The Jonas Brothers vs The Rolling Stones

From a discussion on Metafilter:

Yeah, I don’t think the problem is that it is music for children, but that it is so thoroughly product. That being said, if you don’t believe The Stones were also product, and if you think rock and rolls “sex, drugs, groupies, etc.” narrative is often equally inauthentic and equally manufactured, you’re simply buying into a different marketable mythology. The Stones aren’t great because they were somehow honest spokesmen of an unpopular, revolutionary message — that was just marketing. The Stones were great because, despite manufacturing a product that had already become a set of salable cliches, they nonetheless made great fucking music. [link]






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