Rock And Roll Will Never Die
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I don’t see why we cant’ put a label on music. Everything we talk about is a label of some fashion. Whether you say its good, bad, makes you cry, those are labels. The genre label is just a way for people to find similar sounds they enjoy.
Not all music is equal…at all. I don’t give a fuck if half the population loves media created music..it’s not music. It’s an abomination.
There has been such a blending of genres and influences from all over the spectrum that tacking a label of “rock” or “punk” onto something is rarely accurate any more. The internet has opened the world of music up to everyone to the point where anyone can listen to anything and simply attaching a single label to a band is not giving them the credit they are due.
While I agree that labels can be useful because it would be very hard to communicate without them, labelling bands seems silly because that simple label does not convey what the band is all about and limits their exposure due to people who refuse to listen to certain genres.
Like Caitlin says, If it makes you feel FUCKING ALIVE, listen to it!
@gracyfacey719, I had not noticed your answer but yeah, it must have been weird enough to hear Morrison saying that he wants to kill his father, fortunately you weren’t listening to the uncensored version where he wants to… nnnNNNNAAAH… his mother :)
@Alex I think labelling music can be good, too… you just have to know why the stuff gets the labels it does.
If its because it has a certain bpm and comes from a specific influence, it makes total sense to use labels. if it has a certain label because people are trying to sell more music by glomming on to something popular, then that kind of labelling sucks.
Look at what dubstep has become, that’s a label that originally had meaning as far as bpm and actual content of song goes, now it just means “something with a bass drop that lots of people think is cool and underground” (the bro-step bastardization)