Your Favorite Bands Are Now Dad Rock Music
Is you favorite music now considered Dad Rock?
When I say “Dad Rock” what bands come to mind? My 30 year old nieces and nephews would say Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones. Maybe Motley Crue and Bon Jovi. What about Pearl Jam and Nirvana? Yep – Dad Rock!
With the death of three prominent musical artists over the Labor Day weekend – Jimmy Buffet, Smash Mouth’s Steve Harwell, and Gray Wright (may they all rest in peace, and find comfort in the amazing band they are joining) – maybe it’s time to look at “Dad Rock,” and how far back it can actually go.
But Whose Dad Are We Talking About?
Well some punk (you actually have to say that once you’re at least 10 years older than someone who does something you don’t like) kid made a video claiming that bands like My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Matchbox 20, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Fall Out Boy are now DAD ROCK.
According to the Urban Dictionary, Dad Rock is basically just that: Rock music your dad listened to when he was young. According to that definition, that can span several decades, depending on how old your dad is.
But seriously – My Chemical Romance and Red Hot Chili Peppers??
Where Do Oldies Begin And End?
In the 80’s when we listened to oldies, it was 60’s and 70’s songs. 90’s kids oldies were 70’s and 80’s. So by that loose scientific research, I have determined that music that is 20 – 30 years old, is now considered and “oldie.” Yikes!
Now if you’re 20, 25, 30 years old, your oldies are going to be relatively new. But the sad fact is that everything will soon be an old, dad rock song.
So dads, go ahead and put in that Linkin Park CD, and let the dad bod start happening! And know that your music IS, and always WILL be COOL!
Next up: Moms and Yacht Rock. It’s going to be yachty!
Interesting, and possibly even ironic: The kid who made the video is wearing a Metallica shirt…