THAT ROCK N ROLL MUSIC
I’m still a fan of American Idol, but I often fast-forward
through many performances. Usually, if
the choice is some modern pop operatic hit from Adele or Sea or Pink or Ed Sheeran
and nearly anything modern country I can’t tell one song from another. They all sound alike to me. Gimme that old time Rock n Roll, or Motown,
or Rhythm and Blues or outlaw country or Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline. I am seldom entertained by whatever passes for
music to today’s boppers.
Now comes Ed Sheeran’s lawsuit over Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On to confirm my observations. Sheeran told the court that the songs at issue have “almost identical” chord progressions and added "Most pop songs can fit over most pop songs."