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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 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?"
 
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