Today saw the release of a new Pearl Jam single 'The Fixer' and it got me thinking how quickly time is flying by. It also saw the announcement from the Beastie Boys that Adam Yauch aka MCA has a form of mouth cancer and that they will need to pospond their forthcoming tour and album release.
It's pretty crazy for me to think that the music these 2 bands have created is now this old. I just looked up MCA on wikipedia and he's 45. The Beastie Boys started in 1979...making this a 30th anniversay of the group. 30 years of being totally relevant and breaking ground for so many that came after.
Pearl Jam started as a band in 1990 - which is a mere 19 years ago now - and were one of the front runners of a movement. They too have stood the test of time and are still making relevant records too.
The past few years have seen many bands that I love come back on tour and release new albums keeping their names alive in the world of music. I am happy to see concert calendars that now consist of forthcoming shows by the likes of The Happy Mondays, The Charlatans and Pearl Jam headlining Virgin Festival in Calgary.
My question is who, if any, artists starting out today will be able to keep this kind of stay with relevant music and coolness? The Jonas Brothers? They are the biggest thing going right now - but will their tween audience grow with them or out of them? Will Miley Cyrus be looking back at her days as Hannah Montana much the same way Britney does for The Mickey Mouse Club? Or will she be like the youngest brother of Hanson?
Here's 5 songs I will be listening to this afternoon because of this walk down memory lane...
Pearl Jam - Immortality
- Pearl Jam - Release
- Pearl Jam - Immortality
- Beastie Boys - Pass The Mic
- Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro
- The Charlatans - The Only One I Know
have a great week!