How would the Devil appear if he walked among us? How about male, tall, very pale skin, very black hair, in extremely snappy and slightly gothic clothes? How about ridiculously talented and unable to keep a low profile, seeking the adulation of humankind? In summary, he might appear something like Nick Cave.
So rock is dead?
So claims the latest report that sees rock records sink to their lowest representation in the singles chart ever and the \'head of music\' at Radio One say that no great rock records are getting made these days and \'pop professor\' Paul Gambaccini claim that rock has become a dead genre like jazz.
With one foot in the arthouse and the other in the slaughterhouse, Australian Western The Proposition was being hailed as an instant classic upon its release in 2005. Louder Than War's Ian Johnston investigated.