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Gabriel Leopardi
post May 13 2019, 03:44 PM
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The 90's had a big impact on me because I was a teenager during those years. I started to choose which music I wanted to hear and what's even more important, I started playing the guitar! smile.gif

Is it just me or it was a GREAT decade for rock music? I didn't notice this while it was happening. I used ti think that 80's and 70's were better... however, I think that 90's has been as great as the previous decades. Not sure about 2000's and the following ones... huh.gif

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Some great stuff in the 90s to be sure. Music changed in a big way, as it always does, and it was a good thing imho. Each "scene" is a bit of a response to the previous "scene" in many ways. Just like Punk was a response to bands full of talented and experienced players like the Eagles in the 70s, Grunge of the 90s was a response to Glam of the 80s. Of course there are always wads of moving parts in the music biz. Some great rock and great players to be sure. The 90s were an important time for music as CDs were still a thing and money was still being made. This was "Pre Collapse". This was one of the last periods of anything with a guitar in it being a common fixture on the top sales charts in general. Post 2005, we see another big shift as the industry begins to implode and cuts in half in value over the coming years. We start seeing the rise of "Idol" style pop acts replacing rock bands more and more. Hip hop continued to become more main stream and we end up with what we have now. The best time ever for creating music, just not the best time to make a living wage from it as previous waves of musicians had, at least not in the same way.

Apple is partly to blame here. They pointed the digital revolution at the Music Biz and sucked out all of the profit for themselves. Music went from $15 CDs, to 99 cent digital downloads. It was going to happen at some point, Apple just stepped in front of it before anyone else. The industry would shift again to streaming which leads us to today where it takes millions of streams to equal the revenue of a single physical unit. That's life though smile.gif Life is change. Here is great article about it.
https://www.thestreet.com/story/12758869/1/...-one-chart.html
JSTCRSN is too old to appreciate the 90s in the same way as someone who grew up/learned guitar in that time. I'm too old for it as well but I still appreciate the 90s since I hated the 2000s so much in terms of music over all. As ken says, we typically graft on to the music of our youth. It stays with us for the rest of our lives. Still, I was not coming up in the 60s yet I can say the music of the 60s was just flat out better than music from many other decades. Then again I can say the same of the 70s and 80s. There is still great stuff being made, it's just not as culturally relevant as great music used to be sadly.
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The 90's had a big impact on me because I was a teenager during those years. I started to choose which music I wanted to hear and what's even more important, I started playing the guitar! smile.gif

Is it just me or it was a GREAT decade for rock music? I didn't notice this while it was happening. I used ti think that 80's and 70's were better... however, I think that 90's has been as great as the previous decades. Not sure about 2000's and the following ones... huh.gif

What do you think?



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- Gabriel Leopardi   When Rock Got Real...   May 13 2019, 03:44 PM
- - klasaine   The greatest decade is always the one where you de...   May 13 2019, 04:02 PM
|- - Gabriel Leopardi   QUOTE (klasaine @ May 13 2019, 12:02 PM) ...   May 14 2019, 03:02 AM
- - jstcrsn   some minor remembered stuff out of the 90s , but o...   May 14 2019, 03:07 AM
|- - Gabriel Leopardi   QUOTE (jstcrsn @ May 13 2019, 11:07 PM) s...   May 14 2019, 03:20 AM
|- - jstcrsn   QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 14 2019, 03...   May 14 2019, 04:04 AM
|- - Gabriel Leopardi   QUOTE (jstcrsn @ May 14 2019, 12:04 AM) g...   May 14 2019, 02:53 PM
|- - jstcrsn   QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 14 2019, 02...   May 16 2019, 07:00 PM
|- - Todd Simpson   How dare you make fun of Ska! Kidding of cour...   May 19 2019, 01:53 AM
- - klasaine   Here's an example of what I mean by "you ...   May 14 2019, 03:57 PM
|- - Gabriel Leopardi   QUOTE (klasaine @ May 14 2019, 11:57 AM) ...   May 15 2019, 02:29 PM
|- - klasaine   QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 15 2019, 06...   May 15 2019, 04:51 PM
- - Gabriel Leopardi   That’s a great list! I really like the names...   May 16 2019, 04:02 AM
- - Adam M   As a '91 I was strongly influenced by 90's...   May 16 2019, 12:13 PM
|- - Gabriel Leopardi   QUOTE (Adam M @ May 16 2019, 08:13 AM) As...   May 16 2019, 03:53 PM
|- - Adam M   QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 16 2019, 03...   May 16 2019, 05:58 PM
|- - Gabriel Leopardi   QUOTE (Adam M @ May 16 2019, 01:58 PM) I...   May 20 2019, 02:38 AM
|- - Adam   QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 20 2019, 02...   May 22 2019, 11:05 PM
|- - Gabriel Leopardi   QUOTE (Adam @ May 22 2019, 07:05 PM) Than...   May 24 2019, 02:01 PM
|- - Adam   QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 24 2019, 02...   May 30 2019, 02:59 PM
- - Gabriel Leopardi   I like this music for driving:   May 30 2019, 04:05 PM


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