Saturday, March 24, 2012

My Music Generation

I don't know what's the biggest difference between the generation I live in and the generation that lived before, but I only can say that there's no dirtiness left. I mean in music. Starting from the first Elvis show till 2004 there has been something magic and dirty in music which I can't feel now. It seems like after the "grunge" subgenre has appeared in rock music it has reached its top and died since then. Pixies, Nirvana,Pearl Jam, R.E.M - the dirtiest bands ever. Dirtier than Sex Pistols.


Punk has also been the image of
freedom and free representation of  anarchic ideas, but now it's so different in punk. Sum 41, Avril Lavigne (don't know what she has to do with "punk"), All American Rejects and others. These are just some of the most famous bands in punk. No quality, no real ideas about freedom, no anarchy, no dirtiness. Sad, but true.
Pearl Jam has done a good job in grunge, but I'm not a critic to appreciate all the albums and judge them for anything. I like their music and their lyrics are quite meaningful.

Indie rock is quite alright, but I'm tired listening to love and youth songs. "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John has become a manifesto of indie music and tiredness of the "old folks" and that's how they created "no folks".(and we don't care about our own folks..)



If we look at 60s, we'll see: Rolling Stones, Beatles, Monkees, Kinks, the Who, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, early forming Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, the Doors and many many others. They played and sung about love, but it was quite "hippie" and demanding "free love" for everyone. That was it.

70s: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, the Doors, Rolling Stones (they have been in every generation :) ), Elvis Presley, Cream, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath (true darkness in music), Queen, Sex Pistols, Aerosmith...

80s: Queen (their most famous years), R.E.M., the Pixies (they came now!), Nirvana, Scorpions, Motley Crue, Aerosmith , UFO, the RHCP, Bon Jovi (not interesting band for me), Metallica, Pantera, Megadeth...

90s: Nirvana, PJ, Pixies, U2, Jane's Addiction, Alice in Chains, the Verve, Blur, Oasis, Radiohead.

00s: Oasis, Metallica's fall, U2, Arctic Monkeys, the Kooks, the RHCP, Avril Lavigne :D, White Stripes, Muse, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Mars Volta and can't remember which left. I'm sure there're quite many bands making good music at those ages though.



In my music generation White Stripes (sad they've split up), Dead Weather, Muse, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Radiohead - these bands saved the music. But some of them are quite underrated bands. People want to hear pop and that's all. Everything becomes a mainstream and music is getting more commercial day by day. Who's gonna save that? That;s the question that's going to be answered only by the time.

These days I'm creating the rock'n'roll band which maybe (I really hope) will bring back all the true sounds to rock music (at least in my county). I'd be happy to see your comments below to know what you think about the music you listen :)
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