Now, anyone who knows my taste in music will tell you, I'm not into heavy metal, or rock music. When it's good, it's good, and there are some great bands around, like AC/DC, and Iron Maiden. There are also a few 'honest' bands, like Status Quo, Motorhead, and Slade, who just go out to entertain their audiences, and are not the least bit pretentious. However, the rest are on the mediocre side, playing endless, boring guitar solos, with some daft, longhaired bugger, shagging a mike stand, and wailing uninteresting lyrics.
Some days I find myself genuinely shocked by the music press. Since May, I've noticed a complete lack of excitement regarding the Black Sabbath remasters. How can you ignore the Sabbath? Do critics begrudge them for pissing on and killing the hippy dream? I think they might. After all, the band introduced working-class anger, stoner sludge grooves and witchy horror-rock to flower power. Black Sabbath confronted the empty platitudes of the 1960s and, along with Altamont and Charles Manson, almost certainly helped kill off the hippy counterculture.