Wouldn't it make more sense for a character who's so obsessed with image and impressive surfaces to be a fan of music that's more "cool" - in both senses of the term? Say, Kraftwerk, or Brian Eno. Was soft rock indeed the preferred music style of the stereotypical 80s yuppie? Or did BEE just think it would be blackly comic to have a character like this be into music that's so unedgy and sentimental? Or - and with the insight twitter has now given us on BEE's personality, this wouldn't surprise me - did he just hate this music and put it into the book as a big "fuck you"?
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