posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 07:15 AM
Originally posted by Severin
I think its an interesting observation that every track posted by everyone here is not later than 1994 (Tool-Sober). This can only be for one or two
* The average age of the posters
* Modern contemporary music sucks
By the way...I am 23. I used to listen to contemporary music on the radio for much of my childhood/ pre-teen days. But then I heard a Led Zep tune and
I suddenly realized that music could move me emotionally and spiritually...it wasn't just a distraction anymore. I could listen to music because I
liked music, not because I needed something to entertain me in the car or distract me while doing homework. Classic rock nurtured me in a way that the
contemporary music didn't do.
It wasn't until I started listening to classic rock that music became more than just a 'thing.'
It became an escape, a place I could immerse myself in. If you aren't losing yourself in the music, then music is failing to do what it can and
I think a lot of those classic rock musicians growing up in that era had a similar experience with music. Their music was the post-war rebuilding of
culture for their generation. It was something that really differentiated them from the world-war generations.
I think now, pop music has just become a kind of distraction again. Now it seems like those Disney Channel kids only want to be rich and famous--not
And those classic rockers coming off the coattails of WWII played their music because it defined them and gave them an outlet of expression. They
played because they loved to play. It's not like everybody had access to musical instruments at that time. A lot of them in those early days had to
fashion their own instruments out of scrap lying around the house. Roger Daltrey (of The Who) made his own guitar out of sheet metal he used to cut in
a factory. In those days, music was something only the very rich had access to learn.
Today, anybody who wants to be a musician can just go to karaoke night or pick up a copy of Guitar Hero or something.
So, yeah, to sum up--there is definitely a generation gap going on here (duh.) In other words, Classic rock: that generation was about rebuilding
culture. Contemporary rock: this generation seems to be about ??? I have no clue. I want to say narcissism, but I'm not sure to what extent that's
...This is all supposition on my part and I could be wrong, but that's what I see when I compare.