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Oldies... A thing of the past?

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posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 02:39 AM
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It occurred to me the other day that the "oldies station" format may be on it's way out. Classic rock stations have remained popular for many years, but how much longer will they continue? As the audience gets older and dies off, they will fade away. I have seen oldie country stations come and go, the 50's and earlier have been off the radio since the 90's (here in Houston), and I do not see other genres creating oldie stations. I do not imagine much of today's music on the radio in 30 or 40 years. Where are the oldie stations for rap/hip hop? It is 30 or more years in the making, now. Is the mid-eighties rap being played anywhere? Have we reached a point in which music must always be new and the old is tossed aside as no longer valid? Are we creating disposable music?




posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 03:09 AM
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It would be a shame to see the "oldies" stations disappear. Good music is good music, regardless of when it was written or recorded.

Young people today are still discovering the likes of Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Genesis And The Beatles.
These are the same young people who may become inspired by such bands/music and go on to create new sounds and genres themselves.

If they can't stumble upon these sounds scanning the car audiio or mp3 radios, how will they hear this stuff once the "oldies" fade out.
It would be a sad day for music lovers, but I can't see it happening. ( I still accidently end up with classical music on my car audio whilst travelling in the country searching for some decent vibes lol.)



posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 03:16 AM
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Agreed - it would be a shame to see (or hear) the good OLD music disappear... Call me a nay-sayer if you will, but music today is too... meh.... It's rare to find GOOD modern music... it's all oonts-oonts rave-bunny dubstep blah blah fishpaste... made on a computer...


I for one, at the tender age of 22, LOVE my old school - the Troggs, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath.... Even as far back as Glenn Miller


By Girlfriend is Beatles-nuts.... at 21....

I doubt that old music is disappearing though... I think it's now truly being appreciated (by quite a few people, from what i've experienced) for the artistry that it truly is...
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posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 03:48 AM
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I hope you are right. I would love to see a rebirth a great music. I go all the way back to the Big Band stuff, too. We are lucky, and I hope the young generation realizes that. Recorded music has been around for some time, now. We are free to explore all of it, to pick and choose what we like and not be bound by trends.



posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 11:02 AM
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Thanks to places like youtube we can still find some new oldies. I've been playing this to death all this week. It's the work of a genius.




posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 01:14 AM
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Hell yeah. Now that's a great tune.



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 01:33 AM
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Anyone recall this one?



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 07:14 AM
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Not available in my region ...

Found it elsewhere, no hadn't heard it before but it instantly reminded me of an old vinyl album I have buried somewhere called 'The Endless Summer". (Cant think of who it was)

As it progressed, I was reminded of both the Doors and The Animals, well worth your investigation.


Spent heaps trying to embed, kept getting broken links so ...

Doors

Animals


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posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 07:43 AM
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I think it's the organ in those songs that make them extra special. Gives them a date too.



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by wigit
I think it's the organ in those songs that make them extra special. Gives them a date too.


Good call! Hadn't thought about that, gee ! How the keyboard has changed and is a good indicator of era.

Star for you .


Just for the record ... Music touches the soul and all it contains. (mine ... just thought of it)

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posted on Nov, 25 2011 @ 01:08 AM
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Yeah, Fever Tree was a little more rare, really only had the one near hit. They were not nearly as big as the Doors or the Animals, which is why I chose to post it. Even the classic rock stations that are still around today have narrowed their playlists and many songs that used to get a lot of airplay are gone entirely already.



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