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A question for older fans of Rock...?

By older, i mean anyone that has lived [and was capable of appreciating music] through one or more eras of music, such as the Psychedelic music of the 60s or the "Hair metal" music of the 80s.. et cetera

Are there any bands from the past that you [and perhaps many others] believed would just be part of a passing fad, but they have ended up being one of the more celebrated artists/bands of today?

I'm asking because, many people look at My Chemical Romance, and other such bands, and say that they will dissapear in the next few years.. but what if they don't.. =/

What if /they/ become one of the more important "classic rock" bands come the years 2030-2040.

Seems highly unlikely to me [because i personally see no talent in most of these modern bands], but perhaps some of the "classic rock" bands weren't fully appreciated in their times active..

I don't know, i'm just interested..

RQ.

Update:

ixlovexj... - Really? I find it hard to imagine an adult enjoying Fall out boy..

I find it hard to imagine /anyone/ enjoying that band, but an adult? Hmm.. interesting.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I agree about Poison. Somebody put a stake through the heart of the hair bands, already.

    Critics savaged Ted Nugent and he's still getting airplay but is down to club dates while the Stones sell out world wide.

    I never would have thought Eagles had staying power, but I'm wrong about a lot of things.

    I pretty much stopped listening to the popular new rock after 3 Doors Down hit. I saw the pop/rock trend coming and gave up on it. Someone will come along again like the Sex Pistols and give rock a good shaking. I do find some of the more obscure stuff to be interesting but I won't list it here. Just not into that.

    I don't know what reaction I'll get, but I find the most creative of the popular bands to be The White Stripes and do buy and listen to their music. They're daring compared to the rest.

    A case to ponder: Santana's airplay was restricted to classic rock and adult hits until he began recording with younger, known acts on his CDs. Now his guitar is being enjoyed by a new generation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Def Leppard comes to mind right away. When they came out it was obvious that they had a lot of talent but at first people thought they were too young, then Rick Allen lost his arm, then Steve Clark died. Who would have thought that a band like this could develop into a platinum selling entity. As for today's bands, the only real ones out there who might have staying power is The Killers, and the All American Rejects, but that is dependent on how they continue to grow, and if they can stay relevent.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the most obvious example is KISS. Parents thought their kids were nuts to buy their records. But Alive 1 came out and they started to become mainstream. Alive 2 put them way over the top. And then MTV gave them a sounding board to be mass marketers and they flourished. The Killers seems like a band that will be played 20-30 years from now and will gain in popularity. I think MCR may fall the way CREED did!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well, i wasnt around for the acid wave of the 70's or anything like that but as a music fan i completely agree. todays music lacks inspiration on a massive level. too much of the exact same formula. I DREAD having to refer to music of my generation as classic in any form. at least the pop garbage thats being put out. there are great bands that i think will last such as Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, White Stripes, Sublime, Stone Temple Pilots... just naming a few. but what bands i thought would die out and im really glad they didnt. 70's punk. stuff like Ramones, velvet underground, adverts, buzzcocks, dead kennedys. they were not expected to be very influential at all but turns out they had huge impact on rockers in later 80's and early 90's. todays music though..i dunno if this is whats influencing young musicians... then we're in a lot of trouble. im waiting for the next low key dirty grundge garage band esque escape so i can listen to something more in tune with reality. no more synth....please no more synth.....

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  • 1 decade ago

    I hate to give a one liner for this because it deserves a really long thoughtful reply, but the truth is, when I was growing up in the 60s I was told, repeatedly that ALL of the musicians I liked were flash in the pans who wouldn't last. All of them were considered to be either the harmless entertainment of kids, or something more sinister that ought to be put a stop to. None of them were thought to be of any worth, and none of them were considered to have any talent. It was the old artistes who were going to stand the test of time! (Where are they all now) Many of the artistes themselves believed they would only have a short shelf life, and many of them when interviewed would say, not that they wished to be musicians forever, but that they aspired to be "all round entertainers."

    The shift came in the late 60s, and those were the lads who were the most reviled. How dare they with their beads and long hair and revolutionary songs corrupt our youth!!!!

    That's why today, I try to be tolerant, even though I really do not like rap!

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  • RoVale
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    1 decade ago

    A lot of music critics didn't like Led Zeppelin. They thought the band did little more than copy old blues songs and that Robert Plant was a horrible singer. The group certainly has outlasted many of their critics even though they broke up in 1980 after their drummer John Bonham died.

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  • 1 decade ago

    vinster beat me to it, but I would have sworn that Poison would have disappeared off of everyone's musical radar, but of all the late-80s metal bands (and I'm talking the ones that broke around 1986 and after) they are really the only ones that are still on the national radar. Yeah, a lot of the others (i.e. Dokken, Warrant) are still around, but Poison is the only one still drawing pretty decent sized crowds.

    NP: "Fast Talking Dream Dealer" - LA Guns

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  • 4 years ago

    hiya, i think I qualify as an previous college fan. I turn 60 in a pair weeks (guy, I by no potential theory that could happen) and that i've got been a Beatles fan on the grounds that 1963. i think the recent wave of Beatles followers are very like i became into. The Beatles track is greater perfect than the rest around on the time. My era would have been the 1st team of followers, yet we incredibly are no longer the final. each era seems to develop into conscious of their track by some potential. Your era became into no longer the 1st and became into no longer the final. As a fan, i've got not got unique rights to their track. I "stumbled on" their track in 1963. the infants in Hamburg stumbled on them till now me. maximum each youngster in united states of america stumbled on them via the time of their Ed Sullivan visual charm. some years later, the Yellow Submarine action picture got here alongside and the infants then stumbled on their track. some years returned it became into it the caricature practice that created a clean wave of Beatles followers. I undergo in strategies listening to George Harrison speaking approximately his very own son gazing the cartoons. (via the way, on the time Dhani became into no longer inspired that his Dad had created the track the cartoons have been in accordance with!) This time this is the video interest this is coming up a clean wave of Beatles followers. Who knows what is going to create the subsequent wave years from now. I heard Paul McCartney as quickly as say that the reason the Beatles have been this variety of achievement and why they're so nicely remembered is they simply have been an excellent little rock and roll band. as long as little ones decide to take heed to rock, they're probably to locate the Beatles. They performed super rock and roll track. Later,

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  • 1 decade ago

    The first time I saw the Talking Heads, I said "What the hell is this...?" And that was repeated the first time I saw Elvis Costello (on SNL). Also Devo. And Madness. And the Ramones. And Patti Smith. And Oingo Boingo...

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  • All I can say is you are right about bands like My Chem Romance and the like. The whole emo genre is just a blip on the radar screen. It's horrid.

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