My Argument for Saving Rock

Rock and Roll wasn’t born in a major-label research facility. They would have you believe that 16-year-olds with straightened hair and overly-supportive parents have always been the creative force behind rock, and that all the studies and demographic calculations prove they are right.


Jessica October 15, 2012 @02:19 pm
There is so much truth to what you are saying and it irritates the crape out of me too. But I do see some light at the end of the tunnel. There is an artisinal renaissance slowly starting in this country, and things like that always take a while to reach the masses. Just take comfort in knowing that your music is amazing and inspiring and hold strong, my fellow rocker!
Frances ( part of yer Jersey crew) August 31, 2012 @08:42 pm
Hey Clay and the rest of the Suns, Just wanted to say hi and thank you guys again for getting us into that show at the Saint. Along with the generic thank you's you probably get pouring in from fans everywhere (who wouldn't, you guys are the bomb diggz), I wanted to attempt to describe to you in words how much your music impacts my life. Between the sentence prior to this one, I paused for a good few minutes trying to come up with any kind of description that seems remotely realistic and bearable that will do justice to the things your words and soulful music has done to my heart. Believe it or not, you've gotten me through hard times, and at the same time you gave me hope in humanity and good music again. Soulshine has been my favorite song since I was a little girl, branded into a special place in my mind as the song my dad used to play for me when I couldn't fall asleep as a baby. It's no coincidence that you guys covered it. Anyway, I have a lot more to say but I'll be lucky if you even read this, so thanks for one of the best musical experiences of my life, and The Bastard Suns are the pinnacle of talent in all of the areas that make some damn good hard earned rock n roll. Kudos.
Brian Parker August 19, 2012 @02:07 pm
Right on Clayton i am tired of this digital era and Justin Bieber. There are barely any real artist left out there anymore.I give kudos to you my friend for attempting at all costs make a path for you and your band without any handouts. Don't sell out stay true to who you are and what you believe in that is the true spirit of rock and roll. Here's to you my friend may your journey be filled with happiness and prosperity.
Cameron Ellerbee August 17, 2012 @10:29 pm
Dude... that was so true! Music of this time period has gone all haywire and is so full of crap! It's people like you guys that keep the true soul of good music alive. I don't know where i'd be if i hadn't switched to reggae, ska and punk. Thanks for keepin true SOUL music alive bro.

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