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Saturday 30 May 2015

Mike Stock: Pop has 'gone too far'

Mike Stock reckons pop videos go too far these days
Mike Stock reckons pop videos go too far these days

Mike Stock, the man who helped launch Kylie Minogue's career, has hit out at modern pop culture as "soft porn".

The music producer, who was part of the legendary Stock, Aitken and Waterman, said he wouldn't want his young kids to watch many of today's pop videos.

He told the Daily Mail: "The music industry has gone too far. It's not about me being old fashioned. It's about keeping values that are important in the modern world."

He said: "These days you can't watch modern stars - like Britney Spears or Lady Gaga - with a two-year-old.

"Ninety-nine per cent of the charts is RnB and 99 per cent of that is soft pornography."

He continued: "Kids are being forced to grow up too young. Look at the videos. I wouldn't necessarily want my young kids to watch them. I would certainly be embarrassed to sit there with my mum."

The 58-year-old has written and produced a musical, called The Go! Go! Go! Show which is playing in London and which the producer said was born out of his "frustration with the way the music industry has gone".

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