“It fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people. It smells phony and false. It is sung, played and written, for the most part, by cretinous goons, and its almost imbecilic reiterations and sly, lewd– in fact, plain dirty– lyrics make it the martial music of every side burned delinquent on the face of the earth. This rancid-smelling aphrodisiac I deplore.”
– Frank Sinatra, on Rock & Roll.