The old fuddy duddy, in his latest installment of “these kids today whaddaya gonna do” while trying to stay ahead of the latest trends curve, has been reading about a music trend that disturbs me.
I haven’t actually read anywhere where this has been officially declared as a trend, but I’ve been reading about it. Not listening to it, since I don’t really care for rap music.
Off the top of my head I do like Eminem’s “One Shot,” the clean version, or whatever it’s called. It’s actually cool when teams enter an arena with that song blaring in the background.
This old fuddy duddy-Generation Xer may be overreacting, though, but it seems rap is replacing the good old-fashioned guitar solo in popular songs.
Instead of a guitar solo being featured in the middle of a song, pop artists now apparently are just using other rap artists to fill in that portion of the song.
I don’t know. Maybe somebody will remake “More Than A Feeling” with rap solos instead of the splendid guitar solos featured in that song and I’ll like it. Probably not.
Again I haven’t actually heard any of these songs with their rap solos, I’ve just read that’s what’s being done.
So as a judgmental Generation Xer, I was reminded of a movie the other night I was watching in which the characters were lamenting about the lack of respect the younger generation was showing.
Oh yeah, wait a minute. That movie was “12 Angry Men” and it was made in 1957.
Still, as a judgmental Generation Xer I can say what’s the matter with these lazy Millennials? They can’t even put a decent guitar solo in their songs, they’ve got to use rap? These kids today, whaddaya gonna do?
Where’s Bread and The Guitar Man when we need them?
— Charles Whisnand