I grew up with the Beatles. They were awesome, and created a lot of wonderful music.
My point is simply that in ADDITION to the great stuff they did (generally later),
they also created a ton of CHEESY stuff.
I'm not saying their music sucked, per se.
But you can't deny sucky lyrics.
Frank Zappa pointed out that our country is a country poisoned by LOVE LYRICS.
That said, it's the same in most cultures - and throughout history.
And one could argue - what else is there REALLY to write about?
And this is all well and good - I'm just saying an introspective, well-crafted lyric
is way more interesting than "Love, Love Me, Do"....that's all.
It's all good - and we should all dig whatever we want, of course.
It's just that if we're going to use blanket statements like - all music sucks now -
then, I'm just going to point out that certain elements of music have ALWAYS sucked.
Can you REALLY tell the difference between Telemann and Scarlotti, for example?
No?....Well, then, why? Because music sucked back then, as well.
Everyone was writing the same I-IV-V garbage with the same voice leading -
perhaps with a few exceptions, like JS Bach, etc.
So, everything is just a question of perspective.
And, it's just TOO EASY to say music sucks now, and used to be great.
Every single generation says the SAME thing.
I wanna hold your hand, Murray - so please, LOVE ME DO!!