The head of the Catholic Church has handed down his verdict on what’s good and what’s bad in contemporary music. A list of approved pop albums has been published in L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper.
Santana,Oasis, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, U2, Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac get the thumbs up, but Bob Dylan doesn’t make the cut:
“…because he inflicted on the world “three-note songs” that “tried the ears and patience of listeners”
Ooh, get him!
Gene adds: It seems Benedict’s predecessor was more of a Dylan fan, and the then-cardinal didn’t approve.