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Thread #59418 Message #2138033
Posted By: Little Hawk
31-Aug-07 - 07:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
That was another totally dumbass, decadent, nihilistic song by the fecking Who....dedicated to the popular premise of the time that one never has to grow up at all, and hopefully never will.
Man, I hated what they were putting across, but I must admit they often did it with great panache and style. Good stage show.
Here's a video from Monterrey Pop in which those selfsame four talented idiots completely destroy their instruments AND all the sound equipment at the end of the show. I'd have enjoyed seeing them put on a desert island for that to bust rocks for about 3 years or so, till they sobered up and learned something.
The Who at Monterrey Pop
Bob Dylan never mistreated his instruments or his equipment or showed that kind of disrespect. Neither did Joan Baez or Buffy Sainte-Marie or anyone else who came out of the folk movement.
The folk music movement was about intelligence and social ideals. The rock movement, by the late 60's, was about excess, decadence, nihilism, drug addiction, and puerile self-indulgence of every kind.
My Generation is catchy-sounding, but its message stinks.