and even though you know i go to coachella and sxsw and i try so hard to love the new stuff. how can you beat the metal of the 80s or the hard rock of the 70s?
the only thing that comes close is when new bands cover old bands, like in this example of Killswitch Engage doing Holy Diver.
true theres Arcade Fire and the Ting Tings and Tsar but youve gotta admit that compared to the 70s and 80s these days are slim pickens in regards to great bands.
wheres the zeppelins and skynards and nirvanas? wheres this generations jimi or kurt? where are the great singers or classic songs? when i first heard With or Without You driving down the 405 in the middle of the night i got chills.
same as the first time i heard Every Breath You Take. same as when i heard Jump.
same as when i first heard Crazy Train.
i love Arcade Fire with my whole heart but they aint written no Crazy Trains ever.
maybe the kids dont sell their souls to the devil any more. or maybe theyve given up on the power of prayer.
but worse, maybe theyve forgotten that rock n roll is about rebellion and creativity and giving the middle finger to The Man.
maybe they dont have anything to rebel against with Bush/Cheney, since lifes been so great with them in office. yeah that must be it.