- Nov 15, 1999
Fair point! I guess my problem with the VU is that it’s all so fucking white. There was no shortage of songs that were very directly about drugs or weird sex but the difference was that they were usually done with a sense of humour and, well, sung by black people. It took some studied, white artistes writing about it in a musically blues-less, lyrically exclusionary manner for it to be taken seriously as Art. Same old story really.
/me points finger at other posters for being complicit in this
I suppose arguing about ground-breakingness or importance in the context of popular music just strikes me as daft, and that's what I'm reacting against here. The tunes are mostly good, the lyrics are kinda teenager-y. Good record, but doesn't really scratch my itches