Long mired in sexism, racism and homophobia, the rock genre is being transformed by a wave of progressive artists

Just can;t wait to hear the soundtrack…..

11 thoughts on “Hmm”

  1. “Progressive rock”? I assume she (I also assume a “she” as it’s from the grauniad) doesn’t mean musicians that can actually play their instruments, odd and varying time signatures, and 20 minute drum solos.

  2. Mark in Mayenne

    I’m sure someone could come up with a good parody of non-sexist, non-racist rap music.

  3. i don’t think this was done by a very good journo..

    exhibit A
    – he used progressive in the context of metal/rock without a hint of irony/knowing – i’m not saying he has to go as far as punning but it appears he’s a campaigning journo who’s picked metal as his canvas, and can’t journo or paint for that matter.

    Exhibit B
    -“important conversations have started, which is the only way to create a metal scene that’s homogenous. ”

    Huh? is homogenous the new diverity all of a sudden? What on earth are you talking about you muppet?, no I take that back , kermit was better than you.

  4. “David St. Hubbins: They said the album cover is a bit sexist.

    Nigel Tufnel: Well, so what? What’s wrong with being sexy?

    David St. Hubbins: Sexist, Nigel.”

    Spinal Tap

  5. A highly accurate description of HipHop and Rap etc etc although it omits the glorification of violence.

  6. The vast majority of musicians who mention politics have been progressive since year dot, while famous right-wing musicians can be counted with one hand (Frank Turner, Dominic Frisbee (who did that pro-Brexit song), erm, any others?)

    As Glenn Reynolds often says ‘ why are leftist dominated organizations such cesspits of sexism and racism?’

  7. @Andy Ted Nugent, any Southern rock band and Eric Clapton in Enoch Powell rant mode.

    The article is bunkum. There have been plenty of guy rock stars and mixed race bands over the years. And more than that the songs outside rap and hip hop were hardly racist.

  8. There have been plenty of guy rock stars

    I’m guessing that is a typo for gay. And if so, a prime example is Rob Halford, lead singer of Judas Priest. I saw an interview with him a while back, where he described how he’d agonised for decades about coming out (as if the studded leather bondage gear wasn’t a bit of a clue.) He said, the most common response from his peers and the fans was “Dude, of course we knew!”

  9. Well, this is strange.

    Women in progressive and underground music is my specialist field – I’ve published extensively on the subject.

    Which underground music genre has seen so many women enter the field over the last 25 years that I’m unable to keep up with all the bands concerned, much to my chagrin? Metal.

    But it’s typical of “The Guardian” not to let the facts get in the way of a story.

  10. Comedians in Soviet Russia had to consult with the Department of Jokes before performing their material. No, seriously, Yakov Smirnoff talks about it all the time. Look it up.

    What does this have to do with politically correct metal bands? Nothing. Nothing at all.

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