I teethed on Led Zeppelin, the Doors, and the 1960s rock library. My dad listened to music from the generation before. During a high school job at a now-closed Palos Heights restaurant, I was introduced to Ricky Nelson, the Everly Brothers and Gene Vincent. I've learned a little about jazz, blues and classical, and can listen to banjo music all day. I dig it all.
When I think of today's music, I know it isn't all bad. Taking Back Sunday is listenable. But, when it all comes down to it:
- Gimme Bowie (genuine poetic rock)
- Gimme Dylan (he ticked off a lot of people when he converted)
- Gimme Jimi (we need a whole lot more Jimi and a lot less Britney Spears)
- Gimme Satchmo (passion blew a horn)
- Gimme Frank (you need more?)
- Gimme Keaggy (now, lemme tell you, that's a guitar)
- Gimme Talbot (not rock at all, but I like it)
- Gimme Norman (white soul)
- Gimme Mahalia (if you don't know, find out)
- Gimme Tharp (before there was Christian rock, there was Sister Rosetta Tharp)
Each link is a YouTube video. Click around and have fun. What's your music path?