Sunday, February 24, 2013
ROCK AND ROLL WILL NEVER DIE!!
THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES were playing......well it's cool to dream, right? But it's not 1990, it's 2013 and there is no "Record Business" really, iS there? Who could have predicted that a little website call Napster would have started a chain reaction that killed the Record Business? I talk a lot about "the good ole days" here on my blogs (Jarvys Cafe and Cineblax)....and about how the kids today have no idea how amazing it was to go to the record store on allowance day and buy the "Stooges Funhouse", ride home on my bicycle and sit down in front of the family console phonograph and drop the needle on "1970". I really did that and remember it, like it was yesterday. I can still smell the printing of the album cover, after ripping off the cellophane. Reading every liner note while listening to my new album on 10 (because no one else was home). The bad thing about music and the internet is also the good thing. And that is, you would have never heard of The Soft White Sixties" in 1990, (unless that A&R guy did discover them), BUT in 2013, I do know about this great band because of the internet. These guys "get it"! For us "Old" music fans, it is gives us so much hope to come across a band like TSWS. The song "Queen of the Press Club" could have come on the radio in 1966 right after The Who's Substitute or The Count Five's Psychotic Reaction and it would have seemed perfect. Do yourself a favor, check these guys out. TSWS is a GREAT rock and roll band. Just like The Rolling Stones studied their heroes, it's obvious that The Soft White Sixties studied theirs. What is truly amazing though, is that the Stone's heroes were still alive and making music (in their beginnings), but the inspiration for TSWS music is music from 30 and 40 years ago. It is the same music that their grandparents were dancing to.
It is a bands like this one, that are more important than any Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the true keepers of the flame. Living proof that Rock and Roll WILL NEVER DIE!!