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TheIrishFro
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Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
When growing up, classic rock stations never played grunge/alternative rock songs that began to appear in the early 90's. So it always seemed to me that classic rock was rock before this time i.e. The classics. But recently I heard a classic rock station playing Nirvana and it caught me off guard. For 25 years to have passed it makes sense if classics is defined by time or was classic rock a definite period?


Brosef Stalin
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
Classic rock is apparently a specific genre and not necessarily a time. Basically just 70s and 80s rock, not anything over 20 years or whatever.


Marco Esquandolas
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
The classic rock station in Mobile plays Nirvana and Metallica from time to time. I was suprised to hear either of them


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BCMCubs
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
Nope


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kciDAtaE
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
I agree. To me Nirvana will always be Alternative rock even though there is a loose definition associated with that genre.
This post was edited on 12/30 at 4:56 pm


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cj35
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
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Classic rock is apparently a specific genre and not necessarily a time. Basically just 70s and 80s rock, not anything over 20 years or whatever.
This


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RockAndRollDetective
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
Your first mistake is thinking that anything a classic rock radio station plays has to do with something other than maximizing commercial plays and generating money. If they could get away with not having to deal with music at all, they would in a heartbeat.


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PowerTool
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
"Classic" Rock was defined by Columbia House, when people would buy certain standard albums to start off their record/cd collection. You had to have Hotel California and Boston and shite like that.

People don't buy music that way or build album collections anymore, so the whole concept of classic rock is locked away in a certain time period.
This post was edited on 12/30 at 7:23 pm


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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
Sirius/XM calls their classic vinyl station the "first generation of classic rock ".


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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
classic rock is a specific time frame... 1965-1985 or somewhere around that. it's a radio format. it's the same as vintage guitars. anything before 1980 is considered "vintage"


Sayre
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
Y'all may not think it's 'classic rock', but they sure are playing it now on the stations that define themselves as classic rock. I think a lot of that has to do with how many of the people that liked Nirvana and other alternative bands have turned into the same people that don't like new music and only want to hear the stuff they grew up on. If they want to keep their audience or even expand, they have to bring in those people.


WaltTeevens
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
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Y'all may not think it's 'classic rock', but they sure are playing it now on the stations that define themselves as classic rock. I think a lot of that has to do with how many of the people that liked Nirvana and other alternative bands have turned into the same people that don't like new music and only want to hear the stuff they grew up on. If they want to keep their audience or even expand, they have to bring in those people.


Yes...the people in this thread are guilty of a denial...a denial...a denial


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Rockbrc
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
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Big Scrub TX
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
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Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
When growing up, classic rock stations never played grunge/alternative rock songs that began to appear in the early 90's. So it always seemed to me that classic rock was rock before this time i.e. The classics. But recently I heard a classic rock station playing Nirvana and it caught me off guard. For 25 years to have passed it makes sense if classics is defined by time or was classic rock a definite period?
I'm not sure of the answer to your question, but here's some food for thought: Nevermind came out about 26.5 years ago. 26.5 years BEFORE that release date puts you in March of 1965!


monsterballads
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
“Classic rock” is a specific period of time. AOR. Album oriented rock from the 60’s-1980’s

Classic rock is just a radio format.
98.1 is a classic rock channel for the most part even though they play soundgarden and nirvana occasionally.


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kingbob
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
I don't use arbitrary dates to assign "classic" status like radio stations do.

To me, "classic rock" is pre-grunge, or music just into the grunge era that still was stylistically similar (early 90's AC/DC and Guns N Roses) to pre-grunge.

I feel similarly about cars. Plastic cars aren't classic. It has to have that metal (50's fiberglass sports cars are the exception) body to be classic to me.


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MorbidTheClown
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
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SUB
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
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Classic rock is apparently a specific genre and not necessarily a time. Basically just 70s and 80s rock, not anything over 20 years or whatever.


I see it this way too. Though you do see some of the "classic rock" stations incorporating some stuff from the late 80's and early 90's every once in a while, like Pearl Jam and Nirvana.


MorbidTheClown
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re: Do you consider Nirvana classic rock now?
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Classic rock is apparently a specific genre and not necessarily a time


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