Just read this:
Music is worse than ever for kids blah blah
This woman has no knowlege of past music to make statements like this. I was in a touring, recording heavy metal band in the hey day of Satanic Metal, which has largly died down, and it kind of dominated the most rabid underground level of the music and the rage was to get heavier and heavier and darker and darker.
It influenced the entire genre I think. That’s all gone now. Plus anyone who is aware of punk’s excesses, especially GG Allin knows that thinks have been even more ‘suicidal’, literally so. And Cobain’s self-destructive whiny rants fit right in there. I guess she missed metal’s hey day- 1980 to the first Nirvana album. Its kind of late to be kicking it now when its down.
I guess its the old thing about ‘the younger generation is going to hell in a handbasket, civilization will fall!’ the rant of the Elvis haters all the way back to ancient Greece. We survived disco I guess we’ll survive hiphop.
That said, rap does suck.