I feel bad for GenX'ers that missed out on the 60s and 70s.

I feel sad for GenX'ers and millennials that missed out on two of the greatest decades for music. The 60s and 70s. 

Our generation had Aretha Franklin, Etta James, James Brown, Beatles, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Jimi Hendrix, Donna Summer, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, The Kinks, The Stones, The Doors, Elton John, Velvet Underground and loads more

We saw these legends live during their peak, concert tickets were cheaper, music was the everything to youth culture, we actually brought album on a vinyl format (none of that crappy CDs or whatever the kids call it).

60s-70s were the greatest time to be a music fan.

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I feel bad for baby boomers missing out on their youth in the 80s. The generation that completely changed the music. Often referred to as Rocks First Wave.  The only thing that was good from the 70s was the birth of punk rock. Disco sucked, and the Beatles were horrendous. Rock was ok.
80s saw the birth of a new sound, New Wave, HairBands, Metal, Pop, post punk, Country music superstars,  raves, Acid House music, electronica, EDM, Rap becoming main stream by the end of the decade to name a few. Arena Rock was takin to the next level with better technology , stages, lighting, and special effects bringing the band closer to the audience than ever before.  Having freedom of music to listen on your own terms with Creating mix tapes then moving to CDs and it’s increased dynamics and bit rate and increased audio quality.  Newer and better technology for speakers, amps and CDs and cassette players. The 808 Synthesizer Was at the heart of this new sound and could be heard in any genre.  The birth of MTV that took music to the next level and completely redefined pop culture . 1982, 1983 the most influential years in music and for this new decades wave of music.  Then the clubs.  Bass that made your hair stand up on your neck, the eclectic style and nature that spawned more top artists than any decade combined. Period.

The 60s and 70s……..well you can have it with your 8 tracks, horrible fuzzy audio, shitty sound equipment, disco, and racist culture. I thank God I didn’t experience that time period.  It’s 2021 and the basic sound of music still closely resembles all from the 80d. So profound that we are still waiting for Rocks second wave to come along.