Wednesday, June 21, 2006

RIP TOPT



After 42 years, the BBC is pulling the plug on Top Of The Pops. It is probably fair to say that the program hasn’t been as great or influential in the last few years as it was in its heyday (in fact, since the last couple of rebranding exercises, TOTP has become shockingly dull) but, after the demise of Smash Hits, it is one further proof that major record companies have finally killed anything that was good about popular music by inflicting all sorts of pre-fabricated, odourless and flavourless boybands a la Westlife, hollow pop ‘babes’ à la Rachel Stevens, Teflon-coated ‘serious’ artists a la James Blunt, pseudo American punk a la Green Day and X-Factor nafness. Well done guys!

Today, the music died.

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