Let me first introduce Motley Crue, a really fascinating band that came out of the early 80’s LA sunset scene led by Nikki Sixx. Innovators and entertainers they pushed the scene and created their own image and persona. The Crue didn’t ask for permission. They didn’t try and fit in with the music of the time, they took all the influences around them and created there own sound of raw energy. Listen to the track Live Wire to get a feeling for this raw power. This is their 1st time in front of a massive audience. Vince is a mere 22, Tommy 21. Considered a horrible performance by many I find it so innocent and pure. Here are these LA club gods, and now they are are in front of an army of random festival fans that have never heard of them. You can sense the nervousness of performing at this level.
So Crue was on the cutting edge of entertainment in capturing the lifestyle and fashion at the time.
Here is a clip from the most watched VH1 Behind the Music ever, the best part is last. ‘They have embraced every guilty pleasure…sex drugs rock and roll stuff…including cybersurfing.’
Why is this important? Because people fear and demonize things they don’t understand. Internet was new and so all it took was a few bad actors to push public opinion into lumping ‘cybersurfing’ with something to be attacked, Motley Crue. Crue are some of the most brilliant marketers you will find. They purposely made “parents/adults” hate them by doing some awesome publicity stunts, and the net effect is that the kids loved them. Kids love what their parents hate.
Bitcoin is analogous to ‘cybersurfing’ in this video right now. It is feared and misunderstood by many because it is new. The bad actors have taken the spotlight and the public’s perception is that Bitcoin is for illegal things used by people that engage in ‘guilty pleasures’.