The “NOW That's What I Call Music” Dad Rock compilation will haunt you

Tangentially related to the main post, but more relevant to a few of the responses, and a very good read:

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Wow. Your comment made me realize that I didn’t really even start paying attention to rock music until after that and I’m not young myself. As I see it the lineage of rock continues, the speciation is diverse, and the taxonomy is, eh, debated among enthusiasts.

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The Rainbow version has been a staple of Pittsburgh rock - well WDVE, so same thing - since it came out and I gotta admit this is a damn fine version.

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Some of the songs are okay but I wouldn’t classify all of them as Dad Rock. Some weird picks to be honest in the mix. To me, Dad Rock is definitely Bon Jovi, Nickelback, and any 70s stadium rock band you can think of that at least was in the top 10 for two weeks in a row.

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I’d be interested in a “Mum Rock” compilation based on what my mum used to play when I was a child and teenager (and beyond). It would contain:
Wings, Stevie Wonder, Steeleye Span, Santana, Steppenwolf, Black Uhuru, Bob Marley, Vangelis, 10CC, Dave Brubeck, Darryl Hall and John Oates, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Eminem, T-Rex, Franz Ferdinand, Supertramp, The KLF, Led Zeppelin, Simon and Garfunkel, Black Sabbath, The Kinks, Prince, Getz/Gilberto.
It’s only in recent years that I realised she was an OG Northern Soul aficionado. There was a documentary about Northern Soul on BBC Four. She was a little dismissive about it: “I was a regular at the Mecca Ballroom in Blackpool. We didn’t call it “Northern Soul” it was just “soul night””

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Well, I definitely trust your perspective, since you’re the number one resource for “jam” making! :wink:

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They’ve certainly got a good set list there.

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Not a single Phil Collins song. Who ARE these people?

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And no Status Quo. Or Dire Straits.

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People old enough to vote when that was released are grandads now.

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Paging Bill Haley, will Bill Haley and his Comets please pick up a white courtesy phone.

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