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Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 01:58 pm
Recordings received whilst world-wandering

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microworlds
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Sparkachu Maelworth
Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)

Oh no, what I meant was that American bands all have influences, may it be British, Japanese, etc. It's the same with British bands. What I meant by roots was sticking to their accents. Yes, you may have grown up on the Beatles, the Doors, et al, and you can adopt many of their styles (take some of the Beatles' sound, mix it with some of Jim Morrison). It's just that I find it odd that a lot of musicians today don't stick with their accents, or simply just go with what's hip in the music world, thus sounding all the same.


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maps_or_guitars
maps_or_guitars
maps_or_guitars
Fri, Oct. 26th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)

Hmm. I think Pollard's adoption of a British accent in some of his earlier work comes from a conviction that it just sounded better for the kind of rock he wanted to do. As he got more secure in his writing and performing, he mostly dropped that.

With the pop that kumakouji linked to up (down?) there, I think the decision is strictly economic: the biggest market for English language dancepop is going to be America, and the cowardly marketing approach will be to assume that the American public will find a British accent odd and won't buy it.

Of course, what with the current xenophobic turn hereabouts, that might not be too far off at that.


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