White bread music holds Australia in death-grip
If you didn't catch it on TV, you may not realise that the ABC ran a televised vote on the top one hundred albums on Sunday evening. I missed it (kid wrangling duties), but this pretty much sums up for me my issues with Australia's taste in music:
IT WAS ALL WHITE ON THE NIGHT!Barista has posted the full Top 100 list and the commentary on the vote's outcome by the ABC's Paul Clarke, who made the observation above.
The surprising omission from our list is soul and dance music generally and black artists in particular. This is one honky list! Sure there’s Prince at no.61 with Purple Rain and Miles Davis, with Kind Of Blue at no. 65. But there’s no Marvin Gaye, no Aretha Franklin, no Otis Redding, no Martha and The Vandellas, no Ronettes, no Tina Turner, no Michael Jackson, no Bob Marley, no Stevie Wonder, no Yothu Yindi, no Supremes, and no Jimi Hendrix.