Yes, and yes. But so was mine. My sincere apologies to anyone offended by the derailing of this thread. Although it's a thread about last week's show, so it's not like we're displacing any ongoing discussions.Is my post long enough? And is it unrelated enough to the Stern show?
Anywho, back to the derailing. I've been a consistent new music listener since I was 6. I never stopped listening to AOR, Adult Contemporary, Alternative, and Indie rock music, at any point in my life. Every channel on SXM that I listen to is categorized as Rock. Yet, of the 36 bands you listed, I have never heard of 28 of them. And of the 8 I've heard of, I've only ever listened to 4 of them. So now we're getting to the problem. I guess I'd classify those bands you listed as underground, and being that they're not mainstream, they aren't representative of what I'm referring to.
It seems like you're that guy who's digging a hole, and then filling it in. You're listening to this particular niche of non-mainstream rock, presumably because you like a particular sound, and then complaining about the sameness of that sound. But when presented with examples of rock bands of the past 20 years, you say they're not rock, because they don't possess the same 90's grunge sound which you're complaining about. All of the bands I listed are played on rock radio. And like every decade that's preceded them, they sound different than rock from other decades.
So, in conclusion, I still don't know what to tell you. Are you looking for hard rock? Is that what it is? Have you listened to Ty Segall, or Fuzz, or Wolfmother, or Queens of the Stone Age, or Against Me!, or some old Yeah Yeah Yeahs, or Sleater-Kinney, or Stephen Malkmus, or half of the bands I listed before?