Why is music from California so terrible? It's the largest state in the Union and I can't think of any decent musician or band to come from there other than maybe Joanna Newsom and early Beach Boys. It's a state that celebrates the worst aspects of American culture and allows itself to be run by former action movie stars. Can't we just give it back to Mexico?
ironically a lot of good music comes out of mexico so i for one welcome our mexican overlords
>The Mothers of Invention
>Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
>Guns N' Roses
>Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
The worst popularity-to-quality ratio art is made there and promoted around the globe as shining examples of American media (bad sitcoms, Hollywood blockbusters, Metallica, ect.). When people think of the vapidity of America they're usually thinking of something that came from California. Now compare that to the thriving avant-garde scenes in places like New York and Austin.
>It's a state that celebrates the worst aspects of American culture
This is actually true. They're passing a law that let's transgender men masquerading as woman piss in the womens restrooms. There was this case where this little boy thought he was a girl, and so his parents demanded that he be allowed to use the girls restroom. If I remember correctly, they ended up allowing it. I would've withdrawn my daughter immediately and put her in another school.
>It's pretty obvious.
Celebrating is not the same as profiting from. And I'd say the worst aspects of American culture are things like racism, homophobia, general intolerance, stuff like that. You can find a lot more of that in almost any other state.
>name all the ones you dislike
most of the ones you listed, some are okay
>then name your favorite bands
The New York Dolls
originally, but they really didnt make any music their, all of their stuff they essentially made in San Francisco
Also San Francisco has had legit one of the greatest music scenes ever
dont get how you find Zappa, Beefheart, Chrome, The Residents or Flipper bad with your tastes
we share many favorite bands ;)
also if you havent listened to Chrome I totally recommend it, seems up your alley
>And I'd say the worst aspects of American culture are things like racism, homophobia, general intolerance, stuff like that.
Californians are so morally self-righteous, as if they're the only left-leaning state in America
>Californians are so morally self-righteous, as if they're the only left-leaning state in America
no but we do it the best
(only along the coast though, the rest is bumfuck hickville)
At least we can all agree this is the most Californian band ever right?
We can also agree that their albums with John Frusciante are actually quiet good, yeah?
Californian inferiority complex in full swing. Where is your classical musician scene? Where were you guys when punk rock was being invented, when the Beats were smoking pot, when black people in Harlem were writing literary masterpieces in the early 1900s, when abstract expressionism became a thing? California's largest contribution to modern culture is Guns n' Roses and The Big Bang Theory.
like i said,
>the rest is bumfuck hickville
and apparently the rest of us are too busy working and/or smoking decriminalized weed and/or surfing to go out and vote
it did inspire some pretty sweet parody vids though
>implying there has ever been a decent band coming from the United States
>all this arguing over which state has the best music
This is unreal
Don't even mention that show. It gives me cancer
We were talking about population not land mass
Beatles dick rider britbong detected. How does it feel to know the US has without a doubt the most diverse, healthy, and the largest music scene on the planet?
>being a geographic elitist
You're not your dirty rat infested city. Nor did you contribute in any way to any of the things you listed. Nor were you even alive when those things happened. Who has the real inferiority complex?
>Beatles dick rider britbong detected.
I'm not even from an English-speaking country, fag.
OP fucked up but the thread came to the conclusion that he meant populace to assert his point that it has so many people and yet no good bands, which is completely untrue and a retarded statement but alas the thread goes on
I don't give a fuck where you're from, clearly a place where pretentious idiots with shitty taste are bred
In a thread discussing the merits of east versus west coast music and you bring up punk. infinite keks
>Also San Francisco circa 1967-1971 was a pretty great time and place for music
If you like the poorly disguised hypocritical hedonism of flower power. This is what the East Coast was doing during or around that period
>Tower of Power
>Con Funk Shun
>The Brothers Johnson
Another thread filled with children.
American music as a whole is awful.
>intolerance is bad because muh feels
Leftism is cancer.
I wish they were, makes nuking the shithole so much easier.
>when black people in Harlem were writing literary masterpieces in the early 1900s
Blacks can't even write their names, if their trash are masterpieces then so is every 1st graders attempt at writing.
>early beach boys
>implying that wasn't their most pedestrian period
>he doesn't appreciate the beach boys' early career
But anon, California is the best state for music.