What is Classic Rock? I guess that depends on how old you are.
Trying a little experiment, I went to the classic rock tab on I-Heart Radio….it was a lot of 80’s stuff, which was fun. Billy Idol was one of my favorites, so I cranked it up for Dancing with Myself and danced around the kitchen. But for me that was college music.
The Big Dog when I was a Sr. in High School was AC/DC. Back in Black was on the radio, and we played it loud. So AC/DC was high school music.
But, this isn’t Classic Rock to me. I had to go back to the 70’s. The era that formed my musical appreciation. What was it that I liked first.
Give me some Queen.
Give me some Boston, Eagles, Elton John. Or Some Bowie, Petty, Springsteen, ELO, Chicago, Moody Blues even. Oh how about Steely Dan, CCR, Skynyrd, The Who.
When this girl wants to get her rock on, it’s got to be something pure, real singers, real musicians, and something authentic. Haven’t heard any rockers with a flautist since the Moody Blues. Who uses horns like Chicago or the Eagles anymore? I appreciate the rock bands that could integrate a full orchestra. What a full, rich, rocking sound.
One of the first concerts I went to was ELO. What a show. Loved the Spaceship. It was the first time I ever smelled pot, and I had to find someone with an extra lighter for me to hold up during the encore.
No one carries lighters anymore…..damn cell phones. It’s not the same.
What’s Classic to you?