Re: Punk Rock is not only dead, but it was always limited....
posted at 9/30/2013 1:59 PM EDT
Punk, nor any other form of music, will ever die. Anyone who thinks that's the case, must also believe that forms of design also die (such as architecture, applied art, fashion design, furnishings, photography, etc), because it's all art, one way or another.
Additionally, in the digital age we live in, it's "virtually" impossible to bury a form of music, even disco (sorry Zilla); the benefit is that it's there for the taking, for anyone, from any generation.
What's old is new again, and what's new may go onto the back burner at any time, but it's still simmering. Since we've had so many discussions on the forum re: this topic, I don't use the term "dated" the way I once did, which had a more definitive connotation. I may say it came from a certain era, which "dates" it --- but that's not the same as calling it dated. No such thing. I've seen the light. =)
Slightly OT / tangential music topic re: what's "dead"::
NOTE: So much of our popular culture is derived from the world of rock n roll, and that includes clothing fashion design. Time and time again: rockers wear and originate a "look", and designers and consumers glom onto it. Many modern-day fashion trends are the direct result of the way rock musicians popularized a "look", either in their private life, or their stage presence. John Lennon's eyeglasses go in and out of fashion, perhaps, but the look is now considered a classic, now referred to as "John Lennon" style eyewear.
People may say "grunge" is dead, too (it's not ...); amusingly enough, the grunge look made famous by grunge bands back in the day, and Kate Moss on the runway, (and that's not just flannel shirts) is back in full force. I saw this in the NYT's fashion outlook and it really made me laugh: what's old is new again. (Frankly, I far prefer Carnaby Street, mod fashions of the sixties, if we're going retro).
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