July 22, 2002

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  1. The real purpose of what jaguaro.org were doing with this was to basically try to “purify” people’s thinking about music by reducing it to an ethos of working class purity that excludes overt acquired tastes and forbids cerebral lyrics or compositional complexity or virtuosity absolutely.
    It DEMANDS an anti-establishment attitude that jaguaro.org sees in black music of the 60s and 70s, some 70s metal (Black Sabbath, EARLY Aerosmith, Blue Öyster Cult and especially AC/DC), but mostly in punk, protopunk, postpunk and riot grrl from the 1960s to the 1990s.
    If the writers were (as has been mistakenly said) trying to attack the most critically favoured artists, they would have filled the top thirty spots with protopunk (“Funhouse”, “Kick Out The Jams”, “New York Dolls”) and late 1970s punk (“Never Mind The Bollocks”, “Horses”, “The Clash”, “Ramones”, “Unknown Pleasures”, “Wild Gift” etc. etc.). However, because the punk rockers are saints to these people, it would be an equivalent blasphemy to include any punk album to a Muslim criticising the contnts of the Qur’an.
    Though I can sympathise with some selections, I do still own a dozen of these albums and have no intention of parting with them.V