Monday, April 04, 2005
fuck it. Bangs is the man. this, on the relationship between Kubrick's movies and Emerson Lake & Palmer's absurd music:
..Everybody knows Classical Rock Fusions never really work. Perhaps what really
paved the astroturf for ELP was 2001, that dopey cozzed collegiate smoker flick:
not only did it star a computer that could kick ass on Keith E(merson)'s in a
microsputum, but crafty Kubrick also saw sure the soundtrack was fattened with
all the glorioski Classicorn any rube could swallow. "Also Sprach Zarathustra"
and Keith Emerson heard the word just like he was Joseph Smith shovelling off
the tablets. By the time Kubrick got to Clockwork Orange, thereby installing
Beethoven in the prostate projection chamber of next-up fad of trendy
androhoodlum the insidious befoulment of all that was gutter pure in rock had
been accomplished. It's worse than eclecticism, it's eugenic entropy by deisgn,
and Emerson and cohorts were more than mere fellow travellers.
"installing Beethoven in the prostate projection chamber of next-up fad of trendy androhoodlum".
Jesus, that's cool.
posted by dubversion at 8:52 pm