Kids listening to old music

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by head_unit, May 9, 2017.

  1. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    As in me, I'm sick of that. Make them listen to good stuff by The Roots or at least De La Soul, maybe they'll snap out of it?
  2. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    It's all about piss*ng off their Baby Boomer parents. The 'appropriated-cool' fashion
    and the dance-able beats are just the gravy on their under-cooked adolescent steak.
  3. Yost

    Yost Always Wondered How Other People Did This

    Haha, I was 49 when I checked out Nina Simone's debut album on Apple Music and thought it was sick. So I ordered the Analogue Productions SACD. Did the same with Avalon before ordering the Japanese Polydor CD and the Black Triangle.

    The streaming services are great to listen if I like an artist or an album. And then finding the best sounding release and ordering that one.
  4. MaxxMaxx4

    MaxxMaxx4 Forum Resident

    Winnipeg Canada
    And she became a fine cellist.
  5. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

    Down South
    I don't have children, but I remember back as a child both Sinatra and Bennett LP's playing throughout the house.
    I was in competition, playing my Beatles records, till they finally bought me a little hi-fi set up for my room.
  6. head_unit

    head_unit Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Los Angeles CA USA
    I do listen to all these. But for a "FAVORITE" country artist none of those come to mind. I enjoy listening to them, I'm just not as passionate about them (or Garth or Trisha or Shania) as I am about other artists. Maybe I'm just not into country as much as rock or jazz or classical, even though I like it...I was about to type that I'm not as into hip-hop either, but that's not quite true, there are some artists I've really felt "into."
  7. head_unit

    head_unit Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Los Angeles CA USA
    I thought you were making a kind of pun :laugh:
  8. iwokeinrelief

    iwokeinrelief Forum Resident

    Thanks to that second Planes movie my (at the time) three year old used to insist on listening to ACDC's Thunderstruck every time we got in the car.

    My second child used to always request "the Beatles song" when she was 2 (Ob-La-Di).

    It's a few years later, I still manage to win the war-for-the-radio ~20% of the time, but it's mostly all kid's songs and pop now. Hopefully at least one will be interested in music when they get a bit older...
  9. Cherrycherry

    Cherrycherry Forum Resident

    Respectfully, as the adult in the situation you should be winning the war-for-the-radio ~100% of the time.
  10. iwokeinrelief

    iwokeinrelief Forum Resident

    It's true, but my wife is on the kids' side in the war, so I just give in. The 20% of the time is typically when it's just me and my son. *shrug*
  11. Ginger Ale

    Ginger Ale Snackophile

    New York
    I was raised on Sinatra, Orbison, opera, Broadway musicals, Errol Garner, and Pacheco y su Charanga. You and me both.
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  12. head_unit

    head_unit Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Los Angeles CA USA
    Hmm. I had read that at some point (mid-80s?) country music DID literally "sound different" because the label head of RCA(?) declared all would be recorded digitally. This made new country records sound different, not just because of the technology methinks but I think also because the digital recording people probably did things differently from the old analog guys-different equipment, different studios, different techniques, maybe different producers. I *think* that somewhat predated the "pop-ification" of country but now I wonder if there was some kind of mild cause-effect relation.
  13. evillouie

    evillouie Forum Resident

    I have a 15 year old daughter who surprised me by becoming interested in Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. She was already into the Beatles at the time, so it's all good!
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  14. Jama

    Jama Well-Known Member

    Toronto, ON
    I see this sentiment a lot among younger people, usually I find it's from people who don't bother looking for new music they like and just assume all modern music is whatever is topping Billboard.
  15. Wombat Reynolds

    Wombat Reynolds Jimmy Page stole all my best riffs.

    Atlanta, GA, USA

    The only young people I know that dislike modern rock and pop for the most part... are musicians. They prefer older classic rock.
  16. Jama

    Jama Well-Known Member

    Toronto, ON
    I guess it's just a difference in the people we know. Most of my musician friends who are my age like to listen to everything from classical to jazz to early rock to modern pop.
  17. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Also, the modern country audience would not like the pre-1975 Hank Williams, Jr. either. The Contemporary Christian Music crowd today is mostly not into the Larry Norman, Randy Stonehill, Keith Green, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Sandi Patti, Petra, Kathy Troccoli, Michele Pillar, Rich Mullins, golden age Maranatha music, DeGarmo & Key, Gary Chapman, Steve Taylor, etc. era Contemporary Christian Music either nor are they interested in much of the 1990s-early 2000s era CCM such as Point of Grace, Avalon, Nichole Nordeman, Bethany Dillon, DC Talk, etc. Today's generation of Newsboys fans are mostly unaware of the Peter Furler days. In other words, today's country fans and today's CCM fans are a lot alike when it comes to listening to what came before them.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2017
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  18. William Bryant

    William Bryant Forum Resident

    Meridian, ID
    I had a high school student a couple of years ago who listened to very little besides Bach cantatas. "I still don't know them very well, so I'm not moving on until I do."
  19. bodine

    bodine Forum Resident

    Washington DC
    My boy, bless him, loves the Roots and a whole host of hip hoppers. But he moaned when Pat DiNizio went down last week and before that, Tom Petty. He digs BB King and Pharoah Sanders and Charley Patton and Johnny Cash and all sorts of old stuff. As a young tad, he galloped around the house when I played the Valentines’ “Woo Woo Train.” He’s endlessly musically curious and I’m proud as hell of him.
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  20. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

    Austin, TX
    I seriously think that some of you would love your child less if they were to have "crappy" taste in music.
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