Surely I’m not the only one that has come to the conclusion, that the music industry needs a major makeover. Maybe they should submit themselves to one of those equally as inept reality TV shows where they give someone or something a new look. And I’m going to avoid the whole topic of why Music downloads are on the rise, and record sales are falling still… Can anyone say Chicken Little?
I think I have a solution for them though. Two words, ‘Glam Rock’. I’m tired of all the Britney Spears-Boy Band Teen Idol Wana-be Pop Sell-outs clogging our air waves. I want to hear MUSIC, that doesn’t whine about topics most teens wouldn’t even have a clue about. I want to hear ROCK again. Rock that used to MEAN something, rebellious, hard core ROCK’N’ROLL. Glam filled, long haired make up wearing ROCK. I want to hear Poison, Aerosmith, KISS, WhiteSnake, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Mama’s Boys, Cheap Trick, Quiet Riot, Slaughter, Twisted Sister, Cinderella, Motley Crue, Guns’n’Roses and Black-friggen-Sabbath.
I’m fairly confident that I’m right in this. Those that grew up with the music are growing up, and I feel, like me, they would rather see Jessica Simpson albums burn in a pyre at the center of a huge head banging, rock and roll concert then listen to them. So raise your rock fist, and holler for more good ol’hard rock. Or, if you can’t, I guess you can sooth the savage beast by listing to Pandora. Or, better yet, start an organized march to demand Glam rock return, to beat the pop singers of America back into submission. Dee Snider of Twisted sister has been trying, he hosts a weekly radio show called House of Hair, which is pretty rockin and of course, Alice Cooper also has his weekly radio show. So there’s a small amount of hope left out there. But they are only few, they need more rockers!