Just thought this was pretty interesting. I went to a party this last Saturday night, hosted by the owners of the company I work for. Almost everyone there was middle-aged...40's and 50's. There were a few young folks there, including the children of the owners. Well, these kids had some friends, all in their early 20's. who have a band. So the band played at the party.
Their set list? This young band of guys in their early 20's? Every single song, except one, was from the 1970's, with a few from the 60's. They opened up with 3 straight (3 straight!!!) songs off of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" album. Followed that up with some Doors. Then a bunch of Pink Floyd, including something off of the "Ummagumma" album!! Several tunes from Jimi Hendrix.
I was shocked, but glad to see these young musicians appreciate classic rock so much, that their entire set list, save one, was of classic tunes. The one song they did that was new? A song from Them Crooked Vultures!! Wow, that was out of "left field". But anyway, just thought it was "cool" enough to post it. Good music will stand the test of time!
I agree, it is alive and well. It's just not being purchased like it used to be, but it is definitely still being made and played (just not on the pop radio).
And kudos to Black Country Communion. Two albums of original material in less than 12 months (I think it's 9 months to be exact). That's the way it used to be, and that's the way I like it.
I agree about the BCC-comment. Them Crooked Vultures also said, they would release a second album within a year, but BCC have done it, and I can't remember the last band, that did it. And 2 is actually rather good. I've only heard it once, but I'm looking forward to a second listening.
I think it's great, that the youngsters like the classic rock, but I wish there'll soon be another wave like Punk, NWOBHM or Grunge. Not for my sake, but for music in general.
Niels, you may be the only person that wants grunge to come back in. Well, I must say that I liked grunge somewhat 'cause it was still rock and roll, riffs and guitars. Just check out Pearl Jam's debut for proof. I listened to it the other day and I had forgotten how good the guitar playing was, and if I remember correctly, McCready is self taught.