Discussion in 'Music' started by fear and loathing, Apr 12, 2019.
I would say at least 20 years if not 25 from current.
Lots of good rock in the 50's.
The 60's was great, especially after 67.
The 70's was the best decade for rock. Great stuff put out for everyone.
The 80's was good.
Also closer to classic rock than current, since it's over 25 years old lol.
LOVE Badge. Something about that Clapton/Harrison songwriting team...those guys are going places!
Yacht rock. Qualifies as classic rock, but on the mellow side lol.
That's classic rock, and there's a Music Choice channel for that. Robin Trower may be a little obscure for radio in most cases however.
These days, anything rock that's interesting is nowhere near the radio. There's an occasional crossover, like Black Keys, Cage The Elephant or Tame Impala (although I prefer their more guitar oriented stuff), but for the most part you're going to get Imagine Dragons and that kind of dreck. They seem to rewrite the same song over and over and play it endlessly.
The old versus new music debate is very similar to the old versus new sports debate. Technologies have advanced, causing things to evolve - some for the better and some for the worse.
Ultimately, though, music is 100% personal and the reason so many genres exist and flourish is because different sound assemblies appeal to different people. It's like debating which color is better - blue or green.
To a degree. The problem is that there is no outlet for real rock music anymore, largely due to monopolizing companies that plan out play lists by ratings charts. Even classic rock channels are reluctant to play new material from those same classic artists (or even deep cuts) for exactly the same reasons.
There is little if any "rock" being produced today
Another thing: Most un-young music fanciers have 100 gigs of their favorite music on some kind of an iPod. I will not live long enough to listen to half of my library again. When I find some time for music, I'm not going to "waste" my limited time on unknown stuff.
You sound like a radio station.
Like, let's hear Stairway to Heaven one more time before we die.
I'm just the opposite. I'm addicted to new music.
I hear ya...when I was a kid, all we had was the radio, maybe we could go buy a 33 or a 45 if we came into some money. Today kids have the internet and all the streaming services, and it's all based on singles. In previous decades, you could buy and enjoy an entire album, and most of it would never even hit the radio. But those commercial hit songs where what got you into the group.
I grew up listening to stuff that was produced in the late 60's and early 70's, but there came a time in the 80's when the pop music sucked so bad... I stopped listening to radio entirely, and only played what music I already owned in cassettes or CD's. As a result, I skipped right past some decent 90's or early 2000's bands, which I will pick up here and there occasionally.
Cage the Elephant is one of the newer bands that I like a lot. I heard them the first time because my iHeartRadio app said "you should listen to this."
80's forced you to search for music. Magazines were a decent source for "alternative" music, and by alternative I mean, as opposed to the shit on the radio. Punk, metal and underground alternative had some great shit in the 80's. The 80's is were the radio went to complete shit. All the best bands from the 80's got zero coverage. It's a great era tho, if ya dig deep enough.
Today, a good deal of new "music" is RapidRhyming.
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agree. The stuff we heard on the airwaves in the 80's was basically music soundtrack pop. But I couldn't bring myself to listen to alternative or punk back then, because all the weird goth kids at school were into it (while the "cool" kids were still listening to Skynyrd).
Like I mentioned, I got into some of it later on, when i stopped caring what people thought of me.
And I've never cared for Hair Metal, because those guys were generally more flash than talent. Cinderella, Poison, RATT, WASP, Faster Pussycat, Scorpions, Motley Crue, Skid Row, Warrant, White Lion, Whitesnake, Great White...I could go on.
Me too, and I buy CDs pretty much every week (new and used). Part of it is collecting too.
Music videos kinda shifted the emphasis away from the music.
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