It`s Only Rock `n` Roll But I like It
Pop music has been viewed as a fringe cultural medium ever since its inception, but it has its own myths, legends, and folklore which carry weight amongst those who follow its logical symbolism. Elvis Presley (1935-77) was called `the King of Rock `n` Roll` when he recorded with the Sun records company, and the view was widely held that Rock `n` Roll died in 1958 when Elvis went into the US army:
`The moon stood still on Blueberry hill
And lingered until my dreams came true.`1
When Led Zeppelin were first mooted as the first heavy metal band (1969-), drummer Keith Moon (1946-78) of the rock band The Who (1964-) reputedly said in 1966 of the concept:
`It sounds like it`ll go down like a lead baloon.`2
Led Zeppelin played up to Moon by putting a picture of the German passenger airship Hindenberg in the USA in 1937 crashing in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on the cover of Led Zeppelin I, their first album:
`Lots of people talk and few of them know,
Soul of a woman was created below.`3
In The Prophecies the French seer Michel Nostradamus (1503-66) predicted `terror from the skies` (10. 72) but not until 1999. According to the apocalyptic book of Revelation in the Bible,`the woman clothed with the sun and with the moon at her feet`(12. 1) gives birth to the `New Redeemer` while the `red dragon` waits in vain to devour him. The sun may be equated with the red sun of Japan`s defeat after Pearl Harbor in 1941 and the moon with the yellow moon of Al Qaeda`s defeat after New York Harbor in 2001 where the statue of Liberty held aloft freedom`s torch as the terrorists bringing `terror from the skies` crashed their hijacked civil airliners into the World Trade Centre.
In pop music terms, Elvis` aborted career with Sun records, and the observation by `Moon the loon` that Led Zeppelin were as doomed as New York`s Twin Towers, also fits the symbolism of Redemption and Resurrection through the `soul of a woman`. According to Revelation `woman`s seed` will receive a `new heaven and Earth` from God. Because Jesus was born from the Virgin Mary uncontaminated by male semen, God`s observation to Eve that her seed will have `perpetual enmity` with the `serpent`s seed` is understandable. Because women have a penis of their own and so represent the independent and denied human species.
According to Genesis the head of the serpent will be crushed by the heel of Eve as she leaves Earth (3. 15), which suggests that `woman`s seed` will have the ascendency on the planet sometime in the future. In the late twentieth century pop groups like The Spice Girls (1994-) and Destiny`s Child (1998-) emerged along with individual female singing stars such as Beyonce Knowles, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears:
`Stronger, than yesterday. Now it's nothing but my way. My loneliness ain't killing me no more. I, I'm stronger.`4
The woman who can strut her stuff with her own penis visible down the leg of her jeans has yet to appear on the world`s stage, but Elvis Presley was reportedly once arrested for evincing an erection while swinging his hips rhythmically,5 which may have resulted in his `political` assassination, that is, he was enlisted in the US army to prevent him from exposing the male penis to the public scrutiny of young inquiring female minds. In 1977 Led Zeppelin`s drummer, John Bonham,6 was arrested after being involved in a brawl and the band were told they`d never tour in the USA again.
John Bonham mysteriously choked to death on a Scandinavian tour while the group were preparing to make US appearances in 1980 to support the release of their album In Through The Out Door (1979). It was out through the in door for John Bonham, and Keith `Moon the loon` and his pronounced doom upon Led Zeppelin would take on the destructive dimensions of the moon of Al Qaeda in pop legend terms:
`Now my baby's gone I don't know what to do.
She took my love and walked right out the door.
And if I ever find that girl I know one thing for sure,
I'm gonna give her something like she never had before.`7
If Rock `n` Roll is to emerge from terrorism against women, `the woman clothed with the sun and with the moon at her feet` will have to give birth to a female Elvis for the 21st century, with her own penis and Christian proselytizing to the fore. So far female pop groups like Heart (1963-) or Vixen (1974-) have focused on musicianship admixed with woman`s glamour, but the future must hold the babe band fronted by a woman displaying her humanity`s delectable wobblers and her erection clearly visible inside her spandex leotard if `woman`s seed` is to prosper and escape from the Earth to the stars in heaven:
`Till now I always got by on my own.
I never really cared until I met you.
And now it chills me to the bone.
How do I get you alone?
How do I get you alone?`8
1 Presley, Elvis Aaron `Blueberry Hill` from Loving You, 1957.
3 Led Zeppelin `Dazed and Confused` from Led Zeppelin I, 1969.
4 Spears, Britney `Stronger` from Oops I Did It Again, 2000.
7 Led Zeppelin `Hot Dog` from In Through The Out Door, 1979.
8 Heart, `Alone` from Bad Animals, 1987.