What a refreshing thread. Makes me feel old and young at the same time. Hendrix "Red House" still grabs me by the gut, every time. BB King live - outstanding. And Arethra at the piano singing anything, 2 bars in makes every pop tart in the business today sound like fingernails on a blackboard. Heavy metal, punk, r&b, mo-town, soul, reggae, disco, been through it all, liked most of it, some if it was true mind-numbing crap (especially disco), but nothing to date parallels the total lack of substance and the massive brainwashing of our kids, like the rapper / pop star / boy band phenomenon. Someone please make it stop.