Thursday, January 06, 2011

Soft Rock

Since Christmas, I have listened to Ambrosia radio on Pandora. This morning, David and I got into a lengthy discussion about soft rock. I love soft rock and think that the cheesier, the better. Luckily, in college, I roomed with Julie, who may be the only person on the planet who likes soft rock more than me. Observe:


Great song.



Another classic.

Anyway, we reached a disagreement when David asserted that Boston is not a soft rock band and I asserted that Boston is most definitely a soft rock band.

David's example is that this Boston song is not soft rock:


I think that this is most definitely soft rock.

What do you think defines soft rock? Who is correct---me or David? And how baffled are you at the deep and interesting discussions between me and my husband?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great topic! I have to agree with brother David on this one. Boston is definitely not hard rock, but rockin' enough to be respected by classic-rock enthusiasts, like myself. I once heard VH1 refer to Boston as corporate rock. But if that's their word for soulless, assembly line music churned out to sell tickets and albums, most soft rock would fall in the same category. However, I do have a big soft for Fleetwood Mac and America.- Andy

Anonymous said...

Great topic! I have to agree with brother David on this one. Boston is definitely not hard rock, but rockin' enough to be respected by classic-rock enthusiasts, like myself. I once heard VH1 refer to Boston as corporate rock. But if that's their word for soulless, assembly line music churned out to sell tickets and albums, most soft rock would fall in the same category. However, I do have a big soft for Fleetwood Mac and America.- Andy

Andy said...

Great topic! I have to agree with brother David on this one. Boston is definitely not hard rock, but rockin' enough to be respected by classic-rock enthusiasts, like myself. I once heard VH1 refer to Boston as corporate rock. But if that's their word for soulless, assembly line music churned out to sell tickets and albums, most soft rock would fall in the same category. However, I do have a big soft for Fleetwood Mac and America.- Andy

Andy said...

Hey, sorry if i just posted the same message like 5 times.

Anonymous said...

RORO said I love soft rock too and listen to KESK 102.5 all the time--they are now Fresh 102.5. I even "make" my kids listen to it in the classroon. They get to listen to that or nothing~~~ then we don't have to fight over rap, country, jive etc. Glad to hear that you and David have great discussions on interesting topics. My other favorite is Delialiah, who is on in the evening.

Kathy said...

I used to always listen to 102.5, the soft rock station in St. Louis. Now I have started listening to 99.1, Joy FM, the Christian station which recently got a stronger signal. I also enjoy listening to Broadway music on AccuBroadway on the internet. Plus this morning I am listening to the actual record album of Peter and the Wolf! Aren't we lucky to have all these options for music in this day and age?!

Sarah said...

I would have to agree that Boston is probably not soft rock. I love soft rock too, and when I was in high school I got so much grief from my friends because my favorite radio station was 102.5.

Pop said...

It's funny how things change. I grew up in the heyday of classic rock and soft rock, some good some bad(see Eric Carmen-"All by Myself"). Now hard rocker Rod Stewart sings Broadway and Sinatra and has a model train hobby.

Pop

Pop said...

It's funny how things change. I grew up in the heyday of classic rock and soft rock, some good some bad(see Eric Carmen-"All by Myself"). Now hard rocker Rod Stewart sings Broadway and Sinatra and has a model train hobby.

Pop