This is going to sound strange, but the reason I speak of this is because I worry about generation clashes. In short, I want to learn how to speak with my daughter...
Do you remember you parents telling you music these days is no good and in their time things were better? I had mine saying this back in the days when I was listening to bands like Fischer-Z, The Cult, Queen, Led Zeppelin (even though this one is from their time), Meat Loaf, Pink Floyd (Roger Water's pink floyd. Just not the same without him), and a million other et ceteras. It was part of my education this intimate knowledge that my parents could never understand me and my times.
So what happens now? I listen to today's music and I vomit. What happened to the 60's to 90's proliferation of colossal bands? What is this that we hear today? Smashing hits that don't last in your hear more than 12 months when bands like Rolling Stones or Nirvana produced songs that gained their place in history.
Even the rap and hip-hop crap we hear today. Do you remember when rap became popular back in the early 90s? Do you remember the quality of lyrics and rap structure of Wu-Tang or Snoop Dog. Do you remember the rap wars? What is this I hear today? What is this crap? And hip-hop... don't get me started on the worst musical style since elevator music was invented.
What's worst? Do you remember a time when mainstream popular bands and singers composed their own songs and lyrics? When they mastered writing and composing along with performing? When you knew that what you were listening to was what was in their hearts. What is this crap I see today? Semi-naked wonderful bodies, pretty faces and ass shaking to go along with songs you cannot remember next year written and produced by someone else who just wants to use their pretty faces.
I vomit and I suffer from chronic yearning. I wish I was back in my youth getting extremely high on Led Zeppelin - Been Loving You, closing my eyes and drinking every sound of U2 - One, bowing my head in respect to names like Vangelis, Cult, Cure, Doors, Procol Harum, Thin Lizzy, Ozzy Osborn, Jimmy Hendrix, and learning for the first time how to love a woman to the sound of Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways.
So... what's wrong with me? Is it a generation clash or is indeed the music that changed to worst?