Forty Years discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts


A little bit more about that well you know thinking about what you're caller was saying about how she said it connects to her parents listen to this music and the way i prefer to think of this i prefer i prefer to think of rock enroll as a form of folk music you know like dylan springsteen they were both acolytes of woody guthrie and the folk music tradition it's an oral tradition it's a tradition of passing music down it's almost against the pop music which is very of the moment and a federal and in the idea of folk music is that these are songs that mean something that you hand down from generation generation it's sort of there's a there's a sense of cut and cut nudie to it or the continuum again that i was talking about and i think that was rock and roll because like when you talk to rock musicians young musicians like interview a lot of young singer songwriters who are like in the early twenties and they all love bruce springsteen they all love bob dylan they continue to draw on that music in the same way that those guys drew on music that was thirty or forty years before their time and i think there's a real beauty in that you know that we all stand on each other shoulders and we acknowledged what came before us but there's a there's a power in sort of taking something that's from tradition and putting your own spin on it and adding to a conversation that extends throughout the ages in and and when i was in a music that's what i hear and i think that's a really beautiful thing i want to talk to you about in just a minute or two that we have left some of the new rocknrollers that you like in your book you write that the best writer of rock and roll songs on the planet as a funny and keenly observed australia named courtney bar net so let's listen to a little bit of her decide kids when you thank courtney barnette their steven hyden what do you about well i love you pick like the noisiest song by the way i should say that she has sung much more melodic than that but you know she you know look if you love classic rock because of the lira schism because of the melodies because of the personalities corny brunette has all that one package plus she has her haircut counts keith richards and gimme shelter and she plays left handed guitar like jimi hendrix and paul mccartney so you can see echoes of other rockstars when you see her on stage but you know she if she was putting records in the seventies we'd be hearing them classic radio today so you pose a really interesting question right at the end of the book you have a sort of subheading it says how long does classic rock have and you know i take it your conclusion i mean you in a way you've answered this in many many different ways but lives on in so many ways right yeah and you know i'm always curious about like how these artists will live on after they're gone you know we're certainly hologram tours happen where they live on sort of digitally that way you know are we going to see more trivia bands are we're going to see sort of repertory orchestras playing classic rock music in the way that we did the great composers of of centuries past i i'm very curious to see what happens because who knew that the rolling stones would still be touring at this age absolutely no so so after they're gone who's to say what's going to happen you know maybe this musical still be on the road i'm very curious to see what happens we'll stay tuned for that steven hyden author of twilight of the gods journey to the end of classic rock thank you so much for joining us today really appreciate it is my pleasure let's go out with led zeppelin this is on this is on point time anthony brooks

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