I Hate New Music

I Hate New Music

The Classic Rock Manifesto

Book - 2008
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Uproariously funny and relentlessly thought-provoking, I Hate New Music is one man's crusade against everything that isn't what rock ought to be. Author Dave Thompson examines the sacred cows of the past 30 years - from U2 to Days of the New, from Radiohead to The White Stripes - and then slaughters them for their sins against our souls in this un-put-downable compendium of outrageous opinion, hilarious anecdote, and wild accusations.
Publisher: New York : Backbeat Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9780879309350
Branch Call Number: 781.66 THOMPSON
Characteristics: xvi, 225 pages ; 23 cm.


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Jul 04, 2011

A great rant of a book. Thompson rants about how rock music has lost its way since, the closest guess is, since Frampton Comes Alive. He argues that modern rock is not compelling, lack soul, is predictable, and safe. And the musicians have nothing to say and take too long to say it. He lays out what he considers great "classic rock", why it is great, and why everything since pales in comparison. I don't agree with everything he says but I agree with alot of his points. He also scorches rock stars that don't know when to quit, have nothing more to say, and buyers that don't listen to albums anymore and instead buy single songs. He rips into power ballads, stadium rock, and Phil Collins. Fun!


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