Saturday, October 29, 2011

He Ain't Heavy...It's Just Metal

Throughout my life I have noticed that, as people age, their tastes in music tend to soften. If they grew up to head banging music, they become more enchanted with softer ballads. The same seems to be true for the artists themselves. Singers and groups that used to scream at the top of their lungs these days are more apt to play acoustical versions of their past hits.

Since I am a proverbial nonconformist, I've noticed that I'm heading in the opposite direction! When I was younger, I more favored what was called pop music and rock 'n roll. As I've aged, however, I've noticed that I'm listening to more and more heavy metal.

I recently discovered that this one song that they play frequently on our local rock station -- a song I just love -- is by the heavy metal group, Def Leppard. Back in the day when Def Leppard was big, I don't think I could have named one song they performed. I also didn't listen to Europe, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath or any other group of that ilk. These days these groups and more dominate my play list.

Weird how tastes change with the years!

1 comment:

  1. Although I have never abandoned my love for Bob Dylan, more often I find I am listening to Chinese guqin and middle eastern music (probably scaring the shit out of my neighbors.) The most recent CD I bought is from Kathmandu.

    And then there's the pleasure of silence.


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