Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Music: Billy Corgan

I don't know others tastes in music, but as far as modern rock artists go, there is no better than Billy Corgan (lead singer/songwriter of the Smashing Pumpkins). Sunday's concert was great, with the highlights being an extended solo of the Bee Gee's "To Love Somebody" and AC/DC's "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock'N'Roll). He finished up the concert with a little speech on the state of modern rock. His basic complaint was how the recording industry pushes for formulaic music thus artists keep putting out unoriginal music. Image also matters, as their lives become the focus of the media. A good example is the reformed Gun's N Roses with Axl Rose that hasn't produced anything in over a decade but still tours the world making millions.
Neil Peart of Rush summed up the situation well in 1980's Spirit of the Radio:
All this machinery
Making modern music
Can still be open-hearted
Not so coldly charted
It’s really just a question
Of your honesty
One likes to believe
In the freedom of music
But glittering prizes
And endless compromises
Shatter the illusion
Of integrity
For the words of the profits
Are written on the studio wall,
Concert hall ---
Echoes with the sounds...
Of salesmen.

Rolling Stone has a rather critical review of his new album here.

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