An Oldies Forum?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Brian Lux, Apr 15, 2017.

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  1. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd Thread Starter

    Placerville, CA
    Honestly, I don't mean to ruffle any feather here! But looking at the first page of this music forum as I write this most of the threads are about: The Clash, The Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Kiss, Eric Clapton, The Who, The Beach Boys.

    I've often wondered who are the big stars these days. If this forum had existed 40 years ago, many of these same (great!) artists would be in the forum headlines. Which leads me to some conclusions that might ruffle some feathers after all so, that said, I'll leave this open for discussion.

    What do you think?
  2. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host

    I look on the first page of our Music Forum and I see:

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    thfgj6th dfkrieiofg ghfheke4 fhghrwaql

    s dd f r fth ikijkhj;kjh

    asdoi reru wrawoeig dfslkfjlkh dfgh

    Something I'm interested in.

    reowei fhdhsh a;'as;odf fhehjjkhs fhsdfaklh

    askdfrhry rrhfdiugf ghfhjtoe rfjrhthfh dkrjeh

    Something I'm interested in.

    qwpoeiru werwe uuio faasdflkj gudidopsa sdfs

    So what? It is what it is, one can't love it all..
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  3. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    I think it has something to do with the audiophile nature of the place. In an MP3/streaming world, much new music is not up to audio snuff for discussion on a forum like this. The old stuff is getting the audiophile remasters/treatment...
  4. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    "Nevermind" is 26 years old, the same age "Like A Rolling Stone" was when it was released. This ain't "Logan's Run".
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  5. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd Thread Starter

    Placerville, CA
    Not sure what "sd;flkj asd asdf;lkj wqutros ghdf;gih" etc. means, Steve. I'm just curious as to why we don't discuss more contemporary music here. Not "why" as in "what is wrong with us?" but rather as "wouldn't it be nice if we did".

    Speaking of "Wouldn't it Be Nice". I think I'll go put on a Beach Boys record and stay out of trouble.

    And if you really hate this thread ( it's your show, you have my respect) shut 'er down and you'll get no complaints from me.
  6. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd Thread Starter

    Placerville, CA
    Makes sense, thank you.
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  7. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Forum Resident

    Hampshire, UK
    They are so overrated!
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  8. zen

    zen Forum Resident

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  9. Rodney Toady

    Rodney Toady Waste of cyberspace

    The way I see it, any meaningful discussion requires perspective, and to gain perspective often requires the passing of time. The older the subject, the more there is to discuss - more different views and opinions, more "scope".

    Besides, one gets quite enough of the "big stars" of the day elsewhere. It's good to have a place to go where it is possible to discuss something else altogether, something that feels closer to home, so to speak.
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  10. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

  11. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    I'm hip to the new sounds, daddy-o, but the old farts have a historical context that lends itself more to discussion. So, while it's rational to say, "Bob Dylan had a bit of an impact,", imagine if in 1997, the board was all, "The Prodigy is pretty much the most important thing that will ever happen."

    Edit: Or what Rodney Toady said.
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  12. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

  13. So what's stopping you from starting up such threads and trying to wrangle some discussion?
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  14. 389 Tripower

    389 Tripower Forum Resident

    Moline, IL USA
    Because, all that music is better - That's one reason I visit here.
  15. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd Thread Starter

    Placerville, CA
    I have. Not trying to wrangle-- I'm a guy but not a dude. :cool:
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  16. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    Not true. I'm not sure who Kiss is better than. :hide:
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  17. Endymion

    Endymion Forum Resident

    Most people here are interested in good sound quality. That excludes 95% (I'm generous) of new releases of the last 15 years.
  18. Tjazz

    Tjazz Music is my Mistress

    Adelle has gotten some press here on the forum.

    I've always thought the creative rock stars of the 60's would have done other things, if they had the opportunity. Like video games, computers, smart phone apps, web apps, etc.

    So the current generation doesn't have great music, but they other great things like computers and video games, tons of movies, smart phones, etc.
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  19. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Because this is mainly for an audiophile, that's why.
  20. Steve G

    Steve G Forum Resident

    los angeles
    The space between the Beatles and the Sex Pistols was five years. Five years ago Taylor Swift put out Speak Now. Time flies. Who knows?
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  21. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    So you're not going to work on their remasters?
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  22. Django

    Django Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    I think the longterm music fan of a certain age is a bit discombobulated.
    We are witnessing the end of an era and a lot are a bit unsure of where music is going.
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  23. Johnny Rocker

    Johnny Rocker Well-Known Member

    23 skidoo, penny whistles and moon pies!:D[​IMG][​IMG] Zoot suit!:righton:
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  24. Gaslight

    Gaslight Devaluer of music

    Northeast USA
    Currently the new posts up in the Music section:

    Twin Peaks
    Beatles formats
    Eric Clapton
    Clash Cut the Crap
    this thread
    The Clash again
    The Who
    Beatles Sgt Pepper
    Zappa - Lumpy Money
    Garcia and the Dead
    Paul McCartney
    Grateful Dead

    OP has a point. It's the demographics, I assume - contemporary music threads usually fall by the wayside quickly around here.
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  25. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Forum Resident

    Relax, Brian Lux!
    The "sd;flx...." stuff means just focus on what interests you, regardless of who the "big stars" are currently or in the past.

    If you want to discuss contemporary music, start a thread on some. Don't worry about threads you don't care about.

    (I should follow my own advice, actually!!!)
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