With my trusty MP 3 video downloader I downloaded a video of the classic Eric Burton and the Animals's song, We gotta get out of this place. It was part of a segment of a documentry on the British Invasion of the early 60.'s when British bands like the Beatles and Rolling Stones first hit US shores.
What's intresting about this Animals clip is it is introduced by Casy Casem_ the other Dick Clark_ and in his intro he gives the black influence on rock it's props, mentioning three black artist in particular, Little Richard, Bo Diddly and Chuck Berry and going on to credit the black scene at the time in generalhttp://WWW.youtube.com/watch?v=-DIESvQrhQ0
This then is hearing it from the horse's own mouth. But at lest one of the horse's ass acknowledges the same point as well, the infamous (and stupid) Varg Vikernes, one of the early stars in the second wave of Black Metal in Norway in the early 90's.
It's an interesting chapter in the history of rock n roll, this second wave actually invented the Black Metal sound and took it to the extreme. It was acknowledged, up front and in your face, that the "Black" in Black Metal meant the Satantic. Idiots have been saying for years how rock was the devil's music, it was only a matter of time before someone took them seriously.
Early Black Metal reads like the history of Rap music with the killings and the attitude but the Black Metaltist were engaged in a game of evil for evil's sake. At the height of the madness, two murders had been committed, one shotgun suicide _ with the rumor of a fellow bandman's finding the corspe first and taking pictures and a few pieces of the brain and bone fragments before calling the police_ and over a dozen church burnings. And not just any churches but historical one's which where made completely of wood.
Our "hero" Varg was senteced to 21 years in prison for the death of a fellow band member_ stabbed the guy in the head with a pocket knife. In Varg's own words, " He died from one stab to the head...through his skull. I actually had to knock the knife out." Long story short, this piece of work went to prison and continued to think_ if you can call it that_ and grow. He's no longer a Satanist but like many of the early Black Metal scene, has moved on to a Pagan Norwegian, Viking image. With a lot of them, this includes embracing white supremacy bull shit. Varg no longer listens to rock and roll, it's not right for white people, says he because of it's Afro American roots.
So there you have it from both ends of the horse.