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If adult contemporary is the music of beige (which, of course it is), what is Prog Rock?
Note from Scott: Awesome!
My sister, who is 30, and I were listening to the radio a couple of months ago when an '80s song came on that she liked. She got really sad when I informed her we were listening to the oldies station...
Wow. Scott's commentary was brilliant.
But his brother is funnier.
Huh. The oldies stations around here mostly play the devil's music, so I would guess the person in the chair might prefer stations that play religious or classical.
There's a Department of Ecology?
Ahaha... The music of beige. I quite agree. And yet, I still listen to Lifehouse.
Prog rock? Why, it's Crimson of course ;)
It is rather weird to hear 1980s Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Bob Jovi, et al. on the "oldies" station, when growing up it was all 60s and 50s and the occasional early 70s song. As Bowling for Soup sang, "When did Motley Crue become classic rock?"
And synthpop is... ? (ok, in my mind it's FTW, but I'm interested in figuring out how it fits in this Linnean system.)
LOL! The "oldies station" here in NYC played all the stuff from when my parents were kids while I was a kid, so that is what I HAD to listen to in the car when I was a kid. Recently I was driving and found music from the 80's on and saw that I had stumbled across the same "oldies station". I wanted to cry.....
"what is Prog Rock?"
Remember, the music *I* grew up with is awesome, and what music *should* sound like. The music from earlier than that is oldies, dadrock, junk, or muzak. The music from after that is just noise.Thus endeth the lesson.
"If adult contemporary is the music of beige (which, of course it is), what is Prog Rock?"
I think Pink Floyd answered that on Dark Side of the Moon
Any colour you like"
That is the greatest explanation of pop music I have ever heard and will use that in the future.
I listen to a station called "Shuffle All." It's got Anita O'Day, Rush, Gordon Lightfoot, and Tom T. Hall. You've probably never heard of it.
I've noticed that stations which were hip and progressive when I was 'young', then became classic and are now oldies stations, all while playing the same music. Stations that were oldies when I was young, went to talk radio and then re-emerged as hip and edgy with new management and new material. Some sort of 'circle of life' thing going on there.
Win by Scott's Mom.
The genre of "classic rock" was created so people who graduated in the late 70s/early 80s could pretend they weren't listening to an oldies station.
I'm a volunteer DJ at a local non-profit radio station, and to the best of my ability, I play the exact opposite of the classic rock, adult contemporary and "modern country" that saturates our market.
I get some VERY interesting phone calls, mostly from drunks who have stumbled across us and are offended that we aren't playing what they want to hear. Mostly they will demand "sum kuntree myew-sik" or "moar BEEDULS !", and I kept two songs on file for them, just in case they kept listening: the Rolling Stones' "Far Away Eyes" and a file that, unfortunately, was lost when our download file went belly up - A Dutch DJ's mash-up of all 226 Beatles songs played at once, called "All Together Now", which has since disappeared from the web.....
The music I grew up with was all laughter and lust and magic.Today's music is all hate and hurt and harm.I'm not saying I don't like ANY of it (Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, Offspring) but I do get depressed at the trend.(Pop was always insipid, and hasn't changed)
"What is Prog Rock?"
Why, it's Any Colour You Like!
I think the trick is to not think of it as "your" music - It's music that somebody else made, you just happened to be around when somebody else directed it to you, and your job is to pass it along and hope that as many people get to hear it as possible, short of shoving it down their throats. It's ALL "our" music.
Huh, I woulda thought that muzac (elevator music) is "the music of beige".
I generally really hate it when people play grammar police with web comic creators, so I apoligize profusely for this in advance... but I can't reconcile "The music of beige" in my head. I keep wanting it to say "the beige of music."
That said, this comic hits the nail on head. I would also put modern country in the beige of music category.
First panel Scott:
"You see what I have to deal with here, people?"
Also, there's NOTHING as sad as hearing anything from Metallica's 1991 self-titled album, commonly referred to as "The Black Album," on a classic-rock channel. Thank God for SiriusXM's Channel 60!
How old or Bible Belty is someone who still refers to "rock and roll", especially in the context of Devil Music? To my generation, "rock" is our parents' music, and "rock and roll" is just something people say in old movies and self-referential songs from the eighties. :P
Well, now I'm just curious as to what they think dubstep is. (A genre which, at my age, I have no business loving as much as I do....)
Great comic, Mr. Meyer. Really making me feel old now... Quiet you kids, I'm trying to listen to Twisted Sister!!! *shakes cane at them*
<I>There's a Department of Ecology?</I>
There's an ecology?</A>
Mark: dubstep is like a test pattern for your subs...
I think of true 'oldies' music as being stuff like the Righteous Brothers, all that era.I grew up in the 80's/90's, and while that music is now technically old, I just think of it as 'era' music. I have never heard anyone call Bon Jovi oldies, or Fleetwood Mac, just 70's, 80's - by the decade. I don't even consider Beach Boys oldies, and they were well before my time.
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