Kids these days, wot?
Back in my day, heavy metal music was much smarter. Its songs covered Romantic poetry:
Alluded to middle English plays:
Sure, it’s just Romeo and Juliet, but Ratt knew who they were.
Or at the very least retold the stories found in the works of respected elder horror writers.
You know, as though the songwriters had read a book or something.
I’ve sampled some recent hard rock and heavy metal, and I don’t see a similar literary bent to it. What am I missing?
Or has it in fact dumbed down with the rest of our culture now that the classics aren’t even nodded at in contemporary education?