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Lennon's son : "Rock is Dead"

 
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Lennon's son : "Rock is Dead" Reply with quote

The son of late Beatle John Lennon, has declared that rock 'n' roll is dead.

Singer-songwriter Sean Lennon, 31, sparked controversy by suggesting that pop music is less important today than it was in his father's sixties heyday.

He said "I mean rock 'n' roll is already kind of played out. I wouldn't even being doing it if my mission was to be a pioneer.

"I'm only worried about creating beautiful songs. I'm not trying to reinvent song writing. Pop music and rock 'n' roll, it's not such a vital art form anymore in the way that it was in the sixties".

Hey Lesley and co-stop overdoing the 60's obsession on Radio 2-try considering other decades eg 70's and 80's.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not unlike Sean's "career"! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: Lennon's son : "Rock is Dead" Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
The son of late Beatle John Lennon, has declared that rock 'n' roll is dead.

Singer-songwriter Sean Lennon, 31, sparked controversy by suggesting that pop music is less important today than it was in his father's sixties heyday.


I agree. In the fifties and sixties, popular music became an icon for social change and each new record was something special (just like every new Beatles record was) but today there's so much music, all of which is just a mere commodity. It's packaged up with our materialistic society and therefore just isn't special any more. So I think Julian Lennon is right.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:17 am    Post subject: "Too Young To Die" Reply with quote

Rock'n'Roll's not dead for me, and I believe for millions of others watching live gigs week in, week out. I'm 51 years old, but still love loud, fast guitar-led (what I'd call) 'Rhythm and Blues'. But, NOT so-called 'Tribute Acts'!

It's just not what's played on mainstream radio (well, certainly not on Radio 1 and I.L.R. stations). Indeed, they play this insipid stuff which they call 'R'n'B', for which I feel they should be prosecuted under The Trade Descriptions Act! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter,
54 and still a prog rock fan. My work companion is a 100+ track mp3 player with stuff from Argent to Zappa. It also gets a lot of use from 5pm Monday to Friday. Currently enjoying "Firth of Fifth" by Steve Hackett
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:05 am    Post subject: "God Gave Rock'n'Roll to You" Reply with quote

firewirefred wrote:
So I think Julian Lennon is right.


Why; what's he said?

We know what SEAN Lennon has said! Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:01 pm    Post subject: Lennon's son - 'rock is dead' Reply with quote

Sour grapes from Lennon minor there?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Lennon's son : "Rock is Dead" Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Singer-songwriter Sean Lennon, 31....


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I for one completely agree with Sean Lennon, pop music isn't important to the young people of today, not compared to how I used to think of it in my world anyway ( 55 for me Very Happy ).

I think it's simply that back then almost everything was new, the style of the groups, the clothes they wore, the songs and sounds, the radio stations, the record players and, we all felt the songs were made just for us kids! it was an exciting time.

Today, lets face it, it's boring! we're bombarded with clinically clean music from perfect presenters and almost brainwashed to believe that it's good!

Is it good? many of the groups I hear on radio 2 over the last few years produce the most bland monotonous forgetable tripe I've ever heard! is this what kids are supposed to get excited about? ( record of the week on ken Bruce the other day, something by Rufus Wainwright... Rolling Eyes I thought it was dire! )

No, I don't think young people think it's important. The pop music scene is infested with oldies still plodding out their stuff which, lets face it, is tripe too isn't it Elton?

"Our" pop music was special, it was ours and parents hated it. Very Happy Very Happy
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