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The BBC site got it wrong :-(
on BBC3 or 4... don't tell me I've missed it completely.
It's this Friday. Wasn't repeated on Sunday 'cos of Glasto.
"Hendrix/The Pistols/Black Sabbath/U2 basically revolutionised the scene. They spoke to a generation. They were the tour de force. They really changed music forever."
Its just an hour of people saying this, in different ways.
The worst thing about it is the fact its delivered as if its the gospel history of popular rock music through the years, as if, we've got to today's current bands as a direct result of the goings on of people in the programme.
However, not mentioning blues, early rock n roll, beat, The Beatles, The Stones, or anything at all prior to 1967, and then having a few programmes devoted to 'stadium rock' and 'heavy metal' seems slightly... no, extremely wrong.
wrighty is righty. its shitey.
the stupid idea of the history of rock being based around 7 distinct periods or artists.
it ignores too many important bands for the big names.
we've heard all of the comments before.
nobody is saying anything even slightly interesting.
the only good thing about it is some of the video footage, but then most of that we've all seen before too.
the grunge one they had, but i'm betting that the focus was disproportionately focussed on Nirvana to the detriment of bands that were far more important in the development of the music scene in that area and the general style of music. nirvana were just the commercial breakthrough. not that most mainstream music critics know that. prediction of a quote in that episode: 'we heard smells like teen spirit on the radio and just thought- oh my god that sounds like nothing else i've ever heard, it was so exciting compared to boring bands like guns and roses and poison'
is a Shakespearian one, about the Seven Ages of man. So although tenuous, that's why they did that. I think.
But I've only watched one. And I enjoyed it.
but why apply it to rock? did they have a 7 week gap between the last series of Iceskating for Nuns and the next one of Ballroomdancing for Paedos?
*sets the video for the next series of Ballroom Paedo*
CRAIG REVEL-HORWOOD: I give that an eight!
BRUCE: You'd give one to that small child of eight?
they didn't even mention Sonic Youth. Rubbish.
Beatles weren't mentioned because they aren't classed as 'rock'?
Oh in that case, its actually a great programme.
"lets find a new angle on rock"
"the seven ages of rock?"
"ok, so pink floyd were only interested in art right? they just wanted to be andy warhol. some other bands did this too, but not as well as them"
"good enough for me. who's having chips today?"
me is that (in my mind) its some fucking twatty rich kid who has connections at the bbc and somehow managed to get this job doing something i would absolutely love to do and am totally qualified for in just about every way, and they're totally fucking it up. the other annoying thing about this series is that there are just so many factual inaccuracies. and they make my soul die.