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Re: How come pop music never comes up here?

Drum machines and sequencers, with arpeggiation thrown in. Kraftwerk started it in the 70s. They were universally scorned by the press, although I enjoyed it very much. During the "post punk, new wave, 2nd british invasion, it became the norm. Unless you were a metal band, or western country, which, when southern rock went out of style, all them fellas backed off their distortion, cut their hair, turned the vocals up a bit, and left us with the formulaic, "new country".

From: andy butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk>
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: How come pop music never comes up here?

Matt Davignon wrote:
> I wouldn't even say it's to cover bad musicianship. I think the amount
> of polish that goes into modern rock and roll is so ubiquitous that
> listeners expect bands to play songs with inhuman precision, and no
> variation. Anything less than that is considered a "bad take"!
> Personally I enjoy hearing the occasional subtle screwups.

Right, so in the 1980's someone decided that metronomic was
accurate and correct, and anything else, even if it added
a certain charm, was essentially a mistake, or at least inaccurate.

Anyone know why that caught on?
(thinks he's playing off the beat with precision )