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What is 'classic rock?'

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Boomhauer, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. nomadh

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    Yup. I remember a station I really liked. tag line was we play all the classics even the ones from today. I thought that was pretty ballsy they seemed to nail it. Well for me anyway, they were gone within a year.
     
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    What is classic rock? That I'll decide!
     
  3. nomadh

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    I see it as hair metal through the marketing arm of MTV is what tried to kill rock and the grunge revolution was its rebirth. When hair metal came out I thought I must suddenly be too old to rock and roll.
    Grunge brought the rock back. (For me)
     
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    Definitive definition of classic rock:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..............................................
     
  5. cyclopean

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    For the most part yes.
     
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    Isn't that every band on commercial or classic rock radio? It's not like they're playing Rolling Stones deep cuts.
     
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    how about the Blue-dy Moo's Days in Black Rubber?
     
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    Is this what Tom Petty meant when he wrote "The Last DJ" maybe?
     
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    I think radio in general, and corporate radio in particular, ruined classic rock. I'm a boomer, so I grew up listening to classic rock. But, there are certain songs that make me cringe when I hear them: Freebird, Stairway To Heaven, Old Time Rock & Roll, Satisfaction,.....the list goes on, and on, and on. Ad infinitum, ad nauseam! And, you can't escape it unless you wear earplugs everywhere you go. I hear it pumping gas, at the supermarket, in stores, barber shops, restaurants, and more.
    I heard a journalist refer to Classic Rock as "old people's music", and I have to agree with that. Today's elevator music. I still listen to it, but I pick want I want to hear.

    Side note: I have younger friends (late 30s- early 40s) that dig Bob, the Stones, the Beatles, etc. I even know some young kids that like it.
     
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    It's the music I used to love.
    Now it is the music that induces memories.
    I guess I still love it, but I rarely listen to it.
    There's so much music to explore and appreciate.
    Now the music I love is the music I play with my friends.
    Most of my closest friends are wonderful song writers.
    Lucky me!
     
  11. JLC78TELE

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    This.

    It starts with the Stones and I think the cutoff is Van Halen 1984 or Tom Petty Full Moon Fever. Here in Salt Lake City I don't even think we have a real classic rock station anymore. As has been stated above, all the big corporate stations (I think they are all this now anyway) cast such a wide net to capture as many ears as possible that the idea of classic rock station is fading into the past. I listen to Classic vinyl on Satellite and that seems to be the closest to a classic rock station that I can find.
     
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    classic rock.....mmmm?... when orchestras finally get hold of it to play...then radio stations and elevator/shopping centre companies get on board.....:twisted:

    mad world, innit?..:lol:

     
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    nirvana is classic rock!!!
     
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    I was a small town hick headbanger kid that graduated high school in 1981. Rock music meant the Who, Zeppelin, Sabbath, etc etc. I heard of punk and other newer music but never really heard it. I went to college and that became the musical backdrop of my life. For me, that is the line of demarcation, 1981.
     
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    anything from prior to 1985! If it's older than me, it's classic.
     
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