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Old 06-19-2009, 10:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I think bands like Pavement, Daniel Johnson, GBV, Royal Trux, Sebadoh etc were rooted more in college radio and the alternative music of the mid-late eighties, whereas a lot of the bands now are more influenced by punk and noise rock.
They all became college radio staples for sure. But let's look at just Pavement: Their earliest recordings were pretty much drug-fueled catharsis through noise. Definitely closer to punk than anything college-rock. Royal Trux was similar - heroin junkies with rockband equipment making noise. The indie/college rock tags came a bit later with their more polished music. I'm not saying all the new bands are straight ripoffs, though. Some seem to have something to offer, I just haven't caught on.
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