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The Clash – White Riot
vs
Li’l Chris

I know which one I like best!

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Written by ellenloudon

January 30, 2007 at 10:29 pm

Posted in music

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  1. Classic stuff. And yes, what a contrast to L’il Chris (I’d never heard of him before today).It was ever thus, and bubblegum there will always be. What’s interesting is how some performers get real big and make huge careers and money – Madonna, Michael Jackson – while remaining only a footnote to the story of rock and roll.In Jackson’s case, maybe people in 100 years’ time will remember “ABC” and “I Want You Back” – but probably not much more, as the artistic interest ends thereafter. In Madonna’s… I dunno. Something about the 80s pop video?But they’ll definitely remember Strummer, Jones, Headon and Simenon belting out “White Riot”.

    tim s

    January 31, 2007 at 7:13 am

  2. you raise some very interesting issues about how the popular music canon gets formed. We should perhaps have a series of foundation seminars on ‘the popular’ and discuss such things?

    Ellen Loudon

    January 31, 2007 at 11:36 am

  3. Yeah, great idea. Popdation.

    tim s

    January 31, 2007 at 1:25 pm

  4. Shurely you mean Rockdation mate? Not ‘arf… 😉

    John H

    January 31, 2007 at 7:44 pm

  5. I think we may have our first foundation schism. Who will join which group? We could even split further and have a punkdation!

    Ellen Loudon

    January 31, 2007 at 10:20 pm


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