
Replies: 42
Views: 2,812
Posted By mgvsmith
To be fair Little Mix's second album is better...

To be fair Little Mix's second album is better then their first one and there were a few decent singles on it, just not the songs that got released. LM seem to have gone with a R n'B style which is...
Forum: The X Factor 06-07-2014, 11:48
Replies: 3,629
Views: 175,679
Posted By mgvsmith
Probably about right. Would being dropped be...

Probably about right.

Would being dropped be all that bad? Not right now with the tour cancellation but next year after the contract album. I'm sure another label would pick them up.
Forum: Music 06-07-2014, 11:12
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
The technique issue confuses me a bit. I was...

The technique issue confuses me a bit.
I was just listening to The Doobie Brothers and they were a mainstream pop/rock band from the 70s. But what mainstream pop/rock group would have their...
Forum: Music 06-07-2014, 10:31
Replies: 238
Views: 6,622
Posted By mgvsmith
I'm not sure what's special about either of those...

I'm not sure what's special about either of those pieces. Neither sound particularly great.
I like the idea of music fusions but I really feel modern classical musicians/composers like Steve Reich...
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