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The tricky thing about the future is that you don't know whats going to happen. So what next ? will there ever be another 'musical revolution' ?


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Initial post: 25 Feb 2012 10:00:26 GMT
old enough to have smelt the departing incense of psychedelia, adolescent and loved heavy metal and prog, briefly inspired by the vacuum of punk...irritated initially but later a fan of electronica...

but now what ? artists are categorised and marketed within seconds - a product with shelf life. not an artist with relevance...

music is a laminated corpse....back to the future for the next retro-sale.

Posted on 25 Feb 2012 11:22:22 GMT
nephran says:
Maybe a band can invent thems Nu-jazz-metal and start thems whole new ball game.

Posted on 25 Feb 2012 11:56:23 GMT
TheFoe says:
"Maybe a band can invent thems Nu-jazz-metal and start thems whole new ball game". You obviously haven't heard of Acoustic Ladyland, Neph? It has been done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dqr1W-4-Wo

Posted on 25 Feb 2012 12:02:49 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Feb 2012 12:03:16 GMT
gille liath says:
I don't think it can happen again, not in our lifetimes anyway. Rock'n'roll was as much a social as musical revolution. Now there's not much left to rebel against, society can hardly get much more fragmented, and if people aren't growing up hearing decent music they're hardly likely to be able to produce it. All we're gonna see is a continuing mash-up of what already exists. Get laminating.

Posted on 25 Feb 2012 12:42:31 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
It depends on what you define as a revolution. The movements KO listed didn't change music radically: they just used instruments and/or song structures in a slightly different way. The real revolutions in music in the twentieth century were the development of electronic instruments, which was a gradual process (electronica didn't appear fully formed overnight: it emerged from the interbreeding of the electronic branch of post-psychedelia/industrial music and dance music), and adoption of the small-band format by pop music, which had previously been based on orchestral/big-band backings. Electronic instruments led to huge changes in pretty well all areas of music, while the small-band format made pop - particularly rock & roll - much more of a do-it-yourself form that the industry had to readjust to accommodate. I don't see why a musical movement along the lines of psychedelia, punk, etc., shouldn't emerge again in the near future. I think the difference from the sixties/seventies would be that the huge majority of people in countries like the UK & USA wouldn't notice it until elements began to influence the mainstream some years later. Most people were aware of psychedelia & punk at the time, even if they never listened to it. I don't think that would happen now.

Posted on 25 Feb 2012 16:31:40 GMT
Plenty of life left in the old vynl yet so i foresee there being many, many musical revolutions.
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