Do you think music today sucks!!
August 13, 2008 9:14am CST
Is it just me or does anyone miss Ronnie VanZant and Hank Williams Sr. as much as I do. I think Ronnie and Hank were both poets, and died way to young. I still love to here the old time Rock & Roll and classic country, but the music today in my opinion just sucks. Don't misunderstand me there are still a few songs coming out that I like but they are few and far between. May be like Hank Jr. said I'm just a dinosaur and I should die out long ago. I liked the out Outlaws, but Johnny Paycheck, Waylon Jinnings are gone and Willie Nelson looks like he need a walker to get around, and I don't know what the hell happen to Hank Jr.. Like George Jones, I wonder who gone a fill there shoes. Well I'm so lonsome I could die how about you?
13 Aug 08
I don't think there's a problem with music today. as with all eras in music, there's a mix of good music and awful music. people look back with rose tinted glasses, without thinking, you remember the music you like, whearas bad music is more forgettable. so looking back it seems like music was generally better, when that's not really the case. there's a lot of fantastic music out there today.
14 Aug 08
There are many of us 'older folks' in the same boat. We like the songs and the music we grew up listening to. When I was in grade school I used to love Janet Mc Donnald and Nelson Eddie and the big band music. That was some of the things my parents listened to. My Dad was a country guitar player and singer and I sang and eventually played guitar with him. We listened to all the country greats and personally knew a few. I still have a band (I'm 62) and we perform a lot of the old country and we are very popular where folks that are say 40 and up go but we can't get booked in the younger bars because we are "To Country". The new music has a complexity that requires a lot more musicians than it did in our day. Like you, some of it just doesn't hit my ears or nerves right and I don't like it but there is good music out there.
• Dominican Republic
30 Aug 08
I'm right up there with you... I mean, everywhere you look, there's "the jonas brothers" and "miley cyrus"... teen pop music only meant to earn money... My taste in music goes back to the 60's, 70's and part of the 80's when music had a meaning... the 90's werent that bad either... Xp
• United States
15 Aug 08
I wouldn't say it sucks. You just need to have a certain ear to listen to majority of today's music. Most of it sounds really generic these days. And the songs get kind of old really quickly. You are right thought, a good song is far in between. I stick to a lot of older stuff from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Even the 90s had better music than what's around today.
13 Aug 08
Well, I'm 48, been seriously listening to music since a very young age (I had a collection of 50 albums by the time I was 14) and I think that basically it's no different than it has always been. There has always been plenty of inferior music out there; you just have to dig a little deeper, maybe explore some new genres. There are still some very powerful storytellers around.
13 Aug 08
seriously, i am not much into country but i am in the same boat as you are because i LOVE big band music...i was born too late in my opinion lol! i also love early jazz and early 20th century history. i think screamo and heavy metal and rap leaves A LOT to be desired!