I feel that Frank Zappa has a point in the matter of rock journalism although, I have to be honest in saying I do not know much in the subject matter only that it is critism and reportage about music. Rock journalism began in the eighteenth century on what is now thought on as classical music.
I feel that with rock people are the hardest to understand or even harder to write upon, with their best loved leather trousers and top hats and glittery T-shirts can leave any one speechless. Yet, rock journalism has some profound news worthy item in all of this uncertainty.
Journalist spending hours trying to make the masses understand the lyrics and understanding of the lyrics seem comparable to us honestly, I feel that a journo write up cannot explain rock better that you actually attending a rock concert. It’s a notion of either you get it or you don’t!