Apr 22, 2010

Thursday Music

I was in Wyoming driving past the Teton mountains enjoying the majesty of one of the most beautiful ranges in the country. Radio stations were hard to come by in such a rural area, but I found a classic rock station blaring the good tunes of Credence Clearwater Revival. I was enjoying the hillbilly rock until the next song, which was Eddie Money's 'Take Me Home Tonight.'

"This is classic rock," I thought to myself?

Then came Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, and Cinderella. Suddenly butt rock is now classic rock. What's worse is that these were all songs produced when I was alive. I'm now old enough that music that was popular in my teen years will be on Time/Life infomercials.


I'll bring you some real classic rock:

"That song has the full extent of my mandolin abilities; I'm not a good mandolin player at all." - John Fogerty


wigsf said...

"Just like Ronnie said Be my little baby."

Mattbear said...

I've long contended that "classic rock" is an era in rock music history, roughly 1964 to 1977 or so, and not just rock music that's 25 years or older like classic cars.

The other day on KZOK (the local "classic rock" station for those of you not from Seattle) play "Paradise City."

That was just NOT OK.

Me said...

I agree with Mattbear. Plus, like you Wiwille, I refuse to allow "my" music to be called classic. I'm not old... not even close.

JLee said...

I prefer "Two Tickets to Paradise" ;)