I'll Lock Up
- Gads Hill, Ontario
an army of mediocre singers with no perceptiple personality whatsoever, singing the kinds of joyless, mechanically-churned-out songs that wouldn't have been used to patch a broken window pane in Tin Pan Alley in the days of the Great American Songbook.
While I do enjoy certain entertainers from this sub-era, I fully agree that the overall tone of music from the time helped to birth the rock era (one I happen to enjoy; your mileage clearly varies). In much the same way, the "insipidinization" of rock after Elvis's conscription and Buddy Holly's death, the crooners and girl groups, helped to open the door for the Beatles and the British invasion, which saved rock from itself.