Re: Metal Hammer's top ten goth albums
- From: Jim Campbell <jw.campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 19:52:32 GMT
in article vam09256pb7657nmrnl5985epa1a7saue7@xxxxxxx, Chris Darkfire at
news@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 14/6/06 8:17 pm:
Your average MH readers will probably be 12-18yo without the depth and
history. If you did the same poll at Whitby which has a far higher
average age then you would see The Mish, FOTN, Bauhaus etc etc but
they would probably not say mention most of the bands listed in MH.
I have to say that one of the things that has depressed me in conversations
about music with *ahem* younger folk is a striking lack of knowledge of
musical history, even when this could be directly relevant to their current
A while back, I was sitting in an alternative pub blathering drunkenly with
a bunch of people who included two (or possibly more) people involved with
organizing and DJing alternative/goth nights. Myself and a mate went and had
a bash at the jukebox and were queried upon our return about two records the
youngsters particularly enjoyed from our selection. One was 'Reward' and the
other (queried by someone wearing a Damned t-shirt) was 'Grimly Fiendish.'
Afterwards, I was gently scolded for being a bit disparaging about the lack
of musical knowledge on display. "After all," I was told, "those records are
over twenty years old."
Except that, at their age (and I don't consider myself a muso by any stretch
of the imagination), I was more than familiar with the Velvet Underground,
the Doors, the Stones, the Kinks, and more obscure delights from history,
like the Soft Boys ...
Maybe it's just me. I dunno.
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