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|The Grand Theory of Music Conspiracy Part 1|
Sit down & grab some popcorn.
I have a theory for the reason why most bands end up being left wing. It doesn't make sense the way it stands currently. If about 50% of people lean right and 50% of people lean left, why is all (90+%) of the engaging music left wing?
I think the main reason is that the record labels abuse the bands. The music labels hold all of the power in the relationship between the music industry and the bands. Bands will naturally grow to resent these large company entities.
Hymn II: Of Wolf and the Devil
If a band tries to come out as a whistleblower and tell the world how they are being treated, the music industry will simply blacklist them and they will lose their ability to make music (and money).
The Jester's Dance
The only way the band can get back at the record companies is by making music that preaches views against the corrupt and unbalanced practices by which they operate.
Rage of the King
This ironically works somewhat well for the bands as well. When a band is being harassed by the record label, it makes the members of the band more emotionally engaged - albeit traumatized, which makes more emotionally engaging music.
Through Silver In Blood
Bands would never acknowledge any of this publicly because doing so would forever ruin their careers and any chance at making money or gaining fame.
How to Disappear Completely
When you look at the history of most bands, they will use a series of common descriptions that are abnormally consistent: "Burning out from overwork" "Being cheated out of money in a contract" "Being a slave to the system"
I'll Kill You
The bands will rarely elaborate on such provocative statements, which raises the question "why don't they talk about it?"
Or maybe I should just lay off the shrooms.
|It's weird. Wording is important here. Gallup released the results of two polls in July 2020. One poll showed that 50% of people identify or lean Democratic, while only 39% are Republican. On the other hand, 34% of people identify as Conservative, 26% identify as Liberal, and 36% identify as Moderate.|
I don't think 90% of music is left leaning at all--Country is majority Conservative, punk and emo are majority Liberal, and there's a good portion of music (like hip-hop and Electronic music) who DON'T TRUST THE CHURCH OR THE GOVERNMENT, DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, BISHOP OR A POPE, OR THEM OTHER MEN.
I simply think it is that bands who are liberal are more likely to express their opinions as opposed to bands who are more conservative or moderate.
|kill all republicans |
|Or maybe left wing music is just better|
I mean who do the right still have anyway? Ariel Pink, Ted Nugent, and some country-pop artists?
|sir this is a wendy's|
|The right can't music |
|prob because left wing people tend to be more creative|
|If people showed their true colours they’d be instantly cancelled.|
Bands don’t speak their mind they toe the line, conform and regurgitate the same tired old tropes which appease a lowest common denominator crowd which bows to the largely ‘left wing’ institutions of society within pop culture.
There are no youth movements, there is no modern culture formed from art. Everything has been whittled down to appeasement of the brainwashed.
Rule number 1 in the modern society is you must never upset the wrong people.
|I mean Eric Clapton angrily telling all of the non-white people to leave England during a concert springs to mind|
|Yeah. 50yrs ago.|
|This is a revelation |
|@zak you should look into Adorno's thoughts on the culture industry|
|check jimmy giuffre|
|Nice one Let.|
A standardised people produced from standardised product
|The staind guy|
|You're so fucking hot. |
|@Masochist i tried thinking up all of the righty artists I could. Even the most right wing ones like Megadeth have these schizophrenic anti-corporation messages though.|
|@Meridiu5 - That anti-corporate sentiment probably has a lot to do with being screwed by major labels tbh, lol. |
But yeah, there are a quite a few conservative-leaning butt rock bands, and you might imagine a lot of Christian music leans that way, as well. I would guess that many of them don't tow every part of the party line though.
|Interesting take. If I get you correctly though you assume that bands become left-wing by their experiences in the music industry, but I do think that quite a lot of people playing in bands are left leaning to begin with. It's only empirical from my perspective, pretty much all my musician friends come from left-wing homes. Maybe there's a factor here that Democrats (or the equivalent in other countries) are more inclined (or pushy) to have their children play an instrument? |