Jon S. wrote:
I trust you got that my post you responded to was a joke. But that being said, on a serious note, my world is big enough to encompass a very wide range of music. I categorically reject that it is impossible to appreciate both Dead and metal/thrash (liking
both is harder; but I said appreciate
). Lamb of God is not necessarily my cup of tea, either (John 5 would be a better example of modern hard rock I truly dig), but some of the put-downs I hear Deadheads make of their music are ironically coming from the same well as my hard rock friends' put-downs of Dark Star and Blues for Allah. (And I'm not just saying this because Lamb of God is from down the road in Richmond.
). And so I tell my teenagers, too.
I grew up on metal/thrash/hardcore and the beastie boys before i found marley, floyd, hendrix and eventually the dead in high school. a whole clan of kids in my town made the same transition...i think bad brains lead us into bob marley which sounds weird now
on tour in the 90's there was tons of different groups of people all from different music backgrounds all there for the dead...except maybe the gutter punks, most of them i met weren't there for the boys. but you could walk through the lot and hear slayer one minute then the same car would flip the tape and have dead on the other side. Then later on it started switching to Rap being the #2 music choice...which i never got into, well besides the beastie boys if they are rap.
I still listen to a huge range of music, and every now and again when my girl friend is out of the car i flip the sirius to the metal station...she can't stand it, claims it gives her a headache