One person who has revealed American music to Americans is Van Morrison. Before the Brits came along we were stuck in Monkey hell.
I think it is because they have been socialists longer than us. Grey, drizzly weather, little chance for economic advancement without crony connections makes Britain a dead end. As David Bromberg said, “You gotta suffer if you want to sing the blues.”
Van does protest songs in this article where we are being converted into an increasingly childish dependency police state. Checks come to pacify as the economy is transferred to giant retailers with no face. Soon, face to face contact with other people will be extinct. Men and women, needed to create workers will meet through internet to mate. Lipstick stains no more (an up-side).
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And this classic: