Originally Posted by Pollyanna
Outstanding post, MFB. As a backward looking old fart I am not 100% with you, but it was still a great post :)
It should be said that my band does noting even remotely like Zep. Nearly all of our material is sourced from the 40 to the 60s :)
Rock has certainly evolved - from post-punk grunge in the 90s to bands like RATM or The Chill Peppers or the four thousand brands of nu-metal ...
Yes, but that doesn't necessarily mean that there's been an aesthetic shift. Really, when I say I 'don't hear the difference' what I tend not to hear (more than just the notes themselves) is the aesthetic. And to me a lot of it is still loud guitar music with the same attitude as before. I'm not saying that's inherently a bad thing in itself, but I just want to see somebody doing something different.