Iconic Rock Producer Bob Ezrin Slams Today's Music

04/29/2015
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Legendary rock producer Bob Ezrin, who worked on iconic albums from Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, KISS, Deep Purple, wrote a message published by The Lefsetz Letter declaring "and there used to be music. No longer."

Following that opening line, Ezrin continues, "In just the last few generations, we have witnessed the complete devolution of the mainstream of music from the intricacies and demands of jazz, swing and modern 'classical'; the subtleties and finesse of the best of popular song writing; the mastery of 'folk' instruments and vocal performance in the best of folk and rock; the singular high-mindedness of the greatest singer songwriters; and the hard-won craft of playing and writing and creating meaningful work, to four bar grids of 'cut and paste' monotony over which someone writes shallow nursery rhymes about partying, trucks and beer or bitches and bling, or whines in hardly rhyming verse about their sad little white boy or girl life.

"There are occasional exceptions, of course. But where are the anthems, the protest songs, the songs to march to or the ideas to fight for, the truths to believe in. Instead it's all about 'me'.

He continues: "All that talk about the 'me generation' turns out to be true. We lost 'us' in the 80's and since then we only care about ourselves and our personal gain; we only want the money." Read the rest of Ezrin's message here.

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