June 28, 2011

obsessed.: 70s rock

Growing up, I listened to a lot of country music, in part because that's what my parents listened to. I never really thought to ask them to change the channel; I liked country music. I do, however, feel like I missed out on some other genres. It's not that my parents don't listen to other styles of music ... I guess country was just the best thing to listen to when I was little.

I started cultivating my own tastes in middle school and tried to move far away from the country scene. I was a huge teenybopper in high school (no regrets!) and in college, I really started to expand my horizons and even realized that not all country was all that bad.

My slow-to-expand musical tastes kept me from truly enjoying classic 70s rock until much later in life than most. But now that I know what I was missing ... let's just say that I listen to the classic rock station here in town more than any other station. (Watching Supernatural has definitely reminded me how great this era was for rock, but I promise you I'm not a fairweather fan.)

Some of my favorite "classics" include:

I didn't include the Beatles in this list because they're a genre all their own.

What kind of music did you "discover" way after the fact? And are you a fan of 70s rock?


  1. I'm a huge fan of 70s music but I'm more of a soft rock & disco fan.

    Little River Band
    The Eagles
    Andy Gibb
    Donna Summer

    Stuff like that.

    I also LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Queen !!!!! Just watched a documentary about them last night :)

  2. You can't beat Queen! Especially for driving. Top Gear insists (and I am inclined to agree) that "Don't stop me now" is the best driving song of all time.

    I first fell in love with Bohemian Rhapsody when I saw Wayne's World, which was my favorite movie for years.

  3. It isn't really talked about but a lot of time with guys at least, there is a huge bonding moment over some piece of pop culture. For my brother in law it was Anchorman, for me and my friends in High School it was Wayne's World.

    Recently I've found myself obsessed with the whole King in Yellow/Carcosa proto-Cthulhu mythos which has taken me to some weird places. One of those is starting to discover Blue Oyster Cult. I mean I've known Don't fear the Reaper and Veteran of the Psychic Wars but the King in Yellow took me to ETI as well. Never really thought about just how creepy/awesome they were.

  4. Cuppy-You have excellent taste in music, but I already knew that. <3

    Jen-Yes! That's another excellent song. I love how catchy the beat is.

    DT-Good thoughts. And I'd love to look more into that sort of mythos ... I've never actually read any Lovecraft or similar writing, but I've been meaning to for ages.

  5. David Bowie, Roxy Music, The Bee Gees, Led Zeppelin etc. etc. Just to name a few. I grew up with them but only as an adult i came to appreciate these artists for real. You have excellent taste in music btw ;)

  6. Thanks, Tim! Back atcha. ;)