Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
Another example of quick-turnaround culture-churn: Green Day and Blink 182 used to be the snot-nosed punks ruining rock music. Now their old stuff seems like classic rock compared to Good Charlotte, etc.
Good point, I picked out Circle Jerks because they're the ur-snot punk outfit, but Green Day and Blink 182 clearly threw open the doors for what we've been subjected to over the past decade.
I don't think it's a matter of everything older being better, but I'd say a fairly common characteristic of good music is that it puts a new slant on things instead of trying to recycle something that's already been done, even if you don't bust a genre. Green Day and Blink 182 certainly aren't revolutionaries, but they're not complete redunancies either.