Music that makes/made you feel old?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by katieinthecoconut, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. 4Ever

    4Ever New Member

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    This
     
  2. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    Bruce Springsteen's Glory Days, Thunder Road, and Born To Run.
    Any Mojo Nixon; talk about dated music.
    The Beach Boys' When I Grow Up To Be A Man.
    Stiff Little Fingers' Gotta Gettaway.
    The Clash's Stay Free.
     
  3. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    Dude don't be dissin' the Mojo Man

    He was the headliner at the greatest club show I ever saw
     
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  4. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

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    any sort of nostalgia for old rap

    Doesn't make feel old. Just sort of.... confused.
     
  5. The_Windmill

    The_Windmill Forum Resident

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    Everything has a twenty-something or younger in the video.
    Genre is irrelevant.

    But honestly...
    I've never been.
     
  6. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    I saw him a few times myself;
    all his stuff, well a lot, was topical;
    it lends itself to being dated.
     
  7. PeppersOnWax

    PeppersOnWax Active Member

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    I listened to Beastie Boys growing up. I'm kinda young-ish. I'm not old, but I don't think a young person would know they paved the way for Drake, etc.
     
  8. eric777

    eric777 Rock Star

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    Simply being out of touch with today's music makes me feel old. The fact that I have no desire to get in touch with today's music makes me feel older.
     
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  9. SITKOL'76

    SITKOL'76 Forum Resident

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    Artists like Beyoncé, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake pushing 40 makes me feel a bit old

    Unrelated to music but Freshman in Uni. this year were born in 2000 mostly and most kids in HS weren't even alive when 9/11 happened. You can all feel old now.
     
  10. PeppersOnWax

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    I was in HS when 9/11 happened. I was born in '85. I'm 33. Anyone ~25 or under most likely don't even really know what 9/11 was. It's just some thing they read about. Which absolutely blows my mind, because I'm not old.. or apparently I am. The effed up part is that so many other tragedies have happened, it's diluted 9/11's importance.
     
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  11. RJD1954

    RJD1954 Forum Resident

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    Almost ANYTHING recorded THIS decade ... I just can't relate.
     
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  12. Siegmund

    Siegmund Forum Resident

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    I like the Jam a lot - in fact, far more than I did at the time - but listening to them makes me feel very old.

    Not because their themes have dated (they're as relevant as ever, if not more so): but I end up thinking, 'Here we are - still facing the same problems.'
     
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  13. SITKOL'76

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    This is true, I was 5 during 9/11 but don't really remember the day. But at least I was alive.
     
  14. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

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    EDM. But it's more, hey this is mostly really bad music but the kids like it, rather than oh gosh why can't I appreciate this.
     
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  15. Sordel

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    Great example.

    The thing that usually makes me feel old is realising how long ago music came out that I regard as in some vague sense “current”. As in, Yeah, I keep up with music ... I'm hip to The Stone Roses and Radiohead. But those are, like, soooo last century, Daddy-O!

    It doesn't help when I look at my music purchases at the end of the year and I've bought a load of new material: all from artists who are older than I am. Yet still I flatter myself that I'm on the bleeding edge because I bought a stack of releases from sexagenarian John Zorn. :sigh:
     
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  16. Mr. Siegal

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    Greta Van Fleet
    (or any heavily nostalgic/revivalist act for that matter)
     
  17. All Down The Line

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    New

    I could keep up with things before marriage and kids.

    Then i became a DJ for 4 years and found out i was not missing too many riches.
     
  18. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident

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    Music makes me feel young - that excitement which doesn't come as much as it did when we were first discovering life.
     
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  19. Mark B.

    Mark B. Forum Resident

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    This.
     
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  20. Ginger Ale

    Ginger Ale Snackophile

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    By now...ALL of it.
     
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  21. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

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    I understood what they were going for musically and I got into it. I never understood those who dismiss Nirvana whole cloth and I never understood the visceral hatred of Oasis.

    During the 80s, a lot of my friends were metal heads and those that weren't mostly listened to arena rock and heartland rock. In other words, everything spoon-fed to them by rock radio. The only time any of them ever heard anything alt/indie was when I put it on. Seeing Duran Duran on MTV was a close as they ever came to anything post-punk.

    I heard Nevermind before I heard Bleach, but I heard them both just before Nirvana became big stars. I had already heard US bands like Pixies and Dinosaur Jr; British bands like the Smiths and the Jesus & Mary Chain. There was a vibe in the air, but as far as I was concerned, grunge wasn't cutting edge and it wasn't a part of a movement.

    Work and other adult responsibilities had kicked in. Maybe I was just too old to be a part of it. But it was kick@$$ and classic rock radio was already stale even then. Every time they played Even Flow was a time I didn't have to listen to More Than A Feeling or Dream On again.

    Britpop didn't really crossover to the US charts and airwaves. I only knew the bands that made the British chart, so I was only scratching the surface.

    With both, the commercialization and the re-commercialization happened almost overnight. Next thing I see is the trades using the terms post-grunge and then post-Britpop. The bloom really came off the rose with Cobain's suicide and Noel's hop-knobbing over at No. 10 Downing.
     
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  22. John B Good

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    I like to say, Old's Cool.

    I usually feel like an Old Soul anyway.

    "Flip Flop Fly", I know I'm gonna die...
     
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  23. John B Good

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    I think a poet called that Pro-regress.
     
  24. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

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    When I'm talking to another music buff who is younger than I am but still pretty up on bands from the 70's if not the late 60's... and he says:

    "Yeah I know most of that music because my Dad liked it and listened to it"

    So I feel boxed in as an old person like their Dad, and further from where they stand. Not young like them.
     
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  25. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

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    I tend to feel old and somewhat depressed when i hear certain/most Bob Seger songs.
     

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