heard on the wire

What is the use of the “Pops”?…

…asked Look and Learn in 1963, with two anonymous writers making the case for and against “pop” music.

It’s difficult to argue with the case against:

Today’s “pop” music is bad because it is more limited than any that has gone before. Played as it is on a few stringed instruments and drums, with a solid unchanging beat, it is incapable of much variation.

The simplicity is deliberate, for the purveyors of pop music know that young people do not want to hear anything too expert…”

via How to be a Retronaut, which has the full article.


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