As I get older, more and more I find myself comparing the shitstorm that is 2018 with the warm, comforting glow of the 90s. Film, music, Toblerone… you name it, the 90s did it better (apart from TV). With that in mind, I got to thinking about just how good one hit wonders were back in the worlds best ever decade. Let’s examine this phenomenon in a little more detail. It’s not like we have anything better to do…
“Say it ain’t so…”
After Frank Turner agreed to have a face to face interview with me for Doncopolitan, I was unbelievably heartbroken that work commitments scuppered that opportunity. However, being the true gentleman that he is, Frank agreed to answer any questions I wanted to email over to him. Here are the results:
Music is universal. There are, however, nuances and details that attract different people to different aspects of the art of song. Some people are drawn to the music themselves whilst others are infatuated by lyrical proficiency. Some like minimal sonic soundscapes whereas others just want to dance. I’d like to think that all those elements have influenced my musical tastes over the years. All of this pales into insignificance when compared to the most fundamental reason for enjoying music however. Do they fucking mean it?