Just about every issue the magazine includes the latest entry in its list of "101 Masterpieces." In the July-August issue the masterpiece being celebrated is The Who's Tommy.
I don't begrudge it a spot on the list. Though the work is a little uneven, it stands on its own as a legitimate work of art. The problem is the notion that it spawned other art works that contributed significantly to the world.
Here's the list of albums and shows that, according to writer Bill DeMain, owe a huge debt to Tommy:
- Pink Floyd's The Wall
- Green Day's American Idiot
- Jesus Christ Superstar
- Hedwig and the Angry Inch
To which let me add at least two more:
- Kilroy Was Here
- Trapped in the Closet
Yeah, thanks guys. Western civilization marches on.
As does computer repair. I've got Dreamweaver reinstalled and the site downloaded. So now I just need to busy myself with getting caught up.