Monday, March 03, 2008

Sad state of Bangla Rock

Song - Hurricane
Year Released - November 1975
Singer - Bob Dylan
Genre - Folk Rock

A protest-song sung by Bob Dylan which was co-written by Jacques Levy, about the imprisonment of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. Here Dylan makes his voice heard about the false trail and conviction of Rubin, describing it as an act of racism.

Song - ?
Year Released - Was to be released on 2007
Singer - ?
Genre - Bangla Rock

A man named Rizwanoor Rehman was murdered in 2007, there was lots of controversies related to his death. Till date numerous questions remains unanswered. But the saddest part is that the so-called Bangla Rock genre could not produce a singer who could create one Hurrican out of Rizwanoor.

Many of the post-modern Bengalis swear by the names of these so-called Bangla Rock bands as if they are the Gods of Rock. Here too a burning question remains unanswered. Why are these self-proclaimed Gods of Rock incapable of producing a song which would even remotely touch the passion of Hurricane? Are they too afraid to raise their voice?

If thats the case then why should we call it Bangla Rock? Cause Rock as we know is not just a genre of music. It's a way of life. But Bangla Rock, as its singers portray it, is a bunch of long haired punks trying to play a metal guitar producing something which dont have a remote resemblance with Rock but can be easily termed as utter cacophony.

Is this what Bangla Rock is all about? Is this what we have made out of Rock?

4 Comment:

Inam said...

yes I totally agree with you. these guys doing Bangla rock are a bunch of semi-literate wannabes. After Mohiner Ghoraguli, nothing really good ever happened, barring a few occasional sparks of quality. Most of them perhaps have never even heard the name of someone like Leonard Cohen (being stifled in their limited world of Death-metal) and try to write lyrics that are pretentious and reeking of mediocrity.

Anupama Kondayya said...

Hi Rajtilak,

Nice blog. Please send your GMail ID to mindscaped@gmail.com so that we can send you an invite to the Writers Blend. Would be great to add your voice to ours :)


andy said...

very true..... now a days its more of a brand name rather than the lyrics ......its hip to b called or known as a rocker ....inspite of having gibb
rish lyrics which doesnt make ne head n tail ...but just few rhyming words ....the focus have shifted from raising their voice to ...loud blaring ....head banging music with as u rightly said ----utter cacophony.

Kinkini said...

I dont call that music. No sense of direction at all. Are they even worth listening to?

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