A Rolling Stones post for RipThisJoint
The Lower Paleolithic occurred when several previously isolated cultural forms from the American continent, contentiously termed The Proto-Lower Paleolithic, were adopted by localised populations in major British conurbations. The effect on local wildlife was initially contained to small groups. However, once the movement of culture reached a critical tipping point, traditional British culture became extinct, marginalised or adapted the incoming forms from America in order to survive, creating hybrid forms. The reason for the widespread adoption of the American culture is believed to be the sexual attractiveness it bestowed upon the male vanguard of the new culture.
On the American continent, the hybrid forms proved acceptable to the majority population. Thus, it was adopted, with some changes, by the majority population that had previously repressed and kept the Proto-Lower Paleolithic culture isolated. The spread of The Lower Paleolithic resulted in further hybrid versions spreading around the world. These hybrid versions were often initially rejected by majority cultures – sometimes successfully. However, the later and more sophisticated forms that evolved from The Lower Paleolithic have proved impossible for all but the most repressive cultures to resist.
Appendix 1, above, charts the initial musical growth of The Lower Paleolithic. In retrospect, it seems inconceivable that The Lower Paleolithic movement succeeded as it seems to be a less advanced form of The Proto-Lower Paleolithic. In fact, many would argue that The Lower Paleolithic was, in fact, a cultural regression. Nevertheless, it proved successful and hybridisation continues to advance Post Nouveau Paleolithic culture everywhere. That initial cultural experimentation is perhaps best illustrated by the last ten musical examples in Appendix 1, which mix British and American forms with varying degrees of success.