posted on May, 9 2020 @ 11:39 AM
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
Yeah. Love em or hate em.
That pretty much went for a lot of the music in those days. LR had a sound that scared the bejebus out of older people, people raised on the music of
the thirties and forties. My parents didn't like it that's for sure. They were raised on Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman.
There was a marked difference between those two and the youth of their day had their preferences in their sounds. But when early rock and roll came
around they were in lock step. No rock and roll in OUR house.
It was wild and frenzied and openly offered sexual undertones where the music they had listened to stayed well within a romantic frame.
There was the religious objections as well. For many city, state and national elders it was the ''devils'' music prompting the youth of the nation to
''swivel their hips'' while dancing. 'Oh, what will become of us if this gets out of the bag''
It wasn't until about 63 that I finally broke my father down. I got a copy of the Beach Boys ''Get Around'' and insisted that he listen to the
harmonies and sweet cadences of it. Him being a Barbershop Quarteter, agreed that it was ok and that I could start listening to rock and roll in his
Well, my second record was Papa's Got a Brand New Bag and all my youthful gains came to a screeching halt. It was several years more until we could
even get him to listen to the Beatles.
And edit to note that the Beatles as well were considered to be destructive to the moral fiber and future of the world that had come before them. It's
hard to imagine I guess for people now a days that the Beatles were considered a destructive force. Hard to imagine, hard to recall.
edit on 31America/ChicagoSat, 09 May 2020 11:43:42 -0500Sat, 09 May 2020 11:43:42 -050020052020-05-09T11:43:42-05:001100000043 by TerryMcGuire
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