16 abr. 2013

The Ten Rules of Rock And Roll by Robert Forster


Ja sense els The Go-Betweens, Robert Forster va començar a escriure una columna de crítica musical al magazine australià The Monthly. Anys després, al 2010, les recopilaria totes en un llibre on Forster enumerava les 10 regles del rock’n’roll. Aquí les deixem:

1. Never follow an artist who describes his or her work as ‘dark’.
2. The second-last song on every album is the weakest.
3. Great bands tend to look alike.
4. Being a rock star is a 24-hour-a-day job.
5. The band with the most tattoos has the worst songs.
6. No band does anything new on stage after the first 20 minutes.
7. The guitarist who changes guitars on stage after every third number is showing you his guitar collection.
8. Every great artist hides behind their manager.
9. Great bands don’t have members making solo albums.
10. The three-piece band is the purest form of rock and roll expression.

* Robert Forster recitarà textos i farà un concert el dissabte 4 de maig al Primera Persona, músics de Fred i Son, Evripidis & His Tragedies i Adrián de Alfonso seran la seva banda d'acompanyament. Espectacle creat especialment per a l'ocasió.