This was not going to be my next topic but following a comment on my last blog and a few rumblings across social media of late, I thought I’d tackle it now: the hijack of rock and metal by the high street.
When I was in my teens and getting seriously into metal, you had to really search for the stuff, be it the music itself or any related merchandise. The occasional t-shirt in a record shop or via mail order was as good as it got. Now though, things are very different.
Take a look in some of the larger, better-known high street stores and intermingled with the rails of skinny jeans and garish luminous colours, you are likely to see a Led Zeppelin, Motorhead or even an Iron Maiden logo. It’s not an attempt to broaden the clientele though; this, apparently, is ‘fashion’.
When I wore a Cradle…
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