Hope for today's teens, they like Floyd

Hope for today’s teens, they like Floyd

Usa Today has a great article on kids and classic rock.  It seems many of them are sick of the manufactured crap on the airwaves today.  They turning on to their parents music.  It’s like music to my ears!

  1. #1 by Toni on March 30, 2004 - 9:51 am

    I think there’s been a strong undercurrent like this for a long time. One of our babysitters was a fan of classic rock 8 or 9 years ago, and my son liked Santana enough to buy the supernatural album for himself. And he commented recently about how much a particular metallica song sounded like ZZ Top.

    Mind you, it can work both ways. A couple of years back I found myself playing the odd offspring riff to him.

  2. #2 by robbymac on March 30, 2004 - 10:00 am

    My teenaged daugher borrows my Linkin Park CD all the time, but she also appreciates the Beatles and a lot of 70’s classic rock. Although I’m still trying to disciple her into appreciating Stevie Ray Vaughan…

  3. #3 by scotty on March 30, 2004 - 11:40 am

    When I was resident dean at BBI three years ago, East Court lived off of Pink Floyd. Plus some Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Paul Simon and Doobie Brothers. I was in my happy place…we all took turns wearing the Floyd Dark Side of the Moon t-shirt.

  4. #4 by Nathan P on March 30, 2004 - 3:04 pm

    I know I’ll have been a successful parent if my kids say one day…”Oh, Dad! Go back to that station!… that’s Van Morrison.”

  5. #5 by Toni on March 30, 2004 - 5:51 pm

    Good heavens. SRV and Linkin park in the same sentence. Whatever is the world coming to?

  6. #6 by becky on March 30, 2004 - 6:08 pm

    Gah, classic rock.

    (segue way into different topic) Hey, Richard Clarke is going to be on The Daily Show tonight. WATCH.

  7. #7 by Joel Schroeder on March 30, 2004 - 7:51 pm

    If we look at the people who are making hits today we see some people out there who are influnced (sp?) by the classic bands, and that’s great, sure we may mock the previous decades, but we shouldn’t let go of the positives that came out of those times. I personally am glad that Scotty D got me hooked on Floyd, and I have a greater appreciation for music because of it.

  8. #8 by Toni on March 31, 2004 - 1:38 am

    There was a (deliberately) gay writer who had a column in the ‘Independant’ newspaper about 10 years ago. He wrote an article about gay men’s greatest fears. One of them was that every nightclub actually had only one record; it was called ‘thump, thump, thump’.

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