From this article in The Quietus:
Modern pop music began as the ultimate expression of democratic populism in the post-war years, but it is now some way into its decadent, baronial phase. When things have become so damnably hierarchical, it’s no wonder there hasn’t been a society-wide countercultural upsurge in years.
We haven’t been getting much news over here about just how badly the UK has fared under Cameron &co. Our media experience here in the US is much too well-managed to allow for anything so untidy.
But I do wonder where the protest music is, either here or there. IMO part of why the Occupy movement failed is that it had no discernible soundtrack of its own. Or even a sound.
I can’t be the only one who thinks that we’re quite due.