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(CNN)   Columnist transported here straight from 1971 asks "Has music been overtaken by image?" He's going to shiat when he learns about glam rock and MTV in the 80s   (cnn.com) divider line 19
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2012-07-29 08:21:07 AM
 
2012-07-29 08:27:49 AM
Don't worry, by 1973 it was definitely all about the music.

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2012-07-29 09:37:29 AM
I'm sure it's rose-colored retrospective glasses, but it does seem like the image-driven artists of past were at least inseparable from their music. Lady Gaga, et al. are pretty much generic pop performers that happen to dress up in eye-catching outfits. I hear nothing outlandish in their music that correlates to their image.
 
2012-07-29 10:11:14 AM
CNN. Certified Nitwit Nonsense
 
2012-07-29 10:35:15 AM

FeedTheCollapse: I'm sure it's rose-colored retrospective glasses, but it does seem like the image-driven artists of past were at least inseparable from their music. Lady Gaga, et al. are pretty much generic pop performers that happen to dress up in eye-catching outfits. I hear nothing outlandish in their music that correlates to their image.


Definitely the rose glasses.
Cause it's all shiat.
 
2012-07-29 10:46:12 AM
 
2012-07-29 11:35:08 AM
He must have been transported from the Roman Republic.
 
2012-07-29 11:48:45 AM
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/you can see rhinestones from the cheap seats
 
2012-07-29 12:13:00 PM
If you are suggesting that David Bowie was all about the image at the expense of the music, you can fark right off forever.

/not taking issue with the general premise, but you LEAVE DAVID BOWIE ALONE!!
 
2012-07-29 01:05:06 PM
Nice troll Subby but the Glam was just an homage to glam 70s rock, today they pick new artists by saying "this kid is pretty, get him a vocal coach! Stat!"

Stage shows have always been about glitz or putting on a show though, kiss built a career off it.
 
2012-07-29 01:07:37 PM

Superjew: If you are suggesting that David Bowie was all about the image at the expense of the music, you can fark right off forever.

/not taking issue with the general premise, but you LEAVE DAVID BOWIE ALONE!!


As a life long Bowie fan, I'm saying he was absolutely about image. He had about 15 fans as David Jones singing The Laughing Gnome. over 100 times that as Alladin Sane / Ziggy Stardust. And probably a hundred times that as his Let's Dance personna.

Do you think a typical douchey 70s mellow rock singer would have succeeded performing Ziggy Stardust?
 
2012-07-29 01:13:48 PM
Lester Bangs, is that you?
 
2012-07-29 01:20:11 PM
FTFA: Is Lady Gaga an artist?

*shuts browser window*

*turns off computer*

*walks away*
 
2012-07-29 02:25:01 PM
I take it that Milli Vanilli is finally being released ... no?
 
2012-07-29 05:28:04 PM

Generation_D: Superjew: If you are suggesting that David Bowie was all about the image at the expense of the music, you can fark right off forever.

/not taking issue with the general premise, but you LEAVE DAVID BOWIE ALONE!!

As a life long Bowie fan, I'm saying he was absolutely about image. He had about 15 fans as David Jones singing The Laughing Gnome. over 100 times that as Alladin Sane / Ziggy Stardust. And probably a hundred times that as his Let's Dance personna.

Do you think a typical douchey 70s mellow rock singer would have succeeded performing Ziggy Stardust?


It was all part of the same thing. The image was part of the music in glam rock. The thing is, though, it still led to some pretty farking awesome music.

/let the children boogie
 
2012-07-30 10:10:36 AM
You know what they should stop doing forever? Having a bunch of dancers doing synchronized moves behind some painted up, barely dressed broad who's singing about love/heartache/dancing.
 
2012-07-30 10:27:15 AM

PYROY: You know what they should stop doing forever? Having a bunch of dancers doing synchronized moves behind some painted up, barely dressed broad who's singing about love/heartache/dancing.


Good idea, women are not for decoration
 
2012-07-30 11:04:30 AM
A few albums from 1971:

The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
Crazy Horse
The Doors - L.A. Woman
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Elton John - Madman Across the Water
Faces - A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse
Led Zeppelin IV
Pink Floyd - Meddle
John Prine
Bonnie Raitt
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Santana III
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
The Who - Who's Next
Yes - Fragile
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On?
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions
Todd Rundgren - Runt: The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren
Rory Gallagher - Deuce
B.B. King - Live In Cook County Jail
Little Feat

There's still good music being made. But not nearly as much of it, IMO. And unlike 1971, you usually won't hear it on the radio.
 
2012-07-30 02:24:54 PM

GibbyTheMole: A few albums from 1971:

The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
Crazy Horse
The Doors - L.A. Woman
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Elton John - Madman Across the Water
Faces - A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse
Led Zeppelin IV
Pink Floyd - Meddle
John Prine
Bonnie Raitt
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Santana III
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
The Who - Who's Next
Yes - Fragile
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On?
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions
Todd Rundgren - Runt: The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren
Rory Gallagher - Deuce
B.B. King - Live In Cook County Jail
Little Feat

There's still good music being made. But not nearly as much of it, IMO. And unlike 1971, you usually won't hear it on the radio.


Stevie Wonder - Where I'm Coming From
 
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