History of Rock

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Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:14 pm Post

Soft Machine! Oh, Allan Holdsworth! What a guitar player!
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Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:53 am Post

Where’s MJ? 8)

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Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:38 pm Post

A place with too much lava, I would imagine.
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:15 am Post

Okay, Amber, I see you’re no fan! ;)

I couldn’t resist asking the question, though. According to some cultural scientists (most prominently Dr. Willa Stillwater), the very point of MJ’s work was to challenge our categories. By refusing to ”fit in” anywhere, he forced us to rethink the way we put labels on things. (Like the traditional notion ”rock = white”, ”r’n’b = black”.) That’s why, I think, many people are repulsed and prefer to ignore him even in the cases where he’s indeed relevant. Like in this – otherwise excellent – ”History of Rock”.

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Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:15 am Post

Given that the "History of Rock" was from a Richard Linklater film featuring Jack Black, and that it is very much a history of rock, I don't think old MJ fits in. He would feature very prominently, I'm sure, if it were a history of pop.
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