Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Whenever I hear someone say "I hate hip hop" it reminds me that the "I hate rap" people of the eighties now have children, and that the "disco sucks" generation likely have grandchildren. It's always declarative, and always sounds defensive. Like they're standing way up there, chest out, arms crossed, high atop some turret dotted wall, guarding Fort Rock. Just face it. Some of you rough and tumble rockers are unadventurous lily livered wussies. You can't flat out hate a whole genre if you haven't heard much of it. Don't try to say those are just a general opinions being spoken, you know as well as I do it's rarely shared like that. It's always with the overtones of someone who won't even take a few test spins.

To you young people who are the offspring of the rap haters and Grandma and Grandpa Disco Sucks, please pay attention to what I'm about to tell you. Lesson number one for any aspiring rocker is to like music your parents emphatically hate. That should be obvious. It doesn't have to take over your record collection. All it has to do is remind the old farts that there are things that you like, or at least give a listen to, that they don't understand. You don't go home and blast Hasil Adkins in the living room if your parents listen to Hasil Adkins. Your most important duty as an budding rocker is to make them squirm on the couch, with feelings of angst and confusion.  Piss off your parents. Not by doing bad things, or breaking the law and whatnot. By opening your mind and going one step further than their unadventurous lilly livered asses.

Man, did that feel good. Blame J.J.Fad. The first time I heard them was on a radio at work, and the first thought that came to mind was that they were punk rock. Not musically, but in terms of everything else, particularly lesson one. If you think that punk rock is leather, patches, buttons, spikey hair, three cords, and a mosh pit, you are wrong. That's lesson number two.

J.J. Fad - Supersonic mp3 at ATumblr
J.J. Fad - Cars That Go Boom mp3 at Southern Scene All about that bass

1 comment:

pascal arcade said...

agree with you, they sound like sal't'n'pepa, love this euh ... minimalism