The sun is the same, in a relative way, but you're older.
Shorter of breath, and one day closer to death!
I'm gonna have to put my headphones on and indulge myself!
(Born in '85, so I feel young just thinking that some here remember it being released!)
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Ah the music of the 70's! My mp3 player is LOADED with it - Floyd, Zepplin, Kansas, Queen, Foreigner, Van Halen, all the Southern Rock bands - Almond Bros, 38 Special, Molly Hatchet, Skynard....Once disco hit, music started a fast down hill run until we got where we are today - mindless idiots, many re-making hits because they can't write their own....sad, truly sad. HOLY CRAP has it really been 40 years?? Where's the OLD emoticon??
Wait... Almond Brothers? Is that an autocorrect? I love the southern fried stuff too. Allman Brothers, Skynyrd, Atlanta Rhythm Section... listening to some Dickey Betts and Great Southern right now.
Dang it! You beat me to the "Almond Brothers" comment....
I never cared for southern rock, mainly due to the radio stations in my area overplaying the stuff, like green grass and high tides, train train, freebird, etc. If you listen to Howard Stern like I do, you know all about how often his old station in Hartford, CT, WCCC played southern rock like they were in Jacksonville, FL as opposed to CT. They took the phrase of "Southern New England's best rock" too literally on the "southern" part.
DSOTM was my very first album I ever bought and was blown away by the sound quality when I listened on headphones (what other way is there to listen to Floyd?). Problem is today's mp3's lack soooo much as far as sound quality it's almost not worth listening to unless I have the CD's.....you do know that mp3's only retain about 5% of the studio sound quality right? CD's retain about 20-30%...high quality vinyl (180 gram) retains about 60-70% until it gets worn out from playback...
And if you've ever seen Floyd in concert....OMG! You'll be completely spoiled by the sound quality and all other bands will pale in comparison. Roger Waters just won a bunch of awards for sound quality during his last Wall tour and he's more about the theatrics, wait until David Gilmour tours, then you'll really hear something...but I digress.
Of the worst sound I've ever heard from a live show....Blackfoot and Van Halen are at the tops there.
Moody Blues were pretty bad but that was mainly due to them not knowing which songs they wanted to play.
Yes, Steely Dan, Emerson Lake & Palmer among some of the better shows.
The loudest concert - The Who....until they broke that record a few shows later. I couldn't hear for 3 days.
Now I'm really showing my age.
Yep, the hazards of eating and typing. I was in the middle of some trail mix and had almonds on the brain it looks like. Sheesh.
It always amazed me how few bands were good live. Even fewer these days. I remember The Stones and Greatful Dead coming in for WEEKENDS and now you hardly ever see or hear of a BIG concert anymore. They see so much of them all over the net I guess they don't care. Does MTV play any music at all now???
I really truly honestly hope we aren't still listening to Bieber and all that other horrible stuff in 40 years. I might have been born in '87 but I'm almost always listening to music from the 70's, 80's and 90's.
And now I feel like the little kid around here.
lol... you'll get over that sensation soon enough, trust me. I felt like the baby around here for awhile, but, now, in this one thread alone are three people younger than me, eep (although, not by that much, just sayin ).
I'm with you, though. There is plenty of stuff I listen to that my parents and grandparents like as well. I don't remember any of the music from the 80's, but, I do have my "MTV Party to Go" cd's that my big sister handed down to me from the 90's... and not a whole lot of those tunes have made it to my iPod.
I still have my favorites from my high school days, anything punk or industrial, and a couple artists like Lauryn Hill, but, not much of the pop-y stuff. Most of my playlist is much older stuff.
Growing up in CT, I was in the prime spot to see bands like those mentioned stop in for a show between NYC and Boston. It wasn't a far stretch to see bands like Van Halen, Yes and the Stones in the same week.
Speaking of the Stones, I enjoy them a lot but wow, did they suck live when I saw them in Philly for their Steel Wheels tour. Journey and George Thorogood opened for them and they were both far better. Then again, George was a bit of a local boy and I had seen him well over a dozen times.
But one of the best surprizes I got for a show was just happened to stop for a drink after work on a Wednesday night at the Agora Ballroom in Hartford and the band for the night was Soft White Underbelly, billed as a Blue Oyster Cult tribute band....yeah, funny thing was.....it WAS BOC themselves!
you kids are making me feel older than I already was with this thread...I already had kids by the 90's...and I was pushing 30 when my first was born....LOL
But then again, you all missed some really great music. I can't keep my oldest from stealing my Floyd CD's among others.
I'm to the point of now looking in his car before looking in my collection if I want to play anything.
I saw Pink Floyd in Edmonton, Alberta during their Division Bell tour. Amazing, with a capital wow! No opening band, but a 20 minute quadrophonic soundscape before the show. The lighting alone was worth the price.
Next best in sound? Rush. That's a whole lot of sound for only three guys, and boy oh boy can they play their albums note perfect. (I always thought Neil Peart was using overdubs to record his drum solos. Finally saw them live. By gum if he wasn't hitting everything I was hearing... frenetically.)
I have been looking all over in hopes of finding that "soundscape" from their shows, wasn't that amazing? I try to describe it but it does no justice. Did they open with Echoes or Shine ON for your show?
They opened with Shine On when I saw the Momentary Lapse tour and Echoes for the Division Bell tour.
Yes, Rush is something to see live for sure.
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