Will we ever experience a period of creativity in pop music and strong counterculture like the mid to late 60's ever again?
>and strong counterculture
I feel like any western counterculture at this point would be something that swings to conservative values and a non-YOLO mindset. Music that emphasizes monogamy, non-impulsive decisions, getting an education etc.
Look. Any time period no matter what is glorified for one thing or another. There was a ton of creativity and innovation in art at that time, but really most people were probably doing normie stuff and the greatest artists were far and in between. I think this is very much the same now, maybe there isn't even so much of a gap. This is a tremendous time in culture, and you are welcome to contribute to its vastness if you find yourself capable and willing. It really isn't as hard as you think, it is a different kind of fun.
Ironically 4chan is considered a counterculture now since the values of the 60s have changed a lot since then as society has taken a more liberal practice into doing things now. If there's going to be a change, it will be the opposite of what people were doing in the 60's.
I sense a bit of untruthfulness here but Kanye is actually the Bowie, he's not a virtuoso but was always in the right place at the right time and has/had more work ethic than anyone else
If you can't understand that then there's no hope you'll ever take part in an innovative counterculture
The new counterculture won't be conservative. Anyway, whether you sleep around, etc. or not is just a lifestyle choice; the values that are reflected by it are pretty much surface level
To be fair only Brian and Carl had any of the musical knowledge to be able to write or even play on something like lets get away for a while
They all contributed important music, but 65-67 was Brian and his backup band
"novelty music" doesn't mean "music that is novel," it means shitty joke music designed to sell a lot of records quickly and then be forgotten. A more recent example would be Friday by Rebecca Black