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Mar 232013
 

Jeff Tweedy/Wilco

“Old Fart Music” or “Dad-rock” are two derogatory terms that the music press might use to brand a ‘genre’ or band as past its sell-by date. But this is all nonsense, of course. All rock music is derived from “Dad-rock” as Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy was quoted in Rolling Stone  in 2011 –

“When people say dad rock, they actually just mean rock. There are a lot of things today that don’t have anything to do with rock music, so when people hear something that makes them think, ‘This is derived from some sort of continuation of the rock ethos,’ it gets labeled dad rock. And, to me, those people are misguided. I don’t find anything undignified about being a dad or being rocking, you know?”

Indeed, I hate to break it to you, kids, but EVERYBODY grows old. The true artist is someone who still has something to say even when he or she is much older. Every youth culture is based on something that came before so kindly refrain from these ageist pronunciations.

For this bright Saturday morning’s PoPTV, we’ve decided to bring you some of our favourite OFM or Dad-rock for your edification and information. Enjoy…

THE BEATLES “STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER” (1967)

THE BEACH BOYS – GOD ONLY KNOWS (1966)

BOB DYLAN – LIKE A ROLLING STONE (1966)

THE BYRDS – MY BACK PAGES (1967)

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD – FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH (1967)

VELVET UNDERGROUND – ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES (1967)

THE WHO – I CAN SEE FOR MILES (1968)

THE KINKS – VICTORIA (1969)

LOVE – ALONE AGAIN OR (1967)

THE DOORS – BREAK ON THROUGH (1967)

PINK FLOYD – ASTRONOMY DOMINE (1967)

JIMI HENDRIX – PURPLE HAZE (1967)

THE ROLLING STONES – GIMME SHELTER (1969)

And that, boyz and grrls, is only the tip of the iceberg. Next up, the 70s.

…still there’s more…

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