“Rock music is intrinsically trivial, and I say this as a rock music fan who has been to more concerts than I can remember. Rock began as teenage rebellion in the affluent post-war years and was rapidly commodified. The very concept of “teenager” emerged as part of a perceived commercial market. Rock became pre-packaged and safe rebellion.”

“…rock music can tell us much about our culture, but it is nonetheless an intrinsically trivial and permanently adolescent medium. That is why Bono in his sixties and Sir Rod Stewart in his seventies still dress like teenagers.”

(Carl Trueman, The establishment conformity of Bono)