So, what was your first album you ever bought with cash you earned all by yourself? Mine was Led Zeppelin's first album. I bought it at a local record store when I was 15 years old and had my first job. My dad always talked about how great they were, so I found out myself. As it turns out, my dad was right, and I love to get the led out to this day.
I know, I hate OT season as much as the next guy but to keep up with the spirit of the board today and with an hour until Northwestern gets their asses kicked (hopefully) I figured I'd add my two cents.
- What is your favorite genre of music and why?
- Specific bands?
- Hopefully better than Pop Evil and their horrendously lame song they did for UM?
- (Sorry for bringing that up)
What is your favorite song from the 80's? To me it has to be I'm Falling by the Comsat Angels. Kind of a one hit wonder but still an amazing song in my opinion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bO_XNeyGdE
So, this week there were quite a few comments on "Dad Rawk" and the Michigan Stadium experience. The kind of music that Jimmy might have listened to. I'm in that age range. In fact, I'll be 56 this week, definitely qualifying as being "over the hill." Brian et al like to mock the music of older eras. Especially Dad Rawk.
But as I listened to the Podcast, and the comments about "music" and "rawk" and Pop Evil, it got me wondering: are there songs that work in the stadium across generations? So here are a bunch I was curious about. Umm, I'll go on record to say I don't listen to ANY of these. Actually, none of them. And I really am tired of a bunch of them. And it is painful to compile this list. But I've heard them all in sports environments. And I'd love to hear from you young whippersnappers about which of these songs are definitely "dad rawk," and which of these have "jumped the shark" and should never be used under any circumstances in Michigan Stadium. Being from Chicago, I've heard a bunch of these at Bulls and Blackhawks games.
- Lose yourself
- Here comes the Boom
- it's my time
- Let's get it started
- All I do is win
- In the air tonight
- Seven Nation Army
- Welcome to the Jungle
- Whomp (There it is)
- Start Me Up
- Rock and Roll Part 2
- The Final Countdown
- Get Ready for This
- Song 2
- Eye of the Tiger
- Jump Around
- Battle without Honor or Humanity
- We Will Rock You
- I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night
- Old Time Rock and Roll
- We Built this City (worst. song. ever.)
- Sweet Caroline (this was Dad Rock or old even when I was a student!)
So, my question is NOT whether these are good songs. Nor am I asking whether or not you like them. I'm really more interested in which of these are "dad rawk," and which "dad rawk" songs are still ok to be used (and which should be banned in Michigan Stadium).
EDIT: It really is easy to say what you DON'T like. I'm sure there are a bunch of you who hate this whole list. Like I said, I don't listen to any of these songs for personal enjoyment. HOWEVER . . . I don't think rawk music is leaving the stadium. I don't think we are going back to just the Michigan marching band. That being the case, make suggestions on what music you think you would like, and would be appropriate, and would work across several generations.