Monday, November 24, 2008

The good music

As you may or may not know, I love classic rock, and right now, Night Moves by Bob Seger is on. I figured I'd write about why I like this genre. It lets me think of the years when my parents were teenagers, and what the past must have been like. The top reason I like most of the music is because of the velvety, smooth tones most of it has. Granted, some classic rock is a little hard, but nothing compared to the music that most of my generation listens to, where you cant even hear a word they're saying, and the guitar gives you a headache. Classic rock tells a story better than most of today's music does, case in point, the song "I kissed a girl." The song's lyrics are mostly that line, and that's just what it is, it is nothing but a girl singing about how she kissed another girl. Well, look back at bands such as CCR, the song Lodi. The song tells the story of a struggling musician who left home with big dreams, and ended up stuck in a small town playing in bars. In my book, that is better than talking about two girls kissing. Another good song that tells a story is the song, "The Weight," by the band. Levon Helms' voice, combined wit the piano, make the song sound amazing. Plus, it tells the story of how a man came in to Nazareth, PA. feeling tired, and just wants to sleep, then ends up helping half of the town.
So, if it's not blatantly obvious, my generations music SUCKS, so I listen to music of the past.


1 comment:

Tim J. said...

Hey, Big Dave!

I agree that a lot of the current music is just about unlistenable, but there was an awful lot of crap in my generation, too.

Some current music I really like is by Alison Krauss and Union Station.

For classic rock, though, The Band is terrific. Levon Helm is also a good actor.

Just some tunes!