By Kevin J.H. Dettmar
yet for an American collage pupil from the suburbs-and, one expects, for lots of, many others, together with British youth-Jon King's and Andy Gill's mumbled lyrics have been usually all yet unintelligible. Political rock 'n' roll is usually anything of an oxymoron: rock audiences quite often do not song in to be lectured to. yet what can it suggest band that made pop songs as political idea actively resisted making that concept legible?
Coming to phrases with the influence of Entertainment! calls for us to take the mondegreen-the misunderstood lyric-seriously. The previous comic story has it that the identify of R.E.M.'s debut album must have been now not Murmur, yet Mumble: actual, as far as it is going. yet that is the name, too, of rock 'n' roll's maximum Hits compilation-and that strategic inarticulateness itself, which creates such an immense position for the listener, has a major politics.