Earlier tonight on Youtube, I was watching one of those great antique performances from the classic English pop music show, Top of the Pops, which aired from 1964 through 2006.
The video, which I watched about 3,000 consecutive times, Germ Free Adolescents, was belted out lackadaisically by the now-deceased exotic crooness, Poly Styrene. The band, X-ray Spex, was a short-lived but memorable punk band that originated in 1976 London.
The song, as performed by Poly, is plaintive and wanting and smothered in alienated vulnerability. In other words, nothing you would find in today’s jaded and tattooed youth culture whose concept of metaphor extends only to automotive accessories. Kids and hipsters now must not only be wiser and wilier than their parent’s generation, they must display it ostentatiously in body art and “unprecedented” edginess. Back in the ’70s, things were different. Though we defied authority, we were not too proud to reveal our youthful weakness, and by extension, quirkiness.
A Youtube comment buried in the stack was interesting. It hit on a nerve regarding the sociological aspect of X-ray Spex’s archaic musical fashion.
That’s exactly it!
The modern hip-hop ghetto scene is just one big BLING garbage dump of White/Jew enabled cheap consumerist distraction that hypnotizes youth with the short-sighted appeal of a characterless existence. A void offset and diluted by the superficial realization that they are keeping up with the Jones’ despite their hollow sell-out souls. Black people are being used by the elites as bacterial cultures by which to spawn more diseased shallowness that calms the world down while the elites continue to run amok.