posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 01:18 AM
I know just what you mean. I was in the 5th grade and had my birthday the day the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and became overnight
sensations. That ushered in the British invasion with a lot of bands from the UK hitting the charts with American bands copying their style and trying
to appear British as well. Adults coldn't stand it and had all kinds of derrogative names for the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, etc.
I know the music of my day was considered CRUD (continuous random unwanted distortions) but it pleased us. Just before entering high school some
bands, the likes of the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Fleetwood Mac, and others like them were coming on the scene and the adults
in my world were raising wholly heck about their long hair and couldn't abide by some of the bands protesting going to Vietnam to fight for their
country. By gawd if the kids could attend the free schools and listen to their music then why weren't they willing to die for their country?
It never got any better. My girlfriend throughout part of the '80's and 90's was from Aberdeen, Washington and had a cousin with his own band, another
total loser many said. He managed to get his band some gigs in Seattle and actually got some attention for his band Nirvana. I was an adult by then
but I understood how Kurt felt and in about '88 we made a trip up north just to give Cobain some support. It seemed he was already getting popular
with the younger crowd by then though it was a hometown gig. They were due to cut a demo the next month or so. But he didn't last, kind of went the
tragic way of some others from my time as a kid.
Everyone told me I would change my mind about the music I listened to when I got older but just about a month ago a bunch of aging old farkles calling
themselves the Doors were touring Mexico and stopped and did a gig in my town, Morelia, so I went to see them with my wife. Of the four original
players only two played that show, the guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek. Robby is a bit younger and looks it but Ray is now 72.
Can you imagine how outdated they looked? I am 58 but despite what I was told I still enjoyed their music.
I understand how you must feel. Your bands will probably live for eternity.
edit on 16-4-2011 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)