Croiners test the listeners attention spans by including compositions of 4 minutes length,and even push the eight minute barrier! Steady on there! Almost prog pretensions rearing their cape wearing heads there(Does one wear a cape on ones head?). Maybe secretly Mr Levine wears a splendid sparkling cloak style garment for relaxation of an evening,and plays two samplers at the same time for fun? Is this his "Journey to the Centre of the Earth"?.........er......no.....mainly because of the lack of the London Symphony Orchestra,and naff storyline.That and the fact that there is no concept other than being as bizarre and non linear as possible......an Anti-Concept album if you will? Place this tape in the same room as Jeff Waynes "War of the Worlds" and it could cause total annihilation of all matter and a gravitational collapse of the history of Pop! Such sweet temptation?Maybe it would be a benevolent act to press the 'Pop History eraser ' button,and start that exciting ride again, which ended around the silly time that Grunge appeared. It had already become very unexciting and desperate after 1984, coming to a grinding halt in the mid-nineties. Yes, Music is dead as a relevant portal for change, philosophy and innovation. In its current splintered form its lost all direction and meaning,to become,sadly, just "entertainment"(with a little 'e').....and pretty dull entertainment at that.
Would you, press the 'Pop History Eraser Button'?
I for one, don't know what I'm gonna do, because Jeff Wayne's classic cheese opera resides proudly on my iPod,and I wanna have this tape on there too (I don't, however, own a copy of Rick Wakeman's 'Journey To The Centre Of the Earth')! Will this result in my media mass storage device ceasing to exist? If there's any theoretical physicists,or theoretical musicians reading this (I doubt it very much), can you reassure me that this won't happen? But,then again........????
(PS, Deep Purple's "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" anyone? (sigh!)If only there was a 'Deep Purple eraser button'! I think we'd all press that one!)
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