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(Do You Remember)   You might be a millennial if you can't name a single song from 'Led Zeppelin IV,' 'Exile on Main Street,' or the 'Saturday Night Fever' soundtrack   ( doyouremember.com) divider line
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2017-10-01 02:03:38 AM  
Kashmir, Never Said, and Dancing Queen
 
2017-10-01 02:43:05 AM  
8. 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (1967)
Artist: The Beatles The culmination of years of artistic maturation and bold experimentation. The original rock concept LP.


Try again.

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2017-10-01 02:44:12 AM  
Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?
 
2017-10-01 02:59:52 AM  
Or you could be an old boomer suffering from the early stages of dementia.
 
2017-10-01 07:00:39 AM  

cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?


Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?
 
2017-10-01 07:02:02 AM  
Credits: aarp.org

The most telling part of TFA....
 
2017-10-01 08:23:08 AM  

EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?


I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?
 
2017-10-01 08:25:04 AM  
Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.
 
2017-10-01 08:29:27 AM  
Or you might just not like those types of music.
 
2017-10-01 08:30:35 AM  
So?
 
2017-10-01 08:30:36 AM  
 In 30, 40, or 50 years time, no one is going to give two farks about the vast majority of the music released in this generation, my generation or the one before that either. Change is inevitable, these nostalgiaphiles need to realize that.
 
2017-10-01 08:35:43 AM  
I was born in 1971, but I didn't start listening to Led Zeppelin until the 90's.  But my mother did expose me to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack at a young age, before I discovered that there was more to radio than news, talk, and sports.
 
2017-10-01 08:37:47 AM  

EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?



I'll have to ask on Count Basie, but they can do Irving Berlin tunes just fine.

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2017-10-01 08:38:11 AM  

Aezetyr: In 30, 40, or 50 years time, no one is going to give two farks about the vast majority of the music released in this generation, my generation or the one before that either. Change is inevitable, these nostalgiaphiles need to realize that.


cps-static.rovicorp.com

Robert Johnson laughs at your shenanigans.
 
2017-10-01 08:40:17 AM  
I did hear 'Stairway to Heaven' on the radio while driving home from work this morning, and I sang along.
 
2017-10-01 08:40:38 AM  

hashtag.acronym: EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?

I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?


Count Basie - The Atomic Mr. Basie - 1957 (FULL ALBUM)
Youtube g3rlcLNgszM

Now you do.
 
2017-10-01 08:41:05 AM  

hashtag.acronym: EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?

I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?


Yes.

April in Paris.
 
2017-10-01 08:41:16 AM  

Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.


I wouldn't use the word hate, but I think they're highly overrated.
 
2017-10-01 08:42:42 AM  
This is just a list of old albums. There's no evidence provided that Millennials don't know these albums. I'm a Millennial and I know most of them pretty well
 
2017-10-01 08:43:05 AM  
For millennials, Saturday Night Fever is something they take penicillin for, not listen to.
 
2017-10-01 08:43:05 AM  

vinniethepoo: hashtag.acronym: EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?

I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?

Yes.

April in Paris.


What about Springtime in Vienna?
 
2017-10-01 08:43:57 AM  

MichiganFTL: For millennials, Saturday Night Fever is something they take penicillin for, not listen to.


Does anyone choose to listen to Saturday Night Fever anymore?
 
2017-10-01 08:45:48 AM  

solokumba: Robert Johnson


It's amazing how you can look at a picture of somebody's fingers across a guitar neck and just ~know~ they're going to take you for a musical ride.
 
2017-10-01 08:51:29 AM  

Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.


I don't disagree.  And I think many of their lyrics are silly.  But man, did they have some great guitar riffs.
 
2017-10-01 08:53:10 AM  
I mentioned to a bartender last year that I had just seen Paul Simon.  She had no idea who that was.
 
2017-10-01 08:58:46 AM  

hashtag.acronym: EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to? Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song? I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?


Seen Blazing Saddles?

My favorite scene from Blazing Saddles, featuring Count Basie and his Orchestra
Youtube ZzKUVsHL7ac
 
2017-10-01 08:59:20 AM  

hashtag.acronym: EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?

I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?


He had a huge cameo in a famous movie you're too young to have seen.
 
2017-10-01 08:59:26 AM  

on the road: Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.

I don't disagree.  And I think many of their lyrics are silly.  But man, did they have some great guitar riffs.


Playing 'The Lemon Song' now. The riffs are even silly at times, but they sound soooo good.
 
2017-10-01 09:04:30 AM  
Mrs t and I just had a 20y/o intern explain that her new rescue dog was named Ringo by its previous owner after a drummer. She said she googled it and found out the band was the Beatles, who were really popular!

We don't expect young'uns to know our music, but we found it endearing she assumed we also had no idea who they were, because it was so very long ago.
 
2017-10-01 09:04:47 AM  
And how many somgs can you name from whatever albums they consider classic? It's a 2-way street.
 
2017-10-01 09:06:29 AM  
In 50 years we Millenials will be complaining the young-uns can't name a single Saint Vincent song.

Wait, I can't name a single Saint Vincent song. Damn Millenials have forgettable music.
 
2017-10-01 09:08:17 AM  

whither_apophis: Kashmir, Never Said, and Dancing Queen


Either you're trying to be funny or you're musically illiterate. Can't figure out which. No matter which one you pick, it's a fail.

My parents raised me on the music they listened to when they were younger, so I have a greater appreciation for so-called "oldies" music or classic rock than most people my age (I'm 35). I also would rather listen to Frank Sinatra, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, or Miles Davis than anything on Top 40 radio nowadays, barring Adele and maybe a couple of other singers. It's not because I don't think there's good music today, I'm sure there is. I just don't have the desire to go combing through all the shiat to find it. I'd rather put on Kind of Blue or Pure Desmond and know it's going to be epic rather than put something on and hope it doesn't suck.
 
2017-10-01 09:12:41 AM  
Looking at tracklists

Exile
I think I heard Happy

LZIV
Stareway to Heaven was for that movie and When Leevee Breaks is about their pre-fame years in Missipissi Delta

SNF
Some Beegees songs and Disco Inferno

What do I win?
 
2017-10-01 09:13:17 AM  
Coolish sb:

A friend teaches sociology at a local cc. Every year she makes her new students read a study that argues too much media consumption is damaging kids cognitive faculties and rendering them unable to focus. Usually the students agree, citing their own experiences with younger siblings, nieces and nephews, etc.

After everyone's on board she reveals the study is from the 1970s.
 
2017-10-01 09:13:40 AM  
I can't name three One Direction songs.

Hell, I can barely name One Direction.
 
2017-10-01 09:14:37 AM  
Though I was very familiar with Immigrant Song, I never knew it's name or who did it until the Thor trailer.

Thank god for Shazam. There must have been a zillion songs I heard growing up but had no idea who did them or their names.

Like: Powerhouse, or "Un homme et un femme"
 
2017-10-01 09:17:17 AM  

shastacola: Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.

I wouldn't use the word hate, but I think they're highly overrated.


I like Led Zeppelin enough that I could probably write the tracklist of the first four albums correctly from memory. But I've personally never given two craps about the Stones... certainly recognized the album, but couldn't name which tracks were or weren't on it. I was only half right when I checked.

Saturday Night Fever is a gimme if you just think about it for a few minutes. Most Millennials, and even a good number of iGen kids, have heard at least half of its soundtrack in other settings.
 
2017-10-01 09:18:22 AM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: I can't name three One Direction songs.

Hell, I can barely name One Direction.


Wonderwall. Better than Oasis cover
 
2017-10-01 09:20:39 AM  
Is Night Fever the name of a song? Because if not, then yep.
 
2017-10-01 09:21:36 AM  

oyster_popsicles: hashtag.acronym: EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?

I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?

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Now you do.


Clicks play
Oh fark my ears....frantically finds volume slider....I hope that didn't wake anyone up
Ugh, jazz/big band....one of my least favorite genres....and I play trombone....
Eh, at least it wasn't autotune with a Casio keyboard.

Sort of related -- Google/YouTube really needs good normalization and compression settings on their audio.  Watching random YouTube links in Fark comments can be so annoying because every other video I either can't hear or it increases my tinnitus.

Also, why the hell can't I just use my mouse wheel on the volume level icon on the Windows 10 taskbar?  F-U hashtag, click me first and click me again when you're done....it's really frustrating to a 15 year Linux user that's never had to do two extra, totally unnecessary, steps to quickly adjust my volume....15 years of only having to "move pointer over volume icon and scroll" makes 10 so damn annoying.
 
2017-10-01 09:26:06 AM  

LewDux: Pazuzu Smith-Jones: I can't name three One Direction songs.

Hell, I can barely name One Direction.

Wonderwall. Better than Oasis cover


Um.... I could do a cover of Wonderwall better than Oasis.
 
2017-10-01 09:29:47 AM  

Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.


Fantastic band, meaning the ones playing instruments, and Plant is a singer of exceptional range. The issue I have with them is that Plant was singing throughout, whether there were lyrics or not. Far too much random noisemaking, shrill ooohs, aaaahs, eeeehs, and other random nonsense vocals incessantly distract from the actual music being played.
 
2017-10-01 09:32:58 AM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: LewDux: Pazuzu Smith-Jones: I can't name three One Direction songs.

Hell, I can barely name One Direction.

Wonderwall. Better than Oasis cover

Um.... I could do a cover of Wonderwall better than Oasis.


♫Wasn't you the type to mimic what you saw on TV?
Wasn't you the type to mimic what you heard on CD? ♫
 
2017-10-01 09:34:46 AM  
As a bigger fan of The Stones' Beggar's Banquet, Sticky Fingers and Let It Bleed I and to stop and think about Exile on Main Street.

Tumbling Dice.
 
2017-10-01 09:38:12 AM  

hashtag.acronym: Also, why the hell can't I just use my mouse wheel on the volume level icon on the Windows 10 taskbar? F-U hashtag, click me first and click me again when you're done....it's really frustrating to a 15 year Linux user that's never had to do two extra, totally unnecessary, steps to quickly adjust my volume....15 years of only having to "move pointer over volume icon and scroll" makes 10 so damn annoying.


www.logitech.com
M545 wireless mouse. Set the tilting scroll wheel to raise or lower the volume.
 
2017-10-01 09:38:35 AM  

StrikitRich: As a bigger fan of The Stones' Beggar's Banquet, Sticky Fingers and Let It Bleed I and to stop and think about Exile on Main Street.

Tumbling Dice.


I can only get my rocks off while I'm sleeping.
I can only get my rocks off while I'm dreaming.
 
2017-10-01 09:51:07 AM  
tse1.mm.bing.net
It's got a kitty on the cover.
 
2017-10-01 09:53:44 AM  

ZMugg: hashtag.acronym: Also, why the hell can't I just use my mouse wheel on the volume level icon on the Windows 10 taskbar? F-U hashtag, click me first and click me again when you're done....it's really frustrating to a 15 year Linux user that's never had to do two extra, totally unnecessary, steps to quickly adjust my volume....15 years of only having to "move pointer over volume icon and scroll" makes 10 so damn annoying.

[www.logitech.com image 455x500]
M545 wireless mouse. Set the tilting scroll wheel to raise or lower the volume.


Shh, being reasonable will just get in the way of the Linux fanboi outrage. I mean it's not like Linux involves a whole lot of doing extra things that Windows doesn't require in order to get things working the way you want, nosirree.

Hell if you wanted to you could just write a script changing the function of the button - like I have one that makes Scroll Lock turn my keyboard lighting on or off.
 
2017-10-01 10:02:45 AM  
I've always been somewhat mystified by the iconic reputation of The Rolling Stones.

They released 4 really good albums between 68 and 71 and whole lot of crap before and after. To be fair, Exile is an incredible album.

But, pound for pound, maybe the most overrated band of all time.

/Hot take
 
2017-10-01 10:03:01 AM  
hashtag.acronym: Clicks play
Oh fark my ears....frantically finds volume slider....I hope that didn't wake anyone up


Did you not read the label? It's not called ATOMIC for nothing y'know...
 
2017-10-01 10:04:57 AM  
Took my wife's car to the grocery the other day. Her radio was set to a New Country station and i listened to 3 songs before arriving at the shop. Every one of those songs had the same beat, girl, tractor, truck theme and the singers were so bad. Just terrible. I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that? Especially when many of them were born in California or Massachusetts? GOD I HATE NEW COUNTRY!

Stringbean with Earl Scruggs and Lester Flat-Run little rabbit run
Youtube 8uOy3WdT3mY
 
2017-10-01 10:07:29 AM  

ZMugg: hashtag.acronym: Also, why the hell can't I just use my mouse wheel on the volume level icon on the Windows 10 taskbar? F-U hashtag, click me first and click me again when you're done....it's really frustrating to a 15 year Linux user that's never had to do two extra, totally unnecessary, steps to quickly adjust my volume....15 years of only having to "move pointer over volume icon and scroll" makes 10 so damn annoying.

[www.logitech.com image 455x500]
M545 wireless mouse. Set the tilting scroll wheel to raise or lower the volume.


I have a Logitech G600 (which I highly recommend).
gaming.logitech.com
Even with shortcut buttons set, old habits die hard.  The only real negative I have with the G600 is there isn't a good way to configure it under Linux.

Next HW purchase, Logitech G13 (or something similar):
static4.cdn.gadgetreview.com
 
2017-10-01 10:09:09 AM  

Aezetyr: In 30, 40, or 50 years time, no one is going to give two farks about the vast majority of the music released in this generation, my generation or the one before that either. Change is inevitable, these nostalgiaphiles need to realize that.


Yes, but Boomers. Everything they did is the greatest ever.
 
2017-10-01 10:10:36 AM  

Averam: ZMugg: hashtag.acronym: Also, why the hell can't I just use my mouse wheel on the volume level icon on the Windows 10 taskbar? F-U hashtag, click me first and click me again when you're done....it's really frustrating to a 15 year Linux user that's never had to do two extra, totally unnecessary, steps to quickly adjust my volume....15 years of only having to "move pointer over volume icon and scroll" makes 10 so damn annoying.

[www.logitech.com image 455x500]
M545 wireless mouse. Set the tilting scroll wheel to raise or lower the volume.

Shh, being reasonable will just get in the way of the Linux fanboi outrage. I mean it's not like Linux involves a whole lot of doing extra things that Windows doesn't require in order to get things working the way you want, nosirree.

Hell if you wanted to you could just write a script changing the function of the button - like I have one that makes Scroll Lock turn my keyboard lighting on or off.


Shh.  I have a mouse with something like18 buttons, doubled with a modifier key, and all of that tripled due to 3 presets full of shortcuts that I have configured for Linux and an assload of Windows presets using the Logitech software....doesn't mean I still don't have a habit that's hard to break....
 
2017-10-01 10:12:34 AM  
Yeah, subby. This Gen X-er wants to know if you can name a song off of:

Into the Labyrinth
Floodland
Gala
Hatful of Hollow
Hyaena

and
The Head on the Door

Not all of us were into mainstream rock and disco music. Although I do own all of Led Zeppelin's albums. I had to look up the Rolling Stones album because they mean very little to me.

But hey. Name one song from the album Ice Cream Castles  and I'll be slightly impressed.
 
2017-10-01 10:13:26 AM  

solokumba: Took my wife's car to the grocery the other day. Her radio was set to a New Country station and i listened to 3 songs before arriving at the shop. Every one of those songs had the same beat, girl, tractor, truck theme and the singers were so bad. Just terrible. I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that? Especially when many of them were born in California or Massachusetts? GOD I HATE NEW COUNTRY!


You're making the mistake of thinking it's "new country" when it's really not. It's Redneck Pop Music.
 
2017-10-01 10:15:10 AM  

WilderKWight: Yeah, subby. This Gen X-er wants to know if you can name a song off of:

Into the Labyrinth
Floodland
Gala
Hatful of Hollow
Hyaena
and
The Head on the Door

Not all of us were into mainstream rock and disco music. Although I do own all of Led Zeppelin's albums. I had to look up the Rolling Stones album because they mean very little to me.

But hey. Name one song from the album Ice Cream Castles  and I'll be slightly impressed.


Had to Google it but I did recognize one song from a Kevin Smith movie....
 
2017-10-01 10:15:12 AM  

solokumba: Took my wife's car to the grocery the other day. Her radio was set to a New Country station and i listened to 3 songs before arriving at the shop. Every one of those songs had the same beat, girl, tractor, truck theme and the singers were so bad. Just terrible. I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that? Especially when many of them were born in California or Massachusetts? GOD I HATE NEW COUNTRY!

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/8uOy3WdT3mY]


Your wife must be an awesome human being. I personally couldn't be married to anyone who listened to that sh*t, whatever his other qualities.
 
2017-10-01 10:16:39 AM  

Xythero: In 50 years we Millenials will be complaining the young-uns can't name a single Saint Vincent song.

Wait, I can't name a single Saint Vincent song. Damn Millenials have forgettable music.


Who the fark is Saint Vincent?!

Is that like St. Paul, the lead singer of the Prince-created band, The Family?

The Screams Of Passion - The Family
Youtube xV5yusEAHl4
 
2017-10-01 10:17:11 AM  

Coco LaFemme: whither_apophis: Kashmir, Never Said, and Dancing Queen

Either you're trying to be funny or you're musically illiterate. Can't figure out which. No matter which one you pick, it's a fail.


I disagree. The first one is clever. The second one is brilliantly troll-y.
 
2017-10-01 10:18:45 AM  

WilderKWight: Xythero: In 50 years we Millenials will be complaining the young-uns can't name a single Saint Vincent song.

Wait, I can't name a single Saint Vincent song. Damn Millenials have forgettable music.

Who the fark is Saint Vincent?!

Is that like St. Paul, the lead singer of the Prince-created band, The Family?

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/xV5yusEAHl4]


And no, that's not Wendy. That's her twin sister. And yes, that's Jerome from The Time. The Family was an interesting mishmash of a band.
 
2017-10-01 10:21:57 AM  

WilderKWight: Xythero: In 50 years we Millenials will be complaining the young-uns can't name a single Saint Vincent song.

Wait, I can't name a single Saint Vincent song. Damn Millenials have forgettable music.

Who the fark is Saint Vincent?!

Is that like St. Paul, the lead singer of the Prince-created band, The Family?

[YouTube video]


She's the one with David Byrne here. I assume you know who he is.
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Who (Official Video)
Youtube hpPYKJAnwUo
 
2017-10-01 10:25:00 AM  

Delta1212: Is Night Fever the name of a song? Because if not, then yep.


Yep. It's my favorite from Saturday Night Fever.
 
2017-10-01 10:27:40 AM  

swahnhennessy: WilderKWight: Xythero: In 50 years we Millenials will be complaining the young-uns can't name a single Saint Vincent song.

Wait, I can't name a single Saint Vincent song. Damn Millenials have forgettable music.

Who the fark is Saint Vincent?!

Is that like St. Paul, the lead singer of the Prince-created band, The Family?

[YouTube video]

She's the one with David Byrne here. I assume you know who he is.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/hpPYKJAnwUo]


She must be worth checking out if Byrne likes her. Thanks.
 
2017-10-01 10:29:57 AM  

hashtag.acronym: WilderKWight: Yeah, subby. This Gen X-er wants to know if you can name a song off of:

Into the Labyrinth
Floodland
Gala
Hatful of Hollow
Hyaena
and
The Head on the Door

Not all of us were into mainstream rock and disco music. Although I do own all of Led Zeppelin's albums. I had to look up the Rolling Stones album because they mean very little to me.

But hey. Name one song from the album Ice Cream Castles  and I'll be slightly impressed.

Had to Google it but I did recognize one song from a Kevin Smith movie....


Morris Day and The Time - Jungle Love (HQ)
Youtube N2FPQvwhSDY


I should hope people know this one. Jeez.
 
2017-10-01 10:33:51 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Try again


Pet Sounds, brilliant though it is, isn't really a "concept album." Besides, the notion of a thematically unified record goes back to Woody Guthrie and Frank Sinatra.

/Harrumph
 
2017-10-01 10:34:33 AM  

WilderKWight: swahnhennessy: WilderKWight: Xythero: In 50 years we Millenials will be complaining the young-uns can't name a single Saint Vincent song.

Wait, I can't name a single Saint Vincent song. Damn Millenials have forgettable music.

Who the fark is Saint Vincent?!

Is that like St. Paul, the lead singer of the Prince-created band, The Family?

[YouTube video]

She's the one with David Byrne here. I assume you know who he is.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/hpPYKJAnwUo]

She must be worth checking out if Byrne likes her. Thanks.


They've done some stuff together that I personally like, such as:

David Byrne & St. Vincent - Who (Official Video)
Youtube hpPYKJAnwUo
 
2017-10-01 10:36:02 AM  
But they already heard of that amazing band that just made it big.
 
2017-10-01 10:39:12 AM  

WilderKWight: Yeah, subby. This Gen X-er wants to know if you can name a song off of:

Into the Labyrinth
Floodland
Gala
Hatful of Hollow
Hyaena
and
The Head on the Door

Not all of us were into mainstream rock and disco music. Although I do own all of Led Zeppelin's albums. I had to look up the Rolling Stones album because they mean very little to me.

But hey. Name one song from the album Ice Cream Castles  and I'll be slightly impressed.

Into the Labyrinth

: Demon Sweeny Todd
Floodland
: This Corrosion
Gala
: Freed From Desire
The Head on the Door
: In Between Days, Close to Me

Also Ice Cream Castles is the title of the song. The title of the album is Ice Cream Castle. Oh, and: Jungle Love.
 
2017-10-01 10:42:26 AM  

hashtag.acronym: ZMugg: hashtag.acronym: Also, why the hell can't I just use my mouse wheel on the volume level icon on the Windows 10 taskbar? F-U hashtag, click me first and click me again when you're done....it's really frustrating to a 15 year Linux user that's never had to do two extra, totally unnecessary, steps to quickly adjust my volume....15 years of only having to "move pointer over volume icon and scroll" makes 10 so damn annoying.

[www.logitech.com image 455x500]
M545 wireless mouse. Set the tilting scroll wheel to raise or lower the volume.

I have a Logitech G600 (which I highly recommend).
[gaming.logitech.com image 521x342]
Even with shortcut buttons set, old habits die hard.  The only real negative I have with the G600 is there isn't a good way to configure it under Linux.

Next HW purchase, Logitech G13 (or something similar):
[static4.cdn.gadgetreview.com image 675x450]


Backlight rechargable mini keypad with touchpad.  11 bucks.  Works in Linux, Android, Windows, OS X, no drivers needed.  Rechargeable.  2.4 gig wireless so long range.  Great from across the living room or laying in bed.

images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com
 
2017-10-01 10:46:30 AM  

Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.


no, and for the exact same reason.  And Aerosmith/Stephen Tyler as welll
 
2017-10-01 10:50:46 AM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: solokumba: Took my wife's car to the grocery the other day. Her radio was set to a New Country station and i listened to 3 songs before arriving at the shop. Every one of those songs had the same beat, girl, tractor, truck theme and the singers were so bad. Just terrible. I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that? Especially when many of them were born in California or Massachusetts? GOD I HATE NEW COUNTRY!

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/8uOy3WdT3mY]

Your wife must be an awesome human being. I personally couldn't be married to anyone who listened to that sh*t, whatever his other qualities.


I regret only being able to
 
2017-10-01 10:53:07 AM  

clkeagle: Pazuzu Smith-Jones: solokumba: Took my wife's car to the grocery the other day. Her radio was set to a New Country station and i listened to 3 songs before arriving at the shop. Every one of those songs had the same beat, girl, tractor, truck theme and the singers were so bad. Just terrible. I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that? Especially when many of them were born in California or Massachusetts? GOD I HATE NEW COUNTRY!

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/8uOy3WdT3mY]

Your wife must be an awesome human being. I personally couldn't be married to anyone who listened to that sh*t, whatever his other qualities.

I regret only being able to


(Stupid mobile site)

I regret only being able to give this one Smart vote. Musical tastes certainly don't have to be identical (says the prog guy), but they have to be compatible for a relationship to work.

I've always wanted to do a Myers-Briggs style personality research project based on an individual's musical tastes.
 
2017-10-01 10:53:07 AM  

Gordon Bennett: 8. 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (1967)
Artist: The Beatles The culmination of years of artistic maturation and bold experimentation. The original rock concept LP.

Try again.

[img.fark.net image 800x801]


Out of curiosity, what is the concept/theme of Pet Sounds?
 
2017-10-01 10:54:12 AM  
My sister in law was telling me she likes to play games in the car with her two kids (21 and 17) like "I'll give you $50 if you can name one of the Beatles."  She has only had to pay up once, when she asked about Aerosmith. Damn American Idol.
 
2017-10-01 10:59:12 AM  
Kids these days don't even know "Yes, We Have No Bananas".
 
2017-10-01 11:00:38 AM  

solokumba: I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that?


CANADIAN country singers drawl. It embarrasses me.
 
2017-10-01 11:00:43 AM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: This is just a list of old albums. There's no evidence provided that Millennials don't know these albums. I'm a Millennial and I know most of them pretty well


Shhh you are ruining their snug narrative. Next you will be scorned for not fondly recalling the sweet flavor of disobedience from drinking bath tub gin during prohibition.
 
2017-10-01 11:01:31 AM  

Flappyhead: vinniethepoo: hashtag.acronym: EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?

I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?

Yes.

April in Paris.

What about Springtime in Vienna?


Don't you mean springtime for Hitler in Germany?
 
2017-10-01 11:03:31 AM  

tenalquot: Mrs t and I just had a 20y/o intern explain that her new rescue dog was named Ringo by its previous owner after a drummer. She said she googled it and found out the band was the Beatles, who were really popular!

We don't expect young'uns to know our music, but we found it endearing she assumed we also had no idea who they were, because it was so very long ago.


In fairness it was only the drummer. And a replacement to boot.
 
2017-10-01 11:03:42 AM  

sigdiamond2000: I've always been somewhat mystified by the iconic reputation of The Rolling Stones.

They released 4 really good albums between 68 and 71 and whole lot of crap before and after. To be fair, Exile is an incredible album.

But, pound for pound, maybe the most overrated band of all time.

/Hot take


A large part of their reputation comes from sheer longevity. Musically, they could have broken up after Mick Taylor left (or if we're being generous, after Tattoo You), and little of significance would be lost.
 
2017-10-01 11:09:46 AM  

oyster_popsicles: hashtag.acronym: EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?

I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/g3rlcLNgszM]
Now you do.


I was gonna post Lil' Darlin', but it's in there at the 34:40 mark. Thanks.

clkeagle: I've always wanted to do a Myers-Briggs style personality research project based on an individual's musical tastes.


It's ... complicated. I'd think openness ought to be a big part of the test, because to a certain kind of mind, the universe just gets bigger and bigger the more things you put an effort into listening to. Another kind of mind, the stuff you listened to at age 17 is pretty much stuck there for life.

Also, pick any genre -- how do you quantify the 'stuff' in there, and correlate it to a personality type? That's gotta be a challenge. And then there's culture and social group membership and stuff...
 
2017-10-01 11:13:24 AM  

RoxnSox: Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.

no, and for the exact same reason.  And Aerosmith/Stephen Tyler as welll


This.
 
2017-10-01 11:13:56 AM  

Dragonflew: Gordon Bennett: 8. 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (1967)
Artist: The Beatles The culmination of years of artistic maturation and bold experimentation. The original rock concept LP.

Try again.

[img.fark.net image 800x801]

Out of curiosity, what is the concept/theme of Pet Sounds?


There was none. It was Brian Wilson's Revolver.
 
2017-10-01 11:15:30 AM  

solokumba: Took my wife's car to the grocery the other day. Her radio was set to a New Country station and i listened to 3 songs before arriving at the shop. Every one of those songs had the same beat, girl, tractor, truck theme and the singers were so bad. Just terrible. I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that? Especially when many of them were born in California or Massachusetts? GOD I HATE NEW COUNTRY!


Sir Mashalot: Mind-Blowing SIX Song Country Mashup
Youtube FY8SwIvxj8o
 
2017-10-01 11:15:41 AM  

Dragonflew: solokumba: I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that?

CANADIAN country singers drawl. It embarrasses me.


Hell, 20 years ago, a Canadian lite-rock singer made a fortune bawling "Lahhhf is a Hahhh-way, Ahhh'm gonna raaaahd it awwwl naaaht lawwwwng", and I thought that was pretty f'ing ridiculous.
 
2017-10-01 11:19:33 AM  

solokumba: Dragonflew: Gordon Bennett: 8. 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (1967)
Artist: The Beatles The culmination of years of artistic maturation and bold experimentation. The original rock concept LP.

Try again.

[img.fark.net image 800x801]

Out of curiosity, what is the concept/theme of Pet Sounds?

There was none. It was Brian Wilson's Revolver.


Don't most concept albums have concepts?
 
2017-10-01 11:19:59 AM  

phaseolus: Dragonflew: solokumba: I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that?

CANADIAN country singers drawl. It embarrasses me.

Hell, 20 years ago, a Canadian lite-rock singer made a fortune bawling "Lahhhf is a Hahhh-way, Ahhh'm gonna raaaahd it awwwl naaaht lawwwwng", and I thought that was pretty f'ing ridiculous.


That song makes me want to punch a baby.
 
2017-10-01 11:30:29 AM  

Billy Liar: [tse1.mm.bing.net image 227x217]
It's got a kitty on the cover.


img.fark.net
 
2017-10-01 11:31:27 AM  

Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.


No, you are not...I know I'll get a lot of flack for this, but Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd are (2) bands that I just don't see the appeal of. I know - like, hey man, like, that's you opinion man....to each their own.
 
2017-10-01 11:32:36 AM  
KIDS REACT TO LED ZEPPELIN
Youtube wpdQmMixdTU
 
2017-10-01 11:32:57 AM  

WilderKWight: solokumba: Took my wife's car to the grocery the other day. Her radio was set to a New Country station and i listened to 3 songs before arriving at the shop. Every one of those songs had the same beat, girl, tractor, truck theme and the singers were so bad. Just terrible. I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that? Especially when many of them were born in California or Massachusetts? GOD I HATE NEW COUNTRY!

You're making the mistake of thinking it's "new country" when it's really not. It's Redneck Pop Music.


The technical term is Bro Country. Modern Country has been swamped with that shiat lately. The other big trend in the crossover country and pop acts like Sugarloaf. Both of them make me gag.
/I still yell out the lyrics to Eye in the Sky when I hear that abomination of 'I Need You Now.'
 
2017-10-01 11:38:32 AM  

cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?


People who have kids who are sporting rat tails or mullets .
 
2017-10-01 11:40:00 AM  

phaseolus: Dragonflew: solokumba: I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that?

CANADIAN country singers drawl. It embarrasses me.

Hell, 20 years ago, a Canadian lite-rock singer made a fortune bawling "Lahhhf is a Hahhh-way, Ahhh'm gonna raaaahd it awwwl naaaht lawwwwng", and I thought that was pretty f'ing ridiculous.


Strangely enough this is the Canadian in question:
Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe
Youtube sTFVMMCwsss


 I much prefer his earlier work.
 
2017-10-01 11:40:58 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: My sister in law was telling me she likes to play games in the car with her two kids (21 and 17) like "I'll give you $50 if you can name one of the Beatles."  She has only had to pay up once, when she asked about Aerosmith. Damn American Idol.


I have 3 kids. 19 year old twins and a 14 year old. I was good at expanding their musical horizons as they were growing up. Mind you they have never owned a physical piece of music. I, however, still collect vinyl. The older boy just listens to crap rap. There is good rap, but he listens to some really awful stuff. The eldest daughter has better taste but only sticks to what is on the radio or youtube. The 14 year old actually had a stereo in her room. She occasionally buys an album and knows the proper way to play and care for vinyl. Just a few minutes ago she was listening to the Bow Wow Wows in her room. I have no idea how she stumbled upon them, but good for her. She also likes a ton of 70's and 80's music.
Yesterday I introduced her to:
img.fark.net
She's going thru a phase...  this will help.
 
2017-10-01 11:42:35 AM  

hashtag.acronym: EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?

I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?


I think k that's kinda the point... The Gen Xers and the boomers don't know the music if the previous generation.
 
2017-10-01 11:42:48 AM  
When interrogated just now, the GF, who is three months older than me and has been constantly barraged by my eclectic tastes for nearly eight years, did not even know what "Exile On Main Street" was or who it was by. My sad has a sad.

And Marley... It's not that he's overrated, but it seems like he's the obvious go-to reggae pick out of a plethora of highly talented artists. Sadly it seems like most don't explore the genre beyond him and maybe Peter Tosh and "The Harder They Come." And I get why, it can feel like a fairly repetitive genre at times. But like any other style of music, there are vast riches for those who take the time to explore.
My personal favorite album of the genre thus far in my occasional digging.
The Abyssinians - Arise (Álbum Completo)
Youtube EavYSkPRcnQ
 
2017-10-01 11:43:42 AM  

theflatline: hashtag.acronym: ZMugg: hashtag.acronym: Also, why the hell can't I just use my mouse wheel on the volume level icon on the Windows 10 taskbar? F-U hashtag, click me first and click me again when you're done....it's really frustrating to a 15 year Linux user that's never had to do two extra, totally unnecessary, steps to quickly adjust my volume....15 years of only having to "move pointer over volume icon and scroll" makes 10 so damn annoying.

[www.logitech.com image 455x500]
M545 wireless mouse. Set the tilting scroll wheel to raise or lower the volume.

I have a Logitech G600 (which I highly recommend).
[gaming.logitech.com image 521x342]
Even with shortcut buttons set, old habits die hard.  The only real negative I have with the G600 is there isn't a good way to configure it under Linux.

Next HW purchase, Logitech G13 (or something similar):
[static4.cdn.gadgetreview.com image 675x450]

Backlight rechargable mini keypad with touchpad.  11 bucks.  Works in Linux, Android, Windows, OS X, no drivers needed.  Rechargeable.  2.4 gig wireless so long range.  Great from across the living room or laying in bed.

[images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 425x425]


I have my phone set up for doing all of that (network and BT...multiple OS's), but I rarely use it since I have a mouse and keyboard where I sit and watch TV.  I want one of those single hand gaming keyboards so I don't waste the batteries in my wireless keyboard when I'm playing games.

Wireless is what I'm trying to get away from.  I bought a wired gaming mouse first because, with my normal usage, my wireless keyboard lasts for months and the mouse for weeks.  When you hold shift half the time while constantly on A/S/D/W, batteries die a lot faster.

But for $11 and universal...hmm...really not a bad deal and would be something that would help my Dad learn to use a computer.  Hand him a keyboard and mouse and his face goes blank, hand him a controller and he'll eventually figure it out...he and technology have a weird relationship.
 
2017-10-01 11:49:01 AM  
Not knowing songs on those albums has nothing to do with one's age.
 
2017-10-01 11:55:57 AM  

momojoboo: Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.

No, you are not...I know I'll get a lot of flack for this, but Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd are (2) bands that I just don't see the appeal of. I know - like, hey man, like, that's you opinion man....to each their own.


Try being someone that isn't a Beatles fan.

I get it, they were/are a big deal. But I'm tired of hearing them all of the time and people talking about them all the time.
 
2017-10-01 12:05:01 PM  
i work with 2 20yr olds at work. one of them had never heard of Axl Rose or Weird Al. i was gobsmacked. He knew who GnR was but couldnt name a song and had never heard of Weird Al when he's now more popular than he'd ever been. but then again i'd never heard of the podcasts or youtube channels he loves and i dont know what 'Vines' are.

the other 20 yr old was way more informed of things older than him but this guy seems like he's hardly aware of any media (movies/music/books) existed more than 10 yrs ago.
 
2017-10-01 12:08:59 PM  
The late 60s-early 70s were a time of concept albums, where the music was to be enjoyed as the primary activity. Then radio profits squashed that push and everyone tried to make 3-4 minutes of themed music to play between commercials.  You'd think the post radio era would spawn the streaming version of a Wagner.

Well, it has, but not the musical sort.
 
2017-10-01 12:15:01 PM  
The Millenials that don't know these bands probably had parents that didn't take the time to expose these bands to them, which is the sad part. It's something that should be a rite of passage. My parents exposed me (a Gen-Xer) to Glenn Miller, Buddy Holly, Hank Williams, and other "before my time" artists. We do the same thing with our daughters, which is why the eldest digs Nick Drake and the youngest has been running around the house this week singing Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now."

Radio has a lot to do with this, as well. If a Millenial turns on a classic rock radio station, they're only going to hear one of six or seven Zeppelin songs ad nauseum. If they're not encouraged to dig a little deeper, they may assume their whole catalogue sounds the same. This isn't a new phenomenon, though. As a child of the 80's, I didn't know about the prog side of Genesis until a high school teacher told me about it after Invisible Touch came out - I just figured their catalogue was all poppy, since radio never played anything from the Gabriel/Hackett era.
 
2017-10-01 12:26:55 PM  

momojoboo: No, you are not...I know I'll get a lot of flack for this, but Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd are (2) bands that I just don't see the appeal of. I know - like, hey man, like, that's you opinion man....to each their own.


I was grew up when LZ was at their peak. I liked some of their songs, but never got the big deal. It says something when my favorite LZ record is the one least liked: Presence. As far as Floyd is concerned, I like Dark Side Of The Moon and few tracks from The Wall. I love Gilmour's playing, but never a big
PF fan.
 
2017-10-01 12:30:39 PM  

hashtag.acronym: EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?

I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?


If you are an American, then YES.  You should.  But for some reason a lot of people don't think our greatest art form is worth teaching in the public schools
 
2017-10-01 12:34:18 PM  
The most egomaniacal generation.

No I'm not talking about millennials.
 
2017-10-01 12:39:26 PM  
Yeah and when those albums were coming out the old people then just biatched and said 'This isn't Bing Crosby. Stupid kids.'
 
2017-10-01 12:41:18 PM  
I'm an X-er and I can't do that either.
 
2017-10-01 12:46:30 PM  

wildcardjack: The late 60s-early 70s were a time of concept albums, where the music was to be enjoyed as the primary activity. Then radio profits squashed that push and everyone tried to make 3-4 minutes of themed music to play between commercials.


Thanks, Ramones
 
2017-10-01 12:50:28 PM  
Your Nostalgia Rock is boring and so are you.
 
2017-10-01 01:10:50 PM  

ZMugg: hashtag.acronym: Also, why the hell can't I just use my mouse wheel on the volume level icon on the Windows 10 taskbar? F-U hashtag, click me first and click me again when you're done....it's really frustrating to a 15 year Linux user that's never had to do two extra, totally unnecessary, steps to quickly adjust my volume....15 years of only having to "move pointer over volume icon and scroll" makes 10 so damn annoying.

[www.logitech.com image 455x500]
M545 wireless mouse. Set the tilting scroll wheel to raise or lower the volume.


Or use the keyboard shortcuts...  And if your keyboard doesn't have built in shortcuts, make your own.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-pictures/​i​s-there-keyboard-shortcut-for-volume-control/54609d6e-ce9d-4866-89c0-e​b6a86926237?auth=1

Yea, I hate when an operating system isn't dumbed down to my level, too.
 
2017-10-01 01:10:53 PM  
Ha, that list in the article mentions the Eagles.

As an elder, I can tell you Millennials there's not a single, compelling reason to check them out.

Besides, the only Boomer-era band you really need is Big Star.
 
2017-10-01 01:22:25 PM  

Stupid Guitar: Ha, that list in the article mentions the Eagles.

As an elder, I can tell you Millennials there's not a single, compelling reason to check them out.

Besides, the only Boomer-era band you really need is Big Star.


There's some truth here.
 
2017-10-01 01:23:07 PM  
I was at the bar recently with a buddy after a Ryan Adams concert next door. We're both hovering around 50. A couple of pretty 20-something women came and sat down next to us at the bar. They had been at the same concert. As the night went on, initial pity talk from them evolved into a genuinely good time, just joking around and talking about music.

Somehow we ended up playing "The Alphabet Game" - where you start at the letter A and you take turns naming all the bands you can that start with that letter and, whoever's stumped first does a shot.

As the game went on, I was really impressed with the kids. They were definitely holding their own, even some of the 70s AM Gold bands, they seemed to know and even appreciate - probably thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy, but still. For a moment, there was no such thing as age, skin tags, sugar daddies or dad bods. We were transported to a realm of musical bliss where young women and older men are free from social taboos and able to share their lives together in harmony.

Then, we got to "V."

Me: "Van Halen"

Millennial 1: "Who?"

Me: "Uh...Van. Halen. You know, David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen..."

Millennial 1: "Hmm. Never heard of them."

Me: (sings) ♪, ♩"I might as well jump...JUMP!...go ahead and jump." ♪, ♩

Millennial 2: "You can stop doing that."

My buddy: (raises hand) "Check please!"
 
2017-10-01 01:27:24 PM  
Conversely, if you're too young and wearing a shirt with a clasic rock band on it and cant name every song from every album (plus singles and b-sides) in chronlogical order, you're a total poser.
 
2017-10-01 01:55:50 PM  

kukukupo: hashtag.acronym: EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?

I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?

If you are an American, then YES.  You should.  But for some reason a lot of people don't think our greatest art form is worth teaching in the public schools


Thankfully  that is not 100% true

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essentially_Ellington_High_School_Jazz_​B​and_Competition_and_Festival
 
2017-10-01 01:58:01 PM  

Uzzah: Coco LaFemme: whither_apophis: Kashmir, Never Said, and Dancing Queen

Either you're trying to be funny or you're musically illiterate. Can't figure out which. No matter which one you pick, it's a fail.

I disagree. The first one is clever. The second one is brilliantly troll-y.


thanks, I was about to put together a whole boat load of links
 
2017-10-01 02:02:37 PM  
Everybody's talking about great artists and singers but no one's mentioned Yoko Ono, the Spice Girls or Ke$ha yet? You pigs all hate women.
 
2017-10-01 02:03:56 PM  
Or you might be a Gen-Xer who hates disco and didn't buy the hype with Zeppelin or the Stones.
 
2017-10-01 02:05:29 PM  

EdgeRunner: Everybody's talking about great artists and singers but no one's mentioned Yoko Ono, the Spice Girls or Ke$ha yet? You pigs all hate women.


aTEMT WAS MADE
 
2017-10-01 02:07:03 PM  

LewDux: EdgeRunner: Everybody's talking about great artists and singers but no one's mentioned Yoko Ono, the Spice Girls or Ke$ha yet? You pigs all hate women.

aTEMT WAS MADE


Whatever, chauvinist.
 
2017-10-01 02:09:46 PM  

kukukupo: hashtag.acronym: EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?

I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?

If you are an American, then YES.  You should.  But for some reason a lot of people don't think our greatest art form is worth teaching in the public schools


Greatest is just your opinion...I'm aware of all the influence it has on other music, but I don't really consider it to be good music or something that I really get into.  Everybody has different preferences and things they'd consider to be the greatest.

But my pick for greatest American art form, musically at least, is a toss between blues and bluegrass.  Blues if there was a gun to my head, or both of their's, and I was forced to make a choice.

FWIW, between actually being in middle and high school band for 5 years and playing trombone, baritone, and tuba and taking some musical and cultural appreciation classes, I actually was taught that in school....I just don't like it or care to listen to it or even remember it now....
 
2017-10-01 02:23:57 PM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: LewDux: Pazuzu Smith-Jones: I can't name three One Direction songs.

Hell, I can barely name One Direction.

Wonderwall. Better than Oasis cover

Um.... I could do a cover of Wonderwall better than Oasis.


The best Oasis cover would be airtight and impenetrable.
 
2017-10-01 02:25:11 PM  

Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.


I've gotten into many an argument by saying The Beatles are the most overrated band of all time.  (OF ALL TIME, etc!)

When a band is widely proclaimed to OMG TEH GREATEST EVER it inherently makes them overrated because music is subjective.

This makes people mad.  MAD.

/it's amusing to watch them blow a gasket over the Beatles
 
2017-10-01 02:26:15 PM  

vinniethepoo: hashtag.acronym: EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?

I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?

Yes.

April in Paris.


April in Paris sounds like an adult film I'd like to watch...
 
2017-10-01 02:26:38 PM  

WilderKWight: Yeah, subby. This Gen X-er wants to know if you can name a song off of:

Into the Labyrinth
Floodland
Gala
Hatful of Hollow
Hyaena
and
The Head on the Door

Not all of us were into mainstream rock and disco music. Although I do own all of Led Zeppelin's albums. I had to look up the Rolling Stones album because they mean very little to me.

But hey. Name one song from the album Ice Cream Castles  and I'll be slightly impressed.


The Bird and Jungle Love.

/the opening track is Ice Cream Castles
//The album is actually Ice Cream Castle
///I even own Pandemonium
 
2017-10-01 02:27:58 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: This is just a list of old albums. There's no evidence provided that Millennials don't know these albums. I'm a Millennial and I know most of them pretty well


This.

What the Fark do they think millenials listed to as kids?  Chances are it was their parents music choices.  So if they don't know them I'd say that is more a reflection on the parents musical tastes than the millenials.

/luckily my dad has great taste in music
 
2017-10-01 02:30:43 PM  

solokumba: Took my wife's car to the grocery the other day. Her radio was set to a New Country station and i listened to 3 songs before arriving at the shop. Every one of those songs had the same beat, girl, tractor, truck theme and the singers were so bad. Just terrible. I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that? Especially when many of them were born in California or Massachusetts? GOD I HATE NEW COUNTRY!


The thing I hate about the current state of country music, which has taken a while to gestate, is the celebration of ignorance.  It used to be that it was a celebration of everyday working folks.  Now it's a celebration of ignorance.  The accent is just part of the patina of shiat that gets applied to what we now call country music.  Take "Folsom Prison Blues" or "I Can't Stop Loving You"  Those are classic country songs.  They spoke of ordinary people with feelings and aspirations and lives.  Contrast that with "Before He Cheats" or ... jesus, not even going to look for examples because fark that noise.  The songs are about bullshiat.

AND it has the same problem that all popular music has now, which is that it sounds like shiat.  Over-compressed, one beat bullshiat.
 
2017-10-01 02:33:08 PM  
Oldster here. Until all Gen Xers and Baby boomers can name a track off of Neutral Milk Hotel's "In the Aeroplane over the sea", OutKast's "Speakerboxx/The love below", and Daft Punk's "Discovery", then we can see who can musically shame who.

(I have all six albums, so I'm getting a kick here)
 
2017-10-01 02:34:15 PM  

plewis: solokumba: Took my wife's car to the grocery the other day. Her radio was set to a New Country station and i listened to 3 songs before arriving at the shop. Every one of those songs had the same beat, girl, tractor, truck theme and the singers were so bad. Just terrible. I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that? Especially when many of them were born in California or Massachusetts? GOD I HATE NEW COUNTRY!

The thing I hate about the current state of country music, which has taken a while to gestate, is the celebration of ignorance.  It used to be that it was a celebration of everyday working folks.  Now it's a celebration of ignorance.  The accent is just part of the patina of shiat that gets applied to what we now call country music.  Take "Folsom Prison Blues" or "I Can't Stop Loving You"  Those are classic country songs.  They spoke of ordinary people with feelings and aspirations and lives.  Contrast that with "Before He Cheats" or ... jesus, not even going to look for examples because fark that noise.  The songs are about bullshiat.

AND it has the same problem that all popular music has now, which is that it sounds like shiat.  Over-compressed, one beat bullshiat.


Now post a GIF about how all new country has 8 songwriters and 10 producers, and all country from when you were 16 to when you were 23 (regardless of when that was) was brilliant music by one writer and producer!

/I hate most country from every decade, but in every decade there is crap and there is gold.
 
2017-10-01 02:40:20 PM  
Millennials aren't kids anymore, they're in their mid-20s to mid-30s, i.e. they became young adults or came of age with George W. Bush's administration.

/29
//Spent my teens obsessed with the Beatles. Got hooked on Queen in college.
///Slashy-slashy.
 
2017-10-01 02:41:32 PM  

WilderKWight: Xythero: In 50 years we Millenials will be complaining the young-uns can't name a single Saint Vincent song.

Wait, I can't name a single Saint Vincent song. Damn Millenials have forgettable music.

Who the fark is Saint Vincent?!


Exactly.  Millennials make forgettable music.

//She's a Grammy winner for best alternative album, btw.
 
2017-10-01 02:41:37 PM  

tenalquot: Coolish sb:

A friend teaches sociology at a local cc. Every year she makes her new students read a study that argues too much media consumption is damaging kids cognitive faculties and rendering them unable to focus. Usually the students agree, citing their own experiences with younger siblings, nieces and nephews, etc.

After everyone's on board she reveals the study is from the 1970s.


CSBish:

I have a friend that teaches high school literature/English/book reading whatever it's called.  We're both older millenials and grew up on the "oldies" among other genres.  His musical library is much larger than mine so I'm always hitting him up for new music or some classics.  He plays music in between classes and sometimes his students will comment on his choices.  My two favorite stories he told me:

He was playing a song from Sam Cooke's Live at the Harlem Square Club when a student comes up to him and says, "Hey, this is Sam Cooke, Live at the Harlem Square Club right?  I love this album."  My friend just slowly turns to him and gives him a high five.

Another day he was playing T.I. and a couple of male students come up to him and go "You know T.I.'s music?"  My friend turns to them and says in a dead pan voice while holding imaginary guns, "9 in my right, 45 in my other hand."

The students lose their shiat at this.  "OH man, Mr. Blank listens to T.I.!!"

/T.I. is a rapper for those that don't know and the lyrics reference a song called Rubber Band Man
 
2017-10-01 02:44:14 PM  

sigdiamond2000: I've always been somewhat mystified by the iconic reputation of The Rolling Stones.

They released 4 really good albums between 68 and 71 and whole lot of crap before and after. To be fair, Exile is an incredible album.

But, pound for pound, maybe the most overrated band of all time.

/Hot take


I agree here, but it should be noted that Rolling Stones albums are all over the place, and different albums mean different things to different people. Personally, my favorite Stones albums are His satanic majesties request, Exile on Main Street, and Tattoo you. I know Tattoo You doesn't really belong here, but my dad played the hell out of that album when I was a kid so it always brings back good memories.

Anyhoo, I just like to say I actually enjoy the Stones far more for their impact on music rather than their music itself. Two of my favorite albums of all time are Exile in Guyville, Liz Phairs Feminist response to Exile on Main Street, and the Brian Jonestown Massacres' unofficial sequel to His Satanic Majesties Request, entitled His Satanic Majesties Second Request, which is too damn good to not listen to.
 
2017-10-01 02:45:21 PM  

JerseyTim: Kids these days don't even know "Yes, We Have No Bananas".


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2017-10-01 02:53:10 PM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: momojoboo: No, you are not...I know I'll get a lot of flack for this, but Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd are (2) bands that I just don't see the appeal of. I know - like, hey man, like, that's you opinion man....to each their own.

I was grew up when LZ was at their peak. I liked some of their songs, but never got the big deal. It says something when my favorite LZ record is the one least liked: Presence. As far as Floyd is concerned, I like Dark Side Of The Moon and few tracks from The Wall. I love Gilmour's playing, but never a big
PF fan.


Same here. I don't like much from the Syd Barrett era, like Animals, Dark Side, and Wish, like half of The Wall, detest the other half of The Wall along with Final Cut, like Lapse, and love Division Bell. I'm not a Floyd fan - I'm a Gilmour fan.

I like Eloy too, since they have similar sound and composition styles.
 
2017-10-01 02:53:41 PM  

Stupid Guitar: Ha, that list in the article mentions the Eagles.

As an elder, I can tell you Millennials there's not a single, compelling reason to check them out.

Besides, the only Boomer-era band you really need is Big Star.


I can think of at least one reason to check out The Eagles:
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2017-10-01 03:01:13 PM  
I think Boomers did so many drugs in 1968, they have forgotten they've heard the song 4,000 times. So, when they hear it 'again' on KROC - Classic Rock for Grandpa, they think it's a new hit.

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2017-10-01 03:02:16 PM  
More people know who Buddy Holly is because of Weezer than from actually listening to his music. Probably. Ok, I don't know if this is true, but one day it probably will be. If it isn't already.

And one day no young people will know who Weezer is.
 
2017-10-01 03:06:34 PM  

soporific: And one day no young people will know who Weezer is.


If there's a God in Heaven...
 
2017-10-01 03:09:11 PM  
Led Zeppelin? Eh...

Blue Oyster Cult? TURN IT UP.


And that's why I don't know a lot of Led Zeppelin songs.
 
2017-10-01 03:13:59 PM  
Most people don't know who J.S. Bach is even though he's the most influential composer of all time. That must mean something, right?
 
2017-10-01 03:19:22 PM  

thornhill: Most people don't know who J.S. Bach is even though he's the most influential composer of all time. That must mean something, right?


Wasn't he a member of Wings?
 
2017-10-01 03:19:51 PM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: I can't name three One Direction songs.

Hell, I can barely name One Direction.


Justin Beiber is their Frank Sinatra.
 
2017-10-01 03:32:28 PM  
Just FYI for older people

The whole concept of albums has been losing meaning for the last decade and a half. Lots of younger people like Zeppelin, but their experience of Zeppelin is Youtube, bar jukeboxes, and the like. Places where you hear individual songs, not listen to whole albums at a go.

/I'm too old for today's kids
//I'm too young for yesterday's old farts
 
2017-10-01 03:34:34 PM  

Turbo Cojones: Pazuzu Smith-Jones: I can't name three One Direction songs.

Hell, I can barely name One Direction.

Justin Beiber is their Frank Sinatra.


I'd have guessed Brendon Urie, but ok....
 
2017-10-01 03:47:26 PM  

LavenderWolf: Places where you hear individual songs, not listen to whole albums at a go.


So back to the 1950s?
 
2017-10-01 03:48:45 PM  

thornhill: Most people don't know who J.S. Bach is even though he's the most influential composer of all time. That must mean something, right?


Pretty sure most people know who Bach is.

Speaking of which, I was watching a rapper bloviate about the Maschine MK3 I have on order. He said, "It ain't gonna turn you into Bach. It ain't gonna turn you into Vaytoven."

I think I will make electronic music under the alias Vaytoven.
 
2017-10-01 03:49:22 PM  

on the road: I mentioned to a bartender last year that I had just seen Paul Simon.  She had no idea who that was.


Did he play Outrageous? My favorite song of all time.
 
2017-10-01 03:49:52 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Stupid Guitar: Ha, that list in the article mentions the Eagles.

As an elder, I can tell you Millennials there's not a single, compelling reason to check them out.

Besides, the only Boomer-era band you really need is Big Star.

I can think of at least one reason to check out The Eagles:
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The wife is supposedly a big Eagles (and generally 70s rock) fan. Her response to Journey of the Sorcerer was "WTF is that nonsense? Who made that shiat?"
 
2017-10-01 03:50:23 PM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: soporific: And one day no young people will know who Weezer is.

If there's a God in Heaven...


The blue album is amazing.  You shush your mouth and get off my lawn!
 
2017-10-01 03:50:50 PM  
I am a generation X'er and I didn't give a crap about either Zeppelin or the Stones until I was in my late 20's I think when I started discovering older music.

Then again, I felt really old the other day when my 20 year old students didn't know who Public Enemy was.
 
2017-10-01 03:57:57 PM  

Dragonflew: thornhill: Most people don't know who J.S. Bach is even though he's the most influential composer of all time. That must mean something, right?

Pretty sure most people know who Bach is.

Speaking of which, I was watching a rapper bloviate about the Maschine MK3 I have on order. He said, "It ain't gonna turn you into Bach. It ain't gonna turn you into Vaytoven."

I think I will make electronic music under the alias Vaytoven.


In an abstract sense, but I doubt most people could name a single fact about him.
 
2017-10-01 04:15:59 PM  
I couldn't trust someone's opinion on music if they're just completely unaware of older stuff. Just like I wouldn't trust someone's opinion who only likes oldies and is completely unaware of current music.
 
2017-10-01 04:23:46 PM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: Turbo Cojones: Pazuzu Smith-Jones: I can't name three One Direction songs.

Hell, I can barely name One Direction.

Justin Beiber is their Frank Sinatra.

I'd have guessed Brendon Urie, but ok....


Probably, but JB is the only one whose name comes to mind.
 
2017-10-01 04:25:44 PM  

Dragonflew: plewis: solokumba: Took my wife's car to the grocery the other day. Her radio was set to a New Country station and i listened to 3 songs before arriving at the shop. Every one of those songs had the same beat, girl, tractor, truck theme and the singers were so bad. Just terrible. I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that? Especially when many of them were born in California or Massachusetts? GOD I HATE NEW COUNTRY!

The thing I hate about the current state of country music, which has taken a while to gestate, is the celebration of ignorance.  It used to be that it was a celebration of everyday working folks.  Now it's a celebration of ignorance.  The accent is just part of the patina of shiat that gets applied to what we now call country music.  Take "Folsom Prison Blues" or "I Can't Stop Loving You"  Those are classic country songs.  They spoke of ordinary people with feelings and aspirations and lives.  Contrast that with "Before He Cheats" or ... jesus, not even going to look for examples because fark that noise.  The songs are about bullshiat.

AND it has the same problem that all popular music has now, which is that it sounds like shiat.  Over-compressed, one beat bullshiat.

Now post a GIF about how all new country has 8 songwriters and 10 producers, and all country from when you were 16 to when you were 23 (regardless of when that was) was brilliant music by one writer and producer!

/I hate most country from every decade, but in every decade there is crap and there is gold.


I think you were trying to snark away my point.  I didn't listen to ANY country music until about 35, and only then because I got to liking a very few bluegrass bands.  No.  Country has definitely slid into stupidity.  It was, at one point, where rock hid in the late 80's as hair metal and Hip Hop became ascendant.  Then Grunge broke through and in that something with some swing and southern accent could come in and be rock again.  Since then It's been 4x4's and beer full tilt.  And in that stew, the rise of willful proud ignorance has arisen in that same demographic.  It's almost more a political issue than one of culture or music.

But thanks for being an asshole and assuming that I just think anything that didn't come out in my formative years is garbage. I'm 47 and still forming, thanks.
 
2017-10-01 04:55:30 PM  

hashtag.acronym: EvilEgg: cman: Who gives two shiats that youngins cannt name songs that old folks listen to?

Yeah. I wonder how many of them can name a single Count Basie song?

I'm 33.  Should I know who that is?


The man and his original band members may be long gone, but the Count Basie Orchestra is still touring and keeping his music alive. I saw them a number of years ago (2006?), and they gave a rather enjoyable performance.
 
2017-10-01 05:07:45 PM  
How are they losing there virginity in the back of their dad's Oldsmobile without the driving pulse of Led Zepplin, playing on the cassette tape, hypnotizing their girlfriends like that snake does in Rikki-Tikki-Tavi?
 
2017-10-01 05:14:12 PM  
I like Exile, but it is an acquired taste.

It's fair to say that it's too long though and that it's somewhat flat in tone.

/ Sweet Black Angel FTW
 
2017-10-01 05:19:35 PM  
Old shiat is old, news at 11.
 
2017-10-01 05:35:09 PM  

TheFoz: Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.

I've gotten into many an argument by saying The Beatles are the most overrated band of all time.  (OF ALL TIME, etc!)


When I was a kid I had long hair and played guitar - so of course every human being on the planet assumed I worshiped Zeppelin. fark Jimmy Page. Ant Phillips could shred rings around him, and not rip off any blues artists while doing it.

And as for the Beatles: last I checked, not many other bands defined a worldwide culture by the time before and after their existence. Hell, not many world leaders can say that. Not many religious icons, either. And while there may be more SKILLED drummers, if what Ringo does is so damned obvious, how come no one has ever successfully emulated him?
 
2017-10-01 05:40:13 PM  

I Like Bread: TheFoz: Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.

I've gotten into many an argument by saying The Beatles are the most overrated band of all time.  (OF ALL TIME, etc!)

When I was a kid I had long hair and played guitar - so of course every human being on the planet assumed I worshiped Zeppelin. fark Jimmy Page. Ant Phillips could shred rings around him, and not rip off any blues artists while doing it.

And as for the Beatles: last I checked, not many other bands defined a worldwide culture by the time before and after their existence. Hell, not many world leaders can say that. Not many religious icons, either. And while there may be more SKILLED drummers, if what Ringo does is so damned obvious, how come no one has ever successfully emulated him?


You, like many others, are missing my point.

There cannot be a greatest band EVAR.  It's subjective.  Ergo, the Beatles *are* the most overrated band ever.  It's not saying they aren't good or influential, that's not my argument.
 
2017-10-01 05:51:57 PM  

TheFoz: I Like Bread: TheFoz: Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.

I've gotten into many an argument by saying The Beatles are the most overrated band of all time.  (OF ALL TIME, etc!)

When I was a kid I had long hair and played guitar - so of course every human being on the planet assumed I worshiped Zeppelin. fark Jimmy Page. Ant Phillips could shred rings around him, and not rip off any blues artists while doing it.

And as for the Beatles: last I checked, not many other bands defined a worldwide culture by the time before and after their existence. Hell, not many world leaders can say that. Not many religious icons, either. And while there may be more SKILLED drummers, if what Ringo does is so damned obvious, how come no one has ever successfully emulated him?

You, like many others, are missing my point.

There cannot be a greatest band EVAR.  It's subjective.  Ergo, the Beatles *are* the most overrated band ever.  It's not saying they aren't good or influential, that's not my argument.


According to Rolling Stone Magazine the Beatles are the greatest band of all time.
 
2017-10-01 05:53:18 PM  

solokumba: TheFoz: I Like Bread: TheFoz: Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.

I've gotten into many an argument by saying The Beatles are the most overrated band of all time.  (OF ALL TIME, etc!)

When I was a kid I had long hair and played guitar - so of course every human being on the planet assumed I worshiped Zeppelin. fark Jimmy Page. Ant Phillips could shred rings around him, and not rip off any blues artists while doing it.

And as for the Beatles: last I checked, not many other bands defined a worldwide culture by the time before and after their existence. Hell, not many world leaders can say that. Not many religious icons, either. And while there may be more SKILLED drummers, if what Ringo does is so damned obvious, how come no one has ever successfully emulated him?

You, like many others, are missing my point.

There cannot be a greatest band EVAR.  It's subjective.  Ergo, the Beatles *are* the most overrated band ever.  It's not saying they aren't good or influential, that's not my argument.

According to Rolling Stone Magazine the Beatles are the greatest band of all time.


goddammitsomuch
 
2017-10-01 06:05:07 PM  

TheFoz: I Like Bread: TheFoz: Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.

I've gotten into many an argument by saying The Beatles are the most overrated band of all time.  (OF ALL TIME, etc!)

When I was a kid I had long hair and played guitar - so of course every human being on the planet assumed I worshiped Zeppelin. fark Jimmy Page. Ant Phillips could shred rings around him, and not rip off any blues artists while doing it.

And as for the Beatles: last I checked, not many other bands defined a worldwide culture by the time before and after their existence. Hell, not many world leaders can say that. Not many religious icons, either. And while there may be more SKILLED drummers, if what Ringo does is so damned obvious, how come no one has ever successfully emulated him?

You, like many others, are missing my point.

There cannot be a greatest band EVAR.  It's subjective.  Ergo, the Beatles *are* the most overrated band ever.  It's not saying they aren't good or influential, that's not my argument.


Now I want to start a band called "A Greatest Band EVAR" just to prove that statement wrong.
 
2017-10-01 06:13:05 PM  

TheFoz: There cannot be a greatest band EVAR.  It's subjective.  Ergo, the Beatles *are* the most overrated band ever.  It's not saying they aren't good or influential, that's not my argument.


Despite modern vernacular, there are plenty of objective qualities that can make a thing "great". The word isn't just an aesthetic value judgement. So let's list an objective measurement that makes a "great" band and see if anyone fares better against The Beatles.
 
2017-10-01 06:15:04 PM  

I Like Bread: TheFoz: There cannot be a greatest band EVAR.  It's subjective.  Ergo, the Beatles *are* the most overrated band ever.  It's not saying they aren't good or influential, that's not my argument.

Despite modern vernacular, there are plenty of objective qualities that can make a thing "great". The word isn't just an aesthetic value judgement. So let's list an objective measurement that makes a "great" band and see if anyone fares better against The Beatles.


Ok, go ahead.
 
2017-10-01 06:41:50 PM  

hashtag.acronym: TheFoz: I Like Bread: TheFoz: Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.

I've gotten into many an argument by saying The Beatles are the most overrated band of all time.  (OF ALL TIME, etc!)

When I was a kid I had long hair and played guitar - so of course every human being on the planet assumed I worshiped Zeppelin. fark Jimmy Page. Ant Phillips could shred rings around him, and not rip off any blues artists while doing it.

And as for the Beatles: last I checked, not many other bands defined a worldwide culture by the time before and after their existence. Hell, not many world leaders can say that. Not many religious icons, either. And while there may be more SKILLED drummers, if what Ringo does is so damned obvious, how come no one has ever successfully emulated him?

You, like many others, are missing my point.

There cannot be a greatest band EVAR.  It's subjective.  Ergo, the Beatles *are* the most overrated band ever.  It's not saying they aren't good or influential, that's not my argument.

Now I want to start a band called "A Greatest Band EVAR" just to prove that statement wrong.


Your first single should be called "14:57, 14:58, 14:59... "
 
2017-10-01 06:52:35 PM  

Dragonflew: Gordon Bennett: 8. 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (1967)
Artist: The Beatles The culmination of years of artistic maturation and bold experimentation. The original rock concept LP.

Try again.

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Out of curiosity, what is the concept/theme of Pet Sounds?


It's about the many and conflicting emotions experienced as a part of being in a love affair.
 
2017-10-01 06:53:22 PM  

Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.


You're not alone.

Screeching Weasel - I Hate Led Zeppelin
Youtube cY3oGfiJTpI
 
2017-10-01 07:10:30 PM  
In 50 years I wonder if people will be asking questions like these about the music that's out now.   lmao
 
2017-10-01 07:13:15 PM  
LewDux:Exile
I think I heard Happy


And "Tumbling Dice," and the bonus track "Plundered My Soul" for me. Personally I like Sticky Fingers better than Exile, and Let It Bleed more than both.
 
2017-10-01 07:29:21 PM  

relaxitsjustme: Or you could be an old boomer suffering from the early stages of dementia.


Or a Gen-Xer who never had any interest in their parents' music.There are millennials whose grandparents were Zeppelin fans.
 
2017-10-01 07:46:18 PM  

WilderKWight: solokumba: Took my wife's car to the grocery the other day. Her radio was set to a New Country station and i listened to 3 songs before arriving at the shop. Every one of those songs had the same beat, girl, tractor, truck theme and the singers were so bad. Just terrible. I grew up in middle Tennessee and I never had a country accent. Why do new country singers think they have to sound like that? Especially when many of them were born in California or Massachusetts? GOD I HATE NEW COUNTRY!

You're making the mistake of thinking it's "new country" when it's really not. It's Redneck Pop Music.


True. Might I suggest Chris Stapleton or Jamey Johnson. Although, Stapleton's voice lends itself more to bluegrass, which he did with the steeldrivers.
 
2017-10-01 07:54:24 PM  

sigdiamond2000: I've always been somewhat mystified by the iconic reputation of The Rolling Stones.

They released 4 really good albums between 68 and 71 and whole lot of crap before and after. To be fair, Exile is an incredible album.

But, pound for pound, maybe the most overrated band of all time.

/Hot take


They were before my time as well, but to me they're one of those "had to be there" bands.  I imagine if I was some young teenage kid in the 60s living in some stuffy conservative town hearing the Rolling Stones on my transistor radio must have been pretty cool.

But for my ears, they're just sloppy '60s Brits badly playing the Motown they listened to when they were younger.
 
2017-10-01 08:04:49 PM  
theurge14:
But for my ears, they're just sloppy '60s Brits badly playing the Motown they listened to when they were younger.

The Motown artists were contemporaries of the Stones. Mick, Keith and the gang listened to singers like Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters when they were youngsters.

Where do you think they got their name from?
 
2017-10-01 08:48:30 PM  

Gordon Bennett: 8. 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (1967)
Artist: The Beatles The culmination of years of artistic maturation and bold experimentation. The original rock concept LP.

Try again.

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Try again again.
img.fark.net
 
2017-10-01 09:41:21 PM  

Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.


Ben Weasel also hates Led Zeppelin.
 
2017-10-01 09:48:23 PM  
My 2 fave bands are Flaming Lips and Radiohead, guess around these parts I don't have a chance.

I need way more Johnny Cash tho.
 
2017-10-01 09:54:59 PM  

tenalquot: Mrs t and I just had a 20y/o intern explain that her new rescue dog was named Ringo by its previous owner after a drummer. She said she googled it and found out the band was the Beatles, who were really popular!

We don't expect young'uns to know our music, but we found it endearing she assumed we also had no idea who they were, because it was so very long ago.


It just now occurred to me that Ringo was on Shining Time Station more than 20 years ago.
 
2017-10-01 10:05:29 PM  

mrrichierich: In 50 years I wonder if people will be asking questions like these about the music that's out now.   lmao


In a few decades you'll have grampa in his nursing home, biatching at the grandkids to turn off that modern crap and put on some good ol' Bieber.
 
2017-10-01 10:06:31 PM  

puckrock2000: Gordon Bennett: 8. 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (1967)
Artist: The Beatles The culmination of years of artistic maturation and bold experimentation. The original rock concept LP.

Try again.

[img.fark.net image 800x801]

Try again again.
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That came out after Pet Sounds.
 
2017-10-01 11:14:16 PM  
You might be a millennial if you can't name a single song from 'Led Zeppelin IV,' 'Exile on Main Street,' or the 'Saturday Night Fever' soundtrack

Um...I'm 45 years old. Exile in Main Street came out two months before I was born. Led Zepplin IV was 9 months before. Without looking at a tracklist there is no way I can say definitively name any song that on those albums. I'm definitely not a Millenial.
 
2017-10-01 11:26:17 PM  

RevMercutio: The Bird and Jungle Love.

/the opening track is Ice Cream Castles
//The album is actually Ice Cream Castle
///I even own Pandemonium


Yes. Yes. I added an errant "s". Everyone can stop pointing it out now. I threw that album in there because I knew if I threw "Pandemonium" in there, everyone would look at me cross-eyed.
 
2017-10-02 12:20:09 AM  

TheFoz: I Like Bread: TheFoz: Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.

I've gotten into many an argument by saying The Beatles are the most overrated band of all time.  (OF ALL TIME, etc!)

When I was a kid I had long hair and played guitar - so of course every human being on the planet assumed I worshiped Zeppelin. fark Jimmy Page. Ant Phillips could shred rings around him, and not rip off any blues artists while doing it.

And as for the Beatles: last I checked, not many other bands defined a worldwide culture by the time before and after their existence. Hell, not many world leaders can say that. Not many religious icons, either. And while there may be more SKILLED drummers, if what Ringo does is so damned obvious, how come no one has ever successfully emulated him?

You, like many others, are missing my point.

There cannot be a greatest band EVAR.  It's subjective.  Ergo, the Beatles *are* the most overrated band ever.  It's not saying they aren't good or influential, that's not my argument.


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2017-10-02 12:22:05 AM  

Fano: TheFoz: I Like Bread: TheFoz: Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.

I've gotten into many an argument by saying The Beatles are the most overrated band of all time.  (OF ALL TIME, etc!)

When I was a kid I had long hair and played guitar - so of course every human being on the planet assumed I worshiped Zeppelin. fark Jimmy Page. Ant Phillips could shred rings around him, and not rip off any blues artists while doing it.

And as for the Beatles: last I checked, not many other bands defined a worldwide culture by the time before and after their existence. Hell, not many world leaders can say that. Not many religious icons, either. And while there may be more SKILLED drummers, if what Ringo does is so damned obvious, how come no one has ever successfully emulated him?

You, like many others, are missing my point.

There cannot be a greatest band EVAR.  It's subjective.  Ergo, the Beatles *are* the most overrated band ever.  It's not saying they aren't good or influential, that's not my argument.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 630x343]Don't be so sure


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2017-10-02 12:30:52 AM  
One thing that does not speak well of intellectual curiosity for the internet generation is having a MASSIVE resource available for free. Many of the music sites will have a "did you like this? Then you like this" that can often teach you the roots and origins of songs and artists. You can instantly find out who the artist was that did anything and listen to the artist's music, maybe the whole catalog, on a whim. It's a glorious embarrassment of riches for a kid growing up ANYWHERE, not just wherever a certain scene was.
 
2017-10-02 12:58:43 AM  

solokumba: According to Rolling Stone Magazine the Beatles are the greatest band of all time.


And while some of their political reporting is pretty good, I've never gone to them for advice on music.
 
2017-10-02 02:02:40 AM  

Buttknuckle: Am I the only person in the world who hates Led Zeppelin?  Plant's voice just irritates me.


That's how I feel about Guns N Roses and Journey, and yet Led Zeppelin and Rush are well represented on my iPod.
 
2017-10-02 07:31:56 AM  
WilderKWight:

St. Vincent - Cruel (Official Video)
Youtube Itt0rALeHE8
 
2017-10-02 08:33:59 AM  

Surly U. Jest: WilderKWight:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Itt0rALeHE8]


Ahh, good old times before Byrne ruined her
 
2017-10-02 02:56:46 PM  

Fano: One thing that does not speak well of intellectual curiosity for the internet generation is having a MASSIVE resource available for free. Many of the music sites will have a "did you like this? Then you like this" that can often teach you the roots and origins of songs and artists. You can instantly find out who the artist was that did anything and listen to the artist's music, maybe the whole catalog, on a whim. It's a glorious embarrassment of riches for a kid growing up ANYWHERE, not just wherever a certain scene was.


Amen and amen. Pandora has turned me on to so many bands that were unknown to me before, and of course one can waste an entire night on YouTube.

If you want to be informed about popular music, then you need to listen to the bands that influenced the bands you listen to today.
 
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