I Feel So French: Fascinated, But Not A Fan

I find it fascinating that American popular music could have declined to such a sad level by 1964 -65, that a single influence from somewhere else could sweep through like a fire in a night club.  That by the middle 70s, British rock was the king.  To this day, most of my favorite groups are British. 

What is it about their world that makes for such compelling music?

I am jealous on behalf of my country because we have the resources, but we have not quite gotten it.  That is why I feel so French.

TheSquirrel TheSquirrel
51-55, M
2 Responses Mar 5, 2010

I had no idea that that goes on. I thought it was all one way. There is only so much music on the local stations coming from the UK. Their play lists are pretty short. I'll have to tune in over the internet. <br />
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I must say, though, that I am a giant fan of those second wave bands like ELO, 10cc, The Pretenders, etc. <br />
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Plus, I like the 70s tours of the 60s individuals and acts that survived like The Who, Townsend solo, Daltrey solo, Clapton solo, the Stones, McCartney and Wings.

Hi TheSquirrel<br />
ironic that British singers adopt American accents very often. Is cross cultural exchange I guess. Interesting how it works hey!<br />