i think looking like a douche is more a function of how popular you are. the more popular a musician becomes the more they focus on image. i guess that isn't true of all musicians, aphex got really popular and he never ended up looking like bt. it might have to do with what fans expect of you and what not.
+50 points to replicalex for using "right ballbag".
Might be that some of the big names are kinda getting old now (as am I) and feel like they have to get the daft hair cut etc just to be accepted by the yoof.
Yes, I do regret being a negative bastard sometimes. On with the hair and accoutrements. You only live once!
Yeah, but we built this city on hairspray.
Building a city on hairspray is a foolhardy and reckless idea. One small spark and... WOOF! Just ask Michael Jackson....oh wait... we can't...
I don't judge any physical aspect of anything I only judge the content of the music.
I lot of great music in the 80's was influenced by hair spray!!
the problem with the theory that hairspray was permissive of 80s greatness is that Come On Eileen had nothing to do with hairspray.
but. . . chrisallen and et al.'s point that music is dissociated from fashion (good and bad) is i must admit, probably correct.
Meh - the same could be said of any popular music genre.
It seems to me that sometimes certain genres become popular and for that brief period of time the musicians somehow look less like idiots. But, sure enough, in hindsight, they're all idiots.
im a mousse man myself.
according to wiki it adds "extra volume and shine"
which i feel is evident in my music.
what i find with a lot of musicians or artists is that their appearance generally sums up their music.
so the latest "fashion rock" band will all be wearing skinny jeans and ripped t shirts, their music will sound like an empty hollow vessel as they spent too much in american apparal and not enough on their amps. that scene is all about looking good, making a racket and not really caring too much about the music. its fine i supposed, not for me but if it keeps people happy...
then at the other end of the spectrum theirs the electronic dude / dudette that looks like the don't care. beard / greasy hair, genuinely old as opposed to "fake" old clothes and last years trainers. why should they care. he / she makes music thats not in the public eye, it doesn't matter what they look like and i'm definately not complaining.
i view anyone that looks good as suspicious. a local electronic band turned up with stupid hair cuts a few years ago and even worse taste in music. they are now media darlings and incredibly popular. so what do i know...