Thursday, 12 July 2012
“Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read”, said Frank Zappa.
Frank Zappa used this quotation during an interview with the Rolling Stone magazine. What does this quotation mean to me? Well my interpretation of this quote is that rock journalism is a very complex form of journalism, meaning that there is no set structure, which one should abide by, but keeping in mind that rock is a culture on its own, and journalists should encapsulate the essence of rock within their pieces or articles.
Rock journalism allows one to express their opinions openly. This form of journalism would however, have an influence on culture, fashion and social attitudes of the followers. A specific writing style would most likely not be required, and anyone would be able to write about rock as well as interviewing someone but this form of journalism doesn’t have a specific audience. Therefore, it would be wide reaching form of journalism.
Basically, rock journalism in my opinion is a way in which people could express themselves, as they are passionate about rock or the rock industry. What is your perception thereof?