Hello, Dark Side again, tonight i will entertain you with my take on the music industries and why "Old time rock and roll" isnt on the air much anymore. I am not attacking any style of music, and i have my taste you can have yours, if i say a song or band is terrible, thats a opinion, i dont wish you to flame me for my tastes. This is all one big conpiracy theory so sit down and enjoy.
In 1981, MTV first came on air, it was glorious, awesome music, funny videos, poor animation attempts, and people could rock out to their favorites. This went great for about 4 years, then The Dire Straights came out with a song: Money for Nothing. For the first 1 minute and 5 seconds of the song, you can hear international recording artist Sting saying "I want my MTV"..I want my MTV, a phrase that single handedly brought the rock empire to its knees. It was repeated over and over and over by the channel that it made everyone sick of it, but they didnt have a choice, that was all there was for music video prodcast. From here on,it only gets worse.
No one knows what happened, but i believe it to be a bad reveiw MTV got, but they stopped playing good rock and hard rock songs. The moved on to playing more clean stuff, such as Our Lady Peace's "Supermans Dead" style of music, dull and depressing. This continued for a long while, then early 90's Grunge kicked in. Nirvana surfaced and hit it hard with their hits, such as Smells like Teen Spirit, Come as You Are, In Bloom, Toureets, and many others. While their tunes were heavy, they all were a "I want to kill myslef" style of lyrics and sound, which MTV now thrived upon. By this time, MTV was not the same, it had been bought out by a big corperation with only one object in mind, "Money for nothing"
Somewhere between 1989's Appitite for Destruction and The Backstreet Boys, they decided bands no longer required instruments to be big, all they needed was looks, this is what the corperation decided to make their biggest outlit on, seeing as it takes less time to make someone look good,than give them a talent.
The corperation is called Clear Channel. Clear Channel is the largest owner of full-power AM, FM, and shortwave radio stations and twelve radio channels on XM Satellite Radio, and is also the largest pure-play radio station owner and operator. They control what gets played on all radio stations when, and since MTV is now playing newer music, Clear Channel saw it as a oppertunity to bite this and profit. They would cram the music that you dont even like down your throat untill you did, they mill make you belive you cant live without listening to this band, its pure mind control.
Their tools were there, they had a new generation to force new music on, and the abillity to make anyone famous without talent. They got to it and played songs such as Britney Spears, Backstreet boys, NSYNC, and other like this. While it still offered entertainment, the great music of the 70s and 80s were quickly fading. This was the reality of the 90s and it got way worse till the 2000s, at which oit had nowhere to go but up, and not by much.
The 2000s were not that much better, boy bands had depleated and left with few, which were eventualy exterminated by the ones who created them. In the past 10 years, very very few good songs were released, a bit of Chickenfoot, Bad Girlfriend, and select few others. Clear Channel has been busy too, they brought Kings of Leon out of the ground with their smash hits, Notion, Use somebody, and Sex is on Fire, which are terrible songs, the guitar is mediocre at best, the lyrics are pointless and the song is far too repetitive.
Clear Channel has enough money to hire musicians togeather and have writers and prducers make them good. Clear Channel created the band Linkin Park, with the rap vocalist and heavy metal guitarist, they went through producers and writers to get their fame, all sponsored by Cleaar Channel. They would have never existed if not for Clear Channel, and neither would many of other bands, its all Mind Control.
Thats the end of my rant, it the end i pin it all on Sting and his "I want my MTV", while catchy,drove everyone crazy.
Its either this theory or.....
Old Gods did it :P