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America's Captain 
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Paste Pot Pete 
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Subj: Re: Wow. That was a revelation...
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 01:22:53 pm EDT (Viewed 73 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Wow. That was a revelation...
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 12:37:38 pm EDT (Viewed 84 times)



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    There was some great rock being made in the 80's Metallica, AC/DC, Aerosmith, but I really couldn't tell you how much of that was on the radio.


I realized, after posting, that some of my perspective is retroactive. I was looking back on the past from my position in the present, and forgetting that "past me" and "present me" are two different guys. In actuality, most of what "past me" called rock in the 1970s and 1980s would bore "present me" today. It's nice background music while driving or exercising, nothing more. Despite my age, "present me" has listened to plenty of death metal and plenty of hardcore rap, and found much inner truth in both. If I went back in time to the 1980s, what I would listen to, most of the time, is punk rock and its variants. But "past me" was listening to the kinds of bands you list above.

Nowadays, incidentally, I listen to a lot of latino music when driving or exercising, specifically *because* I don't understand the words. I'm sure I'd find the lyrics insipid if I could understand them. I find the lyrics to almost all songs insipid. The kinds of songs you shared with us in your thread, John, are exceptions.

Back in the 80s, you might have caught a Metallica or an Aerosmith song on the radio, but it would have been flanked before and after by fifteen minutes of pop.






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