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--scaruffi’s most infamous music page is his beatles profile. here’s the gist of it:
the beatles sold a lot of records not because they were the greatest musicians but simply because their music was easy to sell to the masses: it had no difficult content, it had no technical innovations, it had no creative depth. they wrote a bunch of catchy 3-minute ditties and they were photogenic…
while the velvet underground, frank zappa, the doors, pink floyd and many others were composing long and daring suites worthy of avantgarde music, thus elevating rock music to art, the beatles continued to yield three-minute songs built around a chorus.
anyone who is into beethoven’s symphonies or wagner’s operas and is told that the beatles’ catchy three-minute tunes are the masterpieces of rock music will simply smile and politely nod, but never listen to rock music again; and will thus never learn that rock music has also produced 20-minute avantgarde suites and hour-long electronic poems that are easily as complex and as futuristic as contemporary classical music.
--here is scaruffi on moondog, an nyc street musician who played avantgarde jazz in a viking helmet:
… he composed string quartets, symphonies and operas, but mainly surreal vignettes for orchestra and home-made instruments. his works encompass everything that was known and a lot of what was still unknown. he virtually invented every single genre of rock, electronic and world music.
--and on this 1997 song by electronic composer amon tobin:
the apparently unassuming [“defocus”] is actually a new kind of symphony. tobin warps the distinctive tone of an instrument to produce a new kind of instrument, and then weaves a few of them (a bee-like violin, a distorted bass, ufo-sounding flutes) into an organic flow of sound. ıt is, in fact, one of the most significant innovations since beethoven added a choir to a symphony.