See them now? I wouldn't like it. See the 1984 version now, yes.
This is fantastic music and they look cool like I would imagine I thought "not trying" cool was when I was younger but really just older "kids". Of course there was an interview with Stipe and Berry after or before the show where they were playing cool and aloof and it was sort of trying too hard.
I've heard of all of them, heard most of them, and really like several of them. Funny link.I've only heard of like 4 of those bands. That hurt; I didn't realize how old I was.
On the other hand, when I go to a school function for my 2nd grader and see other parents who are gray or balding, I feel like I found my tribe. I always imagine that a good icebreaker would be "It's nice to meet you. How's your back?"