With a rapidly fading birth certificate to prove it I can relate about the wonderful music era a la 60's and 70's style. It was the 'flower power' era, long hair, beards, beads and peace signs. Great bands and artists were popping out from everywhere. It was the time of the Beatles, the Stones, Led Zeppelin and all those other great british groups, it was prime time Jimi Hendrix, rhythym and blues, funky music everywhere. It all came to a screeching halt when the 'disco' era landed, only to drag on and on for years, limp electronica music everywhere. Now music is back in a big way, enjoy it to its fullest cause someday it may change for the worse, who knows
U are lucky to have been alive back then. My parents unfortunately weren't into a lot of that music...my dad was more of a "greaser" so I grew up listening to like Franki Valli & the 4 seasons, Elvis, Chubby Checker, The Temptations and even a lot of country! I would kill to have been to a live Janis Joplin or Jimi Hendrix performance!
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It was indeed a magical era which i'll cherish forever, and I also enjoy today's music, especially Danko Jones. I don't recall ever digging any artists as much as this. Er, and oh yeah, u have to be getting up there in years to say that u lived through that scene, that's scary.
I play in a classic rock cover band on weekends. When I first started doing this sort of thing, the 60's material was very popular....Beatles, Stones, Yardbirds, CCR, Doors etc...Now the age of the bar patrons has changed to the point that "classic" means '80's. The 70's stuff is my personal favourite, but the kids don't remember it much. Forget about the 60's. For me, the 80's was kind of a lost decade for decent original rock. Not that there weren't exceptions....the Police and Queen were at their peak and as unique as it gets, but so much of it was keyboard driven techno-pop. Not my thing. The 70's was full of great rock music...Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Boston, Supertramp, Kansas, the early Foreigner. Great stuff.
Post by jackyfromjudy on Jan 27, 2004 14:53:41 GMT -5
yeah, keep in mind that a band like Zeppelin didn't even wanted to put a single out! A single? Why? To make money? We wanna make music Guess a lot of people in that era didn't realise how good it all was! There were so many good artists it became almost self-evident.
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Post by NattyDread on Jan 28, 2004 11:37:43 GMT -5
oh come on people, you sound like a bunch of fifty-year-olds who are whining about the 'good ol' times', wondering how cheeky all those young people are nowadays... this is hilarious. the quality of music hasn't changed. The forms? maybe. the spreading? maybe. (I don't think so, btw.) All you need to do is keep your eyes open.
Natty: Well i do feel like an old man. And i find no problems with it. Sure i keep my ears open... go to gigs festivals, see new bands. Some good, some horrible. But I also enjoy old music. I have weeks when the newest song i hear is from '55 and some weeks I just listen to music from my time. I's just that at this moment I find more enjoyment in listening to old rock n roll and blues records.
Post by NattyDread on Jan 28, 2004 16:57:18 GMT -5
no problem with that, I do that aswell. I just don't agree that todays music is worse than it was back in the 70ies. We just don't remember the bad stuff, coz nobody is interested in it anymore. And that's exactly why we feel that there is this vast majority of crap out nowadays (which certainly is the case, but was it really so much different back then?)
The change I feel in the music climate now, is that the "famous" music, wich is played all around the world, is worse. Now its just shit like Brittney, Aguiliera, A-Teens or whatever, who is REALLY known to everbody.
I don't know for sure, but it feels like some decades ago the famous music was the good music. Like Ahlman Brother's Band or Led Zepelin, who was like the biggest thing at that time...
Sure there is as much quality music now as "then", but not as known to the public. You must be into one kind of music in the first place to know the good bands in that genre. The record companies makes it almost impossible to "real" artists or bands to be all-around-the-world-famous...
It's tru Natty. It's funny because a lot of people get to an age where they like a certain type or music because it's what they are used to and they don't really like too much new stuff. Honestly...I really luv a ton of stuff..old new....and there's nuthin wrong with a lil country...i secretly luv the dixie chix (I am truly lame) I love it when somebody can introduce me to something new. Which I'm sure many of you can do here, because honestly I haven't heard of a ton of bands people have listed here..because a lot of people like rawk..and I grew up with a preference for Hip Hop. Which I know probably aggravates some..because a lot of people think being a true fan means limiting yourself to one preference. I disagree. I love old rock like Jimi, and Janis...I love Danko..um...diana krall, incubus, dj rubix, beat junkies, house of pain, jagged edge...my musical tastes are probably as diverse as they come. I am more mainstream tru, but it's only because I haven't had enough exposure to good alternative stuff. But ya...sometimes we all get stuck in a rut, and become old people, complaining about "well it was better back in tha day." And I find music can instill many memories with us, and we all tend to cling to fond memories, so...maybe we are all old and fogedy on the inside. ;D