Originally Posted by Rob Instigator
because musical instruments are expensive, amps are expensive, and rehearsal space is expensive?
and also because in the inner city, while white folks did punk, hispanics and African americans created Hip Hop.
I don´t believe this is nothing to do with poverty of hispanic or/and african americans. Jimi was at the beginning poor as a fuck but he just got guitar to him & wanted to play anywhere he could. Also hip hop came much later than punk. I think it was also just rasicm and not just white racism. African americans kept Jimi´s music too "white". Also Death-members tell in that document, how almost everybody in their neighbourhood thought rock didn´t fit into coloured people. And the record company didn´t release their album saying they have to change their name. A little bit earlier Stooges & MC5 have released their album although they were as uncommercial that time as Death. Well, maybe they have little bit less "radical" name in their bands.