|Posted: 11/08/04 06:32 AM|
Location: KC, MO
|alternative vs. mainstream|
I have to agree. Alternative inherently suggests that its genre differentiates from what pop, r&b, rap, etc. However, when alternative was introduced in the late 80s, I believe it was more of a west coast punk style.
So what constitutes alternative? Ska? Techno/house music? This new pop/r&b/rap thingy all mixed together that has become so mainstream? I have no idea. What was once the "surfer dude" alternative music has no worked its way into the teenybob bubblegum 12 year-old fanclub.
In my opinion, people call music alternative when they want to be considered more on the edge than pop or rock and roll.
Just my 2 cents . ..