Still In Bloom

What is it about certain music that makes it never age and appeal to all?  I went to see Russell Brand last week and the music that was playing before he came on (good choices by the way who-ever put it together) was a real mixture, some of which went down better than others.

Then In Bloom came on and looking around the theatre, most people were getting into it.  The audience  was a mixed bunch ranging from kids who were probably the same age now that I was when In Bloom was released, through my age group *cough38cough* and older.  It got me thinking about why there is certain music that somehow speaks to people at the time and continues years later.  What is it about Nirvana especially?  I know that for me, it will always be special and meaningful as I was 15 when Nevermind came out and I think that you hold on to music from that time in your life in your heart.  But what about the kids who were born around the time that Kurt died?  What makes them listen to and enjoy it now?  Any younger readers – I’d love to hear from you.

I watched the Stone Roses documentary the other day too and again, looking at the fans ranging from people who were there the first time round to their kids who seemed just as into to it.  I think it’s an interesting question and one that I don’t really have the answer to… What do you reckon?

Have a listen to this while you ponder…