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Dec 01

Glenn McDonald tackles the new Fugazi (in the middle of a unique look at our favourite genre):

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Glenn McDonald tackles the new Fugazi (in the middle of a unique look at our favourite genre): “One of the most pivotal events in the evolution of a sustainable genre, however, is when the feedback loop starts, and the artists who founded or inspired it start to sound more like the versions of themselves that their followers are following. This happened with several key bands during metal’s development (most notably Black Sabbath, who basically reached the point of self-parody in about 1989, but one could make a good case that most important metal bands have regressed towards means in exactly this way, with the notable exception of Slayer), and happened with almost a whole generation of prickly art-school post-punk bands that all discovered synth-pop and became New Wave. Fugazi, though, has betrayed no acknowledgement of, much less interest in, Braid’s retrofitting of straightedge back into a semblance of rock and roll. “

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  1. 1

    (we really should coax sundar back onto FL as a reviewer — he is easily still one of the most interesting ILM commentators)

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    CarsmileSteve on 28 Nov 2006 #

    or, indeed, get glenn macdonald to contribute ;)

  3. 3
    Andrew Farrell on 29 Nov 2006 #

    !!! TWAS was the first music weblog I loved, before Freaky Trigger. I’d forgotten it for a long time, when I’d remember it I’d think I’d imagined it.

  4. 4

    glenn m’s awful example = he got married and LOST THE WAR AGAINST SILENCE!

    TAKE NOTE WHO MAY

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    Marcello Carlin on 29 Nov 2006 #

    I have followed his path with near-clinical precision… ;-)

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    Tom on 29 Nov 2006 #

    Really MC? Which minor indie popstress did you use your blog to repeatedly propose to? :)

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    Marcello Carlin on 29 Nov 2006 #

    I did say near-clinical…

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