Nothing about music should be perfect…ESPECIALLY ROCK N’ ROLL
Dave Grohl nailed it perfectly about music, perfection, and technology at the Grammy’s: people wonder why nothing drastic or groundbreaking has happened in music for so long, well, let’s look at history. All of the groundbreaking artists or bands in history were not perfect, in fact, nothing about them just seemed to make sense. Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Elvis, The Stones, Hendrix, The Beatles, Michael Jackson. These are all musicians who defied any standard because of their willingness to take chances, even if what they put out was not perfect. They are human beings. Not computers.
This is in no way a bash on the current state of electronic music, in fact, any type of music that makes people happy is beautiful. However, let us not think of pushing the boundaries of music into a world of perfection, but rather imperfection. Or better yet, music that reflects upon society’s lightest and darkest aspects. Nothing about rock n’ roll is perfect and that’s what has made it the most influential type of music this world has ever seen.
To quote one of my favorite song writers of all time, “The change it had to come, we knew it all along. We were liberated from the fold, that’s all.”