New School vs. Old School


Rock and roll, in my opinion, is the foundation of the ’80s, along with Ronald Reagan and go-go dancers.

In the early ‘90s, alternative rock became one of the biggest sensations of American history and is a staple in the hearts of many.

In the ‘80s, there were bands such as Van Halen, Motley Crew, Queen, Kiss, and so many more. 

In the ‘90s, there were bands such as Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Weezer, and a plethora of more fantastically inspired bands.

The roots of both these genres are surprisingly blues. Many people do not want to accept that fact because they find this genre boring. Anyone who is bored by blues music is an uncultured child who has never heard a good slide guitar lick in their life.

Personally, I find the attitude of classic rock possibly one of the most iconic things in the history of man, right alongside pizza and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The style of alternative rock is beside those amazing works of human imagination.

I grew up with classic rock but have grown to like alternative rock more. Do not get me wrong; I still love classic rock. However, the vibe and feel of alt-rock is more relaxed.

LHS students Keona Roemermann and Aspen Lawson both grew up with classic rock, as did I, but they maintain their love for it, preferring it over alt-rock.

After developing my own taste, I share a stronger enjoyment for alternative rock, but there will always be a special place in my heart for classic rock. 

Although my love for classic rock will continue to live on, I can not deny my love for the raw sound that is alternative rock. From the lyricism of Linkin Park to the powerful sound that is Disturbed, alternative rock is a beautiful and successful genre.