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The Dead Art of Instrumental Music

I don’t want to, um, incriminate myself, or anything like that, or mention any specific, you know, file-sharing applications or whatever, but but I recently… became aware… of a collection of one-hundred of the “greatest” instrumental “rock” songs of all time. (According to whoever compiled the collection, anyway.) There was a lot of stuff on that list that I didn’t consider rock – R&B, yes, but not rock. Bah, semantics; after all, is it not said that one man’s rock ‘n’ roll is another man’s tortured wailing of injured animals? What I found more interesting, though, is that there were only, I think, two songs on the whole thing released after 1980.

Whatever happened to instrumental rock music – at least in America – anyway?
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Published in: Geekiness, General, History | on April 23rd, 2009 | 1 Comment »