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A Dark Future where Rock and Roll has been Outlawed
Recurring fantasy. 1956-2000
Rock and roll, at least in its later forms, needed to be on the outside. This is complex, since it was on the inside in so many ways for such a long time.
One way around this issue is to situate the music within fictional scenarios where rock and roll is some sort of credible protest from the margins. Kilroy was Here. Revolution X. Maybe even Flash Gordon (1980)?
The rock and roll that eventually breaks the chains of these these futures tends to be the least revolutionary music it is possible to imagine.