I believe another cause of the fall of rock and roll is the lack of solid rock and roll journalism. In the early 70's you had your pick of magazines (Cream, Circus, Rolling Stone) that were all about the music and the artists. Now it takes 30 pages of advertising in the Rolling Stone just to get to the 1st article. This Minnesota farm boy would have had a tough time in the 70's without guys like Lester Bangs and Dave Marsh writing about and turning me on to everything from the Stones, Zep, Iggy Pop, Cheap Trick, Springsteen to Pure Prairie League and Willie Nelson. The old style gonzo journalists wrote about every genre in a way that made you want to run out and get the album.
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