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"the world's most hated pop"

You guys. YOU GUYS. Slate is doing a series on prog this week.

"Correction, Aug. 15, 2012: This article mistakenly named Bill Bruford as a founding member of Asia."

Dear lord. I almost wonder if that wasn't on purpose.

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pisceanblue
Aug. 16th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
What IS that nonsense, though, about Yes not doing drugs?
edgyspice
Aug. 16th, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
OH SHIT I forgot to mention that part. It stuck out to me, too, because the immediate picture in my head was you going "O RLY."
edgyspice
Aug. 16th, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
Seriously, though, they really ought to have asked you to write this series. With trajan_lj as contributer.
electricwitch
Aug. 16th, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
I read the Yes one, and didn't understand a word except that Wakeman is the harbinger of the apocalypse or something. I thought he was just a harbinger of wobbly sexuality and denial but that shows what I know I guess.

edgyspice
Aug. 16th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
It must have been all the curry.
electricwitch
Aug. 16th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
lol, that would do it, alright.
pisceanblue
Aug. 16th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
It's got some interesting parts but it really shows how subjective the whole thing is, in terms of how he chose to write about it. Puppy should approve of its Emerson-centricness, however.
edgyspice
Aug. 16th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
ugh, I forgot how much I hate reading the name "Chris Welch."
electricwitch
Aug. 16th, 2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
I don't really know how he's meaning to explore his themes without loldfield or Italian and German bands, who, it seems to me, really drove the change, or the large orchestral type bands that emerged at the end of the 60s and start of the 70s. Though I see he's involving some Dutch ones (lol Kayak though).
pisceanblue
Aug. 16th, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah it's really an article about English prog and it would have been nice if it had been stated as such at the outset. It's almost kind of hipster in tone which annoys me a bit, but then again I'm not the demographic it's meant to attract, I'm thinking.
electricwitch
Aug. 17th, 2012 05:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, you're right about the hipster tone. I just really dislike when they act like a genre is SO ENGLISH when it really, really isn't *cough*glam rock*cough*.

Why he's excluding loldfield though, I REALLY don't know, he's like a symbol of the movement.
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