Too much good music out there to simply stop listening.
I can understand someone being tired of the classic rock stations playing the same songs over and over again from the same artist.
There is so much more of the classic rock music that is worth listening to that has not been over played, or not even played on the airwaves anymore.
No. I'm still discovering things in my archeological digs through my album collection. It's all so good. I just listen in different ways. Car stereo, headphones, walkman and change my home stereo up to keep things interesting. I just added some more rubber padding to my homemade speaker isolation stands with good effect. Isolate your speakers from bouncing rocking wood floors everybody! Nike "Just do it" 4 Mod Squad tip toes. 16x16x1 granite.1/8" cork, 3/4 neoprene foam rubber, 1/8" cork sandwich. Yummy for audio and another slab of granite. Make a 1 by 4 wood cradle to hide the mechanism. Stain to match speaker. Cleaned up the bass. Al Stewarts On the Border MOFI the bass is much cleaner tighter staying as deep. Overall less smearness through the midrange.
as someone earlier said, I get sick of the overplayed stuff. I go through phases and switch it up.
But I would never drop the genre completely.Also when I’m listening on my best system I tend to lean towards classic rock that is well recorded whereas if I’m listening in my kitchen while I’m doing something I like the more typical stuff that may not sound as good.
There is PLENTY of R&R beyond the Eagles,Fleetwood, Bruce Springsteen,(insert band here)played ad nauseam on the "classic rock" stations and sites
IMO, There isn't much reason to go beyond 1980!
SO much AMAZING music to discover that inspired "Classic Rock"
More reason to discover Blues,Jazz and Classical and everything in between.
I was tired of classic rock radio when it wasn't classic . There were a few stations back in the 70's around my locale that were allowed to delve deeper into albums late night. One was out of Fort Knox can't remember the station number but they would play whole albums or do blocks by a group. Who can remember hearing Thanks For The Pepperoni from All Things Must Pass on the radio ?
I listen to “Classic Rock” from my collection and avoid the common radio playlist songs. Just heard In a Gadda Da Vida, all 18 minutes with the terrific drum silo, hammond organ, etc. on the way home today in my car.
It is the music of my yourh and there is
much to mine in listening to different artists.
Ben collecting vinyl since my teens, now 66. In the 90’s one could hit the weekend garage sales and pick up a big box or entire collections for penny’s on the dollar. Half was junk or damaged, but there were a lot of finds and about 20% were prestine. Through the years my system has been upgraded or modified for improved sound, so they just keep getting better and better. My collection and system will go to my two sons, but until then, they are my treasure second only to my family.
SiriusXM is the remedy for these ills.....50s on 5, 60s on 6, and 70s on 7. Commercial free and the program directors know their music.
Not quite. SiriusXM playes from a very limited list of artists on each channel. And, each channel plays the same 50-ish songs in rotation for very long periods. This can be mitigated by jumping channels, but that gets as old as listening to the truly pathetic Deejay on 60’s on 6. So no, SiriusXM is not the cure.
Actually, Doug Ingle of Iron Butterfly played not a Hammond organ, but a Farfisa, same as Ray Manzarek of the doors (lower case their choice, not my mistake). That’s one reason they both sound so cheezy ;-) . The drum solo in "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" a good one? Ay carumba!
Forgive me, but I’m not positive what constitutes "Classic Rock". Is it the Rock music that was played on the radio in the 70’s? If so, I’m not sick of it because I never liked or listened to it when it was new. I’m not special in that way; all the musicians I have ever known felt and feel the same way. There are of course exceptions, such as Fleetwood Mac and a few others. I do know what constitutes "Arena Rock" (1980’s, right?), and find that "music" particularly unlistenable. To each his own!
A lot of Rock music is so 1-dimensional that it doesn't stand up well to repeated listenings, and so trendy that it doesn't age well. Music that is immediately assessable tends to wear out its' welcome sooner than does that which takes numerous listenings to fully absorb and appreciate. I won't mention any names here, as the distinction between the two groups are very personal. I have some albums which are still revealing themselves to me, even after many, many listenings. Classical music (and to a lesser extent, imo, Jazz) is inherently music of that sort.
I've gotta fever and the only cure is cowbell. Yes of course, who can listen to the same era of popular music over and over. Western culture has create music from the 11th century up till now. Gregorian Chant, Monteverdi, Bach, Zelenka, Handel, etc... I then listened to early Allman Brothers for the first time in 35 years and it sounded fresh.
I think @tablejockey came closest to where I am when he mention the music that inspired it-
* the Chicago electric blues and some of the early UK electric blues players (Mayall, or early Peter Green, who turned in a variety of directions, including later, much more famous bands like Fleetwood Mac, Free during the Kossoff era (pre-Bad Company), Cream, and other classic rock staples;
* the precursor bands, and those that never achieved the fame or made it onto the classic rock playlist, including a lot of more obscure bands (Blackwater Park’s Dirt Box; Krokodil, An Invisible World; Black Cat Bones, Barbed Wire Sandwich; Atomic Rooster, Death Walks Behind You; Leaf Hound, Growers of Mushroom; Lucifer’s Friend, S/T; Flower Travellin’ Band, Satori; Blues Creation, Demon & Eleven Children);
*the proto-bands that were genre defining (early Sabbath on UK Swirl, Tull’s Stand Up rather than Aqualung), genre-blending (Funkadelic- mixing hard psych and funk), or simply time warp stuff (Spirit’s Twelve Dreams).
* psych folk (the 3 peak albums by Fairport Convention), Roy Harper’s Stormcock (featuring Jimmy Page), Trees or Comus, deeper prog beyond YES and ELP (Cressida Asylum), Triumvirat, Patto (both albums): Bachdenkel, Stalingrad).
There are a million bands that were briefly known or only known in a certain part of the world who were playing during the era and are worth exploring.
I will occasionally put on a track from the well-worn warhorses (I prefer Sabbath’s first album over virtually all the others for its slow sludgy grind) or Cream (sadly, the best recording of them live, at the Grande Ballroom, remains a bootleg) or Mountain (great band, now virtually forgotten beyond the radio staple Mississippi Queen).
That era - from ’67 to the early-mid’70s (my cut off is earlier than the radio format) was rich with possibility in an era where hard rock was one element of the sound that was not yet hardened into a rigid genre.
No, never. I'm still "discovering" music that I've never heard or perhaps was dismissive of when I was younger. There's a lot of great music from that era that I'll never get tired of.
There's a great classic rock station where I live that plays a lot of deep cuts and has very few ads that I listen to often. Other than that I don't listen to much music on the radio. The sound quality of Sirius is so bad that I can't stand to listen to it.
I recently hired a millenial who has a passion for all things music. Her 50’s something parents introduced her to their era of late 70’s classic rock but I have had the pleasure of taking her backward another decade. She is very enthusiastic and willing to put up with my stories of seeing Hendrix, Big Brother, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, the Who, Moody Blues, John Mayall and countless others in concert ( I was the music editor for my high school newspaper) and we have spent hours spinning vinyl together. Not only has this allowed me to re- visit some albums I have not listened to in years but we have dug deeper into some discography I never heard back then. As a quid pro quo, she has introduced me to many new performers she has discovered playing the smaller venues in our area.
It is called Classic Rock for a reason - it can still be new and interesting to an entirely new generation of listeners.
In interviews, great artists of any given era will often talk about the artists from the preceding era that inspired and/or influenced he or she. Dylan is viewed as a member of the 1960’s counter-culture generation (some even view him as its’ father), but in interviews he makes it very clear that he feels more of an affinity with artists from bygone eras than of his own. Feeding off each other (their contemporaries) rather than digging down into the roots that lead to the current artistic culture leads to a "sameness" in the music that is popular. I hear a lot of that in 1970’s and 80’s Rock. Record companies are notorious for pandering to the market; many high-profile entertainers are equally culpable. These are gross generalizations; we all have our own exceptions to the rule.
... each channel plays the same 50-ish songs in rotation for very long periods ...That's incorrect, and you're not even close. There's lots of discussion on this over on xmfan.com by people who actually listen to Sirius/XM.
Even the deepest radio playlists pale next to a decent LP collection, though. It's for that reason that I can say, yea, I still love listening to classic rock.
I’ve been a subscriber since the beginning of XM. You are mistaken. If you did listen to SiriusXM, you’d know what I’m telling you is there truthYou are completely mistaken to state:
... each channel plays the same 50-ish songs in rotation for very long periods ...I have an XM sub, but wouldn’t need it to know how wrong you are. If you were correct, the decades channels would be repeating content less than every three hours, which of course they don’t. There’s lots of discussion on SiriusXM playlists on xmfan, and you can track the actual playlists on dogstar. (Some of the playlists are also curated on xmfan. For example, the Deep Tracks playlist is here and was updated last month.)
Just to be clear, I wish the typical SiriusXM channel had a much deeper playlist. But to claim that they are as short as 50 songs is just absurd.