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am i being unreasonable to like old muic

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creamola Sat 18-Jun-11 11:26:55

like nena 99 red balloons

WeeScotsLass Sat 18-Jun-11 16:07:52

Not sure how old is old - but my Dad listens to 1970s progressive rock (eg Genesis, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum - I love it, and not ashamed to admit it! I even like the older stuff like the Beatles, the Who, Rolling Stones. And why not? Most contemporary music is crap (imho).

TimeWasting Sat 18-Jun-11 16:08:54

Why would anyone think it was unreasonable?

usualsuspect Sat 18-Jun-11 16:10:06

You can like what you want really

dolldaggabuzzbuzz Sat 18-Jun-11 16:10:20

Nena's not that old

meditrina Sat 18-Jun-11 16:10:37

OP - that's not old!

Nor is stuff from 1970s

<laugh or cry?>

usualsuspect Sat 18-Jun-11 16:11:01


LilQueenie Sat 18-Jun-11 16:11:46

not at all. you have the right to listen to whatever you want. Most contemporary music is crap. I agree. My fav is Queen and other rock bands. Especially 70s and 80s.

Pumpernickel10 Sat 18-Jun-11 16:15:19

I'm an old rocker so I love Queen, black sabbath, led zeppelin, Marc Bolan.

meditrina Sat 18-Jun-11 16:36:17

Queen? Old? Their first single was 1973, FFS!

creamola Sat 18-Jun-11 17:20:14

whats old then? billie holliday???

pigletmania Sat 18-Jun-11 17:30:32

Well I am 34 and love stuff by the Drifters, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Helms, Neil Sedaka, Sam Cooke you get the picture. Now that is old.

pigletmania Sat 18-Jun-11 17:31:29

1950's were talking about smile

thefirstMrsDeVere Sat 18-Jun-11 17:31:44

Billie Holiday is the bomb - FACT

But yes she is old

I like the Doors, Hendrix, Pink Floyd

Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, and Billie who is the queen of music.

The newest stuff I like is pretty old.

I am rubbish and new music. ALthough I totally heart Amy Winehouse but then she sounds old.

I am a bit of a failure at being down with the kids.

pigletmania Sat 18-Jun-11 17:32:43

Calendar girl, Duke of Earl, Special Angel, Some kind of Wonderful lovely timeless music

Choufleur Sat 18-Jun-11 17:34:14

Ds is 5 and loves queen. Does air guitar and head bangs

pigletmania Sat 18-Jun-11 17:36:36

dd aged 4 loves the Beatles smile and Neil Sedaka and asks for them to be played

sharbie Sat 18-Jun-11 17:38:18


i went to edinburgh woollen mills to buy my fathers' day present

they were playing going underground by the jam

meditrina Sat 18-Jun-11 17:40:22

How about Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, early Elvis, The Everley Brothers, Buddy Holly?

meditrina Sat 18-Jun-11 17:41:16

Or modern music that channels an earlier age: the soundtrack from "Grease" and anything by Showaddywaddy?

roguepixie Sat 18-Jun-11 17:43:39

Good grief ... nena 's 'old'. I thought you were going to say you liked George Formby fgs.

Nena is not old in my obviously very ancient world.

Btw - The Who, early Stones, Deep Purple, Led Zep etc are all very current in our house. grin

RufusTFirefly Sat 18-Jun-11 17:55:31

theFirst, we must be soulmates. I got into jazz when I was seven and got a lot of stick from my friends for it, but I didn't care. First heard a Lady Day (B Holiday's nickname) recording when I was eleven. I love her totally. Began to sing with bands when I was 21 and got a lot of stick from some musicians for copying her. Quite right too. I sing like me these days, but I still love her. And Anita O'day, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae and loads of others. Not to mention all the instrumentalists. I love Amy W too and do hope she stops fannying about and gets back into the studio.

OP, like what you want, listen to what you want and to hell with anyone who calls you out on it. After all, nobody quibbles if someone likes Beethoven, Bach etc. do they?

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