Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Musical Heritage

On the way to college this morning i found myself thinking about music. A few days ago I went into a store called Roys of Wroxham, which is a really naff department store and the piped musak they were playing was things like the Clash and the Sex Pistols. It made me wonder - at what point do bands like The Clash who found it hard to even get played on the radio when they were first around suddenly become public property and loved by everyone?

I actually find it quite annoying. I was a huge Clash fan but the constant airplay of tracks like Bankrobber does get me down. Don't get me wrong I think it's great that a whole new generation are listening to such a great band - but I just find it weird that people who couldn't stand them at the time suddenly talk of them with great affection. It would be like I suddenly got into Cliff Richard.


RichM said...

Someone of the surviving members of the Clash and the Sex Pistols must have sold out to the canned music company. I don't think Joe Strummer nor Sid Vicious would have approved, somehow. (Unless they really, really needed the cash.)

theprovocativecynic said...

I have never known who does get into Cliff Richard. It's a complete mystery. Especially when you see his sales figures and number 1s. Very funny post, though.

pupski said...

yes I've often wondered about that - I did have a christian friend at school who was into cliff in a big way - funny thing is I found out recently that she is now gay and working as a croupier in a casino - Cliff would be proud.