I'm a 1961 baby so I grew up in Canada during the 60s and 70s. I remember the thrill of seeing a band play on TV shows and actually seeing the guitars they were using. Getting a new record was a big deal and I'd spend ages poring over the album cover pictures. Getting information about players and bands was like gold dust. Rumours and tantalising tidbits. The Paul is dead thing. What is that voice in tbe background saying? How did they get that guitar sound? Ozzy biting the head off of...something. Jimmy Page apparently being amazing live and...maybe...hearing a terrible bootleg album at a friend's house. Dangerous FM stations playing Zappa and ZZTop late at night. Unmentionable things happening at a Doors concert...? Reading early guitar mags over and over. There was so little information and the wondering about it all was magical and mysterious. Now we've had the opposite. Too much information. We nearly know what the Beatles and Led Zeppelin had for breakfast each day and at what time and what shoes they were wearing while recording each track. Every instrument track has been isolated and analyzed and we can hear 43 different takes. It's been interesting learning all this stuff, but it also is very sad to have that sense of wonder and mystery stripped away.