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Old 04-10-2014, 10:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The 60's and 70's were both awful awful decades.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:04 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Mom pop and sister of course

Dad -ROCK zeppelin Sabbath Rush stuff like that

Mom- whatever my dad listend to along with rod setwert and Yani

SIster- pretty much 90's Rap and RNB along with selena
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:06 PM   #24 (permalink)
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The 60's and 70's were both awful awful decades.

but... hippies? disco..? Surely you jest. I mean.. people at least cleaned up after themselves in the thrift shops right?

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Thanks for you input, I appreciated it muchly.

I listen to the Oldies, Classic Rock and College Radio, the first two were very strict formats and the last played basically what the dj felt like. I feel I learned more from those three than anything else. I gave up on the radio for various reasons, it became the same ol' same ol' and once I had money to buy what I wanted to hear I didn't feel I needed the radio anymore.

I love college radio, because there was no strict format, but then again that had it plus and minus. The downside is I would only hear this just once or time slot for certain music would be gone once the dj left college or replaced by another. One dj would do this thing where he travel back in time and play what was on UK charts in the 70s during a particular week. What I remember it was a mix of Pop and Punk and different kind of junk. Looking back at it now something like that blows my mind having so different things on the chart at one time. I still like to look for songs on the UK pop charts, esp on everyHit.com - UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts

I forget the actual weeks he did, but relying on everyhit this is a perfect example of the songs he would play:
UK Charts February 1978
#37 on the UK Singles chart What Do I Get?

#1 on the UK Singles chart Take a Chance On Me
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One thing about the 60's, the generations, the older generation that fought in WWII vs the younger generation being drafted to fight in Vietnam, just hated each other. We were more divided in the 1960's than any other time in my life. It was an extremely painful time for most.

The '70's

Kent State
Attica
Munich
Watergate
Recession
Stagflation
Energy Crisis
Iran

By the late 1970's there was a palpable sense of being beaten. That, whatever greatness we had achieved in the past was gone. It was a very depressing time.

Every decade has ups and downs of course. The '60's and '70's had such sustained downs that I'd pick them as the worst decades of my time on this planet. The 2000's were pretty bad too, with the single worst day I hope I ever see. But as a sustained crappy decade the '60's and '70's really take the cake.

If I had to pick a best decade I would go with the 1990's followed by the '80's, depending on what happens during the rest of the 2010's
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^ Fair enough Paul Smeenus, however I think in any generation or era of time you could dig up just as many negative experiences and "sustained downs" as you put them. However, I did not live through the 60s and 70s so I could not comment!
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^ Fair enough Paul Smeenus, however I think in any generation or era of time you could dig up just as many negative experiences and "sustained downs" as you put them. However, I did not live through the 60s and 70s so I could not comment!
I can only say I *did* also live through the '80's '90's and '2000's and only the latter comes close to being as bad. In particular the '60's with brutal racism instilled into law in the American south, and a decade long, wicked, bloody, pointless war, which also carried over into the '70's. The Bush/Cheney war in Iraq was as bad in principle but not close in scale.
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I can only say I *did* also live through the '80's '90's and '2000's and only the latter comes close to being as bad. In particular the '60's with brutal racism instilled into law in the American south, and a decade long, wicked, bloody, pointless war, which also carried over into the '70's. The Bush/Cheney war in Iraq was as bad in principle but not close in scale.
Can definitely understand the dissonance of that time in America. While racism and war were still extremely prominent here as well during that era, things were very different in Australia in the 60s and 70s as my parents and older siblings describe. Almost... simple (albeit ignorant...ha!).
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Definitely. I adore not just the music, but the whole vibe of that era. I was meant to be born then, I swear it! I've been watching a ****ty Australian drama this week called Love Child which is set in Kings Cross 1969 and I just want to be saturated in everything I see - the music, the fashion, the attitudes, the film and tv industry, the cars, the shopfronts, the furniture, the twinge of social revolution, everything. Of course, the show is all about what they did to unwed pregnant mothers during that time, so of course there were equally ****ty times but then but DAMMNIT I want to live in the 60s!
I hate to say this but this general attitude in my experience always only comes from white females that I know. It wasn't even a great time for women back in those days but then again it's all hearsay since I didn't live in the 60s but obviously I would NEVER want to live in the 60s. I'm perfectly fine with the decade that I was born in. The only people that would actually benefit from living in the 60s are white male and you better hope that you were rich enough to skip out on the draft and didn't get sent to Vietnam. For all the positive things that people usually list off about the 60s, I always tend to see all the negative sides. It was pretty awful in general in my eyes and I just don't see why it gets romanticized so much.

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Completely unrelated to what I've just said, but relevant to this thread, I remember grow up listening to the radio and trying to tape (i.e. cassette tape) my favourite songs when they came on, and trying not to let the radio DJ/presenter's voice cut in the beginning or end of the song. Good times.
I remember recording songs off the radio unto cassette's but I didn't care so much about the DJ's voice being on it. I just wanted to make sure that I caught it in time. I actually used to do my own fake news radio show with a friend of mines and we would record it on cassettes. I used to head up weather and traffic haha.

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One dj would do this thing where he travel back in time and play what was on UK charts in the 70s during a particular week.
I used to love doing that but I didn't just stick to one decade. I would go to 50s and play rockabilly tunes also.

Anyways back to OP.

I grew up on Green Day, Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers. I used to listen to an Alt Rock station heavily. I didn't like the pop station at the time. I would get my hip hop/R&B tunes from MTV. Coolio with gangsta's paradise, Juice and Gin all the standard fare from back then.
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