Does this mean Im getting old? Lately, as Ive been flipping through stations on the radio, Ive heard a lot of songs by bands that I enjoyed as a teenager playing on classic rock station 102.5 The Bone.
Come on, Im only 31! This cant be considered classic rock, I plead to the stifling air in the cars cabin the first time I heard The Bone play a Metallica tune.
Thats only how it started. Metallica? OK, I guess. I mean, theyve been together since the early 80s and burst onto the scene in 83 with Kill Em All. I guess a band thats been around that long could be considered a classic. After all, it was 25 years ago. (Hard to believe, right?)
But then I was even more alarmed when I started hearing bands from the 90s being passed off as classic rock: Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam, among others. I was so freaked out I almost stopped listening to the radio. But then I realized I would be listening to those same bands on CD (in my car) or on tape (at home; yes, I still have a tape collection for some reason), and it was too late to stop the am-I-really-getting- old-enough- for-this-to-happen-to-me? question from entering my head.