This little contretemps over music has raised an interesting question – what is good music?
Ask Endeavour Morse and you’ll get one answer – ask ordinary people and the answer might be quite different. This is the case tonight for music less classical, less pure, less skilled but with a whole lot more oomph to it. Mozart is peerless, Beethoven is peerless but so are these guys below, in the way they can capture the mood of people on the street.
Like township music in South Africa, this is for the people and I, for one, am quite partial to the people in joyful mood. The Clash may not be my cup of tea but there’s no doubting they captured a time and a mood and my time was around 1980 on the streets of London, an exciting time and a joyful one too.
So, would you say that was music of little taste?…