Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Forced To Watch MTV!

Dave DiMartino, Vidiot, March 1983

THE RAPID acceptance of MTV throughout wired-up America proves three things. First, that there's Big Bucks at stake in the rock 'n' roll biz no matter what the record companies are sobbing about. Secondly, whoever gets on the bandwagon first with the most (which is what MTV has done) does best, at least initially. And, thirdly, most rock 'n' roll bands are made up of morons — which you probably already knew — and their videos are proving it faster than their records do.

Total word count of piece: 1731