lunedì 10 maggio 2010

A minority group

... a minority group whose critical attitudes toward mainstream popular music led them to make alternative choices. For Riesman, this minority group was characterized by “an insistence on rigorous standards of judgment and taste in a relativist culture; a preference for the uncommercialized, unadvertised small bands rather than name bands; the development of a private language (the same is true of other aspects of private style) and then a flight from it when the private language is taken over by the majority group, [and] a profound resentment of the commercialization of radio and musicians”.
Che ci crediate o no, questo calzante ritratto della più elementare psicologia "indie" risale al 1950.
È citato in "Progressive Sounds: Technology and Innovation in Indie Music", un buon saggio di Laura Schnitker pubblicato su PopMatters, che però diventa via via un po' meno interessante man mano che si avvicina ai giorni nostri.

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