I'll clear my point up. My music tastes are always contemporary for me. I like songs rather than bands mainly. If its before 1977 it means nowt to me. I love 70s Football but could tell you nothing hardly about football prior to that. I didn't really like History at School. I'm of the mind if it's gone it's gone. When I was about 14 (80-81 ish) my mother tried to get me into the Beatles. I taped a few of their songs but they meant nothing to me, as the music, songs I like tend to be songss where I can remember the memories evoked when I heard the song and the era of my life it was in.
Another idiosyncrasy to my musical tastes is that I feel that music does date. Songs I was obsessed with in my youth, stuff by the Stranglers and the smiths I can't even listen to anymore, I guess I just get fed up and move onto the newere thing.
I particularly like trance and dance music now, i feel that it is fresh modern and uplifting, that's not to say that there is not a lot of keek about now ( see title of the thread) but there was always. For every Stranglers song there was a Racey song.
I got berated on here once for saying that I liked the Sex Pistols as an 11/12 year old but once I'd learn to read Music and appreciate the technicalites of Chords, Tempo, key signature etc I'd realised that I only liked them because I was at an impressionable age and tracks like Bodies had a lot of expletives in it. But as I matured I realised for me the the quality of their music was sub standard. That's just me.
When I said that the Stones were before my time, they were and so I never listened to their songs with any great interest. Yes I've heard several of their tracks and can Identify that they are tracks by The Stones, but their initial and greatest popularity was before my time I wasn't trying ti be facetious.
Edited by Andrew Vause, 25 August 2013 - 06:04 PM.