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Old 03-09-2013, 11:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I've never lived in a city so that's where you're going wrong.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:05 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I've never lived in a city so that's where you're going wrong.
SO WHERE THE **** ARE YOU FROM?!?!?!?!
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't think Americans are aware or even care that some artists they like are from another country. The actual thought of being a foreigner doesn't enter their minds and it's a non issue. If you were asking us this 50 years ago I'd say you'd have yourself a healthy discussion. Americans now just want outrageous flavored doritos and TV shows about celebrities jumping off diving boards.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Hi, my name is Andy and I am conducting a dissertation on the new UK invasion of British music acts upon the American music market and would like to know how the subject is perceived in America. Artists such as Adele, One Direction, Jessie J and The Wanted are all making a name for themselves in the US and I would just like to hear from American fans of popular music, who would be willing to discuss how these acts are relating overseas. If you would prefer to email me, my address is andy_colman@hotmail.com.
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I wasn't aware of any invasion, but I have zero interest in any of those artists if that helps.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks for your reply! So you would say that it is not so much about the music these days and just whatever is popular?
Yeah. No need to elaborate really. That's pretty much it.
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Yeah, no, whatever.

It doesn't make any difference whatsoever. They sing in american accents and it's non cultural lyrics anyway.

Look at it this way, america has been a melting pot of cultural and musical extremes over the years producing if not directly then the roots of practically 90% of music styles today. Americanised pop songs from across the pond are less than a drop in the ocean in temrs of impact.

Good luck on your dissertation though.
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I wasn't aware of any invasion, but I have zero interest in any of those artists if that helps.


This is my position as well
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The internet has pretty much removed any sense of music coming over from across the pond or anywhere really. If I can read a blog, listen to a podcast, watch a vlog or accidently read Pitchfork, I can find new music from all over the world.

So, yeah. There is no new British Invasion. And as long as I like the music, I couldn't give a blue perpendicular f*uck where it comes from.
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I can tell you from a perspective of 5 British Invasions of music this present one is perhaps the weakest. We have become such a global community compared to forty years ago I don't think it has the same impact. If I might take a moment of your time I will break them down as far as I see it.
1. The first true invasion was of course the mid sixties with the Beatles and Stones paving the way for the Animals, Who, Herman's Hermits, the Dave Clark 5 and a host of other talented bands.
2. The 70s brought us a taste of metal with Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Ten Years After, Led Zeppelin etc etc all classic jaw dropping acts.
3. The 80s gave us Boy George, Clash, U2 etc etc talented, but perhaps not as stunning as the 60 and 70s artists in my opinion.
4. On to the 90s with Oasis, Blur, Travis, Keane and so on. A good swipe at past invasions.
5 Finally present day Adele, Florance And The Machine, One Direction and so on a watered down version of past pop stars.
I will say that the UK still has new artists that we in North America know little about. All one has to do is watch the Brit Awards and ponder at who the hell is that collecting those awards.
We have been invaded so often we have become numb to the fact in my opinion. I remember when most people who followed music casually thought Hendrix was from the Uk when he came over to play North America that is when the invasion still meant some thing..........
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