Celebrating The 30th Anniversary Of The Birth Of Rockism

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If you squint really hard, you might be able to see a heroic young Simon Reynolds acting as a human shield while an angry mob attempts to smash a pile of Bohannon 12″‘s

4 Responses to “Celebrating The 30th Anniversary Of The Birth Of Rockism”

  1. Tommy Hoops says:

    One of the ESPN ‘commentators’ – dont remember who, but he was dressed with an open collar shirt before introducing a segment on the riots – said afterwards that ‘punk came to our shores six weeks later as “My Sharona” by the Knack hit number one’.

    Who says music and sports dont mix?


  2. GC says:

    I believe that was noted musicologist John Buccigross. If you’d hung around for the credits, Tom, you’d have seen Ronald Thomas Clonte credited as a consultant for this segment.

  3. Alex G. says:

    I wish it was the 30th anniversary of anyone using the word “rockism” seriously.

  4. steve o says:

    Doubtful that Simon Reynolds would have been there on the front lines in ’79. This excerpt from a recent Slate article shows his preference for “post-disco” (i’m guessing this means 80s dance music as opposed to 70s) as opposed to the “classic disco sound”, as he describes it.

    “Post-disco is better because this was music created by and for people—in New York, Miami, Montreal, and, if truth be known, most of the United Kingdom and Europe—who refused to accept the official decree of disco’s demise. But they didn’t just stick with the classic disco sound frozen forever as golden oldies; their restless demand for “fresh” forced the music to keep moving forward.”

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