Originally Posted by Deltadrummer
You can't abandon it here. :)
For record company executives of the late 1970s and 1980s the former was their philosophy. They couldn't understand why some people were complaining about the narrow envelop of FM radio when their audience was more than happy. But when you have a generation of kids that grow up listening to Poison and Motley Crue, and the best they can do is Van Halen, Don't be surprised when the best their kids can do is Snoop Dogg.
Scary thought. I guess the 50s had a lot of tripe and then we had a musical revolution in the 60s. Could it happen again? I'm thinking not because business interests have taken over the industry. As always, lots of cool stuff underground but the mainstream has become so overpowering. Small venues that foster underground music continue to disappear because it doesn't pay well enough, certainly not as well as poker machines.
Are festivals the last frontier?