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Thread #77728 Message #1392021
Posted By: GUEST,Michael Morris
29-Jan-05 - 12:33 AM
Thread Name: What is wrong with being a purist?
Subject: RE: What is wrong with being a purist?
There is no such thing as pure anything when it comes to music. All forms and styles are historically contingent. Some traditions are more conservative, some more innovative, and obviously the same can be said for individual muscicians and groups. That being said, I'm fairly conservative in my tastes and I would rather hear a familiar melody than someone's attempt at innovation if it leads to progressive rock, Spinal Tap-esque meandering, "jazz odyssey" etc.