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    the eagles are terrible

    except

    for "Hotel California"

    (which actually has a tiny bit of Doors in it thematically - LA as decline and fall in the West)

    oh and i also like that bit that was used as the theme song for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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    Quote Originally Posted by blissblogger View Post
    the eagles are terrible
    huzzah! sanity restored! hating The Eagles, the bond that heals all wounds! back to misty-eyed jungle arguments and...wait, what...

    Quote Originally Posted by blissblogger View Post
    except
    well, OK I guess. as long as it's not...

    Quote Originally Posted by blissblogger View Post
    for "Hotel California"
    yunno what, fuck it, close enough. you write the bible on post-punk, you get a pass on liking the worst dad rock song ever.

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    (for the record tho, I do suspect a wind-up here. even The Eagles hate Hotel California.)

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    no i think "Hotel California" is their moment of being half-interesting

    i like the heavy-handed symbolism of the allegorical lyric - the have-cake-and-eat-it critique of decadence

    Also like the fact that it's some kind of mangled attempt at reggae!

    for more superstar rock cod-reggae, and a more humorous auto-critique of rock decadence, there's Eagle Joe Walsh's solo smash

    (the reggae is in the main verse sections)




    find it fascinating how the mass rock audience has this appetite for songs that are about the decline / decadence / sell-out etc etc of rock itself

    Floyd's "Welcome To the Machine", "Have A Cigar", The Wall etc etc

    it's like people buying the commodification of their own alienation or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by blissblogger View Post
    find it fascinating how the mass rock audience has this appetite for songs that are about the decline / decadence / sell-out etc etc of rock itself
    Dire Straits is the obvious one that immediately came to mind

    suspect the taste is more for the decadence than the sell-out. ca. 70s-80s ideation of rock star ennui. escape into a fantasy of post-scarcity blow + groupies.

    for the same concept turned inside out, see It's a Long Way to the Top If You Wanna Rock n' Roll.

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    Was at a dubstep reunion night last night

    Music was great up to a certain point when it became a spinning back to the malfunctioning Dalek years

    The crowd was so male and white though it was really horrendous confirmation of Barty and Lukas dismissal of it on demographic grounds

    The we need some more girls in here bars came on at one point and it was so appropriate lol

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    Upstairs someone was playing jungle to a empty room while downstairs it was the pits of gnarly dubstep with a heaving throng of nerdy white blokes

    Like Lukas personal vision of hell

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    did they let you smoke skunk in there though for the correct throwback feel?

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    Nah that's the other thing

    Wiley was there and Scratchy too I think must have come down with Plastician

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    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...uble-in-a-year

    Anyone know anything about the illegal rave scene in London?

    Wondering what sort of music is being played at these things

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    liberator style acid tekno, raggatek, crusty jungle, psytrance.

    And lol @ dubstep, practically every genre is overrun with middleclass white male blokes now. even experimental club stuff in the uk, id politics for humanities students.

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    private school grime heads.

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