One of the great rock bands, Dire Straits, released its iconic album “Brothers in Arms’ in the mid-’80s. And boy did I listen to it. The entire album was (is) great and many of the tracks are still as good today as back then.
The scary thing about looking at my music library, and sharing it with you, is that it makes me feel darn old. Being a teenager in the ’80s is like ready a history book, according to my teenage daughter.
That said, most of the influential bands and great artists are from the ’70s and 80s – my childhood and youth. Back then, they produced timeless quality music, and they still influence today’s music.
With a proper rock education, which I strictly enforce in my household, we need to educate our kids about proper rock. Not this fake shit, pulling up pants, face tattoo, and flashing the money wherever they go.
No, lyrics have to be meaningful like this (LOL)
We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV’s
Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free
Money for nothin’ and chicks for free
Nevertheless, dig into these old bands. Play their music on your fancy digital streaming device, or if old-school, your record player.