Not Music To My Ears
Today's current music scene has steadily become filled with pre-packaged assembly line bands and singers. This pre-teen oriented pop phenomenon is repulsive. I see the so-called bands and singers for what they really are. They are passing trends made special, just for young teens, with all image and no real talent. For their own good, I can only hope these brainwashed kids will grow out of this horrible phase.
Fabricated bands such as O-Town, N*Sync, and The Backstreet Boys show a minimum level of talent. The Backstreet Boys, referred to as BSB, for example were initially actors. None had any musical past history, however they were hired on an audition for a band because they are marketable. As we all know sex appeal has the power to market anything, and young teens have money to burn on CD's and any product containing the bands name.
We have all seen kids at the mall buying boy band paraphernalia such as Calendars, mugs, and pens. They will purchase just about anything with the band name imprinted on it. The bands and record companies make their money not in record sales, but in revenue form this merchandise.
Not one of the five members of the BSB can play a musical instrument. I went to the official Backstreet Boys website and learned that out of over 40 songs they released, the band only wrote three of them. Is it just me, or aren't bands supposed to write their own songs and play musical instruments? How they can be referred to as "boys" in the first place I will never comprehend, they are all men in their twenties. These posers show teenyboppers that it's okay to be uninspired.
This decline of music can be tightly tied into the unrealistic, harmful...