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The office-block persecution affinity.

Friday, November 07, 2003

This morning in the car, Brent came up with the 'bald lead singer equals declining sales' theory of popular culture. He says that the public will accept a band with a bald lead singer for *one* album, as a kind of experimental 'look', but will then reject an ongoing, aggressive shavenheadedness. He cited Michael Stipe, Moby, and Billy Corgan as examples. I, ever the doubting Thomas, noted that Live were inexplicably huge with a bald lead singer, but was forced to retract as I realised that they were only huge for one album and then, miraculously, were gone. It also occurs to me, sitting here, that the converse may be true in hip-hop, where a shaven head is practically the norm. Hrm.

We are dorks. :)


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