Bob Dylan attacks modern rock bands

February 23, 2005

{.liimagelink}“I know there are groups at the top of the charts that are hailed as the saviours of rock’n’roll and all that, but they are amateurs. They don’t know where the music comes from,” he wrote, adding, “I wouldn’t even think about playing music if I was born in these times… I’d probably turn to something like mathematics. That would interest me. Architecture would interest me. Something like that.”

This is something that the band I’m in, is trying to deal with. Look at the charts and you’re looking at artists who are more known for what they do (or don’t) wear than their musical ability. This ProTool’ed studio magic is taking the real musicians out of music and making it hard to get *real* rock music on the radio. Putting real thoughts and real words into music that’s been lived and experienced is about as common as a four-leaf clover. Sure the Kelly Clarkson album isn’t bad (it really isn’t), the words are very trivial and what you’d expect from someone writing songs as a 20-year old than someone who’s dealt with more than teenage love and angst.

BTW, This is my 1,300 Post!