With all the changes in popular music over the decades, the stereotypes about being…
- Posted on Nov 2nd 2010 6:00AM by Chris Cope
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He does at least admit that occasionally the shows will find a "beautiful voice" -- but he says cows are more "beautiful" before they visit the "hamburger factory."
He said, "It's not good because, though from time to time they may stumble across a beautiful voice, they put them through a food processor and make them fast food. A cow is definitely a more beautiful thing before it hits the hamburger factor."
He added, "They do things to these kids. They play with their bodies and their faces. They just bleach and sanitise everything about them and that's a very potent aspirational aspect of our society."
And there's one more further thing to lament -- celebrity, which Albarn believes leaves people "preoccupied" and is the epicentre of the "dark art" TV talent show.
"I think music would be totally fine and in a healthy state if people weren't so preoccupied with celebrity. There is potential for insane cross-fertilisation but there's this sort of malignant tumour that keeps growing, very much based on a few TV and record executives practising this dark art of the television show."
It's certainly not the first time someone has taken aim at TV talent shows, but one must commend Albarn on his imaginative thought process this time round.