Exei kai o kairos gyrismata…

It’s amazing how a person can change his or her perception in music. Back in the ’80s the Greek TV and Radio was playing a lot of Stranglers, especially their “Golden Brown” song. I couldn’t stand it, their sound was not commercial enough for my taste as a teenager. Same thing for the Cure or the Smiths. I would turn off the TV each time they were on, they and their music were really pissing me off.

Fast forward 20-22 years and I actually enjoy their music a lot. And in a funny turn of things, I can’t listen to ’80s pop and rock songs anymore. Not sure if I matured as a listener, or the music scene did and whatever was “weird” back then, it’s “In” now. One thing’s for sure, writing music that it’s “ahead of its time” is not always great for your wallet as an artist.

In this decade, I much enjoy Gorillaz and OutKast btw. Their songs “Feel Good Inc” and “Hey Ya” respectively are simply amazing!

Sorry, I can’t stand Marilyn Manson (except maybe of his main hit and 2-3 covers he did). Maybe in 20 years…

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stormrider wrote on September 30th, 2006 at 12:50 PM PST:

Eugenia, Manson is a genius! It’s not actually his music, he repeats lots of his riffs, it’s about his lyrics. I recommend “Holy Wood”.

Thom Holwerda wrote on October 1st, 2006 at 1:16 AM PST:

Manson’s “Mechanical Animals” is one of THE defining albums of the past 20 years. Musically and lyrically, it is definitely one of the best albums I have– even though I don’t much care for his other albums which aren’t as polished and ’slick’ as Mechanical Animals. With that album, he truly put something on record nobody had ever done before.

I especially liked how American people wanted to ban it from stores… Because the cover of the album showed Manson in a ’sexless’ state (no genitalia). People angry mobbed record stores, and burned the albums outside.

Of course, they neglected the fact those stores were filled with violent and horror films :D .

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