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It occurred to me this morning that for those of us who remember the Levi's 'golden oldies' ad campaign ; Sam Cooke's Wonderful World etc. , that those songs were only @25 year years old in 1985.
It would be the equivalent of 14 year olds today discovering the lost classics of Rednex and Coolio, Bur and Oasis etc.
see also: Grease, a 1978 movie set in prehistoric times (1958).

(itself based on the 1971 musical)
 

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It occurred to me this morning that for those of us who remember the Levi's 'golden oldies' ad campaign ; Sam Cooke's Wonderful World etc. , that those songs were only @25 year years old in 1985.
It would be the equivalent of 14 year olds today discovering the lost classics of Rednex and Coolio, Blur and Oasis etc.
yep, i always said 90's (my generation) was crap !

i was read an interview with some old Japanese 80's hardcore punks about
2015 or so. they pointed out that their music was now as old as rockabilly
was when they started playing.
that their efforts were considered a classic form still often copied was
so different from their youth.

but hey, if you're going to steal, steal your ideas from the best.


also when did oldies era of pre hippie pop music (e.g. Gene Pitney, Del Shannon etc.)
get laboured with the name 'oldies' ?

and 'dinosaur rock'... seems classic rock era (60's/70's) has been so
called when only a few years after it happened.
 

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yep, i always said 90's (my generation) was crap !

i was read an interview with some old Japanese 80's hardcore punks about
2015 or so. they pointed out that their music was now as old as rockabilly
was when they started playing.
that their efforts were considered a classic form still often copied was
so different from their youth.

but hey, if you're going to steal, steal your ideas from the best.


also when did oldies era of pre hippie pop music (e.g. Gene Pitney, Del Shannon etc.)
get laboured with the name 'oldies' ?

and 'dinosaur rock'... seems classic rock era (60's/70's) has been so
called when only a few years after it happened.

Billboard talking rocknroll "oldies tours" in 1972!
 

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cheers Lili - that was fascinating, i love old music mags.

more than a few people mentioned throughout i thought wouldn't
have had much of a profile in USA
e.g. AMON DUUL, HAWKWIND NICK DRAKE, PENTANGLE etc.
plus -
ASHRAM (sic) TEMPLE and VAN DER GRAFF GENERATOR (although they thought
VDGG were German).
 

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Donald Clarke recently said in the ticket "if we're not careful, van der Graaf Generator will be with us again" not realising that they've been back since 2005.
 

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One thing I've noticed is being less interested & excited about acquiring "stuff". Like paying over the odds for out of print, rare-ish items CDs, records, films, whatever...i never really did much of it in the past, maybe a handful of times, but now I couldn't be bothered with it at all. It's just stuff.
 

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One thing I've noticed is being less interested & excited about acquiring "stuff". Like paying over the odds for out of print, rare-ish items CDs, records, films, whatever...i never really did much of it in the past, maybe a handful of times, but now I couldn't be bothered with it at all. It's just stuff.
I love stuff. But I hate myself a little more with every new geegaw I accumulate.
 

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Looking at the "thread for current pop songs you like".....I can't think of any.

Old.
 

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I still hate the Doors enough for all of us.
Fucking hate The Doors.

What I came here to say was I'm now old enough to look at places in my apartment and see dust all over the shop, and think: I just cleaned that bastard.

But the reality is, I didn't just clean that bastard. I haven't cleaned the bastard in most likely months. At best.
 

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