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Old 03-10-2021, 11:57 AM   #6
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Exclamation Re: Moby Explains Why Music Today is Shit

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Originally Posted by BeatlesFan3287 View Post
This reminds of one of the main reasons generation Z hates rock music; they seem to associate it with white bigotry and consider the genre too white overall.
If that's true, it would certainly not say much for the intellectual perceptiveness of the whole generation.

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They don't seem to realize that most rock stars are/were left leaning....
Not that there's any reason why there should be any kind of correlation between musical creativity/excellence and "left leaning" political beliefs or those of any stripe. And why would anyone be so daft as to assess music in light of an artist's political leanings?

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...that the (rock) genre has had a fair number of African Americans and other non white performers over the years.
Indeed, with Jimi Hendrix being perhaps at the very top of the list of legendary rock guitar players! Moreover modern rock actually evolved directly from the post-World War II rhythm and blues popular with the black community in the States. I don't believe that this Generation Z has much interest in the black artists that appeared up high on the R&B charts back in the day. Nor does any of the music which dominates the hit charts these days seem to have been much influenced by these old black bluesmen or soul singers. I wonder how many Generation Zers have even heard of Sonny Boy Williamson, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Elmore James, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Ben E. King, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, etc?

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