By it’s very definition Pop (short for popular) is the most POPULAR music genre. The fragmentation of popular music into discrete niches has meant that fewer performers are able to transcend their specific genres to attain a kind of cultural consensus that seemed possible in the past. Yet Shumway’s tired lament reveals less about why this change has occurred than it does about the stranglehold that baby boomers continue to have over received knowledge about the history of modern popular music.
Rock music is one of the leading genres of popular music and underground music in contemporary Japan. Rock and Hip Hop are more closely related than you might think, they both evolved from R&B (Rhythm & Blues). A poet who later came to rock ‘n’ roll, she never shed the identify of a poet who does rock ‘n’ roll, an artist who explicitly combines poetry and rock ‘n’ roll. Mark’s Place in early 1971, to opening as a poet for Teenage Lust and other rock bands in the heyday