Radio One, BBC, some media big wig wants a piece of the pie. “Change that”. “Shine that up and we’ll have you on this channel young man”.
The façade gets scrubbed. The music get’s winded. The dream the fans were promised dies.
How often this tale is told.
You could argue the point with the Arctic Monkeys. What a fucking noise they produced on arrival. ‘What ever people say I am, that’s what I’m not’ is one of the albums of the last decade in my humble opinion. But what of them now?
Declining tunes yet a bigger profile.
Market the little bastards they ordered and now they reside as a household name with most mums and dads.
The Gaslight Anthem and their latest release ‘Handwritten’ is scarcely bordering this commercialisation threat too.
Rock n roll from the
wanting a wider audience worldwide? Maybe I’m just a pessimist worrying about
nothing. What I am sure of though is that this particular album is by far the
worst collection they’ve batched to us. US
So many good artists emerge, especially here in
and I hope as so many others that their raw ability is allowed to carry their
One such star is Jake Bugg. A superb artist who’s getting a real name for himself through some massive media coverage.
For fuck’s sake Jake don’t end up collaborating with Ed Sheeran now will you!
Until next time, just like Mr Bugg, keep it real.