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Clocking Out

Clocking Out

Rock and roll is a music of mechanized sexuality. That’s why 90 percent of it sounds like clocks fucking.

Rock and roll is a music of mechanized sexuality. That’s why ninety percent of it sounds like clocks fucking. What does rock and roll mean? It means: Why is it so much easier to goose-step to supposed anthems of freedom like AC/DC’s “Jailbreak” than to the Prelude to Tristan und Isolde? It means: How did the drum become the drum machine?