And none of this is to rain on Matt's Who revival parade. I love
going back and rediscovering older artists, especially ones that
classic rock radio has ruined for you.
To me "Who's Next" is the poster child for records I once loved that
have been so horribly beaten to death by classic rock radio that I
just can't bear the thought of listening to them again. Thank
goodness the same hasn't happened to "Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy,"
"Sell Out," and "Quadrophenia," which are a wonderful overview of the
Who I used to love.
I heard some Zeppelin on the radio the other day and thought, man
that's some good stuff.
I've never really felt the same classic rock overload on Led Zeppelin
(save for one song whose name shall not be mentioned and that even
Dolly Parton couldn't redeem) and will even confess that when I
recently heard "Us and Them" during a desparate search for something
listenable on the car radio it sounded so good that I dusted off "Dark
Side of the Moon" and played the whole darn thing. Of course, Led
Zeppelin and Pink Floyd are associated with a lot of very hazy, yet
pleasant, memories, which may help their durability with me. Maybe
time will give us back our dinosaurs.