Re: Joe Walsh - The truth about music
"Mojo" is an elusive word the way Joe used it. Looking back at the pop of the 70s, was there mojo in Tue A Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree, or Billy Don't Be a Hero or You're Having My Baby or anything by Captain and Tenille or Status Quo? As with lots of modern pop, any mojo the music may or may not have doesn't save the songs from being pukeworthy.
Every era has had its share of execrable pop. I suspect the horrible-to-cool ratio of pop has increased over the years as rationalism and commercial formulas become entrenched, but I haven't stayed in touch with pop enough to say that with confidence.