Still kickin’ after all these years!
When Pop Muzik, the 1979 hit song performed by the British band M came out, I thought it was the most outrageous thing I had ever heard! I heard it again not to long ago and it sounded dated, almost corny.
It is very interesting to me how the ear is constantly developing and accepting “new” sounds even as I write this. What is just as interesting is how some music stays “fresh” and inspiring. While I realize that this is strictly subjective, relative to the person listening, I am fascinated by the phenomenon in every genre!
I made a short list of what I consider “like” comparisons. Some classic different genre examples (that seem to my ears) of DATED vs STILL FRESH:
DATED STILL FRESH
In The Mood, Glen Miller Swing, Swing Swing Benny Goodman
A White Sport Coat, Marty Robbins Walkin’ After Midnight, Patsy Cline
Be My Baby, Ronettes Where Did Our Love Go, The Supremes
Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino Walkin’ To New Orleans, Fats Domino
Street Fighting Man, Rolling Stones Sympathy For The Devil, Rolling Stones
Circles, The Who My Generation, The Who
Try this, you may be amazed at YOUR results; as a composer and lifer in music I find this to be a very interesting exercise!
Tame In 2011!