"There are rumblings, wails and howls like the smarting of a metal
pig, the shriek of a donkey, or the amorous croaking of a monstrous
frog. The insulting chaos of insanity pulses to a throbbing rhythm.
Listening, for a few minutes to these wails, one involuntarily
imagines an orchestra of sexually driven madmen conducted by a
man-stallion brandishing a huge genital member, The monstrous bass
belches out English words; a wild horn wails piercingly calling to
mind the cries of a wounded camel; a drum pounds monotonously; a
nasty little pipe tears at one's ears; a saxophone emits its
quacking nasal sound. Fleshy hips sway, and thousands of heavy feet
tread and shuffle. The music of the degenerate ends finally with a
deafening thud, as though a case of pottery had been flung down to
earth from the skies."
||td Mon Jan 1 11:23:22 2007
--Description of Jazz from the article "The Music of The Gross"
by Maxim Gorky, in Pravda (1928)