Thursday, September 03, 2015

Bad News for Keith Richards Fans

This is sort of surprising (from NME):
Ahead of his upcoming solo album release, the guitarist spoke to New York Daily News, saying, "Millions are in love with Metallica and Black Sabbath. I just thought they were great jokes." Turning his attention to hip-hop, Richards added, "Rap – so many words, so little said. What rap did that was impressive was to show there are so many tone-deaf people out there." "All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they’re happy. There’s an enormous market for people who can’t tell one note from another."
This is some major Overtness coming from someone I thought was closer to Advancement. I know he has a history of slagging groups, but this seems just out of touch. The Advanced find good in the new (rap used to be new and might seem new to him still, like Supergrass seems like a new band to me), and certainly don't broadly condemn a genre, especially when your complaints are so completely off base and outdated. Luckily he will never die, so he has plenty of time to discover the error of his ways.

C'mon Keith!

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