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Offline laoghaire

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Old acts that "kids these days" like
« on: July 12, 2018, 08:16:20 PM »
I know a lot of kids who 1) know and 2) love Queen. Like, more kids in my experience know Queen than The Beatles, or anyone else I can think of. Champions, Rock You, Rhapsody, Dust - still very well known today.

What old (I guess anything from the 20th century) acts do you think a LOT of kids know and like?

And what do you think puts Queen or anyone else in this category? Why are they still relevant, even if not current?



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Re: Old acts that "kids these days" like
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 09:21:29 PM »
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I know a lot of kids who 1) know and 2) love Queen. Like, more kids in my experience know Queen than The Beatles, or anyone else I can think of. Champions, Rock You, Rhapsody, Dust - still very well known today.

What old (I guess anything from the 20th century) acts do you think a LOT of kids know and like?

And what do you think puts Queen or anyone else in this category? Why are they still relevant, even if not current?

Depends what you mean by "kids".  The older I get the more everyone seems to look about 12 (including my new dentist which I initially found slightly alarming lol).  The young people among my family and friends range from 18-30 and most of them seem to like stuff I have never heard of before lol.  I do know one young person I work with who is about 30 and she seems to like a wide range of music I think because some of her family are musos.  I guess parents music can also have an influence.
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Re: Old acts that "kids these days" like
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 10:25:11 PM »
I teach elementary school and alll the kids know/love Michael Jackson.

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Re: Old acts that "kids these days" like
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 05:59:07 AM »
I mean under 18, children.

Yeah, Michael Jackson still seems to be on the radar. My kid's fave MJ is Bad, and she knows Billie Jean, Man in the Mirror, a couple others.

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Re: Old acts that "kids these days" like
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 05:28:25 PM »
Here in the Detroit area, The Beatles and Zeppelin are eternal from generation to generation.

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Re: Old acts that "kids these days" like
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 08:15:43 AM »
As a high school teacher I must say Queen and Pink Floyd (esp. Dark Side) are popular.

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Re: Old acts that "kids these days" like
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 11:30:12 AM »
Dark Side of the Moon is so timeless. I can't think of anything else from that era that doesn't make me think, ah, the 70s. A masterpiece.

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Re: Old acts that "kids these days" like
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2018, 08:13:13 PM »
Working as an educator, I see Beatles, Ramones, and Led Zep t-shirts on occasion. 

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Re: Old acts that "kids these days" like
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 01:39:24 PM »
I'm convinced Nirvana are still representative of a certain type of teenage rebellion.  Possibly because there hasn't really been anything that's filled that void since then.

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Re: Old acts that "kids these days" like
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2018, 03:18:08 PM »
True, but my daughter haaaaates them.

But not as much as she hates Bjork. I'm sorry, Bjork.

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Re: Old acts that "kids these days" like
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2018, 03:59:45 PM »
AC/DC
Def Leppard
Guns 'n' Roses

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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2018, 05:41:01 PM »
The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd don't really come as a surprise.

Beatles: broke up at the height of their fame in 1970 after about 10 years as a group. Biggest selling music artist of all time and essentially the founder of much of the music and music business practices seen over the past several decades up to today. No reunions of any kind.

Led Zeppelin: Key in founding the hard rock scene. Disbanded at or near the height of their fame, together about 12 years. No serious or full scale reunions.

Pink Floyd: Original band disbanded in 1983, no reunions with the exception of one concert. Together about 18 years. Later incarnation led by David Gilmour only did two albums/tours.

If these bands had not stopped at all and were still active today one wonders how they would be seen by the younger generation.

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Re: Old acts that "kids these days" like
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2018, 02:30:54 PM »
my 21 year old niece got into Oasis after i got her an album for Christmas.  don't think she'd heard of them before.

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Re: Old acts that "kids these days" like
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2018, 07:41:25 PM »
My fifteen year old grand daughter likes Jazz.......seriously.

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Re: Old acts that "kids these days" like
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2018, 02:00:57 PM »
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I'm convinced Nirvana are still representative of a certain type of teenage rebellion.  Possibly because there hasn't really been anything that's filled that void since then.
that's because there's been no new musical revolution since grunge- which was honestly, a post-modern lazy revolution which was the dumbing-down of music.  wasn't a fan of it when i was a teenager when it was happening and now only a vague fan for nostalgia reasons.  i'd be curious what teenagers now actually think of nirvana.