Originally Posted by Strangelove
Pop music = Pretty Oustandingly Pathetic.
Its a producer's dream and a musician's nightmare. Imagine how much Picassos, Rembrandts, and Van Goghs would be worth if some art producer controlled the final product.
You mean like producers controlled Herbie Hancock and Captain Beefheart and Pere Ubu and Soft Machine Led Zep and ... ? You get my point. Apples and oranges, Doctor. Svengali type pop producers work with aspiring pop stars not great artists, who are rarely controlled and, if so, not for long.
Pop in the art world can be great. Gary Larson ain't no Picasso but he's one of my favourite people ever!