:: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 ::
Blender's list: the 50 worst things to happen to music
Everything from Sgt. Pepper's to Whitey, fake lesbians, Van Halen firing David Lee Roth and Suge Knight is included in this highly entertaining list of the 50 worst things to happen to music, via Live Music Blog by way of The Music Blog (here). My favorite is No. 7:
Blender's 50 worst things to happen to musicFinding God
Once the Big Guy gets under an artist's skin, the work tends to suffer. AL GREEN went from making the sexiest music known to man to making gospel albums known to nobody. MASE quit hip-hop for the ministry, and when he returned, his skills didn't come with him. The less said about BOB DYLAN's born-again albums the better, but the idea of Jehovah's Witness PRINCE proselytizing door-to-door in purple pumps still brings a smile. Esther, née MADONNA, caused quite the mishegas by hopping aboard Kabbalah's Judaism-meets-New-Age-hooey bandwagon. And CAT STEVENS loved Islam so much, he named himself after it when he converted and then quit the music biz in 1979.

Silly rock stars -- you're supposed to be the ones being slavishly worshipped!
Makes you wonder why God gave rock and roll to us, doesn't it?

Blender also wants to know, "What's No. 51?" I like this list of Nos. 51-60. My choice for No. 51 would be Hot Topic T-shirts on young children. There's something just very wrong about a toddler wearing a Ramones tee.

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