Thread: The Fall
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Old 06.24.2008, 08:43 AM   #84
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One of the things that I think contributed to the current state of British rock music is the the sort of parochial bullying that bands and people alike are subjected to by both the press and people who happen to work in the music industry and rely on it for information, gig-goers etc.

That thing that has been going for quite a number of years now when someone who doesn't revere the musical and communal moment that is on offer at that particular time is singled out for being 'pompous', 'a contrarian', a 'mood-killer' etc. The bullying that bands that might or might not have been good are put through for a few inch columns on whatever rag has a music section that flirts with otherness in music that barely scratches the surface of what otherness really means.