Explaining Classic Rock Bands to Kids
Eric Clapton is weird, but not in a Yo Gabba Gabba way. When he was young and in his twenties and thirties, he was in some awesome bands, like the Yardbirds and Cream, and hung out with some pretty rad people.
But then he got soft, went to rehab and has been making boring blues records since at least a decade before you were born. Stick with Cream and you will be good. It's like the Black Keys, but way better.
(See also: Robert Johnson, Jeff Beck)
Now your dad will probably tell you that there are two Van Halens: one with David Lee Roth -- this crazy rich kid who makes up words -- and then there was one with Sammy Hagar singing for them. It's easier to think of them as two separate bands that have nothing to do with each other.
So it breaks down like this: Do you like to drink a lot of Red Bull and jump on trampolines and talk to only the hot girls in class? Listen to Van Halen's first self-titled playlist. Otherwise, find yourself a copy of 5150. What else are you allergic to, besides having a good time?
(See also: Poison, Quiet Riot, Motley Crue)
You're a kid, so it's hard to explain how awesome ZZ Top is, without mentioning adult...things. Okay, to start off, I am sure you know they are famous for their beards, they are from the great state of Texas -- which you should feel blessed to have been born in -- and if you listen to them loud enough, they can make any day better. It's science.
(See also: Barbecue, sweat, Lightnin' Hopkins)
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