CULTURE / MUSIC

Music Your Dad Probably Listened To…and you should too

Don’t you wish that you had a list of great musicians from an era you weren’t present to experience?  The nostalgic feeling brought by listening to a record and hearing the grooves as the needle spins carefully along the vinyl is something that even youngsters can appreciate.  Here’s the first of a bi-weekly series informing you about classics you should probably start listening to.

Talking Heads

Members: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison
Genre: New Wave
Years Active: 1975-1991 (reunion in 2002)
Most Notable Album: Remain in Light
Best Song: “Burning Down the House”

The Velvet Underground

Original Members: Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison, John Cale, Angus Maclise
Genre: Rock
Later Members: Willie Alexander, Doug Yule, Walter Powers, Maureen Tucker
Years Active: 1964-1973, 1990, 1992-1994, 1996
Most Notable Album: The Velvet Underground
Best Song: “Pale Blue Eyes”

Fleetwood Mac

Current Members: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks
Genre: Rock
Years Active: 1967-1995, 1997-present
Most Notable Album: Rumours
Best Song: “Go Your Own Way”

David Bowie

Members: David Bowie
Genre: Glam Rock
Years Active: 1962-present
Most Notable Album: Hunky Dory
Best Song: “Space Oddity”

Chic

Members: Nile Rodgers, Syler Logan Sharp, Richard Hilton, Gerardo Velez, Omar Hakim, Jessica Wagner, Jerry Barnes, Bill Holloman, Cherie Mitchell, Curt Ramm
Genre: American Disco + R&B
Years Active: 1976-1983, 1990-1992, 1996, 1998-present
Most Notable Album: C’est Chic
Best Song: “Le Freak”

Big Star

Members: Alex Chilton, Jody Stephens, Andy Hummel, Chris Bell, John Lightman, Jon Auer, Ken Stringfellow
Genre: Rock
Years Active: 1971-1974, 1993-2010
Most Notable Album: Third/Sister’s Lovers
Best Song: “Thirteen”

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