John D wrote: ↑
Does anyone else share this problem with me? I find that I can't stand much of the music I listened to in the 1970s and 1980s. So much of it now sounds like childish, stick-it-to-the-man, bullshit. I guess I have changed, but the music doesn't change.
I feel that way about late 80's/early 90's...
I was in a crowded bar several years ago. The background music was some horrible 5th-generation knock-off of a knock-off of The Pixies. I listened to some young twat singer whine & preen. I realized it was Black Francis & I was listening to the same actual Pixies recording I once adored. The voice on the record had always been older & cooler than me... until I lapped him in life, a few times 'round.
The Beastie Boys were another group who could do-no-wrong, in my book. Still true in many ways, but every year I put more asterisks next to their name. Largely due to me being ensconsed into NYC's social strata... so I have a very precise awareness of how-every-comfortably the Beasties-- in their private lives-- fit into a very-specific, cloying, preachy 'liberal elite'. Same with Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth... they deserve the martial misery they gave each other.
Nirvana's feminism doesn't age well... there have been a flurry of articles about their feminist posturings, in the last couple weeks. I clicked on one-- so now Google brings every article to my attention.
One the other hand, Vanilla Ice's 'Ice Ice Baby' has ascended, for me. The music video, especially, now seems endearingly small-scale & home-made: the amateur dancing, amateur girls, non-lavish clothes & jewelry, not-too-fancy car. Wholesome as fuck.
I also think Korn ages well.