black roots - white fruits


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Early culture war clash on dissensus.

For me it's fairly obvious what you're buying into with Theo Parrishes music. If you like the music you're already a conservative reactionary. You don't have a right to be shocked by the opinions in the interviews.

Also nearly all black music discourse in the states is like this, apart from street rap. so i think it's unfair to claim that theo's music inherently contains a conservative impulse. You have to remember that the Americans never truly had a post-punk culture, not really. white people did not try and hybridise rock with reggae, ska etc. The Specials could have never happened in the US, hence the anglophilia and europhilia of 80s chicago. in a way it was a reclamation of something lost as the cock rock machine over there went into overdrive.