Tuesday 23 January 2018

You can have too much of a good thing and it's rock 'n' roll suicide

Frank Coughlan. Photo: Mark Condren
Frank Coughlan. Photo: Mark Condren

Frank Coughlan: Notebook

Rock music is more comfort food now than anything else. Very little out there makes the kind of global statement that would have a whole generation tuning in and dropping out at the same time.

That sense of the great collective experience is long gone.

Downloads have killed the album as a concept, anyway, and newer guitar bands tend to be either so blatantly derivative or samey that they leave no sonic footprint.

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