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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 35 No 5. March 29, 1972

Rock Concerts

Rock Concerts


As an amused observer of the moronic masses it has been my good fortune lately to end up at a number of 'rock' concerts. What pathetic spectacles! Are real students among the gormless gatherers who stand or loaf around for hours, 'rocked' motionless, speechless, thoughtless? Just staring, while the noisemakers, pretentious conmen who even describe themselves as musicians, churn out their cacophony. Noise deliberately amplified, to compel the audience into passive acceptence, rendering criticism impossible. The audience reaction at these concerts is just as uncreative as the noise is uncreated, rather the reaction is 'duped' and the noise 'arranged'. How long will it be before somebody puts on tape a mixture of the ravings from a Nuremburg Nazi rally and the clatterings of dustman, speed them up a few tones, end propagates the noise as 'rock music'?

G.J. Blade.