They were on the edge of the 80s-90s and their style is a very 80s pop metal sound, so I lumped them in.
The generation gap is the same as it's always been, that's just you being old and nostalgic. I can't stand when people talk about different generations like they're different species of animals. No, things are not drastically different now then they were 20 years ago. There's different tech, different music, different looks, people are exactly the same. If you think there weren't immature drunk a$$holes in 1985 then I don't know what to tell you.
Almost EVERYONE waxes nostalgic about the time period they grew up. You'll always have people who grew up in the 40s and 50s telling you how swell it was growing up back then, how people respected each other to the hilt, etc. They'll leave out the parts about Jim Crow, what Jackie Robinson and others who broke color barriers had to go through, how homosexuality wasn't tolerated at all, how opportunities for women weren't anywhere near what they are now.
I basically grew up in the 80s (was 9 on January 1, 1980, and 19 on December 31, 1989), and on one hand, I can tell you it was a much simpler time, but I can also tell you that a lot of that had to do with where I grew up (Hillsborough, NJ). It was a small, relatively peaceful place, and not terribly built up yet (it's much more so now). It was the kind of town that churns out "innocent and simple" kind of memories. For people who grew up in rougher areas, I'm sure it was a lot different.
With younger people (I'm 43...I'm talking about roughly 15-25ish types), I find there's a lot more disconnect. Sometimes it seems like they've always got their faces shoved in gadgets, be it a portable gaming system, iPod, cell phone...I have a number of 20-somethings working for me, and during their breaks, out come the gadgets...almost no conversation. I think people HAVE changed, but I think technology has facilitated a lot of the change. And I think a lot of parents my age haven't helped...so much easier to buy the kids gadgets and have them hang out in their rooms all day, than it is to actually talk to them, play with them, and spend quality time with them...heaven forbid! A lot of my parents my age suck...they have their kids, then act like everything they have to do for them and with them is a major inconvenience.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 21 October 2013 - 04:14 PM.