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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 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.

[img.fark.net image 800x801]


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.
[img.fark.net image 275x268]


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.


2.bp.blogspot.comDon't be so sure
 
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


img.fark.net
 
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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