And only 3 artists come to mind when I think of unstoppable cultural shifting on that scale.
The Beatles, Dylan and the Clash.
Dawg wrote:Are we not even going to bring Rap into the "music bringing cultural shifts" discussion? Maybe we should (and it wasn't perhaps, a change for the better...)
Heres something that will get me flamed, but so be it.
IMHO the biggest cultural shift Rap has brought to the table has been making it OK to glorify violence, criminal behavior, and the objectification of women....And that is something no culture needs any more of.
infectiousdisease wrote:The Clash, Led Zeppelin and the Ramones are the only three with significant cultural significance to teens now from the post-Beatles/Stones era.
jaimoe0 wrote:And g5am, I understand your fanaticism for REM, but I think the vast majority of people would disagree with you, and I'm talking casual fans here, and the casual fan is sort of how you measure the kind of influence and popularity I think we're talking about. Certainly, their sales have dipped.
Amazing, and a rare occurence.
And only 2 artists come to mind when I think of unstoppable cultural shifting on that scale.
The Beatles, and Dylan.
Okay, hold your horses - um, Elvis Presley?!?! If anything, I'd say he's the end all be all of culture changing influence through music in our time.
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