Originally Posted by Jeremy Bender
I think that since the eighties happened,
I tend to think of the eighties in those terms as well. Like a natural disaster or major tragedy that should be looked back upon with remorse.
Machines are a means to an end. The goal of the music business is to make money. Machines, in all their forms, aid in cutting down on the costs of making and performing music. Pop music, and lets face it thats what the Stones were, a pop band with distorted guitars, has gone away from traditional instruments and toward machine made music due simply to profit margins. If you want rock that rolls, move away from the music designed to make money and find the bands that are doing for the joy of making music. Great rock bands are still out there, you just have to look a little harder for them.