still all these comments do go back directly to my point. My parents said the same thing, they still found the music they liked and guess what? They didn't like what was mainstream then and thought it was terrible. For the record I'm talking 60's to mid 70's here (I was born in 59) and really the first album that comes to mind is DSOM. My parents never got it, yet my dad use to buy new Alice Cooper albums for me without my asking for them. I was stunned when I saw an LP under the xmas tree and I could see the green face of Alice Cooper through the wrapping paper on the album cover of "Goes to Hell", which I did not know about until I got it. One good friend's mother (he and I started playing guitar together) was exactly like the voice in "Joe's Garage" "dont you boys know any nice songs
No, my comment does not circle back to that point. I am not your parents. I am not my parents, albeit my father and I dug many of the same things beginning circa 1970. My mother, being protective and one supposes normally so, went with me to see Hendrix, 5-9-69, and even as she more was the pop music fan and dug eg., Johnny Mathis vs my father and Stan Kenton 'progressive jazz' she found things to like about the thing. I am not a conservative/reactionary at all. I like a couple of Britney Spears records, the songs and the production, and her performance.
So as I find your story entertaining and true for some people, really, my response to it actually disagrees with it as any great truism.
I went thru a teenage music phase and Alice Cooper - the one which you got free paper lacy panties with - and Black Sabbath and other things which I do not care anything about as a grown person.
Now, my mother hated some of it because she got sick of hearing it. I never once heard my father go into a rant about rock music. He did really hate country, but I wasn't doing that one. He was a bit snobby about me getting my mother 'Gentle on My Mind' by Glenn Campbell once for her birthday but I liked the song and the album. Oh, postscript, he did not like Stones 'Honky Tonk Woman' on the car radio, because country
My assessment of the quality of music is generally just objective. Old people can be wise and not just reducible to old fuddy-duddies. People are individuals, albeit sometimes stereotypes are hard to avoid.