Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother
You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
So, today I learned a new term for the music of my generation, “Dad Rock”. Music from people like Huey Lewis and the News, Boston, Phil Collins, Genesis, Kansas, Supertramp, Cheap Trick, Steely Dan, Rick Springfield, Styx, Toto, Chicago and the list goes on.
I am not a dad but I won’t shy away from embracing the term. Friends I am a middle-aged person who came of age in the 1980’s.
As the scene is dominated by Taylor Swift, Jay Z, Beyonce’, Fall Out Boy, Katy Perry, etc. today its safe to say that “Dad Rock” in some way influenced today’s talent in much the same way my father’s “Dad Rock” inspired the music of my generation.
It is still interesting that music of my generation is being used in commercials to appeal to my age range. It’s all good though.