Oh fuck, does this mean we'll have to hear "Heartbreaker" and "Whole Lotta Love" on the radio MORE?
Sure, there was a time in my life where I thought they rocked and you know I love all that Tolkien Misty Mountain mystical shit, but Sweet Zombie Jesus, don't let them play any more Led Zeppelin on the radio. Lazer (which is now the lameass "Hog" and still plays Led Zeppelin 8 times a day) and QFM (which is now some smooth jazz bullshit) played so much Zep that the very thought of that shirtless Robert Plant screech makes me cringe. If you think The Police reunion tour was expensive, can you imagine what tickets to a Led Zeppelin reunion would cost?
Man, I used to have this poster in my room.
Well, at least Milwaukee has 102.1 now, which is thankfully Zeppelin-free. I'm conflicted about hating on Led Zeppelin, but I just can't help it. They've been played enough, it's time to let these songs go to the Undying Lands and make room on the radio for something fucking else besides the soundtrack to Baby Boom Tail Enders' original backseat antics. It's like the 1970's never ended, and yes, I understand that people want to relive their high school glory days and that music just doesn't mean the same when you get older and the desire to find new stuff lessens. And the teenage population of the 1960's and 70's was three times bigger than it is now, so of course they're going to be the ones who are marketed to.
It's this glamorized and glorified adolescence (better remembered than experienced) that marketing constantly plays on to manipulate us to buy more shit. If your teenage years are the best years of your life, then why keep going when they're done? Isn't it better to flame out when you're in your peak? Why are we idolizing a time of life when most people were fucking idiots? Just that we buy shit and keep the economy moving? Is that worth having to relive 1977 over again on the radio every single day? Dark Side of the Moon still sells a shit-ton of copies every year. It's a pretty good album, but there's not enough grass in the world to make it deserve this many sales thirty-four years after its release. I'm not saying it's not an alright record (it is, except for "Us and Them", that song blows), but where's our Dark Side? What are the albums released in the past five years that will sell like AC/DC, Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd do and be on the radio all the time like they are today? Please don't tell me that we're stuck as a generation with an anthem of disaffection as our signature. That's kinda depressing because I'd much rather have a song that stood FOR something rather than AGAINST everything. Oh well, at least it has distorted guitars. Imagine if your anthem was "Candy Shop".
TO SAY NO TO CLASSIC ROCK!