"Would you play 'Wango Tango'?"
"P.S. "Wango Tango" was TN's masterwork,....."
You've already answered this musical question by stating:
"How many of you could, or would, let go of your musical tastes and your personal dignity in order to ...."
Let me expamd on it this way. I have this essay i revisit every so often ,some of it's undercurrent was expressed in a thread I discharged over the state of what passes for music at this year's MTV Awards ,and it all so effortlessly fits under the heading of
" Rock & Roll Assholes " and Ted Nugent is right up there as the proto-arsehole of rock along with that other shining formerly heroin-soaked shit-for-brains from Detroit ,Iggy Pop. These Northern MidWest White Trash boys preceeded the latest counter-evolutionary spawn of Kid Rock .
There isn't room enough to get started on the Eurotrash of the Sex Pistols, etc,. Suffice it to say Punk become White Thrash RAP has sent musicianship down the trough ever since to be replaced by what is always labeled as "raw" performance art attitude.
So suffice it to say that if I were ever to put in the effort to learn the craft of the guitar , per chance to master atleast a signature style ,the less than last thing I would then do is throw it all away on the likes of "Wango Tango".
I'm remnded of the line from one of my most favorite films " A Man for All Seasons" where Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas Moore ,on trial for his life ,asking a former student of his ,who betrays him by perjuring himself to convict Moore for high treason, what the chain of office he was now newly wearing ( suggesting his Judas pay for job well done ). Upon hearing he was made a magistrate of Wales . Moore responds " Why Rich ,it profit not a man to lose his soul for the whole world....But for Wales? "
"Wango Tango" is definitely in that catagory ,but certanly not alone in that catagory. I don't want to know how starving I'd have to be ,but it would take that ,but certainly not success. What kind of success would it be. It strikes me as equalling an actor dong pornography....cheap pornography at that.
No thank you.;-)