So I was doing some grocery shopping on Sunday morning - and I noticed what was playing on the loudspeaker.....
Kiss. Love Gun.
I laughed- because THAT song isn't one I'd expect to hear in the dairy aisle!! I don't mean that in a complaining way - because I loved it! BUT- I started wondering if you would never have heard that song in a store 10 or 20 years ago, right?
So what that means is this: the rock and roll generation (of which I belong) has finally gotten so old that the songs we grew up listening to are now the equivalent of what Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" or The Association's "Along Comes Mary". Both of those songs are fine- but they are far from "threatening" - meaning they are harmless.
And here's this once suggestive rock song about a guys dick- done by a bunch of guys in makeup, that we once thought was bad ass - and it's now considered "harmless".
That's where we're at, folks.
AC/DC ain't heavy anymore. It's just rock. And "old" rock at that. Haha....
A few years ago I noticed the same thing when I heard Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train" in The Christmas Tree Shop (a store I can't stand going in, by the way. Not because it's a bad store- but because my wife takes 3 hours to shop there. I have since waited in the car, thank you very much). Here's this rock smash that I played on the radio - now being played in a place where I'd expect to hear Andy Williams!
It's the passage of time, I guess.
But I can tell you this - it felt strange waiting in line at the deli, singing a song about a guys dick...
Rockin and Shoppin' -